Meet The New Acure Organics Product Range

Acure Organics has a fresh new look! All the packaging has changed, while their lovely products stay the same. You’ll find it easier to work out which products work best for your skin type with the new packaging system.

As always, all the products are pure, simple and effective. And they’re still just as affordable!

Acure products are plant based and vegan, made in the USA using certified organic ingredients. They’re all Certified Cruelty Free by PETA and Leaping Bunny. All products are colour safe, vegan, and gluten, and are free from sulphates, phthalates, parabens and preservative. You won’t find any synthetic fragrances or artificial colours, either.

There are five skin care collections: The Essentials, Brilliantly Brightening, Radically Rejuvenating, Seriously Soothing and Incredibly Clear. Plus, there’s hair care, and a body care range.

Which range is best suited for each skin type?

Acure Organics - the new skincare collections

The Essentials

The Essentials range works with all skin types. Mix and match this range with any of the other Acure products. You’ll find organic marula, argan and rosehip oils in this range, as well as the gorgeous all purpose Flower Balm.

Brilliantly Brightening

The Brilliantly Brightening range supports radiant and glowing skin, of all skin types. Try the new Micellar Water, or the ever popular Fruit Peel and the award winning Brightening Facial Scrub.  You’ll also find cleansers, moisturisers and serums in this range.

Radically Rejuvenating

Looking for anti-ageing skincare? Try the Radically Rejuvenating range. It’s an anti-ageing range for all skin types that helps fight free radical damage. We love the Resurfacing Cream for dark spots, blotchiness and dull skin, and the Oil Free Serum for lightweight hydration.

Seriously Soothing

The Seriously Soothing range works best for normal to sensitive skin. I’m loving the Cloud Cream with argan oil and hyaluronic acid, and who can go past the ultimate in easy skincare: Micellar Water Cleansing Towelettes?

Incredibly Clear

Also in the skincare range, there’s Incredibly Clear. It’s ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. I’ve got my eye on the Cleansing Stick for my teenager!

Natural Hair Care

Acure’s natural hair care range includes shampoos and conditioners, dry shampoo and leave in conditioners. They’re all sulphate free and silicone free, too. I’ve got a separate post on the natural hair care range, here.

Body Care

Finally, let’s not forget the lovely body washes, lotions and body oils. Dry body oils are just the ticket for winter skin. I’ve got my eye on a hit of tropical coconut to transport me away during the upcoming Melbourne winter!

All the new Acure Organics range is instore now at Hello Charlie.

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Why Argan Oil is the New Gold

Using Argan Oil as Part of Your Natural Skincare Routine

Using Argan Oil as Part of Your Natural Skincare Routine

Argan oil has become hugely popular for use in natural skincare and haircare in the last few years. It’s an incredibly useful oil both as a food and as a cosmetic ingredient. It’s a luxuriously light yet deeply moisturising oil, and it’s found in just one part of the world – Morocco. It’s so rare, it’s earned the nickname ‘liquid gold’.

How is it harvested?

The argan tree (Argania spinosa) has been used by the Moroccan Berbers for generations. Argan oil is extracted from the kernel of the argan fruit. The fruit is crushed so it’s easier to extract the kernel, and the fruit can then be dried and fed to the sheep, goats and camels when there’s a shortage of other food for them. The kernel is removed and crushed and the oil extracted. The rest of the kernel can be dried and used for fuel, and the leaves of the tree can also be used to feed domestic animals.

Because argan oil is found only in a particular area of Morocco, and it’s produced by the women in this area, it’s soaring popularity has meant jobs and a steady income for the women and families of this area.

Argan oil is not only used cosmetically, it’s also used in cooking, although generally the kernels are roasted first before extracting the oil for cooking. Roasting the kernels allows more oil to be extracted, which is Argan fruit and kernelwhy argan oil for cooking is generally cheaper than that for cosmetic use.

Unroasted, unrefined Argan oil has a distinctive, rather strong smell. It goes away a few minutes after applying. Some manufacturers deodorise the oil to remove the strong smell, but in the process some of the nutrients and benefits of the oil are removed as well.

What’s so good about Argan oil?

According to Mountain Rose Herbs:

“Alive with skin-loving nutrients, Argan oil helps to heal and is said to protect from the signs of aging. Argan oil is light and easily absorbed into the skin, making it a crucial ingredient in nourishing and hydrating skin care products.

Argan oil contains tocopherols and phenols, carotenes, squaline and fatty acids, making it a truly luxurious oil. It is often used in skin, nail and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails and to prevent blemishes.”

The high levels of Vitamin E, tocopherols and 80% fatty acids make it useful in preventing signs of aging.

Adding argan oil to your diet has been shown to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure.

What should you look for when you’re buying Argan Oil?

As always when you’re looking for natural skincare, and especially when you’re seeking oils, look for organic, cold pressed, unrefined argan oil that hasn’t been deodorised. It’s not cheap, but then you don’t need a lot of it.

What can you use Argan oil for?

I use argan oil primarily for face and hair, but it’s also very good to use in cooking and has lots of health benefits when taken internally.

Argan oil is great in hair products. One of our most popular natural hair care products at Hello Charlie iAcure Organic Argan Shampoo & Conditioners the Acure Argan Shampoo and the Argan Conditioner.

  • I put a couple of drops of argan oil into my hands and then smooth them over the ends of my hair to help reduce flyaways.
  • Argan oil is lovely to use as a deep moisturising mask for your hair. Massage argan oil into your scalp and hair, wrap your hair in a towel and leave overnight or at least for a few hours. Shampoo as normal in the morning, and your hair will be sleek and tamed.
  • You can also use argan oil as a heat protector before straightening. Just smooth a few drops over your hair before using the tongs.
  • Argan oil is non comedogenic (meaning that it won’t block your pores), so it’s a great oil to use for acne. You can use argan oil in the oil cleansing method [link to oil cleansing article on blog], or you can use it as a moisturising facial oil. Argan oil will also help reduce inflammation and promotes healing.
  • Use it as a facial moisturiser. I like to smooth a couple of drops over my face after cleansing every night, and then you can apply your moisturiser over the top as normal for deep hydration while you sleep.
  • Pregnant women can use argan oil to help prevent stretchmarks. The high vitamin E content can help increase the elasticity of the skin (which your belly sure needs when you’re pregnant!)every bit organic raw argan oil
  • For a moisturising scrub, add a few drops of argan oil to a spoonful of brown sugar. It makes a very simple, yet very effective moisturising foot scrub. Of course, you don’t just have to use it on your feet – use it anywhere on your body.
  • Argan oil is also great to use as a moisturiser after shaving, as it can help reduce the discomfort of razor burn as it’s a great anti-inflammatory.
  • You can use straight argan oil as a lip conditioner, or you can use a lip balm that contains argan oil to get the benefits on the go.
  • I also like to keep a bottle of argan oil next to the bed so that I can smooth it on my cuticles last thing at night. I find that my nails aren’t as dry and I don’t get hangnails.

Have you used Argan oil? What do you use it for? Share below!

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