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It’s already toted as a miracle for hair health – but what can this golden ingredient do for your complexion?
Actually, quite a lot!
Argan oil, produced from the kernels of the Argan tree (native to Morocco) is rich in essential fatty acids; in particular, lineolic acid, which is a precursor to vitamin E. This makes it twice as rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) as olive oil, giving it incredible moisturising, regenerating and antioxidant properties.
Argan oil boasts a multitude of skin care benefits, including:
- Reducing the signs of premature ageing
- Soothing dry skin with its superior hydrating qualities
- Improving skin’s elasticity with its high protein content
- Reducing scarring and pigmentation
- Regulating the production of sebum (great for combination skin types)
- Preventing stretch marks
- Reducing inflammation
So how can you make the most of these incredible skin-loving properties?
Well, you can buy Argan oil from most health food stores and chemists – but be careful – a lot of commercial ‘pure Argan oil’ products actually contain a plethora of other, not-so-pure ingredients. Be sure to read the ingredients list before making your choice, as with everything else!
If pure Argan oil sounds like a bit much, there are a multitude of natural skin care products that contain this miracle ingredient. One such product is our new 100% Pure Argan Oil Hydration moisturiser. This light, hydrating formula contains SPF 30 to block out the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and is infused with both Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil, as well as nutrient-rich Green Tea and Herbal Extracts to soften and nourish skin.
Yum! Read more about it here.
Have you tried our Argan Oil Hydration moisturiser? What did you think? Do you use Argan oil in any other way, internally or externally? Share your thoughts – we’d love to hear from you!
…Until next time! xx
This week, we stumbled across this sparkling review of the hugely popular 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream – a cult favourite! Read what Chic & Green had to say about one of our best-loved products below.
(Note – some measurements and prices been converted to make this review easier to understand for our non-US readers.)
Review: 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Thoughts: Since I decided to begin eliminating all products made with synthetic fragrances, I needed to find a new eye cream. I opted to buy one from 100% Pure. I like several products from 100% Pure. This one may just be my favorite. It is all natural, vegan and gluten free, as well as free of artificial fragrances. When I apply this, my undereye area feels so soothed. The number one ingredient in this is green tea, and I love that about this treatment.
I also love the fact that calendula hydrosol is high up on the ingredients list. I used to use calendula to make a soothing cucumber & calendula facial mist for those with sensitive skin and it really is so soothing and beneficial to those with skin that is easily irritated.
The coffee in this really helps to brighten the undereye area and boost circulation. I have the tendency to get dark circles and while this hasn’t removed them, the area is brighter.
I also want to mention the aroma. I have eliminated artificial fragrances from my beauty routine, but there is pure and natural vanilla absolute in this. Combined with the coffee, it’s like a very comforting and soothing vanilla mocha. It absorbs right in so it won’t bother the senses, but it is lovely while applying.
Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Calendula Hydrosol, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Green Coffee, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Extracts of Coffee Cherry, Organic Rosemary, Organic Oregano, Organic Thyme, Organic Grapefruit Seed and Organic Goldenseal, Organic Vanilla Absolute, Candelilla Wax
Price: This product is $32.95 for 1 ounce (29ml) from eveorganics.com.au. This, per ounce, is more affordable than many name brand drugstore creams. Keep in mind that most eye creams on the market range from 0.25 to 0.5 ounces. For example, my past favorites (which I no longer use because of the synthetic fragrance) from Burt’s Bees retail for $18 and $25 each for a half ounce jar.
Other eye cream prices for the sake of comparison:
L’Oreal Youth Code (0.5 ounces) $38.65
Olay Definity Eye Treatment (0.5 ounces), $29.99
Philosophy The Miracle Worker Eye Cream (0.45 ounces), $86.70
Lancome Absolue Premium (0.5 ounces), $86.50
Really? $86.70??? No way!
My Grade: a well deserved A+
Note: This product is not one that was sent to me for review. I purchased it on my own.
We hope you found this review helpful! Have you tried our 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream? What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
…Until next time xx
As you know, here at Eve Organics we offer free skin care consultations as a part of our promise to provide you with the best possible natural skin care regime for you.
We’ve decided that it might help other skin care users if we posted some of these queries on the Eve Organics blog – so here’s a skin care consultation we provided for Liz* recently – with her permission of course! (*Name has been changed for privacy.)
Read on – it might answer some of your long-held natural skin care questions!
If you feel that your skin care routine is getting a little ‘blah’ and needs a revamp – or even if you have one niggling skin care issue you can’t get rid of; drop us a line! There are no catches – just good advice.
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I have combination skin (oily T-section) but a lot of dry patches, mainly on hairline of forehead, corners of mouth, and nose. I’m in late 40s and skin is showing lots of ageing signs – redness, thinning, brown pigmentation blotches. When I think about it, the dryness might just be that I’ve been quite slack with my skincare for a while, so maybe I’ll just get more committed to that for a month and see how things improve. I’m happy with the cleanser and moisturiser I already have, but don’t have a scrub, mask or toner. I’ve ordered these from you. Maybe you could check my order to see whether the products I’ve chosen are appropriate for my skin?
I was planning on using the scrub twice per week – would you recommend this? – and if I do this, when would you advise using the mask?
I’m going to try the toner because I haven’t used one for ages (I’d thought I’d try it for a few weeks just on one side of my face and see whether I notice any difference) but I’m not convinced they’re necessary. I’ve heard the reasons: balancing ph (but surely one’s skin would do this by itself?), cleansing (but isn’t that what your cleanser is for?) and moisturising (again, isn’t that what my moisturiser does?). Do you have anything to say about toners??
Thanks for your input,
Hi Liz,You’re more than welcome, we’re here to help!I’ve come up with a complete skin care regime for you and will explain what each product can offer in terms of the skin care issues you’ve described. I’ve incorporated a cleanser, toner, moisturiser, and scrub/mask into my recommendations; so that you have a complete regime to refer to – but if you already have a cleanser and moisturiser that work for you, then that’s fantastic!
Recommended cleanser = Oz Goddess Milk CleanserThis cleanser is gentle, but effective. If your skin is oily in some areas and leaning towards dryness in others, it’s in need of some balance and some TLC. This cleanser contains sweet almond oil to hydrate and soothe, as well as lavender and ylang ylang essential oils to regulate sebum production and restore balance to the complexion.
Recommended toner = Raw Gaia Floral Face TonerThis toner contains lavender and neroli to balance oil production, as well as soothing and calming chamomile to reduce redness and inflammation.** To answer your question about toners – Toners are a product that a lot of people skip in their skin care regime, and in some cases a toner might be an unnecessary addition to your regime if your cleanser, moisturiser and regular mask/exfoliation/treatment are alleviating your skin care issues in themselves and leaving your complexion in a condition you’re happy with.However, toners do serve a few purposes – firstly, they effectively ‘tone’ the skin – they help to calm after cleansing, reduce pore size (depending on the toner’s ingredients), and remove any excess cleanser or dirt/makeup that the cleansing process missed.They also prepare the skin for moisturisation.Furthermore, toners can often treat issues that your cleanser and moisturiser can’t. Since your cleanser doesn’t stay on the skin, and your moisturiser usually serves mainly a hydrating purpose and restores moisture, a toner can combat any remaining issues such as puffiness, redness, oiliness or enlarged pores.However – if your moisturiser/mask/treatment contain ingredients that already take care of these issues, then a toner may not be necessary. It’s a personal choice, and depends on the other products in your skin care regime, and whether they meet your needs. **
Recommended moisturiser = 100% Pure Coffee Cherry Sun Damage Corrective CreamThis moisturiser serves two functions; it acts to ‘undo’ signs of sun damage, which include the redness and pigmentation you described. At the same time, it actively addresses skin ageing, with ingredients like antixodiant-rich green tea & green coffee, seabuckthorn oil and hyaluronic acid.
** At this point, you can tailor the remainder of your skin care routine to meet your needs. You can definitely use both a scrub and a mask in your routine, but in some cases your mask will exfoliate as you remove it, so you run the risk of ‘over-exfoliating’ if you use a scrub on top of this. To help you make this decision, I’ll explain the scrub and mask you’ve included in your order in a little more detail, and you can decide whether they’re right for you. **The Little Alchemist Lime & Papaya Exfoliating Micropolish = This scrub exfoliates with clay and ground walnut. It’s moisturising as well as exfoliating, so your skin won’t be left feeling dry or ‘stripped’. It also contains papaya extract, which will assist in exfoliation through the fruit enzymes it contains. This could also help with the pigmentation you described. I think you would find this scrub fine for your skin type, as long as you used gentle motions when using it – so as not to exacerbate the redness in your skin. It also smells delicious, which is a bonus!The Raw Gaia Raw Chocolate Face Pack = This is one of my favourite products in the range, and is incredibly effective. It contains alma fruit powder, also known as the ‘Indian gooseberry’. This fruit has amazing brightening properties, so it’s fantastic for dull or uneven skin tones, and could assist in reducing your pigmentation/dark spots. It also contains organic raw chocolate powder, which is the highest known source of antioxidants in the world.This mask does exfoliate slightly as it’s removed, so again, I would advise you to remove it gently (I use it in the shower and gently wash it off under a continuous flow of water.)If you want to incorporate both the Little Alchemist Lime & Papaya Exfoliating Micropolish and the Raw Gaia Raw Chocolate Face Pack into your routine (and they’re both beautiful products), I would start alternating them once a week – so use the exfoliating micropolish one week, then the chocolate face pack the next, and so on – and if you feel this isn’t renewing the skin enough and it still feels a bit patchy/dull and in need of more exfoliation, then increase it to twice a week, still alternating between the two products.If you would rather choose just one of the two, I would go with the Raw Gaia Raw Chocolate Face Pack.As an alternative option, you could also try the 100% Pure Nourishing Carrot Facial Scrub, as this too would work well for your skin type.I hope this information helps, Liz, and assists you in choosing the right products for you.
Overall, for your skin type, your cleanser should be gentle and balancing (not oil-stripping, as this doesn’t help with oil production in the long term); your toner should address your oily t-zone and redness; your moisturiser should protect, hydrate and provide nutrients; and your scrub and/or mask should detoxify, withdraw any impurities, and also help to re-balance oil production over the long term.
Do be aware that whenever you change your skin care routine, an adjustment period is necessary so that your skin can renew itself and the new layer of skin cells can adjust to the skin care products. This is especially evident when you change from commercial skin care to 100% natural skin care – the skin undergoes what could be referred to as a ‘detoxification period’ of at least a month or so – so give it a little while to settle before deciding if the products are working for you.
Did you find this information helpful? Remember, whatever you’re experiencing, there are probably hundreds of other women out there with the same skin care issue and with similar questions.
If you’d like a personalised skin care consultation like Liz’s, get in touch with us. We won’t publish your query on our blog unless we obtain your permission to do so – so don’t worry! All skin care consultations are by email and are kept confidential unless agreed otherwise.
…Until next time xx