Zk’in Organics: Must Have Organic & Natural Skincare Products

Zk'in Organics

It’s not that hard to find natural skincare these days. In Australia alone, there are tons of ‘organic’ skincare products for practically every skin issue. But working out which brands are truly natural and organic is a whole different ballgame.

As someone who spends a lot of time researching eco brands, let me tell you it can be to wade through the greenwash and the wacko claims and find brands that I can actually trust. 

Luckily, Zk’in Organics gets it right.

Zk'in Organics

I love Zk’in’s approach to ‘honest beauty’. From their ingredients to their manufacturing processes, their packaging and marketing, no shortcuts are taken and nothing is compromised.

Zk’in (pronounced ‘skin’) is committed to being honest about the ingredients in their products and the results they achieve. The whole range is natural, ethical, and dermatologically tested. Zk’in is certified organic by COSMOS, the leading international standard for the natural skincare industry.

About the company

Zk’in Organics CEO Grace Culhaci began tinkering with natural skincare after she developed a skin condition during her first pregnancy. The situation drove her to take a closer look at the ingredients in her personal care products. It changed her life forever.

After discovering that many products that claim to be ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ are actually full of known carcinogens and toxic ingredients, Grace sought to make a difference. Eventually, she learned how to create certified organic skincare products and, using them, was able to treat her condition.

Why I love Zk’in Organics

Commitment to ‘honest beauty’

One of the things that I really appreciate about Zk’in is how they choose to market their products. Here’s how they explain their approach to promotional images:

“We do not adapt images of women in a manner that plays on insecurities. There’s no altering the size or body shape of our models and we do not use excessively thin women in any of our communications. We do amend minor imperfections in our model’s appearance and correct lighting. What you will see in all of our images, is natural honesty beauty as captured by the eye of a professional photographer.”

I have to say that I love this. How many times do you see flawless skinned (and still photoshopped!) 18 year olds marketing a product aimed at women at least double that age?

Clinically proven ingredients

I love how Zk’in never settles for anything less than the best. You can go to their website to see the clinically proven results from the ingredients they use. Our favourites are:

  • Paracress extract — Clinically proven to smooth wrinkles and lines. And it works just like injectables to remove crow’s feet and expression lines, but is completely safe and pain free. It’s in the award winning Zk’in Line Smoothing Serum. According to Zk’in, 75% of users noticed a wrinkle minimising effect the day after they first used this product.

Zk'in Line Smoothing Serum

  • Brown seaweed extract — Helps prevent skin breakdown and preserves skin collagen to enhance overall skin appearance by up to 68%. Find it in the Zk’in Brightening and Hydrating Masque, which smoothes wrinkles and enhances skin elasticity by up to 67%.

Zk'in hydrating masque

  • White willow bark extract — A natural anti microbial that helps prevent skin infections and bacteria growth that lead to acne. A natural source of salicylic acid, white willow bark extract acts as an anti inflammatory for acne prone skin. Find it in the Zk’in Clear Toner, which enhances cell turnover by up to 25%.

Zero tolerance to ‘unnatural beauty’

There’s no greenwashing and no synthetic ingredients here. Zk’in Organics doesn’t use parabens, sulphates, nano particles, or GMO ingredients.

Zk’in products don’t contain petrochemical derived preservatives like sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, or phenoxyethanol.

Instead, Zk’in uses an all natural preservative system that’s vegan and petrochemical free. This preservative system earned Zk’in a research and development grant from the Australian Government in 2014 for their contribution to Australian science.

Zk’in also has a zero tolerance policy to unsustainability. The company uses BPA free, food grade packaging made from materials that are safe and recyclable.

Most of their products are palm oil free. And the ones that do contain palm oil use RSPO certified oil, and that’s less than 0.5% in just 5 of their products. Zk’in only uses Quillaja bark extract that’s FSC certified and their coffee beans (in the Clarifying Exfoliator) come from a waste wise coffee source.

Zk’in is also carbon neutral and have a waste management practice that achieves 95% diversion from landfill. All their organic waste is collected for energy creation.

All of the Zk’in Organics range is vegan and cruelty free.

Ready for natural skincare that gives you real results? Hop over to Hello Charlie and check out Zk’in Organics.

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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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All About The Iconic Green Tube: Weleda Skin Food

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weleda skin foodWeleda’s iconic green tube, Skin Food, has been around for 91 years. And in all that time, the pure, natural formula hasn’t changed. In 2015, over one million tubes of Weleda Skin Food were sold around the world. Now that’s a product with staying power!

It’s a whole body moisturiser with a 100% natural blend of organic plant actives to soothe and comfort your skin against daily stresses.

Skin Food restores and protects skin with a 100% natural blend of plant extracts in a thick, rich base of organic beeswax, sunflower and almond oils. The lovely fresh scent comes from natural and organic essential oils.

Most of all, this super rich cream puts back what you take out of your skin, especially in the hardworking spots like elbows, hands and feet. Use it as:

  • Replenishing cream for hands, elbows, knees and heels
  • Nourishing care for chapped lips and noses
  • Intense treatment for dry heels
  • Revitalising face mask
  • Make-up primer
  • Highlighter for cheekbones
  • In-flight companion to prevent dehydrated skin

My favourite way to use Skin Food is to apply a thick layer to my feet before going to bed. I pop on a pair of cotton socks, leave them on over night and wake up to soft, sandal-worthy feet in the morning!

It’s also great to rub into your cuticles as part of your bedtime routine. And my husband swears by it – he rubs it into his dry hands every night.

Why do we love Skin Food so much?

The ingredients are all high quality, like sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, chamomile, calendula and pansy extracts. They’re all either grown by Weleda in their biodynamic gardens or ethically sourced through fair trade partnerships worldwide.

Like all Weleda beauty products, Skin Food is NaTrue certified natural and organic, which guarantees:

• Natural and organic ingredients
• Sustainable production process
• Environmentally-friendly practices
• Free from synthetic fragrances, preservatives and dyes
• No silicone oils, no ingredients from petrochemicals
• Never any animal testing
• No irradiation of end products or herbal ingredients
• GMO free

And most importantly, Skin Food works! It moisturises and softens dry and rough skin anywhere on the body.

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What’s in Weleda Skin Food?

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Viola Tricolor Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*. * from natural essential oils

Some of the key ingredients are:

  • Rosemary (organic) – revitalising, stimulating and warming. The aromatic needle-like leaves are traditionally used for their restorative and tonic properties.
  • Wild Pansy (organic) – known for its soothing and healing properties and has a long traditional use for rough, cracked skin.
  • Calendula (organic) – prized for its gentleness and natural wound-healing properties with a long list of medicinal uses.
  • Chamomile (organic) – gentle and soothing and ideal for delicate or sensitive skin. Chamomile has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and helps to repair damaged skin.

For a short time, we’ve got $3.00 off all tubes of Weleda Skin Food – 30ml and 75mls. So why not grab a few and stock up!
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Everything You Need to Know About Post Pregnancy Skincare

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post pregnancy skincare

During pregnancy, your skin glows. Your hair is thick and lush. And then the baby comes.

Your hair falls out and your skin becomes dehydrated from breastfeeding. You get spots and skin pigmentation from the raging post natal hormones.

It can be hard to feel good about yourself, especially when you constantly smell like sour milk and have no time to shower or even brush your hair. It can feel like you have no idea what you’re doing and your body isn’t your own.

You may be trying to work out who you are now (especially if you’re on maternity leave). If you’ve left a corporate job, you may feel like your whole identity has changed.

But while you’re spending this time looking after and getting to know your new bundle of joy, don’t forget to take care of yourself as well. Below are some tips for safe and natural post pregnancy skincare.

Facial skincare

After pregnancy, your skin will continue to change. Some new mums may have hormonal acne even if your skin was clear throughout pregnancy. Others may suddenly get really dry and flaky skin. Fluctuating hormones can also leave you with dark circles, puffy eyes, and prolonged skin discolouration.

Melasma

While melasma or the “mask of pregnancy” usually fades away on its own, some mums will continue to have it for years. These dark patches of skin can stick around for a while and resist treatment.

If you’re dealing with melasma, an organic pigmentation serum can help even out and brighten your skin tone. This one from Eco. improves pigmentation and restores skin’s radiance with certified organic jojoba oil and sunflower oil.

To hide skin imperfections, use the Lavera cover stick, which provides medium to full coverage. This handy concealer is great for busy new mums. It comes in a lipstick style tube that lets you swipe the product on with one hand. It’s also free from ingredients like parabens, petrochemicals, heavy metals, and synthetic fragrances.

While you wait for melasma to disappear, protect your skin by putting on a natural sunscreen every day. Choose one that doesn’t have any nasty stuff like chemical absorbers and nano particles.

Dull skin

With a newborn, you may be too tired and sleep deprived for your normal cleansing and moisturising routine. This can lead to your skin becoming dull and grey with rough and flaky patches.

So what’s a mama to do? First, you need to sort out a post pregnancy skincare regimen that works with your skin’s new needs and your busy schedule. It may be difficult to find the time or the energy to do this, but there are some multi tasking natural skincare products out there that will save you time.

Weleda has a wonderful one-step cleanser and toner that gets rid of impurities without drying your skin. It’s also ideal for removing makeup. The Andalou Naturals creamy cleanser deep cleans while also toning and moisturising skin with Manuka honey and sunflower oil.

Next, you can nip dry skin in the bud with a face cream that contains hyaluronic acid. This potent natural skincare ingredient has a unique ability to lock in moisture. It’s a main ingredient in this Andalou Naturals lift and firm cream, which also helps fade hyperpigmentation.

Aside from stocking up on natural skincare products that will nourish your skin, you can solve dryness by drinking lots of water. If you use a large water bottle, it will be easier to stay hydrated without trying to keep track of how many glasses you’ve had. Buy a large water bottle and keep it next to where you breastfeed. Drink two large bottles of water a day.

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Acne

New mums tend to have hormonal acne either during pregnancy or after. The best way to deal with this is through proper cleansing. Choose a cleansing cream or gel that won’t strip your skin of its natural acid mantle.

Zap pesky zits with a spot gel or stick. You can also use diluted organic tea tree oil to spot treat acne.

Makeup essentials

You can get by with just a few makeup basics if you choose ones that multitask.

First, you’ll need a good natural facial oil. If your skin isn’t well moisturised, no amount of makeup will help you fake that fresh, well rested look. Apply the oil at bedtime to let your skin really soak it up. This almond facial oil from Weleda does triple duty as facial cleanser, moisturiser, and eye makeup remover.

If you breastfeed, you can end up dehydrated. One of the first places to show signs of dehydration is your lips, so grab a moisturising lip balm.

BB cream and CC cream are time saving products that moisturise while also providing coverage and offering some sun protection. Try this award winning natural BB cream or this rose oil-infused CC cream.

Put your favourite blush and lipstick aside for now and get a tube of lip and cheek tint. This multitasking makeup will give your face a bit of colour and stop you looking dead (even if you feel it).

There will be days when there’s just no time to wash your hair. Dry shampoo will keep your locks from looking oily and help create the illusion of volume when your hair is falling out post pregnancy.

Body skincare

Pregnancy will leave you with numerous battle scars, including stretch marks, swollen legs, varicose veins, and other skin problems. Here are tips for dealing with some of these using safe post natal skincare products.

Stretch marks

Though stretch marks are truly badges of courage and you can certainly leave them as is, you may also want to improve their appearance. Organic camellia oil can help minimise and lightens stretch mark, as does argan oil.

Raw shea butter stimulates collagen production and restores skin’s elasticity. It also helps treat nappy rash, so you can share this with your baby!

stretchmarks and post pregnancy skincare

Dry skin

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can leave your skin dry and flaky after baby comes. For flakiness and dry patches, use a hydrating body lotion like the one from Acure to lock in moisture.

Puffiness and swelling

Add an organic massage oil to your post pregnancy skincare arsenal. A relaxing massage will help with the puffy feet and swollen legs brought about by fluid retention during pregnancy.

Skincare products

As we mentioned in our pregnancy skincare guide, pregnancy is a good time to consider replacing your regular personal care products with nontoxic variants. This is also true for post pregnancy skincare items. Deodorants, self tanners, nail polishes, nail polish removers, and other things like hair removal creams may contain harmful ingredients. If you’re breastfeeding, these toxins can end up in your baby’s tummy.

Always use a natural broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 before heading out.

Lastly, not all natural skincare products are good for nursing mums. Scan ingredient lists for certain essential oils that are not safe to use if you are breastfeeding. These include frankincense, geranium, vetiver, hyssop, aniseed, mugwort, tansy, and wormwood.

Haircare

All the extra hair you got during pregnancy will soon start falling out. Dry shampoo will bulk it up. You can also try brushing your hair upside down to give it more volume. In the meantime, use a volumising shampoo and a thickening spray until your hair starts to grow back.

As your hair returns to its normal state, you’ll notice fluffy bits around your hairline where baby hairs are growing. Either incorporate these into your fringe or use an Alice band to hold them back.

It can be tough when you’re got a newborn, we know that! And while looking your best probably isn’t a priority in the first few days, we hope these post pregnancy skincare tips help to make you look and feel more like yourself.

Images: Depositphoto

Have you got any post natal skincare tips to share? Let us know in the comments!

Time to Tone Up: Our Guide to Natural Toners

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tone-up-our-guide-to-natural-tonersThere are all kinds of products that fall into the category of toner, but in the natural beauty world what we call by the same name can actually be very different.

Used as a step between cleansing and moisturising, toners can do everything from tackling bacteria to balancing your skin’s pH. Many mainstream toners can often simply be different versions of alcohol mixed with water. Organic and natural toners, however, can be anything from gentle floral mists to herbal astringents; unsurprisingly they all have different things to offer to your skin.

Floral Hydrosols

Floral hydrosols are essentially distilled or purified water infused with the nutrients and components of the plant through a steam distillation process. They are also referred to as floral waters. Cheap versions are often simply water with a few drops of essential oils, but this is not the same thing as a real hydrosol.

Mountain Rose Herbs explains true hydrosols:

Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a large cooker the steam fills the pot and, as it rises, it causes the glands of the plants to burst and release the oils and essence of the plant into the steam. The oil rises through a condenser and collects in a separate vessel. This is what we know as essential oil, but what about all that fragrant water that was steamed with the original plant material? That is our hydrosol, or floral water.

The steam distillation technique can be used with a huge variety of plants. Perhaps the most popular hydrosol is rose. As well as extracting the nutrients and essence of the plant, you get the beautiful, gentle scent of rose. No wonder it’s so popular – who can say no to the smell of a rose? Other common hydrosols are lavender, neroli and chamomile. Each has different properties, and you’re sure to be able to find one that’s suitable for your skin.

Hydrosols are ideal used alone as a mist or under your makeup. They’re perfect for mature or typically dry skin that needs a hydration boost. Whilst many contain natural acids from the plants, their astringent effect is mild. This means that they pair well with sensitive skin types thanks to their gentle nature.

Hello Charlie’s picks:

mt_retour_organic_rose_hydrosolRose hydrosols are suitable for all skin types. We love the pure and simple Mt Retour Organic Rose Hydrosol. Moil_garden_witch_hazel_tonerade from pure distilled rose water, it’s especially good for dry and delicate skins. And the smell – like walking into a rose garden!

The Organic Witch Hazel Toner from Oil Garden is also a hydrosol. It’s gently astringent, which makes it perfect for oily and acne prone skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory and gently antiseptic, as well as being soothing and calming on skin.

Exfoliating Toners

Whilst acid sounds like something that you should avoid putting on your skin at all costs, it can actually be a game changer! Of course, they’re not for every skin type. But if your skin can handle them, the exfoliating effect of natural acids in small doses can target anything from wrinkles to blemishes.

There are two main types; AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which include glycolic and lactic acid and BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) which is salicylic acid. While these appear a lot in conventional beauty products as lab made compounds, they’re abundant in nature, too. They can be sourced from fruits and plants to be integrated into your green beauty regime.

Salicylic acid, for example, can be extracted from the bark of white willow trees. It’s ideal for acneic or congested skin types as it is oil soluble, so penetrates deep into the surface of the skin.

On the other hand AHAs aid cell turnover and boost collagen production, ultimately making the texture of the skin more refined and smooth. If you’re using these for the first time start slowly and use only once to twice a week, but if your skin tolerates it well you could even use daily.

Make sure to only use these at night, as they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Hello Charlie’s pick:

andalou_naturals_brightening_clementine_c_illuminating_tonerOne of the nicest things about using exfoliating toners is that by removing dead skin cells they can make skin look brighter and more even. Anadalou Naturals’ Brightening Clementine & C Illuminating Toner does just this. It tops up the natural AHA glycolic acid with vitamin C, known for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation. Get ready to glow!

Astringents

For the majority of people the first thing that springs to mind when you say toner are these pore tightening tonics. Quite often these are alcohol based. Whilst natural grain alcohol is an option, the alcohols you usually find in toners can dry out your skin too much. Opt for witch hazel instead. It’s an extremely effective astringent which helps to keep oil production balanced without drawing moisture out of the skin. That’s  great news for those who want to knock that shine on the head!

Look for natural astringents that are high in tannins; think tea, cranberry and pomegranate. They’re great for oily skin. And if you’re transitioning to green beauty, you’ll find that these ingredients will give you that same clean skin feeling as traditional toners.

Hello Charlie’s pick:

acure_organics_facial_tonerYou really need to look no further than the Acure Balancing Rose + Red Tea Facial Toner . It’s alcohol free, and it uses both witch hazel and organic rooibos tea to keep excess oil at bay. The added bonus is soothing extracts of chamomile and calendula, making this a must have for everyday use.

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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