Argan - Ingredient of the Month
What is it?
Argania spinosa, known as Argan, is a flowering tree which thrives in the desert of the Sous valley in Morocco. The Argan tree grows to 8 to 10 metres high and can live up to 150 to 200 years. Known as Liquid Gold, Argan trees have thorny trunks, the leaves and flowers are small, and it produces a fruit which has a sweet-smelling but unpleasantly flavoured taste. Inside the fruit is the nut, which contains one small oil-rich seed. This is where the ‘Liquid Gold’ is found.
How can Argan help my skin?
Argan/Argan Oil, are organic products which are rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. It’s these properties which make it particularly beneficial for the skin.
Argan/Argan Oil, are highly effective as a moisturiser for the skin. With its vitamin E and fatty acid content, Argan is the ideal product to hydrate the skin. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a fantastic natural moisturiser.
For those suffering with dry skin conditions, such as eczema, skin which is flaky and itchy will benefit immensely from Argan. The vitamin E and fatty acids will repair the raw, damaged skin and also provide nutrients which will help prevent further dryness and irritation.
Not only does Argan act as an excellent moisturiser, it will give skin a youthful glow and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Containing anti-oxidants, it restores elasticity and leaves skin feeling plumper and softer.
The majority of oils and moisturisers can exacerbate skin conditions such as acne. Argan will soothe afflicted skin and will help to promote healing. Acne is often the result of oily skin and denying the skin moisture will only encourage it to produce more oil. Since Argan is non-greasy, it helps to balance skin by providing natural moisture.
Balanced skin is healthy skin.
Help to Heal and Protect
The antioxidants found in Argan are beneficial for healing skin which is irritated, cracked, damaged or even burned. It is best used as a preventive for dry or sore skin, but it can also be used to speed up healing. Its properties include reducing inflammation, soothing pain and increasing healing rate.
Skin & Pregnancy
Stretch marks can be a problem for many pregnant women, but Argan is the ideal protection against the occurrence of stretch marks, sagging and puckered skin after giving birth. Argan will increase the elasticity of skin, again, due to its vitamin E content. Using Argan regularly on areas such as the breasts, stomach, bottom and thighs during pregnancy, should reduce the likelihood of developing stretch marks.
Hands & Feet
The softening properties of Argan are perfect for treating brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on the feet. It both moisturises and softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft and nails strong and healthy.
Argan Stem Cells
Argan Stem Cells are Phyto Stem Cells. These are Plant Stem Cells and, unlike human stem cells, every plant cell can turn into a stem cell which has the ability to regenerate new leaves, stem, flowers and seeds.
The reason Argan Stem Cells can help our skin, if the fact they can be targeted to work on specific tissue Stem Cells in humans, such as the skin. The Argan Tree Stem Cellscan stimulate lethargic Dermal Stem Cells which in-turn, create more fibroblasts.
Which Pevonia products contain Argan Stem Cells?
A multi-active one step formula for high performing and thorough cleansing and toning. This product is the first step in the collection to normalise the activity of dermal stem cells and stimulate fibroblasts growth.
An accelerated repairing serum for signs of ageing, the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ serum helps to smooth and hydrate skin while improving elasticity. The serum also protects and energises skin by preserving dermal stem cells vitality and ability to renew.
This anti-ageing moisturiser smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, while rejuvenating and brightening skin tone. The Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Cream is the final product in the collection to apply to help restore, renew and heal ageing skin by improving epidermal density.
This ground-breaking freeze-dried treatment redefines the anti-ageing facial. Infused with the first ever blend of Argan and Comfrey Stem Cells and supercharged de-agers like Collagen, Retinol, Elastin and other key actives, it starts working from the first application. Visibly reducing lines and wrinkle depth, it delivers a smoother skin surface with improved firmness, and long-term protection of the skin’s naturally repairing stem cells.
Priced from £130.00 to £170.00 for a 1 hour treatment, the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Freeze-Dried Face treatment is available at Pevonia Spas throughout the UK and Ireland.
The Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Multi-Active Foaming Cleanser, Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Serum, Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Cream and the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Freeze-Dried Face Treatment, are offered at Pevonia spas and the homecare products can be bought from www.pevonia.co.uk