Katharine L’Heureux shares Kahina Argan Oil’s sun-saving attributes with Bergdorf Goodman’s blog for Melanoma Awareness Month.
“I first discovered argan oil on a trip through the Moroccan desert in 2007 after my skin care products had been confiscated at the airport on the flight in. My skin was severely dehydrated after the long flight. Five days later, after traveling from Casablanca to Fez and down to the Sahara desert, I was desperate. My usually combination skin was so badly dehydrated that my few days in the desert had left my complexion reddened and peeling. I asked my guide what Moroccan women use on their skin and he told me about argan oil and how it was the only product his grandmother and mother ever used. Unaccustomed to using a pure oil on my face, I was reluctant to try it, but with no other option, I was taken to the apothecary when I reached Marrakech to buy some oil. The results on my skin were immediate. Reddening was lessened, sunburn soothed, my skin went from the texture of shoe leather to smooth, supple and moisturized. I was amazed by the results and decided to look further into argan oil and the “science” behind this age-old ingredient.
I learned that argan oil is extremely rich in antioxidants (protecting the skin from cancer-causing UVA rays), essential fatty acids which moisturize and repair skin post sun, and Vitamin E which boosts UVB protection.
Now, Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil (212 872 8720) is a must-have compliment to my sun care regimen for body and face. And I love the radiant glow that it gives my skin. It would most certainly be the thing I would choose to have with me if I were stranded on a deserted island!”