Argan Oil – Natural Source of Vitamin E with 80% Essential fatty acids

Fatty acids in the skin lubricate, soften, and protect skin and prevent moisture loss from the skin. Both essential and non-essential fatty acids play critical roles in proper skin function. The lack of fatty acids, when people grow up, causes drying and loss of elasticity in the skin, favoring the appearance of wrinkles.

When our own fatty acids aren’t enough

Our human bodies are capable of synthesizing most of the fatty acids we need. These fatty acids are known as Non-essential fatty acids. They can be produced by the body. They can still be ingested from some of the food or applied to the skin.

Essential fatty acids must be obtained from food. The two types of essential fatty acids (EFAs) are linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid. EFAs are called essential because they are absolutely essential in our bodies, but our bodies cannot synthesize them.  Therefore, we must consume them in our diets or apply them to our skin. All other fatty acids found in the skin are referred to as fatty acids. These include palmitic acid, oleic acid, myristic acid, stearic acid, and others. The main functions of the essential fatty acids are to maintain healthy cell membranes, maintain healthy levels of hydration and prevent signs of premature aging of the skin. The symptoms of insufficient essential fatty acids are dry hair, dry skin and dry nails.

Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acid

Argan Oil is an amazing natural source of vitamin E with 80% essential fatty acids, the group of fatty acids that the organism cannot produce. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that quenches free radicals and neutralizes destructive oxidation.

In the early 90s, chemical analysis confirmed that the valuable dermatological properties of Argan oil is due to its high essential acid composition (also called omega 3, 6 and 9: 50% linoleic acid, linolenic acid 15%, acid 12% oleic acid, arachidonic acid 1%, 3% linolenic acid), and large amounts of vitamin E, triple more than of olive oil has.

Argan oil is beneficial in the skin care process

Argan oil composition is unique to use in cosmetics. Argan oil is high in linoleic acid and oleic acid and helps support healthy, hydrate skin. You can even  use it on hair to strengthen and add a soft sheen. It has fantastic healing properties for skin ailments and protects against premature ageing caused by oxidation. Argan Oil also helps restore, regenerate and restructure the skin by way of increasing the nutrient content of skin cells.

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