WHY WE'RE OBSESSED:
We love a fresh convert. The few oil skincare skeptics in our office are now over-the-moon smitten for Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil, and for good reason. If you’re seeking an oil that melts into your skin and creates a dewy look without creating breakouts or clogging pores (the fear most people have about using oils on their face), this is it. Some of us have even noticed a reduction in cystic acne scars when using this oil: Holla! Give the product a week to see a change to the texture of your skin; the change can be so dramatic, a few of us don’t even feel the need for foundation anymore. Yes, really. A little bit goes a long way, and you can totally use alone or in conjunction with your moisturizer. Hot tip: A few ladies in the office swear by a glass of water coupled with a few drops of Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil as their sole radiant skin beauty ritual. Oh, and if that’s not enough, Donna Karan, the Grande Dame of all things gorgeous has said Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil is “the product I can't live without.” Yup, great minds think alike.
Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil is created by Berber women in Morocco’s argan region who crack the argan nuts by hand using centuries-old techniques. We love that Kahina Giving Beauty CEO Katharine L’Heureux personally and regularly visits every cooperative that supplies oil to ensure fair payment and treatment of these amazing women who are doing the hard work of extracting the argan oil.
WHAT IT DOES:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of argan oil. But what is it exactly, why is it beneficial for our skin, and why is Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil different from all the others on the market?
Argan Oil is a multipurpose oil derived from the hard almond-like seed, encased in an external shell and a fruity outside pulp nut of the argan tree. The oil from these intact argan seeds is extremely rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants and high concentrations of essential fatty acids, the essential building blocks of healthy skin. That’s why it’s been shown to minimize fine lines, restore the skin’s elasticity, overall improve skin tone, soothe irritation, and neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging.
The most important factor in determining argan oil quality is the “goat factor.” Yup, you heard us right. Goats love this little magical nut, but when they nibble at it, and eat up all the pulp, the power of the nuts is diminished. Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil only uses nuts that are still intact. The oil is then cold-pressed using modern equipment to preserve the integrity of the oil.
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