Selecting Between Body Lotion, Cream, or Balm: How to Make the Right Choice
In terms of body care, there are different types of galenic: body lotion, body cream, body butter, etc… Different products to meet the different needs of the skin, but also to meet your preferences in terms of texture.
Body lotion or body cream?
What is the difference between a lotion and a body cream? What is a body lotion really for? It is sometimes difficult to find your way through all these terms…
In this article, we list the different body care products so that you can easily understand the differences in terms of galenics and use, and especially choose the body care product that suits you.
Who is it for? For normal to oily skin (or combination skin?).
What are the benefits? Bring comfort and suppleness to the skin.
For example, our organic moisturizing body lotion has a much lighter and more fluid formula than other products. It is easy to apply, it is quickly absorbed by the skin and does not leave an oily film on its surface. Also, it nourishes, protects and hydrates the skin, without being too rich. It is thus good for normal, combination & oily skins.
Who is it for? For normal to dry skins.
What are the benefits? Bring a maximum softness to the skin.
The body cream has a softer, smoother and thicker texture. It is also more nourishing and provides more comfort than a lotion. It is perfect for dry and normal skins that need a little more nutrition. The body cream is even easier to apply because it contains more fatty substances, which have a very good affinity with the epidermis. The body cream softens the skin, while reinforcing its protective hydrolipidic film.
Who is it for? For dry to very dry skin.
What are the benefits? Nutrition & comfort.
More nourishing than body cream, body oil is perfect for dry to very dry skin. It is generally a vegetable oil or a mixture of complementary vegetable oils, which will bring nutrition & protection the skin needs. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, but also in nourishing and repairing active ingredients, body oil relieves skin that is tight, peeling or cracking. The oil softens the skin, protects it from drying, external aggressions & skin aging. For a nourishing & vitamin-rich oil, we recommend argan oil, which has a very good affinity with the skin!
Made of 100% lipids, the vegetable oil, or body oil, leaves a small greasy film on the skin. Don’t panic, just let it penetrate before putting on your clothes. There are dry oils, which feel more silky on the skin. They leave a less greasy film on the skin and are very appreciated during the summer.
Who is it for? Fragile, very dry & damaged skin.
What are the benefits? Nutrition and intense repair.
The body balm, also known as body butter (because it contains vegetable butters), is recommended to take care in depth of fragile, damaged, & even very dry skins. Indeed, body balms are often enriched with ultra-nourishing butters. They are often composed of shea butter, mango butter or cocoa butter.
Very popular during the winter, the balm is perfectly suited to our skin, which is more sensitive to the cold and to natural water loss. They are also very appreciated in summer when the skin has been damaged by the sun, sea water or chlorinated water. Rich in lipids, just like vegetable oils, body balm leaves a greasy film on the skin. Therefore, it is better to apply it in the evening, so as not to risk staining our clothes during the day.
If your skin is very dry, this is a perfect way to give it all the nutrition it needs. Sometimes, it’s just targeted areas of our body that need a little boost of nutrition, and in particular the areas located at the articular zones in regular movement: elbows, knees, hands, feet.
As you can see, the balm is the richest of the 4 body care products presented in this article. Moreover, it has a thick texture, and if you want to facilitate its penetration, we advise you to apply it on wet skin.
The Advantages of Damask Rose Water: Unlocking Its Benefits
The precious Damask rose water (or rose floral water) has several benefits for face, hair, body but also mind. It is a must have in your bathroom! Astringent and toning, this hydrosol is perfect to prevent and fight against the signs of skin aging. In short, it is known to promote skin regeneration and deep hydration of the skin but also to tighten the pores.
Botanic name: Rosa Damascena
INCI : Rosa Damascena flower water
Part of the plant used: fresh flowers
Method of production: steam distillation
Its perfume is powerful, fresh, floral and harmonious. Moreover, rose hydrosol is used in the composition of many cosmetics.
At Ayda, we offer a rose water certified organic by Ecocert, labeled Cosmebio and Slow Cosmetics and without any additives.
In Morocco, rhassoul face & hair masks are often mixed with Damascus rose hydrosol for its wonderful properties. The little extra? It brings a sweet smell of rose to your homemade cosmetics.
It refreshes, soothes and softens the skin. It is suitable for delicate skins, prone to redness, eczema, itching and allergies. Its positive effect on redness comes from the fact that it reduces the dilation of blood vessels. It stimulates dull skin and dull complexions that lack radiance. It gives a more luminous aspect to the skin!
Damask rose hydrosol has an anti-inflammatory effect. Moreover, it soothes irritated and tight skins as well as the delicate skin of the eyes and around the eyes.
Here is the complete list of its benefits for the skin:
- Refreshing and soothing
- Helps hydration
For which type of skin and which use?
How to use it:
- By vaporization on the face,
- In your cosmetic preparations (masks, gels, two-phase make-up remover …).
A bit of history on the rose water
The picking of the Damask rose is generally done from April to May.
In the first place, in order to preserve their properties, the picking is done by hand, flower by flower.
Our partner cooperative carries it out at an altitude of nearly 1500 meters, in the Dades valley. According to an ancestral know-how, it is done at dawn, so the heat does not make the delicate essence disappear. The picked petals are distilled with spring water to obtain the precious rose hydrosol, rich in active molecules.
Our partner cooperative carries out all the steps to extract the precious floral water of Damask rose: cultivation, selection and distillation.
Beware of scams !
It should be noted that rose hydrosol is often mixed with additives. Thus, we advise you to check the list of ingredients because we find many floral waters of roses (and not only) mixed with conservators (organic, natural or not). However, a quality Damask rose hydrosol does not need any conservators, like ours.
Soothing Your Skin Naturally: Remedies for Eczema
Whether it is atopic eczema or contact eczema, the itching can have harmful effects on the skin, besides being unpleasant. The more it itches, the more we scratch, the more the skin is attacked, and the more lesions can appear. It is an infernal cycle!
After having tried everything, one can be tempted to look at chemical products to cure eczema. However, there are many natural tricks to soothe it and reduce its intensity.
What is the cause of eczema?
Eczema can be genetic or can depend on external factors such as allergies or stress. Eczema manifests itself in the form of red patches, dry skin, intensely peeling & itching skin. Eczematous skin is sensitive and is easily attacked by external elements. So it is necessary to take care of it much more gently and patiently. It can affect adults, children and even newborns.
Soothe the skin and eczema
Luckily, there are some natural tricks to soothe itchy skin, starting with the so-called emollient ingredients. An emollient ingredient will soften and smooth the skin, making it much more comfortable. In natural cosmetics, you can count on the following emollients:
Aloe vera gel: soothing, repairing, hydrating & regenerating. It gently moisturizes, calms itching and soothes the skin thanks to its freshness.
Oat: and more specifically oatmeal. Perhaps you have already seen “green moms” putting oatmeal in their babies’ bath to soothe their eczema? It is a very gentle ingredient that is suitable for babies, but also for adults to gently soothe their eczema. To use it, you just have to pour it in the bath (in powder if possible) or to leave it for 10 minutes in boiling water to obtain a kind of cream to apply on the skin once cooled.
True lavender hydrosol: soothing and healing, this hydrosol is known to calm and accelerate the regeneration of skin cells.
Roman chamomile hydrosol: soothing, it relieves the delicate skins without attacking them.
Nourish and strengthen the skin
Your skin also needs good nutrition. And for that, nothing better than plant-based butters and oils:
Calendula macerate: soothing, regenerating and healing, it repairs the skin and helps it heal deeply. Anti-inflammatory, it durably soothes sensitive & eczematous skins.
Prickly pear seed oil *: rich in essential fatty acids, it also contains omega 6 which helps skin repair and fights against dehydration, one of the enemies of eczematous skin.
Shea butter: known to relieve irritation and tightness, it can be a good alternative for soothing eczema. However, it may not be suitable for people allergic to latex because it contains a small amount.
Cupuaçu butter: perfect for dehydrated skin, it is helpful if you are allergic to shea butter since it does not contain latex.
Sweet almond oil: soothing and anti-inflammatory, sweet almond oil is one of the gentlest oils for skincare. It is also the oil that is recommended for taking care of babies skin, that’s how soft it is!
* Many of our clients have told us that their eczema has decreased after using our prickly pear oil. In addition to the omega 6, we note the presence of sterols that help preserve the hydrolipidic film of the skin. It is therefore not surprising that its use also has a beneficial effect at this level!
Adopt a softer hygiene
Eczematous skin does not need more aggression… It already has enough reasons to get inflamed!
Therefore, prefer a cold-saponified soap, enriched with vegetable butters, vegetable oils and natural vegetable glycerin. Choose superfatted soaps (8 to 10% of superfatting). Forget shower gels because they tend to dry out the skin. Favor lukewarm showers to avoid drying and damaging the skin. And above all, space out your showers, the more you wash yourself, the more your skin is “attacked”.
For laundry, choose a perfume-free washing powder, as natural as possible. If you regularly have eczema on your hands, it may be due to the use of chemical household products. Therefore, choose natural cleaning products!
When it comes to food, it is better to limit dairy and to drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Avoid inflammatory foods (sugar in general, processed foods, gluten, saturated fatty acids, coffee).
Calm your mind
While eczema can be genetic, or due to the skin that is very sensitive to external aggressions, eczema can also come from within. Try to adopt routines that calm your mind. Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep & frustration are not your friends. You must therefore try to calm your mind permanently. You can help yourself with essential oils by diffusing it in the air or breathing it in from the bottle.
The relaxing effect of essential oils on the mind
Did you know that the components of your cosmetics could have a positive effect on your well-being ? Particularly when they contain essential oils ! Essential oils have many benefits on your health, skin but also your mind, when they have been carefully selected. Essential oils can thus relax and relieve stress.
When applied on the skin, essential oils will pass through your body to help you relax, and will have a positive effect directly within your skin tissues. To get even more benefits from essential oils, you can inhale your skincare products when applying them on your skin. Instead of applying your products as usual, without thinking about it, rub your hands together with a few drops of product.
Cup your hands below your nose and inhale the relaxing essential oils.
When a skincare product contains essential oils, its molecules will lift up your nose and soothe your mind. This is why we add essential oils to our products whenever it’s possible. Our anti-aging face serum for example, contains neroli essential oil while our waterless and moisturizing face cream contains ylang ylang essential oil and jasmine absolute.
7 relaxing essential oils
Which essential oils use to relax ? Which essential oils help fight against stress and anxiety ? We will list in this article the properties of 7 essential oils.
1. Jasmine essential oil
Latin name: Jasmimum grandiflorum
Jasmine essential oil, which is actually jasmine grandiflorum absolute, is known as “the night queen”. Did you notice the enchanting fragrance in the streets when the sun is down ? Jasmine has the ability to fill the air with its enchanting fragrance, warm, floral, comforting and soothing.
Also, jasmine is rare, and its delicate flowers are handpicked to preserve its odorant properties. Jasmine essential oil – or jasmine absolute – is known to help being optimistic and to sooth the body and mind.
It is advised in case of stress, anxiety and bad mood. Relaxing, it enables soothing tension and promoting sleep, perfect if you use it before going to bed !
You can find this essential oil in our moisturizing face cream.
Important: it is not recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding, and not recommended for children under 7.
2. Ylang ylang essential oil
Latin name: Cananga Odorata
Ylang ylang essential oil has many cosmetic properties, we can actually find it in the composition of many skincare products. But it also has many benefits on the mind. As jasmine essential oil, it has a floral and voluptuous fragrance. It is the sort of fragrance that is easily recognizable !
Ylang ylang essential oil calms nervous tensions, relieves stress, restlessness, irritability and mood swings. It also fights against sleeping disorders and momentary blues cases. It is also well known for its aphrodisiac virtues !
You can also find it in our hydrating face cream.
Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 7.
3. Lavender essential oil
Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis or lavandula vera
Lavender essential oil is one of the most renowned essential oil to soothe the body, skin and mind. Its aromatic molecules will do a lot of good to your mind. Soothing and relaxing, it is advised to relieve blues moments and anxiety. It is advised to help recover from hard times and to help the mind rest. It can be used pure on wrists, inhaled whenever you need it.
Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 3. If you are breastfeeding, ask your practitioner.
Citrus essential oils help fight against the stress
Let’s now have a look at citrus fruits with bergamot, orange, petitgrain and neroli essential oils. You will actually notice that the latin names of these essential oils all begin with the common denominator “citrus”.
Important: citrus essential oils are photosensitive, one should not have sun exposure after using them on the skin. It is also important to use them when diluted with vegetable oils, and not pure on the skin.
4. Bergamot essential oil
Latin name : Citrus bergamia
Bergamot essential oil is ideal if you need relaxing, well-being and a little help to sleep. The molecules contained in this essential oil helps lowering down blood pressure and stress. They act positively on the nervous system and help soothe the mind. The citrusy fragrance of bergamot essential oil makes it very pleasant to use.
Important: it is not recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding, and not recommended for children under 7.
5. Orange essential oil
Latin name : Citrus sinensis
Calming, soothing and anti-stress, orange essential oil helps sleeping and brings joy. It is recommended in case of anxiety, depression, mood swing and burn out.
Important: it is not recommended before the 3rd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 3.
6. Petitgrain essential oil
Latin name : Citrus aurantium
Calming and relaxing, petitgrain essential oil soothes the mind and calms nervous strain. Also known as bitter orange essential oil (citrus aurantium in latin), it is ideal for irritability and mood swings. It is the essential oil of “emotion”, perfect to feel well and serene. It helps fight against stress and to have a feeling of comfort.
Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 6.
7. Neroli essential oil
Latin name : Citrus aurantium ssp amara
Did you notice the common point between petitgrain essential oil and neroli essential oil? They are part of the same plant, which explains the common denominator “citrus aurantium” which corresponds to the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain essential oil is obtained from bitter orange leaves while neroli essential oil comes from its flowers. Which means this essential oil is more rare and precious, and has a higher price.
Its properties are very effective on the nervous system. It has nearly the same properties as petitgrain essential oil, but they are way multiplied in neroli essential oil ! It is then perfect to soothe the mind. Besides having a voluptuous and enchanting fragrance, neroli helps reequilibrating the nervous system. This essential oil relieves anxiety, helps relaxing and sleeping.
You can find it in our anti-aging face serum.
Important: it is not recommended before the 2nd quarter of pregnancy and for children under 6.
Maximizing Aloe Vera Benefits for your Skincare and Haircare Routines
What are the benefits of aloe vera gel? How to use it?
Aloe vera is a succulent plant composed of an hydrating pulp (up to 98% of water!) This plant was already present in the ancient medecine treaties for its benefits in medicinal (burns and scars) and cosmetic care. We actually chose to use this plant in our organic face cream, instead of water, which is usually used in skincare products.
Aloe vera gel is the star ingredient of natural cosmetics : its properties have many benefits on skin and hair. You can have a look at the way to use aloe vera gel on face and hair in the corresponding parts of this article. Aloe vera gel can be used in different ways, on the face as a serum, a cream, an under eye treatment, but also as an after-sun gel or an hydrating treatment for hair.
Note : it is important to have a look at its components if you buy it as an ingredient. Some aloe vera gels are made of water and dehydrated powder (leaf powder). Dehydrated leaf powder has less benefits and less nutrients. Real aloe vera gel can be found under the name of “Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice“.
Benefits of aloe vera gel
Don’t hesitate to take notes as aloe vera gel is one of the magic ingredients that have many active components – over 150 ! Rich in vitamins, oligo-elements, minerals, enzymes and essential amino acids, it has many benefits for skin and hair. Essential amino acids naturally present in the aloe vera pulp help regenerate skin tissues (keratinocytes and fibroblasts).
Aloe vera gel is a real concentrate of properties : it is hydrating, soothing, healing, regenerating, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, repairing, tightening…
Its benefits on the face
Aloe vera gel is great for all skin types : mature skin, dry skin but also sensitive skin and skin with imperfections. It is a great ingredient to seal skin moisture, but it also has many other benefits.
Here are some examples of its benefits on the face :
- Repairing (stimulates skin repair),
- Anti-aging (smoothes skin, reduces fine lines, diminishes dark spots),
- Stimulates cell renewal (collagen and elastin synthesis),
- Hydrating (it helps compensate the natural process of skin dehydration),
- Soothing (irritations, redness, fever spots),
- Purifying (acne, sebum excess),
- Healing (acne scars, small cuts, razor cuts),
- Nourishing (thanks to its richness in vitamins and oligo-elements),
- Protecting (it forms a film on skin’s surface).
Aloe vera gel has a great synergy with vegetable oils as it helps fatty acids penetrate the skin. It is advised to mix it with a vegetable oil to avoid the tightening effect that it may cause when used on its own. You can find below 3 examples of skincare uses : lifting serum, hydrating under eye care, after-shave (to soothe razor burn). These recipes don’t contain preservatives, thus, they have to be used the same day you prepare them.
★ Face lifting serum recipe : 2 doses of aloe vera gel for 1 dose of vegetable oil of your choice.
☆ Hydrating under eye care : 2 doses of aloe vera gel for 1 dose of avocado oil.
★ Refreshing after-shave recipe : 1 dose of aloe vera gel, 1 dose of argan oil and 1 press of peppermint water.
Aloe vera gel for hair
While it has many benefits on the skin, aloe vera gel is great for hair too ! It suits all hair types, giving them a great shot of hydration. It is also known to soothe itchy scalp, when it is sensitive, irritated or with dandruff. Aloe vera gel also enables to space out shampoos by regulating excess sebum (when applied on dry hair roots). If it’s suitable for all hair types, it is particularly recommended for dry, oily or weakened hair, but also for hair lacking hydration.
Aside from its hydrating and regenerating properties, aloe vera gel gives a great definition to frizzy, curly and wavy hair. You can find below 3 quick uses of aloe vera gel on hair. These recipes will enable you to create a hair gel, an hydrating recipe and a curl defining serum. These recipes don’t contain preservatives, thus, they have to be used the same day you prepare them.
★ Hair gel recipe : Pour and warm between your hands 1 to 2 nutshells of aloe vera gel, and apply on dry hair.
☆ Hydrating recipe for hair : Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of argan oil and apply to lengths and ends. You can apply this recipe on dry or damp hair, depending on your hair type. It is ideal for deeply repairing and hydrating hair.
★ Curl defining serum : Mix 2 tablespoon with 1 teaspoon of broccoli oil. Apply on wet hair. Use the “scrunch” method if you want to add more bounce to your waves and curls.
Aloe vera gel benefits on the body
It has many benefits on your face and hair. But did you know it also has many benefits on your body?
Excellent for tightening skin, it helps diminish and prevent stretch marks, providing your skin with all the hydration it needs ! It is great for recent scars, as it helps diminishing them. It also soothes sunburns, insect bites, irritations and superficial burns.
Thanks to its healing properties, it helps alleviate burns and irritations. If you have sunburns or in case of insect bites, apply 2 nutshells of aloe vera gel and 2-3 drops of organic lavender essential oil. It will help accelerate the healing process.
Argan oil benefits
Argan tree history
First of all, argan oil comes from the argan tree which is a thousand years old ! Well-known in Morocco, it glees its inhabitants…and goats. The latests are fond of argan tree fruits, and if you happen to cross the road of this tree, you will have a chance to see goats perched on its branches. You can find the argan tree in South-West of Morocco, in the High Atlas region.
Did you know?
The argan tree helps slow down desert growth in arid areas of Morocco. It then enables maintaining good levels of humidity and soil fertility for agriculture.
Vegetable argan oil is used for its cosmetics and culinary properties. When used in recipes, and thanks to the presence of unsaturated fatty acids, it helps protect the cardiovascular system.
Argan oil’s ID
Latin name : Argania spinosa
Origin : Morocco (Souss Valley)
Part of the plant : argan fruit
Production method : cold-pressed fruit
How is argan oil made?
The argan tree fruit contains one to three nuts, also known as “amandons”. But how to obtain this precious oil?
Nuts’ peeking is done during the summer by moroccan women. They dry the argan fruits under the sun, take off the flesh and crush nuts’ shells to extract the little nuts. 40 to 60 kilos of argan fruits are necessary to obtain 1 liter of oil. The argan tree plays an important role in this arid region of Morocco as argan oil production is the only women’s source of revenue… We advise you to choose an organic argan oil, 100% pure and natural.
Let’s have a look at argan oil’s components
If it’s that reputed, it’s because of its precious ingredients ! Composed of mostly 75% of unsaturated fatty acids*, it also has high levels of vitamin E and sterols.
*31-36% of linoleic acid (omega 6) and 43-49% of oleic acid (omega 9)
You will find below the cosmetic properties of its components :
Properties of unsaturated fatty acids : nourishing, protecting and regenerating, they help the skin recover its natural glow and prevent premature skin ageing. Omega 9 are great for skin elasticity while omega 6 diminish skin’s water loss and regulate sebum production.
Properties of vitamin E : antioxidant, it helps fight against cells ageing
Properties of sterols : improve skin barrier function and microcirculation, slow down skin ageing, and stimulate cell membranes.
Argan oil benefits
It has many benefits for skin and hair. It’s an oil that can be found in many cosmetic products. Particularly adapted to dry skin, it is also adapted to mature skin, dry and brittle hair, but also to soft and brittle nails. Its levels of unsaturated fatty acids are good for the health of skin and hair. It is also recommended to relieve skin irritations, eczema or psoriasis.
List of its benefits :
- Strengthens nails and eyelashes
- Slows down skin ageing
- Repairs chapped and cracked skin
- Releves eczema and psoriasis
- Strengthens fragile and brittle hair
- Nourishes dry hair
- Regenerates skin
Renowned for its nourishing, protecting and regenerating properties, argan oil is a great cosmetic activ. It’s ideal to fight against skin ageing signs, and give soupleness to skin and hair. It supports skin tissue healing, limits brown spots development and enables epidermis and dermis restructuration.
Did you know? The actives present in argan oil help lipid production in the epidermis. Lipids are known for skin hydrolipidic film good functioning. It enables skin to produce sebum naturally (essential for the skin) and to increase the levels of nutrients in skin cells. It also enables to maintain skin’s natural hydration, for a soft and supple skin.
Argan oil benefits for face
Argan oil is a great anti-ageing ingredient for the face…but not only ! With almost 75% unsaturated fatty acids, this oil has a repairing, regenerating and nourishing action on the skin. It also stimulates defense mechanisms of the skin and its resistance to external aggressions (cold, sun, wind, temperature variations, etc).
Rich in vitamin E and in sterols, it also has antioxidant properties that enable to fight efficiently against skin ageing, while both stimulating cell renewal and neutralizing free radicals.
Our face skin regenerates constantly in order to create new cells. With time passing, this process takes more time and its intensity diminishes. This is why vegetable oils can be a real boost to stimulate cell renewal. It helps restore skin hydrolipidic film, which is essential to have a hydrated, supple and elastic skin.
Argan oil benefits for the skin :
- antioxidant and anti-ageing
- nourishing and repairing
This precious oil is adapted to all skin types, but particularly to dry and fragile skins, combination skins and to fight against wrinkles. Thanks to its components, argan oil enables to have a firmer and less wrinkled skin. A daily use of anti-ageing vegetable oils such as argan oil or prickly pear seed oil will have a positive effect on skin, and will help it fight against ageing signs.
How to use it as a skincare product ?
Pour 2 drops of vegetable oil in your hands and rub them to naturally heat the oil. Apply the oil in circular movements on your face, on your neck and neckline, from inside out.
Argan oil for hair care
For supple and shining hair, nothing better than vegetable argan oil. Argan oil has a great concentration of benefits for hair. It nourishes and revitalizes hair, and also leaves them strong, soft, shiny and silky.
Moreover, it is particularly recommended for dry, dull and brittle hair, and for damaged ends. It also deeply nourishes hair and strengthens the scalp.
Quick hair care recipe:
To deeply nourish your dry hair, apply 1 tablespoon of argan oil, from roots to ends. Brush your hair to spread the oil, wrap your hair in a hot and damp towel (to help the oil penetrate better) and leave it for at least 2 hours. To remove excess oil, wash your hair with a smooth shampoo.
You can also apply daily and without rinsing some drops of argan oil on your lengths. Heat the oil in your hands and apply on each hair strand, until there is no more oil left in your hands. Your hair will be nourished and shiny, but also stronger and protected against external aggressions… Great for split ends and brittle hair!
Benefits or argan oil on hair:
- Strengthens and protects
- Deeply nourishes
- Adds shine to your hair
Argan oil for body and nails
You are convinced of argan oil benefits on face and hair, but did you know that this oil was also good for your body ? It can be used to prevent stretch marks when your weight changes or during pregnancy, as it improves skin elasticity.
Thanks to its levels of omega 6 (also known as linoleic acid), argan oil has healing and repairing properties on the skin. Perfect if you have burns, scars, chapped skin or skin tightness.
It is also recommended to reinforce fragile, soft and brittle nails. When used regularly, it will make wonders on your nails and cuticles !
Quick recipe for your nails :
Mix a nutshell of argan vegetable oil with 1 drop of lemon essential oil. Use it in the evening (lemon essential oil is photo-sensitive) and massage your nails during a few minutes. Be careful not to touch your eyes or lips after applying this recipe.