Goal: Detoxification and deep cleaning of skin
Use: 2-3 times per week, especially beneficial during a new moon
Skintype: All, especially congested & blemish-prone
Why we love it: Ultra detoxifying and divinely scented
Benefits: Argan Republic's Lunar Detox cleansing oil is named for the power of the moon which heavily influences detoxification. The new moon,(when it's smallest in the sky, as well as when it's waning) is when your body's capacity for detoxification is at it's highest. Because the moon affects the water's ocean tides, our bodies are also affected - seeing that they are made up of about 70% water. Natural beauty oils of Argan, castor, grapeseed oil, jojoba and sesame band together to deeply penetrate your skin and loosen sebum, toxins and dirt. Castor oil is known for it's ability to deeply detoxify while hemp seed oil is amazing at balancing skin moisture. Essential oils of ginger and grapefruit are powerful detoxifers. Grapefruit can positively affect your lyphatic system and promote the release of toxins.
Scent: ultra light and uplifting grapefruit & ginger
- Pump a dime sized amount of oil into the palm of your hand, rub both hands together to warm the oil and apply to your face, massaging deep into your pores to dissolve impurities.
- Focus on your problem areas and take your time, letting the oil work in deeply to loosen debris and hardened sebum.
- Run your washcloth under hot water and wring it out letting it cool a bit but still steamy and warm.
- Gently hold the washcloth over your face and let the warmth penetrate your pores before wiping and repeating 2-3 times.
There's no need to scrub with this method as the oil and steam do all the heavy lifting. Once you've finished, apply a tad more of your favorite serum or oil and enjoy the glow. This is a deep cleaning method and should be done only every few days to avoid drying. Your skin may start to show signs of detoxification with a breakout here or there but will soon transform into glowing clear skin.
Ingredients: *Argania spinosa(argan oil), ricinus communis(castor oil), *Sesamun indicum(sesame seed oil), Simmondsia chinensis(jojoba oil), *Vitis vinifera(grapeseed oil), *white lilac flower, Essential oils of: *zingiber officinale(ginger) and *Citrus paradisi(grapefruit) = Clean ingredients - non-gmo, wildcrafted or organic
Details and benefits of each ingredient:
- Argan Oil:
Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Moroccan.
0 Comedogenic rating
Referred to as liquid gold, it has been prized for it's ability to treat skin and body conditions since before 12 BC. Argan oil is produced from the kernals of the Argan tree which grows in a tiny area of Morocco.
High in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and retinol. Combats free radicals which prevents damage of skin cells, is anti-inflammatory, treats acne, wrinkles, dry skin. Sun Protectant, restores elasticity, non-irritating, deeply penetrates skin and is absorbed easily.
- Castor Oil:
1 Comedogenic Rating, certified organic - Castor oil is highly acclaimed for it's detoxification, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It moisturizes the skin while reducing acne and reducing pigmentation. Castor oil prevents stretch marks and helps to fight signs of aging by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It's high concentration of fatty acids restore hydration and remove dry patches while also penetrating scar tissue and encouraging new skin cell regeneration.
- Grapeseed oil
2 Comedogenic rating, certified organic - Grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are fantastic for reducing acne and blemishes. It also has astringent qualities that tighten pores, reducing blemishes and blackheads. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin but is also an excellent moisturizer that wont clog pores. Finally, it improves skin elasticity, reducing signs of aging.
- Sesame Oil
2 Comedogenic rating, certified organic - Sesame seed oil is high in vitamin E and Zinc, which is an essential mineral to produce collagen. It's also high in vitamin D and B complex which make it a great scar and rash treatment. It's anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and has been said to actually prevent the growth of cancer. Sesame oil contains an anti-oxidant called Sesamol which prevents wrinkles and aging. It also can form a protective film over the skin to protect from sun damage, that combined with the vitamin E makes it an effective sun protectant.
- Jojoba Oil:
2 Comedogenic rating, certified organic - Jojoba oil has a fatty acid profile that is almost identical to our own sebum, making it easily and quickly absorbable. Because it hydrates it can actually help calm overactive sebaceous glands that go into overdrive when skin is parched. It's an excellent emollient and helps treat irritating skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Jojoba can seal in moisture and create a barrier against harsh elements and external toxins.
- Ginger essential oil:
Certified Organic, Contains powerful antiseptic and cleansing qualities that kill bacteria that can cause acne. It's anti-inflammatory and has the ability to increase blood flow, bringing more oxygen to your cells for a radiant skin.
- Grapefruit essential oil:
Certified Organic, Grapefruit oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin c making it an effective anti-aging oil. It can increase the production of collagen, promote lymphatic drainage to help flush the body of toxins, and helps regenerate skin cells.