What is in Oliver Simon Argan Oil?
Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and free radical reducer. The vitamin E in argan oil also protects the fibroblast of the dermal layer (the cells that builds collagen, elastin and the glycoproteins). Regular use of Argan oil is found to improve the skin’s water-binding and retention capacity. It also increases the hydration of the dermal layer.
(Source: Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011; 113: 403-408). Vitamin E is considered as one of the most important ingredients used in most of the cosmetic products for hair and skin.
Essential Fatty Acids
The main properties found in Argan oil are Omega 9 (Oleic acid) and Omega 6 (Linoleic acid). Fatty acids are very important for the cellular membrane that is responsible for keeping skin elasticity and firmness. Scientists also believe that it helps in retaining the moisture in the skin and possess natural anti-inflammatory and healing agents.
A Breakdown of the Fatty Acids In Argan Oil (Source: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 2010; 62: 1669-1975).
Oleic Acid 43-49.1%
Linoleic Acid 29.3-36%
Stearic Acid 4.3-7.2%
Palmitic Acid 11.5-15%
Antioxidants in argan oil protect the skin from harmful chemicals and pollutants present in the environment, prevent damage from UV rays, and revitalize skin cells.
Squalene functions as a natural antibacterial making argan oil a perfect solution to skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema.