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Finding the Right Oil for Your Skin (A Comparison of Argan Oil, Moringa Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil)

With so many oils out there, it’s hard to decide which one is the best fit for your skin-type. Choose oils based on your personal skin needs. Match your needs to the oil’s properties and viola! A match made in Heaven.

Here are four oils and their benefits that may be right for you!

ARGAN OIL:

Argan oil is a plant oil, produced by the Argan tree, grown predominantly in Morocco. The oil is rich with vitamin A, vitamin E (basically packed with antioxidants), Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Packed with vitamins, and surprisingly not “oily”, it’s a great oil for all skin types.

The vitamin A helps restore skin with conditions like acne.

Vitamin E is anti-aging (all skin types love that) and also repairs your skin, great for conditions like eczema. Its moisturizing properties help prevent your skin from drying out. It's also great for increasing your skin’s elasticity, so go ahead and apply to prevent stretch marks!

The linoleic acid is anti-inflammatory and helps repair damaged skin.

MORINGA OIL:

Moringa’s fame precedes True Moringa. Multicultural Beauty Expert, Gerrie Summers, found that Moringa is called the “drumstick tree” in the UK because of the shape of its seed pods, the “horseradish tree” in the US because of the taste of its roots, the “benzolive tree” in Haiti, “nebeday” in Senegal and “idagbo monoye” (tree which grows crazily) in Nigeria.

Moringa is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Its properties fight acne, blackheads and can also heal your skin. Like Argan Oil, it is rich in antioxidants, but Moringa has the added advantage of vitamin C!

Moringa oil shares another similarity with Argan oil, it is credited to be anti-aging. However, what it can do, that Argan oil may not, is purify your skin. Yes, that’s right, Moringa counteracts the effects of pollution on your skin while slowing down your skin’s aging process.

JOJOBA OIL:

Jojoba oil is used as a carrier oil, but it is actually a plant wax that is noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic. It contains Vitamin E and B Complex.

Like the Moringa and Argan, Jojoba oil is great for skin regeneration and health. Though it hasn't been found to purify your skin like Moringa, it does stimulate hair growth. It is also able to moisturize your skin and hair.

COCONUT OIL:

A light carrier oil, coconut oil is great for moisturizing skin (even massages) and can also be used as a light moisturizer. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal.

Both eating it and applying it on your skin helps your body absorb other nutrients more effectively. However, if your skin is extremely dry, it may not be moisturizing enough.

It is the most affordable of the four and can be used for a lot - even makeup removal!

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