If you're in the process of fighting wrinkles and trying to look a bit younger, have I got the ideal combination for you: argan oil for wrinkles!
Do I love our Argan Oil? Of course I do. It has done amazing things for a lot of people, myself included. I love what it does to my hair. It's cleaned up my sometimes raggedy cuticles. It keeps my dry skin soft and hydrated. It took care of my Angry Eyelids (a couple of times). And it helped reduce the appearance of the horizontal lines on my forehead.
But you know? Even though I've noticed a dramatic improvement in my forehead lines, in certain light, I can still see them a bit (especially if I've been a bit stressed and do too much 'eyebrow raising' in a day). And I know it's silly, but those lines bug me. I'm 36 years old. I should expect a few wrinkles here and there. But these forehead lines really get on my nerves.
It probably doesn't help that I arrived at my daughter's preschool just over a year ago to have one of her teachers laughing and eyeballing my forehead. I obviously asked him what was so funny. His response?
"Eden was drawing in the atelier. She drew a big circle and started scribbling big black lines across the top of the circle. I asked her what she was drawing."
"My mommy's forehead."
I asked Ainslie - my hair stylist, business partner and friend - to GIVE ME BANGS RIGHT NOW.
But I have a round face. Bangs don't work too well for me. Plus they're high maintenance. So was I glad to have my mother-in-law, Saadia's Argan Oil work so well.
But the lines. I can still see them sometimes.
Until last night that is!
I went to this wonderful Lunar New Year's event at Red Tree Wellness. I've been seeing Sonia Tan on and off for 5 years. She's amazing and the results I've gotten from her treatments are staggering. Dr. Sonia has never steered me wrong. I love her to bits. So I was more than happy to attend Red Tree's soiree last night.
The food was delicious, the company was lovely. And the mini facials with acupuncture? Out of this world!
My treatment started with an herbal mask. Cool, refreshing and light. Then it was time for the acupuncture. I asked Chrystal to concentrate on my forehead. I got two needles in my hands, and maybe about 8 in my face. Then I drifted off for a good 10 minutes of flawless relaxation. After that, the needles were removed, Saadia Organics Argan Oil was applied, and then I got a wonderful massage with a jade roller.
I left feeling like I'd spent the entire day at the spa. And my forehead? Looked virtually flawless. I was shocked. Even more shocking was how my facial muscles felt. The last thing I wanted to do was do the 'eyebrow raise'. I could have forced it - my face certainly wasn't 'frozen' as it would have been if I'd just had Botox. But my forehead was so relaxed and it felt like it was far too much effort to hoist up my brows to create deeper wrinkles.
I am beyond impressed. And this was just the 'mini' version of Red Tree's Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation Treatment. I can't imagine what the full 90 minute treatment would be like. People would probably think I'm my 4 year old daughter's teenaged sister. ;)
The best part? All of the proceeds for the evening went to a wonderful cause. Create Change is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and providing access to those living without clean water, education, and health, in Africa. At Saadia Organics, we're glad to be employing women in North Africa to make our Argan Oil, and it was certainly nice to give to a worthy cause south of the Sahara.
All in all, last night was absolutely wonderful! And if you're looking for a solution to your wrinkles, consider going this natural route. Forget Botox and face creams with a list of ingredients 100 miles long containing things you can't pronounce. I can't imagine anything working better than Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation and Argan Oil.