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What is Argan oil?
Why are the bottles amber?
Sunlight breaks down the properties of Argan Oil. The dark glass protects your oil and keeps it in the state in which it can be most effective
How long will my Argan oil bottle be good for?
Since Argan Oil is naturally high in tocopherols, it will be fresh for quite a while! Tocopherol is a natural antioxidant that keeps things in their original state - thus automatically preserving the oil without us needing to add anything to it. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says that the shelf life of Argan Oil is 24 months after bottling.
I've seen different brands of Argan Oil being sold for all kinds of prices on the internet. Some cheap, some expensive. What's up with that?
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How is Organic Potions™ Argan Oil made?
Argan oil comes from the nuts of the Argan tree, which is also call the “Argania Spinosa”. These nuts are cracked by hand by the local Berber women of Southwestern Morocco. The seed is extracted and then ground into an oil or paste. There is a large percentage of vitamin E in argan oil. Other component include Palmitic acid, Linoleic acid, Oleic acid & Stearic acid. All of this help to nourish you skin, prevent signs of aging & helps repair damaged hair.
Are there any side effects?
No, there are no proven side effects when using our products. This is for external use only. If you are unsure how this or any product will react on your skin, we suggest you consult with a physician before use.
Is Organic Potions™ Argan oil hypoallergenic?
What makes Argan oil so unique?
Probably the biggest thing that makes Argan oil so unique is the fact that it can only be found in Southwestern Morocco. Despite the fact that others have tried to grow the tree that produces argan oil, no one has been successful. The raw argan oil that we use contains vitamin E which neutralizes free radicals, acts as an antioxidant, & anti inflammatory & provides UV protection. It also has Vitamin F which aids in moisturizing & anti aging. There are several other thing s found in argan oil that help with circulation, fights bacteria & slows down the cells aging process.
Who can use Argan oil?
100% Argan oil works on all skin types so anyone can use it. It DOES come from a nut so if you have nut allergies, we suggest you visit your doctor before using our product. For those with oily skin, it is better use with your evening regimen.
Why choose Organic Potions™ Argan oil?
We feel the most important reason is that our Argan oil is 100% pure, cold-pressed and imported directly from the source from one of the most respected Argan Oil plantations in Morocco. There are no parabens, chemicals, or additives in our Argan oil. Parabens are preservatives and are found in many common health and beauty products to increase their shelf life. We only want to bring you the purest of products.
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Can I use Argan oil on oily skin?
Yes. It will not clog your pores because it absorbs quickly into your skin due to the fatty acids. If you are excessively oily, we suggest you use mainly at night. With regular use argan oil can regulate the production of sebum (oil) in your skin and alleviate acne problems
How does Organic Potions™ Argan oil help with acne?
The fatty acids and vitamins in argan oil will help moisturize your pores which will naturally help protect the surface skin. This prevents dirt from getting trapped in your pores which causes acne.
What are the greatest benefits of Argan oil for skin?
Argan Oil benefits your skin in many ways:
Helps restore the skin’s pH levels naturally.
Neutralizes free radicals from exposure to the environment.
Intense moisturizer due to the fatty acids in the oil. Also it has antimicrobial properties.
Treats acne by reducing the oiliness in skin.
Has anti aging properties and can reduce wrinkles.
Reduces scarring & stretch marks as well as helps to heal blemishes.
Assists in the cure of skin disorders such as psoriasis, acne and eczema by calming skin irritation and inflammation.
Tightens the skin by increasing its elasticity
What elements found in Argan oil remedy dermatological disorders such as Eczema and Psoriasis?
Organic 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 Organic Potions™ 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.
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.
What components of Argan oil help protect skin from damaging UV radiation?
Argan Oil's 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. These active properties allow Argan oil to maintain its integrity for up to 2 years.
Why Organic Argan oil is nature’s anti-aging skin food?
Due to Argan Oil's 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.
What antioxidants are present in Organic Potions™ Argan oil?
Carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E are all powerful antioxidants present in Organic 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 (explanation below). Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants that can break the deadly chain reactions initiated by free radicals. Argan Oil's anti-aging effects are directly attributed to nature’s unique combination of these particular antioxidants.
How does organic Argan oil absorb so thoroughly?
Organic Argan oil is 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 Argan Oils™ 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 Argan Oil can be metabolized and directly assimilated into the skin.
What is the correct amount needed for treating dry skin?
We suggest starting with just a few drops. It really requires just a little bit to go a long way. If you feel you need more, you can reapply as needed.
What is inflammation and what properties of 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 Oil's carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E will neutraize 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.
What elements present in Organic 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
What are the greatest benefits of Organic Argan oil for Hair?
Because of the benefits of using argan oil on your hair, hair stylists are known to call it “liquid gold”.
Here are some of the many benefits for Argan oil used on your hair:
Will Organic Potions™ Argan oil make my hair oily and greasy?
No, actually the opposite is true in that Organic Potions™ Argan oil will help reduce the oiliness in you hair.
Should I use Organic Potions™ Argan oil before or after drying my hair?
Either way is beneficial, but it is more beneficial to use it before you dry your hair. Argan oil tends to work the water out of your hair, making it dry up to 40% faster than normal. Less time means less heat and less damage to your hair.
Will it weigh my hair down so it looks dull and lifeless?
Organic Potions™ Argan oil does not leave any build up in your hair so it will not weigh it down. Due to the vitamin E and fatty acids it will give your hair a healthy shine instead of a dull, lifeless look. It may also be used several times a day if needed and will not produce a build up.
Can Argan oil repair my damaged hair?
Absolutely! The vitamins and fatty acids help condition you scalp. You may even use it overnight.
Can I straighten my hair with the Organic Potions™ Argan oil in it?
Of Course! Nova Argan™ oil helps protect hair from the heat of styling products and it is great to apply prior to using any of the said products.
Can I use Argan Oil with hair colouring?
Yes, and actually it will help lock in the color in your hair & help it last longer. Simply add approximately a teaspoon of Argan oil to your hair color. This helps to nourish your hair from damage coloring causes as well as protect your hair.
Can I Use Organic Potions™ Argan oil after Keratin Straightening?
Yes. Our products are free of Sodium Chloride (salt) therefore making them a good choice to use after keratin straightening.
Can I use Argan oil as a stay in conditioner?
Yes, Argan oil has many moisturizing ingredients and functions perfectly as a stay in conditioner.
How long do your products last once I open them?
We recommend using each of our products within 6-9 months of opening for optimal freshness and potency.
Since our products are 100% all-natural and we do not use any unnatural preservatives whatsoever, our products do have a shelf life, typically 9-12 months unless otherwise noted. If our products are kept out of direct sunlight, untouched by water and at room temperature or below, they will stay fresher longer. We also use Vitamin E and grapefruit seed extract in some of our products to extend the natural shelf life and keep products from oxidizing so they remain potent. In the rare case that you purchase one of our products and find that it is not fresh, please feel free to Contact Us so we can handle this on a case-by-case basis.
Are your products/ ingredients organic ?
We are an ingredient focused company that relies on plants to deliver results. Therefor it is vital that our ingredients are grown using organic farming practices to ensure the highest quality end product. Each ingredient we use that starts as a seed is certified organic. We take great care in sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, which means some of our ingredients also fall under terms such as wild-harvested and biodynamic. There are certain cosmetic ingredients that cannot be certified organic, such as cosmetic clays vitamin C and vitamin E. Our Vitamin E is derived from plant oil and non-GMO. We also never use more than 1% Vitamin E oil concentration in our formulas.
How long unitil I see results?
Many of our customers experience results within a week. However, your skin cells renew themselves every 28-40 days – the amount of time it generally takes for your skin to demonstrate visible results when starting a new product.
How should I store my products?
Will oils make me break out?
Do your products work for acne?
Absolutely. Our routine is designed to support your skin’s essential needs and functions. We have products specifically formulated for skin that is prone to blemishes and congestion. Acne is very complex and requires both an inside and outside effort. We recommend taking a holistic approach to successfully manage acne and support long term skin health. See our skin concern page for product recommendations.
Are your products anti-aging?
The short answer is yes. However, we don’t use this term. We believe that aging is a privilege. All our products are designed with the mindset of prevention and correction, what we like to call youth preservation – whether your “youth” is in your 20’s, 40’s or 60’s
Which skin types are your products best suited for?
Our collection was designed to nourish and support your skin through all its stages in life. Whether your skin falls under sensitive, blemish-prone, combination, dry, or you’re lucky enough to have great skin, we have something for you.
Why are your products more expensive than some other natural products?
We embrace transparency when it comes to this topic. Each product is priced to reflect the exceptional quality of ingredients used, the research, expertise, small batch in-house manufacturing, fair-trade practices we support through our conscious ingredient procurement, as well as fair wages for our small team. We practice the old school philosophy of “quality over quantity” in an age where fast fashion not only applies to clothing but also skincare.
Can you explain why "hight-quality" ingredients matter in natural skin care?
Do your products work well with synthetic treatments like Retinol and Vitamin C serums?
Yes. All of our formulas are gentle by nature (pun intended) and compliment more intensive treatments like retinol, Vitamin C and exfoliating acids. Our oil-based facial serums are exceptionally compatible with intensive treatments and should be used as one of the last steps in your routine. However, we do not recommend using our exfoliant or masks on days where you are using other intensive treatments as over-stimulation can cause sensitivity or negative reactions in the skin.
Why does my products look or smell different from last time ?
It’s completely normal for there to be slight variances in scent, color and texture from batch to batch. No two harvests are the same, which means that the raw materials used to produce our beautiful botanical oils, extracts, essential oils, and hydrosols will have variances. We encourage you to embrace and welcome the beautiful nuances of mother nature.
Do you test your products on animals?
What is a free radical?
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.
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.
Do you use artificial fragrance?
No. We do not believe there is a place or need for artificial fragrance in skin care. Not only do artificial fragrances have no direct benefit to the skin, they can cause harm and hide toxic ingredients. Many of our natural ingredients have an inherent scent to them, as nature intended.
Do you have fragrance free or essential oil free products?
Are your facial products gentle enough to use around eyes?
Yes, all our facial products are gentle enough to use around the eyes, but please avoid direct eye contact – If you do happen to get product in your eyes, flush eyes with water immediately. We also offer under eye products that are specifically formulated for nurturing and restoring under eye beauty.
Can men use Organic Potions™ products?
Absolutely. All of our products are design for skin types, and not whether you are male or female. In fact, we have many male customers benefiting from our products.
How are your products differente from other natural products?
We pride ourselves on our relentless dedication to formulating organic skincare products of the highest quality, with ingredients sourced from prestigious artisan distilleries in Morocco, Europe and beyond. When it comes to natural, quality equates to results. We don’t care for developing products that focus on scents, colors and fleeting trends. We create each product with time-honored, science backed botanicals that have a proven track record of providing powerful skin benefits. Our formulas are inspired by the ancient skin care knowledge and practices of herbalism, aromatherapy, and modern day cosmetic science.
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ORDERS & SHIPPING
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and PayPal for online purchases. The total amount of your order is allocated at the time your card is approved. If your credit card is declined for any reason, your order will be automatically canceled.
What steps do you take to ensure credit card safety?
Organic Potions employs sophisticated encryption to protect the security of your credit card information. Every page that requires personal and credit card information uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, designed to render information unreadable should anyone try to intercept it. This special digital certificate encrypts credit card numbers and confirms that we are a secure & authorized site.
My credit card was declined, but I still see a charge on my account from Organic Potions. Did my order go through?
If your credit card was declined you may still see a temporary hold on your account from Organic Potions. The charge will go away shortly, depending on your bank's policies. Your order will need to be placed again with another form of payment, or by correcting any possible errors in billing address and zip code, or funds availability.
What if I receive the wrong item, something was missing from my order, or a product arrived broken or damaged?
Please contact us right away and our customer care team will take care of you. You can contact us via live chat, by email email@example.com. If your package was damaged during shipment (visible damage to the box), take pictures immediately.
What if I need to cancel an order?
You can cancel your order for a refund to your card or store credit, if you do so before your order ships. We do have very fast shipping, so if you get to us too late you will have to go through our returns process.
Can I make changes to my order after it has been placed?
It is incredibly difficult for us to make edits to your order once it has been placed, and in many instances, it is not possible at all. The best policy is to double-check all orders before checking out. We are happy to combine multiple orders whenever possible, simply reach out to us on live chat or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will my order ship?
We really pride ourselves on quick shipping and most orders are shipped within 24 business hours.
What shipping options are available for Singaporean Orders?
Standard delivery: $3.90
Do you accept International orders?
*Yes. We are pleased to provide an enhanced international shopping experience for customers in select countries and territories, with more countries to come! International shoppers now get the benefit of seeing product prices in their local currency, guaranteed order totals, cost-effective international shipping, and much more. You can find a list of available countries by changing the currency of the country selected in the top navigation of the site.
When will I receive my international order? It can take anywhere from 3-7 days to receive. We ask that you be patient while waiting for your order. Delivery times can vary.
NOTE: Some international orders may be subject to customs inspections and/or fees according to the regulations of the destination country. Organic Potions is not responsible for these actions or any reimbursement of customs fees or taxes.
I forgot my password.
You can request a new password on the My Account Log In page by clicking on the Forgot Your Password link, enter your registered email address and confirming your request. You will receive an email to reset your password.
Do I have to register on the Organic Potions website to place an order?
No. You can place an order without registering on the site by using our Guest Checkout option. However, registration allows you to track orders, review your order history, and place orders without having to re-enter your details. This will save time when placing future orders.
How do I register My Account?
Signing up is fast and easy. Simply click the CREATE ACCOUNT button on the My Account Log In page and enter the information that is required or during the checkout process, select the ‘Register’ option.
How can I update my profile?
You can change your personal data within the My Account page.
How do I place an order online?
Add the products you want to buy by clicking on ‘Add to Cart’ then click on the "View my Cart" link to begin the order process. The site will guide you through the necessary steps at each section.
Can I change my delivery address?
Yes. Your billing address will automatically be entered as your delivery address. You can change this during the checkout process. If you have an account, you can also create, change and save multiple addresses in your address book. Unfortunately, if you have already placed an order you will be unable to change your delivery address.
Can I have my order delivered to an address other than my home address?
When placing an order you may enter separate billing and delivery addresses.
The order will be delivered to the address indicated. Packages are delivered without pricing information; you will receive a receipt with details of your order by e-mail. The My Account area also offers an address book that enables you to save a different delivery address and billing address.
Is my personal information secure?
All of the information you supply is strictly confidential. It will only be used internally by Organic Potions for deliveries or customer service.
What currencies does Organic Potions support?
All International Orders will be charged in Singaporean Dollars (SGD) as per your order confirmation. The final transaction charge to your account may vary slightly due to moment-by-moment exchange rate fluctuations.