Striking It Rich
Is oil on your skin a good thing? If your initial answer is no, we urge you to give this “Moroccan gold” a try. Arganica’s eco-conscious line of supple skin care products, all of which contain prized argan oil, sustainably harvested and traded, work to reduce the effects of aging.
But the effects of this oil are more than just a pretty face - at the same time, women in the argan forest are lifted up out of poverty through cooperatives that work to sustainably harvest and trade the precious oil.
Close in nature to sebum, our skin’s natural hydrating component, the Argania spinosa tree’s oil is quickly and easily absorbed without a hovering, unpleasant sheen. Additionally, the oil contains naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, and high levels of vitamin E (for days stuck in the office when you don’t soak up enough sun). Our favorite argan oil assets are the lip butter, a creamy stick of oil-infused, fragrance-free balm ($10 ), and the restorative elixir for problem areas or blemish-busting ($45). Of course, for an ultra luxurious moisture level on the most mundane of days, be sure to drop some Moroccan gold straight onto your face and neck for the ultimate in opulence.
*Photo credit: Arganica