Poppy Watt looks into the benefits of Argan Oil and the SPA MAROC treatments from founder Hania Aouad.
Native to Morocco, valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and medicinal properties, argan oil is one of the rarest oils in the world.
Produced from the kernels of the argan tree, this plant oil is being used more widely in a variety of beauty and hair care products so I decided to find out why.
Argan oil can be used on all skin types, helping to maintain natural beauty. Its unique blend of nutrients help hydrate dry skin and dry scalp.
It is said to reduce wrinkles by rehydrating dry and damaged skin, helping to reverse early signs of ageing by restarting vital cell functions of and stimulating cell renewal. It is also used to repair skin elasticity and discolouration brought about by stretch marks.
The essential nutrients found in argan oil can also help in reducing the inflammatory symptoms associated with psoriasis and eczema.
If you suffer from irritated and Itchy skin brought about by dryness, allergies, or other skin conditions, argan oil may sooths help to alleviate itchiness.
If you who have been away on holiday or spent time in the sun, the high concentration of vitamin E in argan oil may protect the skin’s epidermal layers against UV light damage.
If you have oily skin, argan oil can regulate sebum production to keep the skin’s natural oils at a healthy level. It can also prevent redness and inflammation brought about by acne and can also help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Massaging the oil into the scalp and hair nourishes and protects the scalp keeping it hydrated and restoring shine to dull, lifeless hair. When used regularly it may help to advance hair growth and limit split ends.
Born in Morocco Hania Aouad the founder of a bespoke skincare range SPA MAROC grew up surrounded by natural herbal remedies and traditional Moroccan ingredients.
“My parents used natural herbal remedies, like teas, soups, compresses and ointments, to treat minor health problems all the time” says Hania. “They used to teach me and our local neighborhood how to make them. What I remember the most is the lovely smell of this rich balm my father used to make with virgin olive, rose oil and natural bees wax. It was a very effective way to protect the skin of our hands and legs during the cold months. I really enjoyed the melting and mixing bit and all the marvelous aromas throughout the house.”
Hania has used her home learned skills to produce her own range here in the UK. SPA MAROC is a natural holistic skin treatment designed for daily use. Using a unique signature, a combination of powerful botanicals such argan oil, frankincense, pomegranate, rose and vitamins, Hania has combined these with the best kept secrets of the natural beauty Industry: hyaluronic acid, AHA, ginseng, peptides, vitamins A,C and E for a range to restore your maturing skin’s natural balance.
Hania has selected a safe and effective percentage of essential oils to use in her tailormade range. As the products are bespoke, they only contain a small amount of natural preservatives and no harmful parabens, chemicals, or SLS.
Having tried a variety of the products from SPA MAROC I was certainly pleased with the results.
Face cleanser: argan, frankincense, rose, vitamins – With the appearance of a small soap, this solid cleanser is for every day use. An all in one anti-ageing treatment, loaded with powerful antioxidants.
The Face Serum to use under your moisturizer or day cream is an anti-ageing concentrated serum, giving an immediate visible difference. It's made of: argan oil (antioxidant, omegas, vitamin E) frankincense (antioxidant & toning & anti-anxiety), rosehips (retinol and vitamin A), frangipani essential oil (enhance mood and awaken) moringa oil (a non drying oil)
Argan Rasoul Face Peel, for inti-aging or acne scars.
This peel can be made to measure either for acne and scars, or anti-ageing. You can feel the difference after the very first use. A powerful treatment to help instantly smooth the fine lines, add extra moisture and give a fresh glow to the skin. Made with argan, rosehips, real pearl dust and organic and natural peeling ingredients.
The Anti-ageing Face Cream is very rich in argan oil and frankincense anti-oxidant, and muscles relaxing agents such natural lupine peptides and vitamin A, E and C. All in one for toning, lifting, moisturising, muscles relaxing..
As well as making bespoke skincare Hania is a physiotherapist, and will be soon starting SPA MAROC Treatments in Ealing, offering combination of SPA-MASSAGE and proprioceptive exercises.
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