If you’re a fan of Dr Oz (and we are), then it’s quite possible you may have heard him recently mention an oil extract from a special little tree found only in Morocco.
It’s called argan oil and it has a whole host of benefits including its ability to nourish hair, treat acne, hell it evens helps to prevent obesity.
What we’ll be discussing today however, is its ability to dramatically moisturize skin.
Today we’re going to be reviewing what we believe to be the future in anti aging. A major shift from the harmful cosmetics of the early days and a great step forward in the direction of a safe, natural and highly effective solution that offers results just as good as any cosmetic found on the market today.
What’s this product you ask?
Now ladies, we have a strict policy here at BES and that is NEVER trust the hype around a brand.
That’s why in this Essence of Argan review we’re going to break it down as much as possible to reveal both the pro’s and con’s of this product in comparison to many of the other anti aging treatments available today.
If there’s a problem with this product, we assure you, we will find it.
What Is Essence Of Argan Exactly?
Essence of Argan is in affect 100% pure Moroccan argan oil. We guess the better question to ask is…
“What benefits does argan oil offer and how does it do it?”
Firstly this ingredient has been used for centuries by the inhabitants of Morroco and is still being used today, mainly as a natural form of moisturizer to replenish dry, cracked skin – a common result seen after excess exposure to the dry desert heat and sun.
Like almond oil, it’s derived directly from the nuts of the argan tree, an amazing plant that has somehow found a way to flourish in what would normally be inhospitable terrain for most vegetation.
It’s ironic that in one of the most driest places on the planet, we can find what is likely to be the most moisture-rich ingredient ever to be cultivated by human beings.
The Moroccans call it Moroccan Gold, but in the western world we’ve given it the label of Liquid Gold, mainly due to the fact that it’s just so hard to get given that it only grows in a tiny 8000 km² reserve in a small North African country.
One of the things worth mentioning is the fact that only after being revealed on Dr Oz, did the general public come into awareness of the potential of this form of skin care.
At the same time, a lot of people prior to this announcement new of it’s extraordinary benefits, so there’s this idea that they were keeping it secret this whole time, which we find hard to imagine.
Instead, what we believe to be the case is that due to the fact that it’s a natural form of treatment, it does cost a lot more to produce than pretty much all of the ingredients used in general cosmetics. Therefore you can understand why no major brand was ever going to start manufacturing and selling it.
The profit margins would be too low.
That’s why, we can almost say with 100% certainty that if Dr Oz. didn’t reveal it to the world, it’s unlikely products like Essence of Argan would have ever come into existence.
Benefits Of Argan Oil
Now because this product has been strictly labelled as an anti aging solution, we’re only going to focus on the following abilities that Essence Of Argan has laid claim to:
- Fine lines and wrinkle reduction
- Improvement in skin elasticity
- 1000% increase in moisture of your skin
- All of this done without clogging pores in the process
How Argan Oil Resolves These Four Problems
As we mentioned earlier, argan oil has laid claim to the fact that it is clearly one of, if not the most powerful moisturizing agents we’ve ever come across.
But how does that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles?
The oil itself is made up of 80% unsaturated essential fatty acids, which are used to form the makeup of the membrane (protective layer of the cell, kinda like a force field) of a skin cell.
A thicker membrane, reduce the chances of the moisture inside the cell from leaking outwards, plus is better able to remove unwanted waste formed from within the cell.
Basically a healthy skin cell needs a strong membrane to function properly and fatty acids are the building blocks of these membranes.
By increasing the amount of fatty acids supplied to your skin, you’re actually increasing its ability to retain moisture.
Studies have shown that the fatty acids found in this oil have the ability to help skin retain up to 1000% more moisture after one month of daily treatment.
That’s about 5 times more then any other natural skin care product on the market today.
Okay now we’re impressed!
By increasing the amount of moisture retained by our skin cells, it allows them to function at their highest capacity, in affect resolving a decrease in elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Moisture Without The Oil
The major contributing factor to the success of products like Essence of Argan is it’s ability to boost moisture levels without the overproduction of oil, a common side effect of most moisturizers.
One of the main reasons why some moisturizers do this, is because they have a high rate of saturated fats or bad fatty acids. These bad fats cannot be used by our skin cells to form the membrane we mentioned above, but instead do nothing but cause blockages in our skin pores.
When this occurs, our body responds by producing an excess of sebum oil in hopes that it will help remove the blockage and allow your skin to once again be able to absorb nutrients from the outside world.
Because argan oil contains around 80% of the good fatty acids, most people who apply it actually see a decrease in oily skin and this is because it has an uncanny ability to help regulate and maintain normal levels of oil production…one of the reasons why acne sufferers are starting to turn to products like Essence of Argan instead of the usual cosmetic treatments.
Why It’s HOT!
It took us long enough, but we’re finally catching onto the fact that there may just be some dangers in using synthetic chemicals on our skin. More carcinogens are being discovered every day and which are still being used in cosmetics right now that could lead to cancer later on down the track.
It’s because of this, that people are starting to look for ways of getting the same results, but naturally.
Argan oil in our opinion is one of the most powerful natural anti aging solution we’ve ever come across. Essence of Argan have done a good job making sure they used only 100% pure argan oil as opposed to many other products who supplement their formulas with other cheaper moisturizing agents that aren’t nearly as effective.
The other great thing about this product is that it has a host of benefits including:
- Treating acne.
- It has an insane effect on fixing dry hair and scalp.
- Can help dried and cracked nails.
- And many others.
It’s literally a wonder serum as it works on almost all skin and hair related issues.
Finally we like to base a lot of our decision on what actual customers have to say and so far it’s obvious by the 4.5 and 5 star ratings popping up all over the place that this product is certainly loved by all.
Why It’s NOT!
To keep things nice and unbiased, it’s worth mentioning one important problem with argan oil. Because it is a natural form of treatment, it will take longer then regular cosmetics to show results.
This is because it doesn’t contain any form of inhibitor like Botox injections for example which work by blocking cells inside our facial muscles, preventing them from contracting, relaxing the muscles in the process. This in turn has a flattening-out effect on our skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Argan oil on the other hand takes longer to show results as instead of just masking the problem, it works to try and improve the overall health of our skin and that takes time – usually 1 to 2 weeks for most users.
The benefit of doing it this way is that you can more easily maintain the look and feel of your skin as opposed to having to constantly apply harmful chemicals, which could be harmful in the long term.
The more information that gets released on potentially harmful ingredients being used in cosmetics that may lead to cancer, the more we begin to move our opinion in the direction of natural alternatives. However there is one important thing to keep in mind…
IT HAS TO WORK FIRST!
Argan oil is great for most skin conditions yes, but when compared next to a product like LifeCell is just doesn’t quite size up. However if you’re after a completely natural alternative to anti aging, it just might be the product for you.