Facial oils are one of the most effective products for preventing wrinkles, softening skin, and strengthening the skin barrier. Argan and Jojoba Oil are two of the most beneficial oils in skincare, so it’s no wonder both are becoming more frequent in skin care products, including our Glow-To Oil. We’re going to break down the similarities and differences between the two and why we’re absolutely obsessed with both.
What is Argan Oil?
Argan Oil is an ingredient native to Morocco, and it is derived from the kernels that grow on Argan trees. It is either sold as a pure oil or a component within a product in the cosmetics industry.
What is Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba Oil is natural oil produced from the seed of the Chinensis plant native to Arizona, California, and Mexico. The beauty industry has only recently recognized Jojoba Oil for its benefits to the skin, but its effects are undeniable. Similar to Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil is an immensely effective moisturizer. Jojoba Oil is made up mainly of a type of wax called ester wax, and unlike other oils, it mimics the natural oils our skin produces. This means you won’t end up with clogged pores after use. Numerous benefits come with incorporating these two oils into your skincare routine.
Treating Damaged Skin
Argan and Jojoba Oils are one of the most effective ingredients when treating free radical damage caused by UV rays. This is due to the antioxidant properties within them. In the long term, these oils can help prevent melanoma, skin cancer, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation. Jojoba Oil is also rich in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that works to reverse the damage done by excess UV exposure.
If you have dry, irritated skin these two oils may just be your solution. Argan and Jojoba Oil are highly hydrating and nourishing, thanks to their profuse levels of Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that retains moisture in the skin. Both of these oils are considered "dry oils," meaning they won't leave your skin feeling greasy as they absorb quickly into your skin. These are the perfect ingredients to deeply penetrate your skin with intense hydration without clogging pores and causing breakouts.
Treating Skin Conditions
These multi-use oils can also treat skin conditions such as Rosacea, Psoriasis, and Acne. This is due to their anti-inflammatory properties as well as regulating excess sebum on the skin. Jojoba Oil also contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that help prevent Eczema, Dermatitis, and helps to heal wounds, burns, and inflammation quicker.
With all of these fantastic benefits, we knew these two oils were the perfect addition to our Glow-To Facial Oil. These gentle oils mix well with other ingredients, like Squalane. Oils can be scary to put on your face, especially for those of us with oily skin, but oils are some of the best tools for balancing and hydrating our skin.