Consumers require great quality skincare products. Dehydration, lack of firmness, wrinkles, sensitive and reactive skin are the problems the majority of both men and women have. We are using several products on our skin to balance, control and treat these problems. Many consumers are looking for products containing natural, healthy, ethically sourced and they want to get results. Consumers are more careful and they try to find skin care products free from ingredients known to pose health risk such as parabens, petrochemicals, nanoparticules and artificial coloring.

In the Middle East, for thousands of years they have been using Argan Oil to treat their skin, hair and nails naturally. Argan Oil comes from the Argan tree which grows only in the arid southwest of Morocco, in the back-country of Essaouira-Agadir. The oil comes from the kernel inside the stone of the tree’s fruit, extracted from the first cold pressed.

This amazing oil can be used on everyone at all ages. Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acids Omega’s 6 and 9 (43% oleic acid and 36% linoleic acid). As well as these fatty acids, it is rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) ans polyphenols, which are natural antioxidants. It also contains lipids such as sterols and squalene.  Argan Oil composition gives it extraordinary properties: it prevents skin dryness, improves hydration, slows down the natural aging process and regenerates and restructures skin. As well as its anti-aging properties, it also fights against acne and psoriasis scarring (by cell regeneration).

In addition, a secret from Ayurvedic medicine under the name of Kalinji Oil is the Nigella Oil. Currently, Nigella seeds are more commonly used in the Mediterranean regions as well as the whole Orient, in the culinary and therapeutic industries. Black cumin or Nigella is a plant from the ranunculaceae family. It is very popular for its intense black seeds with a flavor that is strong, spiced and peppery. From this spice is extracted an oil part of the traditional Koranic medicine. Already present in ancient Egypt, as tested by Egyptologists, a flask was found in the Toutankhamon tombstone: it was said that it would preserve eternal beauty. Nigella Oil is recommended in case of skin irritation, eczema, psoriasis, mosquito bites, light burns, sun burns, chaps and mycosis.  It possesses soothing, healing, regenerating, revitalizing and anti-inflammatory virtues. It is particularly indicated for dried, sensitive or irritated skins.

The Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a very precious and rare oil. There is only 5% of oil in a little fruit seed. It is obtained only by first cold press of the seeds. The fruit contains tannin, pectins as well as flavonoids. Exceptionally rich in vitamin E and sterols,  its content is in essential fatty acids. The prickly pear is a succulent plant or cactus that grows in arid areas of the Mediterranean basin. It is an exceptional ally to fight aging for oily skin thanks to its anti-free radical and anti-aging properties. It is an excellent emollient, softener and skin rejuvenator.

These oils are the latest trend in the skincare industry and are gaining in popularity to be known in Canada and USA. Give them a try and see how it works for you and your customers!

This article has been publised also in SPA SHOW USA