Traditional Moroccan Beauty Treatment For Skincare

by Fluffleberry on March 5, 2013

IMG_3322

 

My boyfriend surprised me by buying me some traditional Moroccan beauty products whilst we were away.  Beauty products are a bit of a weakness of mine so it was a lovely present and it’s always nice to sample traditional methods. On my return to London I looked up all the properties of my new Extra Virgin Argan Oil and Rose Water and have been amazed by how numerous they are.

Extra Virgin Argan Oil 

Discovered thousands of years ago by the Berber tribes of Morocco. This oil is made from olive sized kernels of the Argan tree and is super hot in the field of hair care right now…

Hair Conditioner – due to being rich in Omega 9 and containing sterols that lock moisture in.

Skin Moisturiser – due to extremely high levels of vitamin E, Omega 6 and antioxidants.

Anti Ageing – the aforementioned properties combat free radicals and restore damaged cells

Heal and Protect – due to it’s triterpenoids that reduce scarring, anti bacterial qualities, Polyphenols and Squalene that act as anti inflammatories.

Relief of Skin Conditions – due to essential fatty acids that help your skins production of Sebum that helps to clear as well as acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. For men, I recommend a visit to Manskn.com for more information on acne treatments and other skin care tips.

Great for Mummies and Babies – due to improving skin elasticity and reducing stretch marks and being natural and gentle enough to moisturise and sooth babies skin too.

Treat you hands, nails, lashes and sun kissed skin – great for brittle nails and conditioning lashes as well as healing UV and pollution damage.

Interestingly argan oil is used in a great deal of our favourite products here in the UK such as, Moroccanoil products, Bumble & Bumble Invisible Hair Oil, L’Oreal Lipsticks, Shu Uemura Shampoos and many more ranging from sugar scrubs to eye shadow.

My review in the short time that I’ve had the oil is that it has made my skin and hair feel very soft and as long as I try to put out of my mind that this is authentic, traditionally made argan oil (made from the undigested pits found in goats poo!!! Gross!!!) and smells like a strong olive oil I will be able to reap all the benefits. Not sure if I can put that out of my mind….hmmmm…

 Rose Water

Rose water is produced as a by product of Rose Hip Oil by steam distillation of fresh rose petals and as we all  know roses have been super hot in the beauty world of late. They have been popular as remedy, perfume and flavouring since ancient times and rose water is used by Moroccan women to beautify.

As it turns out pure rose water is a great natural way to cleanse, tone and moisturise. It has natural astringents and can be used on a cotton wool pad to cleanse the skin. Using rose water as a toner is great for acne and spots due to it’s anti bacterial qualities and is also wonderful for reducing wrinkles and tightening pores. Put a couple of drops in your moisturiser too as it’s a natural emollient, it smells wonderful and restores the PH of your skin.

My review. I LOVE the smell of roses and my face feels fresh and clean. A welcome addition to my regime.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: