People have been looking for it for centuries – that elixir or potion that can keep you looking and feeling young. Many today find their answers in cosmetic procedures and surgery. Some swear by Retin-A . Others maintain that exercise, diet and lifestyle can keep you younger.
As a Lucky magazine subscriber I read with interest a recent article by Beauty Director Jean Godfrey-June about the benefits of argan oil. Moroccan goats apparently climb trees to eat the precious argan fruit. (This in itself is a feat, as they have cloven hooves). Argan oil, which comes from this fruit has been used for years as an anti-aging all round beautifying moisturizer by people from Crete and Morocco.
In a personal test, I used about 5-7 drops of oil on my face as a moisturizer after cleansing. I did this twice a day for a week. After just one treatment, I immediately noticed an improvement in softness, plumpness and a slight healthier glow. My facialist also noticed a swift improvement, especially in my forehead area. And although the oil absorbs quickly, its benefits can still be felt on the skin for quite some time. It does not stain pillowcases and can be used on hair, nails and skin as well as on the face. I’ve tried Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil (from Sephora) and the Sheaterra Organics Moroccan Argan Oil, pictured above, available at Kabuki Spa & Skin Care Centre on Locke Street in Hamilton. For now, its my Fountain of Youth!