Argan Oil, We Cracked the Nut, Now Let's Get Crackin' on That Dry Skin

Here at Advanced Clinicals, we think about our wonderful consumers. We listen to your needs, your wants, and we have expanded our collection of Argan Oil products because we know what Argan Oil has to offer and we want you to receive its benefits. 

Where do we begin? At the source of course…

Argan fruit soaking up some sunshine on the Argan Tree, Morocco

Argan fruit soaking up some sunshine on the Argan Tree, Morocco

Argan Oil comes from Morocco and is extracted by hand from the fruit of a thorny tree, the Argan tree. Workers peel the outer layer of the fruit to make Argan Oil and then they must pound its inner nut with a rock to extract kernels, where the oil is extracted.

Argan Oil contains Vitamin E, is nutrient-rich, and has anti-inflammatory properties- which means its particularly great for your skin. The benefits are overwhelming; fights signs of aging, hydrates and softens dry skin, firms and tightens your skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and as an added bonus – you can even apply it to the ends of your hair to reduce and tame frizz.

Here is an overview of the great benefits our Argan Oil products have to offer: 

Advanced Clinicals Argan Firming Body Oil is a rich and nourishing oil that soaks into the skin for a luminous glow. Infused with Caffeine, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Oil to dramatically firm and tone problem areas. Notice smoother, more hydrated and supple skin in just one week. 

Advanced Clinicals Spa Size Argan Oil Intensive Beauty Cream hydrates the skin and reduces the loss of elasticity and firmness. Our 16 oz spa size cream will give your whole body, from your split ends to your toenails, a restorative makeover. Soften and replenish severely dry skin with this ultra moisturizing cream. Infused with Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile to help firm and tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Advanced Clinicals Argan Oil is non-greasy, lightweight, and gentle for all skin types. Infused with Spanish Lavender to reduce the look of wrinkles and line while tightening and firming skin. Our intensive Argan Oil strengthens nails and cuticles and tames frizzy hair for a perfect date night look. 

Must Have Winter Essentials!

 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, and hydration is key! Our 16 oz. Alpha Hydroxy Acid Cream moisturizes dry skin with gentle ingredients, such as Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts, while exfoliating dead skin cells and diminishing fine lines. 

 

Lock in moisture all winter long with our thirst quenching Hyaluronic SerumEnhanced with Aloe Vera, Apple Extract, Glycerin, and Red Seaweed, these nutrient-rich ingredients contain restorative properties that truly transform your complexion.  Plus, there’s nothing better than starting your week off with our Green Coffee Bean Oil Cream. This powerful cream provides an energizing lift for skin, firming and toning the appearance of cellulite problem areas. Add this to your beauty routine this winter to complement your diet and exercise and keep fighting problem areas all day long.

 

Full of active ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and more, these small but mighty lotions are just what your skin needs to prepare for the chilly temperatures ahead. Minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines with our soothing formulas enriched with beneficial anti-aging ingredients that will leave your family and friends amazed with the results.

 

Stay warm, stay hydrated, and stay beautiful all winter long! 

How much Retinol is too much Retinol?

            Be cautious of the “more is better” theory with Retinol. Many brands claim to have 2.5% Retinol in their creams. This is false, and extremely misleading for consumers, perpetuating misinformation about how much Retinol is actually required to get anti-aging results. Why? It’s just not possible to keep 2.5% Retinol stable in your average face cream, and if you were to send any of these creams out to a third party lab, they would confirm that the actual percentage level is closer to 0.001%!!

            But don’t despair just yet. More is not necessarily better. The higher percentage of Retinol, the greater the side effects, including skin redness, peeling, itching and increased light sensitivity. If you use a high percentage of Retinol, odds are your skin won’t be able to tolerate it and you’ll have to use it less frequently. Use it less frequently, and you see fewer results. This is what dermatologists call “non-compliance”, and is why they’ll recommend you start using Retinol 1-2 times a week and eventually work up to every other day as your skin adjusts.

            The lowest clinically documented percentage for improving visible signs of aging using Retinol is 0.04%. This is an ideal percentage for treating wrinkles and discoloration without causing unnecessary side effects and causing “non-compliance”. In this study, scientists compared 0.04% to 0.075% retinol and discovered that 0.04% is actually better because it causes less irritancy but they still saw the same results in the skin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20078381

            Advanced Clinicals Retinol cream uses this proven science, and a precise encapsulated form of Retinol called Reticap that remains stable until you apply it. This enables you to enjoy the benefits of Retinol without developing red, cracked skin and having to stop using the product. Try any of Advanced Clinicals’ Retinol products and you’ll see why it’s better to use stable, encapsulated Retinol every day with no irritation, rather than an unstable, massive dose once a week.

Olivia Rink Loves Our Argan Oil Cream!

Don't forget to check out Olivia's blog where she mentions the other 4 Things She Loves. 

We are head over heels due to the fact that Olivia Rink loves our Argan Oil Cream! She mentions that it is super important to moisturize your entire body every time after getting out of the shower because it is beneficial for both the health and appearance of your skin. Argan Oil is compromised of nutrients and antioxidants which hydrate the skin and fight against the loss of elasticity and firmness. 

"I’ve tried all different kinds of body lotions over the years, but Advanced Clinicals Argan Oil Beauty Cream is by far my favorite and what I use every single day." - Olivia Rink

Our spa size cream is packed full of Green Tea extracts, Aloe Vera, and Chamomile that tighten and firm your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Soften and replenish dry skin with our non-greasy formula that leaves behind a fresh and light scent. If you’re interested in trying out Olivia's favorite body lotion, you can use code Olivia30 for 30% off your order at checkout. 

What does your nightly routine consist of?

Blair from The Fox and She recently shared her opinions on some of our Advanced Clinicals products on her blog and it seems that she enjoyed them quite a bit. For those of you who promised themselves at the beginning of the year to take better care of your skin, Blair is right there with you. Her nightly routine consists of our Retinol Serum, our Collagen Serum, and our Coconut Moisturizing Cream and according to her, she has seen great results. 

While people tend to have mixed reviews for serums and oils, Blair decided to give them a try after doing some research. She has incorporated the Retinol Serum during her night routine right before applying her moisturizing cream and the Collagen Serum in the morning to give her skin a fresh wake up call. Unsure of how they work? Head on over to her blog to read about how she uses them and the changes she has noticed. 

*Images are from The Fox and She Blog