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Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Until now, Argan Oil has been a well-kept secret. Cosmetic Argan Oil is extracted and pressed from the raw nuts, or kernals, from the Argan Tree in Morocco. For Centuries, the indigenous Berber tribes of Morocco have been aware of its benefits in revitalizing and transforming the quality of skin, nails, and hair.
Known as "liquid gold", Argan Oil is full of antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6. It has a tremendous ability to improve skin hydration, a very important anti-aging benefit. Argan oil strengthens the hair and restores shine and adds luster. Due to its highly diffusible nature, it easily penetrates hair follicles and strengthens hair from the roots. It also cures split ends by properly nourishing and increasing circulation to the hair follicles. Similarly, Argan oil soothes cuticles and strengthens nails.
Elma & Sana sells 100% Pure Organic Argan oil and uses the same 100% pure organic oil in the production of their Skin and Hair Care Products. They purchase the oil direct from Moroccan Women Cooperatives who are certified organic by Ecocert, an international organization known for its strict standards. Because Elma & Sana buys direct from these cooperatives, they avoid the "middle man" and take great pride in offering their customers the best pricing on this rare and very costly product. Another important benefit is that they support women in business in the Moroccan Villages where the Argan trees grow.
I recieved several amazing products from Elma & Sana to review. They are as follows: Moroccan Ghassoul Lava Clay Powder, 100% pure Organic Argan Oil Moisturizer, Argan Oil Peppermint Lip Balm, Argan Oil Shea Butter Moisturizing Blend and 100% Natural Moroccan Rose Water.
Moroccan Ghassoul Clay can be used as detoxifying cleanser, skin conditioner, shampoo, facial and body mask. It reduces dryness, improves skin clarity and elasticity and has extractive abilities that remove impurities and unblock pores - even stubborn blackheads. As a hair treatment, Moroccan Ghassoul Clay cleanses the hair, removing impurities, and leaves hair bouncy and voluminous.
My Experience: I love this clay, because it is so much fun to use. You get really muddy when using it, yet it is detoxifying. I slather it all over my damp body in the shower and leave it on for about ten minutes before rinsing. I also enjoy mixing it with the Moroccan Rose Water into a pste that I use as a facial mask to remove impurities from my skin, while infusing it with the moisture from the Rose Water. It certainly takes away oil as well as pimples. (perfect for PMS time.) I have also used it in place of shampoo for a deep cleansing of my hair. It is great for removing buildup, and then I use my Argan Oil as my deep conditioning treatment for lustrous, sexy shiny hair. All natural, too!
- For Face & Body – To restore the natural freshness and glow to skin, use daily on clean skin. This is pure 100% Argan Oil and only takes a few drops gently massaged into the skin to achieve outstanding benefits.
- For Hair - Apply to hair any time or after shampoo as a leave-in treatment or use as pre-wash treatment applying it 30 minutes before shampooing – massage scalp and brush through hair will give added benefits.
- For Nails – Apply to nails and cuticles for a longer, stronger and healthier fingernails. Works for toenails too!
My Experience: I have used this amazing moisturizing oil from head to toe right after I shower. It seals the moisture into my skin and keeps me feeling fresh and dewey. I usually have very dry skin, and my skin stays hydrated for about 24 hours after I use this. I have also used it as a deep conditioning treatment after I shampoo. I leave it in my damp hair, and massage it into my scalp. I always rinse it out, though because my hair tends to be greasy if I do not. After that, it is beautifully conditioned and soft.
Argan Peppermint Lip Balm hydrates, soothes and provides long lasting moisture. No preservatives, no parabans, no synthetic fragrances and no artificial colors – our 100% natural and vegetarian balm with refreshing Peppermint is bound to be your year-round favorite lip product.
My Experience: Yes, this is my current favorite lip balm. I keep it on my nightstand, and it is the first thing I reach for just before I go to sleep. It feels so good on my lips, and they are reaping the benefits of softness. My lips have just been so smooth and have not been peeling. I love it!
Excellent for nourishing and hydrating skin – Sprinkle, or mist, the face and body at the end of your cleansing process to refresh and revitalize your skin while enjoying the fragrant smell of the damascena rose.
My Experience: I feel like royalty when I use this fragrant rose toner. It reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to try to make perfume out of the roses in my grandmother's back yard. I would pretend I was a princess. I love the scent of roses. I use this toner on a cotton ball and dab it all over my face and neck after cleansing. I allow it to penetrate my skin before I apply my additional beauty treatments, although it would be a great light moisturizer for daytime on its own.
To learn more about Elma & Sana products or to purchase go to: http://www.arganoilandmore.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. The opinions are my own.