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Ulei de argan / Argan oil November 8, 2011

Posted by lillylikes in Eyes, Face & Skin, Hair.
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In timpul sedintei mele de cosmetica de la salonul Monik din Cluj, Bianca mi-a atras atentia ca tenul meu este gras in zona T (frunte-nas-barbie) si foarte uscat si sensibil in rest (pe obraji si mai ales pe maxilare). Astfel ca ea mi-a recomandat sa folosesc pe toata fata ulei de argan, iar in timpul sedintei mele de cosmetica ea mi-a facut un masaj facial cu acest tip de ulei. Am cerut si eu sa cumpar de la ele o sticla cu acest ulei minune, dar nu aveau pe stoc si livrarea dura mai mult timp decat aveam eu la dispozitie. In final, am primit de la Miki o sticla cu licoarea fermecata pe care am adus-o cu mine la Bergen si din care am folosit cateva zile. Apoi am inceput sa ma documentez despre acest ulei si iata ce am aflat:

– provine din Maroc, Agadir unde creste arborele de Argania Spinosa si este denumit aurul Marocului fiind cel mai rar ulei din lume;

– specia de arbore Argania este protejata UNESCO, iar pentru a produce 1 litru de ulei este nevoie de: 32 de kilograme de seminte, adica de fructele mature dintr-un sezon intreg a 6 arbori + cateva zile de munca a femeilor berbere (populatia indigena marocana). Fructele mature de Argania au o coaja groasa care este sparta, iar inauntru se gasesc intre 1 si 3 seminte uleioase (asemanatoare migdalelor);

– este foarte bogat in vitaminele A, E, feroli (alfa si toco), acizi grasi neasaturati, fenoli, acid fenolic, caroten, acid oleic si acid linoleic;

– este indicat pentru tenul sensibil, ridat, rosiatic, tern; uleiul are proprietati antioxidante, regenerante, nutritive, emoliente si restructurante extraordinare;

– se poate folosi in stare naturala sau amestecat cu diferite creme sau cu zeama de lamaie si se poate aplica pe intregul corp, pe fata, par sau unghii in diferite forme: ulei, tincturi, cataplasme, bai de abur, masti, etc;

– se poate folosi de oricine inclusiv de catre femeile insarcinate inainte si dupa nastere pentru a impiedica aparitia vergeturilor, pentru a obtine o piele elastica, pentru a preveni lasarea pielii si sanilor, pentru hidratare, anti-imbatranire, pentru stralucirea pielii, pentru protectie, pentru a reda supletea pielii, pentru catifelarea pielii, ca si cicatrizant, pentru a reconstrui filmul hidrolipidic, atenueaza ridurile, da stralucire si vigoare parului, aplicat cu un mic masaj ajuta in caz de oboseala si stress, fortifierea unghiilor casante, tratamentul acneei, tratamentul varicelei, si asa mai departe;

– poate inlocui cu succes crema de noapte si crema pentru conturul ochilor; 50 ml de ulei dureaza mai mult decat 50 ml crema;

– daca uleiul de argan este bio atunci inseamna ca nu contine reziduri de pesticide si/sau ingrasaminte, iar uleiul a fost obtinut prin presarea la rece;

uleiul de argan culinar: detine calitati culinare exceptionale fiind recomandat ca fiind foarte sanatos pentru organism. Uleiul de argan folosit in alimentatie reduce colesterolul rau si, imbunatatind nivelul colesterolului bun, reduce hipertensiunea, are efect anti-obezitate fiind consumat pe stomacul gol, ajuta functionarea ficatului, este anticancerigen, stimuleaza oxigenarea celulara ameliorand calitatea depunerilor intercelulare,

diferenta dintre uleiul bio si cel culinar: aspectul, pretul si procedeeul de obtinere. Uleiul bio este obtinut exclusiv prin presare la rece cu procedee mecanice fara alte tratamente chimice sau termice. Uleiul alimentar se obtine din semintele si fructele arborelui prajite inainte de presare (pentru o aromare mai puternica). Asta demonstreaza ca uleiul de argan alimentar are in procedeeul de fabricatiea lui un tratament termic care poate distruge proprietatile enumerate mai sus si astfel nu este recomandat a fi utilizat in cosmetica sau pentru ingrijirea pielii, parului si unghiilor;

– avand proprietati oxidative, se pastreaza pana la 6 luni de la deschidere intr-un loc racoros, in recipient inchis la culoare, ferit de aer si lumina, la temperaturi sub 35°C. Pastrat la frigider, perioada se prelungeste pana la 12 luni;

– pretul variaza in functie de tip si de gramaj, astfel, in Romania, uleiul se poate cumpara de aici (40-45-70-90-500 RON uleiul cosmetic sau 85 RON uleiul alimentar), aici (62 Ron ulei bio de argan) sau produsele L’Erbolario din farmaciile Sensiblu, aici (ulei bio de argan 50 ml -18 RON sau 100ml – 35 RON), aici (ulei de argan bio 50ml – 44 RON) sau aici (ulei de argan bio 50ml – 40RON sau ulei de argan pur virgin 100ml – 61RON). Sunt sigura ca la o simpla cautare pe net o sa gasiti si voi multe alte locuri de unde se poate cumpara acest ulei minune.

Acum dupa ce am invatat atatea am ajuns la concluzia ca la salonul de cosmetica MoniK fetele folosesc uleiul de argan alimentar! Ceea ce nu mi se pare a fi 100% corect. Pretul unei sedinte de masaj corporal total/partial/roci vulcanice sau unul facial cu ulei de argan este la MoniK in jur de 30-40-90-100 RON, vezi lista de preturi aici.

Intrebarea este: (a) prefera lumea sa plateasca un pret mai mic pentru un produs bun pe jumatate sau mai putin?! (b) Sau preferi sa platesti cu ceva mai mult, dar sa stii ca produsul folosit este eficient 100% si este ceea ce are nevoie tenul/corpul tau? Eu as tinde sa raspund (b) si ma intreb daca exista undeva in Cluj un salon de cosmetica care sa foloseasca un ulei de argan bun, de calitate, bio si destinat industriei cosmetice. In fond ma duc la cosmetica nu la cratita :).

Concluzie: Este foarte important sa fim informate, este foarte  important sa cerem sa vedem produsele care ne sunt aplicate pe corp si in special pe fata, este extrem de important sa primesti ceea ce esti dispusa sa platesti! O lectie foarte importante pentru mine, in fond sunt banii mei si pielea mea… :).

Update: Pe site-ul Pure Argan Oil puteti afla si voi mai multe detalii. Vestea buna e ca livreaza ulei de argan pur, perfect pentru uz cosmetical, oriunde in lume 🙂

English version

During my cosmetic session at the Monik salon from Cluj, Bianca told me that my complexion was fatty in the T area (forehead-nose-chin), and very dry and sensitive in the rest (on the cheeks and especially on the jaws). So she recommended me to use argan oil, on my whole face, and she made me a facial massage with this type of oil during my cosmetic session.I asked if I could buy from them a bottle of this wonder oil, but they did not have it on stock and the delivery would take more time than I had available. In the end, I got from Miki a bottle with the miracle liquid which I took with me to Bergen, and which I used for a few days. Then I started to gather some information about this oil and this is what I found out:

– it comes from Morocco, Agadir, where the Argania Spinosa tree grows and it is called the gold of Morocco being the rarest oil in the world;

– the Argania tree specie is UNESCO protected, and in order to produce 1 litre of oil one needs: 32 kilos of seeds, took from the mature fruits of 6 trees during one whole season + a few days of labour for the Berber women (an indigenous Moroccan population). The mature Argania fruits have a thick shell which is cracked, and inside there are between 1 and 3 oily seed (resembling almonds);

– it is very rich in vitamins A, E, pherols (alfa and toco), fatty unsaturated acids, phenols, phenolic acid, carotenes, oleic and linoleic acids;

– it is recommended for the sensitive, wrinkled, reddish and tarnished complexion; this oil has extraordinary antioxidant, regenerative, nourishing, moisturising and restructuring properties;

– it can be used in the natural state or mixed with different creams or with lemon juice, and it can be applied on the whole body, on the face, hair, nails under different forms: oil, tincture, poultice, vapour bath, masks, etc.;

– it can be used by anyone, including pregnant women in order to prevent varicose veins, to get a more elastic skin, to prevent the breast and skin dropping, for hydration, anti-ageing, for giving shininess to the skin, for its protection, to give the skin flexibility, smoothness, as a healing agent, to rebuild the hydrolipidic film, it dampers wrinkles, gives brilliance and strength to the hair, applied with a little massage it helps in relieving stress and fatigue, to strengthen frail nails, in the acne treatment, the treatment of chickenpox, and so on;

– it can replace successfully replace the night cream and the eye-contour cream: 50 ml of oil last longer than 50 ml of cream;

– if the argan oil is bio, this means that it does not contain any pesticide and/or fertilizer residues, and the oil was obtained from a cold press;

the culinary argan oil: has exceptional culinary qualities and it is recommended as very healthy for the body. The argan oil used in the diet reduces the bad cholesterol, and, by improving the level of the good cholesterol, reduces hypertension, it has an anti-obesity effect when used on the empty stomach, it helps liver functions, it is anti-carcinogenic, it stimulates the cell oxygenation, improving the quality of inter-cellular deposits,

the difference between the bio and the culinary oil: the appearance, the price and the production process. The bio oil is obtained exclusively by cold pressing using mechanical procedures without any other chemical or thermal treatments. The alimentary oil is obtained from the seeds and fruits of the tree being roasted before pressing (for a stronger aroma). This shows that the alimentary argan oil has a thermal treatment step in its fabrication process which can destroy some of the properties enumerated before and so it is not recommended to be used in cosmetics and for the care of the skin, hair and nails;

– having oxidative properties, it can be kept up to 6 months from opening in a cool place, in a dark coloured bottle, away from open air and light, at a temperature below 35°C. Kept in the fridge it can hold up to 12 months;

– the price varies on the type and weight, so, in Romania, the oil can be bought from here (40-45-70-90-500 RON the cosmetic oil or 85 RON the alimentary oil), here (62 Ron bio argan oil) or L’Erbolario products from the Sensiblu, pharmacies here (bio argan oil 50 ml -18 RON or 100ml – 35 RON), here (bio argan oil 50ml – 44 RON) or here ( bio argan oil 50ml – 40RON  or pure virgin argan oil 100ml – 61 RON). I am sure that after a simple net search you can find many other places where you can buy this magic oil.

Now, after having learned so much I came to the conclusion that the girls at the MoniK salon, use the alimentary argan oil! Which does not sound 100% fair. The session price for a total/partial, or with volcanic rocks massage or of an argan oil face massage at MoniK is around 30-40-90-100 RON, see the price list here.

The question is: (a) would someone prefer to pay a lesser price for a product that is half or less in quality?! (b) Or would someone prefer to pay a bit extra, but you know that the product used is efficient 100 % and it is exactly what your body/complexion needs? I would tend to answer (b) and ask myself if there is somewhere in Cluj a cosmetic salon that uses a good argan oil, of bio quality and made especially for the cosmetic industry. In the end I am going to a cosmetic salon, not to the kitchen :).

Conclusion: It is very important to be well informed, it is important to ask to see the products that are applied on our bodies and especially on the face, it is extremely important to get what you paid for! This was a very important lesson for me, in the end it is my skin and my money… :).

Update: On Pure Argan Oil website you can find out more info. The good news is that they deliver their pure argan oil, perfect for cosmetic use, worldwide :).

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1. hair care - December 10, 2013

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2. Dora - March 24, 2014

F bun articolul si util. Eu mai folosesc ulei de argan pur de la http://www.arganic.ro, mi se pare ca seamana cel mai mult cu ce am gasit in Maroc.


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