Give back while giving your skin organic care with Kahina
We’ve got another unique and eco-friendly review for Green Monday wht readers! Today we’ll be taking a look Kahina Giving Beauty’s wondrous ingredient and star product, 100% Organic Argan Oil.
The word ‘Kahina’ just sounds beautiful and I really love a company with a story behind it. According to their website, “Kahina is named for a Berber queen and prophetess who reigned in Morocco circa 700 CE. A heroine to the Berber women, Kahina represents empowerment and vision for women worldwide.”
Founder Katharine Phillips L’Heureux started Kahina after visiting Morocco and discovering the wonders of argan oil. This ‘miracle ingredient’ has been used for centuries in beauty and skin care remedies by the indigenous Berber women of Morocco to protect skin against the severe desert environment.
And I was thrilled to learn this is a company with heart! Kahina works with the Berber women who harvest the argan oil and gives back 25% of their profits to these poverty-stricken communities. (The signatures of these women that work in the argan cooperatives even adorn the packaging of Kahina Giving Beauty products as artwork.)
Now on to the 100% Organic Argan Oil that is the star of this beauty line. There’s a reason woman have used this oil for years – it’s touted to have antioxidants and neutralize free radicals, while hydrating skin and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also loaded with vitamin E and essential fatty acids to nourish skin. Pretty impressive stuff. Plus this all organic oil is one multi-tasker – and can be used as a body oil, frizzy-hair tamer, hand treatment, cuticle soother and face oil.
Since I’m about to celebrate my 31st birthday, I’m starting to look for natural products to help slow the development of wrinkles. Could this be the perfect product for me? Inside the box is a dark violet recycled glass vial (that diffuses light to keep ingredients safe) with an eyedropper style applicator that dispenses the light, yet super hydrating oil.
Happily I have only good things to say about this colorless, odorless oil and how it reacts with my skin. I tend to have a very flaky T-zone, especially in the winter, which I slather on lotions to no avail. I found that applying Kahina’s organic argan oil right before bed (sometimes after a light facial scrub) gives me a flake-free morning.
I also use this oil before putting on my make-up and it gives me that dewy glow that I’m always after without turning skin into a slick shine. The eyedropper style applicator is perfect for dispensing the oil as only a few drops of this non-greasy oil goes a long way. I think this oil is worth the $82 price tag (3.3 oz bottle) since it lasts forever and the applicator cuts down the chance of wasting any product.
• The odorless, colorless oil works with ALL skin types.
• Seriously, even those with oily or combo skin can use this on the face.
• Product has multiple uses – face lotion, flyaway/frizzy hair tamer, body oil, hand cream and more.
• Kahina Giving Beauty is a company that gives back – always a plus in my book.
• Ingredients are 100% organic.
• Bottles are made from recyclable violet glass.
• All paper and packaging comes from recycled materials.
• Kahina doesn’t use artificial fragrances, colorants, preservatives or parabens and are cruelty-free.
• The cost could be too high for some.
• For now, the Argan Oil is only available in one size. A smaller (cheaper) size could be a great introduction to this oil.
Additionally, I got to sample a few more Kahina Giving Beauty products from their carefully crafted and growing collection. I was most impressed with the Antioxidant Mask containing their signature argan oil, rhassoul clay and extracts of acai and pomegranate. The mask was very relaxing while I let it sit and detoxify my skin and then when I washed it away worked as a gentle exfoliator.
I also enjoyed the Face Serum which helped tone down my flakiness and calmed a bit of the redness I have in my cheeks. Using Kahina’s eye cream and eye serum together seemed to smooth out my under eye area well. Overall I was very impressed with the entire Kahina Argan Oil line that made my dry, flaky skin very happy.
Now that I’ve raved and rambled on over the 100% Organic Argan Oil, which you should guess I give 5 stars, I can’t wait to hear the wht review teams opinion of Kahina. Did anyone with oily or combination skin like it too? Please meet me in the comments and we’ll find out!
Buy 100% organic Argan oil and more at Kahina Giving Beauty!
Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.
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