1- I’ve seen different brands of Argan Oil being sold for all kinds of prices. Some cheap, some expensive.  What’s up with that?

When it comes to Pure Organic Argan Oil, cheaper isn’t better.  Many brands of Argan Oil being sold are diluted or fake — Mona Argan oil brings the purest, best quality Argan Oil into your hands. (100% pure organic argan oil -cosmetic grade).

Moreover, some brands put the ARGAN OIL on the box in BOLD letters, but when you go to read the ingredients, you will find argan oil among many other oils & the percentage of each not mention -this is a misleading to the customer we believe-

Before buying you next argan oil bottle, don’t forget to read the ingredients part on the box.also, Just  remember,  No one would be able to sell the real thing for an extremely low price.

2- What are the Essential Fatty Acids (omega’s)?

The Essential Fatty Acids are necessary fats that humans cannot synthesize and must be obtained through diet or skin treatments such as Mona Argan oil.

They are building compounds the body needs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products. They are necessary for regulating healthy skin and premature aging. These acids perform an important role in the lipid management of the epidermis, sebum production, and are required for the formation of prostaglandin. They all have water-binding, moisturizing and antioxidant properties.

*Skin Cells and Essential Fatty Acids: Youthful skin is full of plump, water-filled cells. A skin cell’s ability to hold water decreases with age. A healthy skin cell has a healthy membrane, which keeps good things in, like water and nutrients, and allows waste products to pass out.  It is a fatty acid’s job to keep that cell healthy and its membrane functioning. Not getting enough essential fatty acids results in unstable membranes that cannot keep their buoyant shape, which in turn leads to saggy, aged skin.
*Helps with Cellulite: There is no quick fix or final answer for getting rid of your cellulite. Depending on their genetics, even the thinnest of supermodels sometimes must struggle with the bumpy appearance of fat deposits pressing against the skin. However, essential fatty acids might help in the battle. There is evidence to suggest that the healthier and more supple your skin cells, the less intense the appearance of cellulite. So essential fatty acids will give your skin cells more fullness and flexibility, and thereby possibly reducing the appearance of cellulite.
*The Best Foods For Healthy Skin: Essential fatty acids are a must for healthy, youthful skin. The essentials you are trying to get are omega 3 and omega 6, two of the most important components of healthy skin.
3- Why Mona Argan oil is one of nature’s anti-aging Skin Food?

Due to Argan Oil unique composition of ultra-hydrating essential fatty acids (omega’s), antioxidants and nourishing vitamin E and powerhouse antioxidants,  Argan oil has gained an international reputation for being nature’s anti-aging skin care oil. The properties of Argan oil work individually and cooperatively to enhance the skin’s overall health, preserve its youth, and aid in the natural healing of dermatological disease.

4- What is inflammation and what properties of Mona Argan Oil sooth inflamed skin?

Any injury, infection, or allergic reaction to the skin will elicit an inflammatory response. Interestingly, all inflammatory responses will involve free radical activity. The presence of Argan Oils’ carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E will neutralize free radical activity. The versatile properties of Argan Oils’ sterols, vitamin E, and polyphenols are multifaceted. These elements elicit an antioxidant as well as a soothing and healing effect, and polyphenols are also anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agents. Vitamin E protects essential fatty acids from breaking down. Essential fatty acids help manage inflammatory disorders and are necessary for the production of prostaglandin, a lipid compound manufactured by enzymes within the cell that is a natural anti-inflammatory.

5- What components of Mona Argan oil help protect skin from damaging UV radiation?

The essential fatty acids and antioxidant power of carotenoids, polyphenols, squalene, ferulic acid, and vitamin E protect skin cells from the sun’s harmful rays. Essential fatty acids protect the cellular membrane and DNA from UV-induced damage. Carotenoids and squalene can deactivate the free radical known as singlet oxygen. This free radical, when exposed to the sun’s radiation, becomes excited and therefore extremely destructive. Ferulic acid is unique because exposure to UV light actually increases its antioxidant potency. Additionally, it is now well established that vitamin E reduces tissue damage caused by UV light and increases the rate of healing.

The same antioxidant properties that protect the skin from UV exposure also protect Argan oil itself from oxidizing in its glass bottle.

6- What elements present in Mona Argan oil protect against moisture evaporation and keep the skin hydrated?

Healthy barrier function is vital to maintaining proper levels of hydration. Water loss from the skin through evaporation is increased when the skin’s barrier is disturbed by injury, environmental pollutants, UV radiation, and stress. Studies conducted in recent years have revealed that although water plays an important role in keeping skin moist and supple, the ability of the top layers of the skin to resist moisture loss depends on the presence of essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are water binding and enhance the barrier of the skin to reduce transdermal water loss. They also help regulate sebum production. Sebum is the skin’s own natural oil. Its main purpose is to waterproof and protect the skin from drying out.

Argan Oils’ vitamin E, squalene, and sterols are also important factors in moisture restoration and retention. Vitamin E protects the integrity of essential fatty acids and both vitamin E and squalene accumulate in the epidermis. Squalene is a nutrient rich oil and is significant because it has the unique ability to anchor itself to the cellular membrane; therefore, protecting against moisture loss at the site of each cell. Argan Oils’ sterols work synergistically with human sterols to promote excellent moisture retention and play a fundamental role in aiding and maintaining optimal skin barrier function. These components of Mona Argan Oil work individually and together against moisture evaporation.

7- How does Mona Argan oil correct and protect against wrinkles?

Argan Oil’s essential fatty acids, antioxidants, sterols, and high molecular weight proteins correct and protect against wrinkles. The youthful appearance of skin is directly related to the health of collagen and elastin proteins. Collagen provides strength to the skin’s structure, and elastin provides the snap, or resiliency. Wrinkles seem to start in the dermis when there is a change in the elastin structure that causes the elastin to lose its snap. Essential fatty acids maintain optimal levels of hydration and healthy function of the dermis where collagen and elastin reside. Argan Oils’ antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging collagen and elastin’s cellular anatomy. Additionally,  Argan Oil contains high molecular weight proteins that when applied to the skin, construct a network of molecules that develop an instant tightening effect.

8- What properties of Mona Argan oil assist in reducing the appearance  of stretch marks?

Stretch marks occur when the dermal collagen and elastin in your skin stretch beyond capacity and the fibers separate. The best defense the skin has is to maintain optimal levels of hydration and to possess effective on-site anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents that protect collagen and elastin cells from free radical damage.

Argan Oil is abundant in powerful anti-oxidants and essentially fatty acids that are vital to moisture restoration and retention, and contribute to the flexibility of the cell’s membrane. Argan’s vitamin E and sterols are also excellent hydrators and anti-inflammatory agents. Accumulatively, each of these elements aid the skin cells in their fight not to separate during rapid periods of growth that cause stretch marks.

9- How does Mona Argan oil absorb instantly?

Mona Argan oil easily absorbed by the skin because of its unique composition. Squalene can penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils because of its compatibility with the skin’s own natural oils. In fact human sebum, your skin’s own natural oils, is comprised of 25% squalene. Sterols found in Mona Argan oil penetrate rapidly because their structure is very similar to human sterols and are the main component of the outermost layer of the skin. Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of the cell membrane; therefore, the omega’s found in Mona Argan Oil can be metabolized and directly assimilated into the skin.

10- Does Mona Argan oil clog pores?

Mona Argan oil does not clog pores because of its ability to be thoroughly absorbed and assimilated into the skin.

11- What elements found in Mona Argan oil remedy dermatological disorders such as eczema and psoriasis?

Mona Argan oil has a significant effect on the health and appearance of skin tissue afflicted by disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. The combination of Mona Argan Oil unique component successfully alleviates the inflammatory symptoms associated with these disorders by effectively treating the redness, inflammation, and moisture loss associated with dry skin.

Many of Argan Oils’ properties are multifaceted, eliciting hydrating, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. More specifically, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, squalene, and sterols are all important factors in moisture restoration and retention. The presence of carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E are anti-oxidants that the neutralize free radical activity caused by inflammation. Essential fatty acids are necessary for the production of prostaglandin, a lipid compound manufactured by enzymes within the cell that is a natural anti-inflammatory. Additionally, because eczema is often caused by an allergic reaction, Argan’s polyphenols are a key component because it is both an anti-allergic and an anti-inflammatory agent.

12- What is Vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is a powerful antioxidant and excellent free-radical scavenger. Vitamin E protects essential fatty acids and vitamin A levels in the body. It accumulates in the epidermis and forms a barrier against moisture evaporation from the skin. Vitamin E prevents cellular aging due to oxidation, aids in bringing nourishment to cells, and decreases inflammation and strengthens capillary walls. It has been shown to significantly help in the reduction of scarring from wounds and the appearance of stretch marks.

13- What antioxidants are present in Mona Argan oil?

Carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E are all powerful antioxidants present in Mona Argan Oil. The best way to protect a cell from free radical damage is for an effective antioxidant to be present both inside and outside of the cell. Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants that can break the deadly chain reactions initiated by free radicals. Mona Argan Oil anti-aging effects are directly attributed to nature’s unique combination of these particular antioxidants.

14- What are free radicals?

Free radicals are unstable molecules formed when cells burn oxygen. These molecules have an unpaired electron in their outer shell. These unpaired electrons cause the molecule to be volatile. Their reactions with cells cause cellular membrane, cellular protein, and DNA damage. This leads to premature aging, wrinkling, and disease. Free radical damage is associated with oxidation damage because it is the oxygen molecule that is unstable.

15- What is an antioxidant? How does an antioxidant fight a free radical?

Antioxidants are molecules that can take many forms including proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and metabolites. These molecules are able to combine with free radicals and stabilize them, thus rendering them harmless. The earlier this can happen, the better for the cell, since many oxidative reactions start devastating chain reactions that result in considerable damage to each part of the cell’s anatomy.

16- What is Squalene?

Squalene is  a nutrient-rich oil. It is a fat-soluble antioxidant with the unique ability to anchor itself to the body’s cell membrane. It can deactivate the free radical known as a singlet oxygen, the free radical that is generated by exposure to the sun’s UV radiation, and can also absorb and bind fat-soluble toxins, helping to excrete them from the body. Squalene is involved in the process of cell growth. It is able to penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils. Its compatibility with skin lipids can be attributed to the fact that human sebum, the skin’s own moisturizer, is comprised of 25% squalene. It is proven to have a positive effect on mature and rosacea skin. It is a natural bactericide and healer, and has been shown to have effects in the management of dermatitis and skin cancer.

17- What are the Sterols (Phytosterols)?

The Sterols  are a class of lipid-like compounds that helps to prevent skin aging by improving skin metabolism and reducing inflammation. They promote excellent moisture retention and penetrate quickly. They are vital to the structural integrity of the cell membrane. They work in harmony with human skin because the chemical structure of plant sterols and human sterols is very similar. In the skin, human sterols are the main component of its outermost layer and play a fundamental role in aiding and maintaining optimal skin barrier function. Two of the families of sterols found in Argan oil, schottenol and spinasterol, are known for their anticancer properties and are rarely found in vegetable oils. Additionally, sterols are known to block cholesterol absorption sites in the human intestine thus helping to reduce the overall amount absorbed in the body.

18- What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a general term for certain kinds of itchy, red, inflamed skin conditions. There are many types of dermatitis. Some can affect the entire body and some just the scalp. Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis are among the most common.

19- What is Eczema ?

Eczema is a term to describe specific skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, hand dermatitis and asteatotic eczema. It is an itchy, red, scaling, weeping, oozing skin condition. It may be present in and of itself in skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis or dry skin eczema (winter itch). Or it may be in the form of athlete’s foot, ringworm or poison ivy.

20- What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disorder in which skin grows and replaces itself too rapidly, causing a buildup of red, thickened areas with silvery scales. These scales flake off easily and often, causing the red areas to grow larger still  and the cycle continues. Psoriasis usually develops on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back and often appears in the same place on both sides of the body.

21- What is Melasma?

Melasma is a natural darkening of the skin on your face caused by excessive production of melanin  the pigment that causes your skin to tan.

It manifests itself as darker patches on cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. More than 6 million women are estimated to have melasma. (Men can develop it, but it is rare.) It is more common in people with light brown skin, especially Hispanics and Asians.

Melasma is usually caused by normal hormonal changes in women — during pregnancy or when taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Because of the way it looks when it usually occurs, melasma is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy.” It can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on how much of your face is discolored and how much darker than normal your skin has become. Melasma may also be associated with the use of certain anti-epileptic drugs.

Melasma only occurs on the areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun. Exposure to the sun, even during normal daily activities, can further darken melasma  patches.

The majority of melasma cases occur during pregnancy or with oral contraceptive use, but women who are taking hormone replacement therapy can also develop melasma. Between 50% and 70% of pregnant women experience melasma, usually during the second or third trimester. Melasma seems to run in families  if your mother and grandmother had melasma, you are more likely to develop it.