Soothing Kahina Argan Oil exclusive to Mecca Cosmetica
An avid organic foodist, New York-based Katharine Phillips L’Heureux had been tirelessly searching for an effective skincare range to match her healthy eating lifestyle. But it wasn’t until Katharine travelled to Morocco – where the skincare products she took with her were confiscated – that she discovered the natural remedy she had been seeking.
Used for centuries by local women, argan oil is both a product for renewal and protection. With its high concentrations of vital nutrients and antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, argan oil soothes sun-kissed summer skin, as well as replenishing and protecting for the winter ahead.
Katharine’s passion for this wondrous natural oil led her to create Kahina Giving Beauty, a skincare brand focused solely on argan oil-based products as well as supporting North Africa’s Berber women.
By law, only Berber women are allowed to hand extract and cold press the argan oil from the nuts of the Argan Forest trees in southwest Morocco – the sole location of the plant. This work provides the women of these poverty-stricken communities the opportunity for economic and social independence, with Kahina donating 25% of profits to assisting their development.
Delivered in its purest form, the Kahina 100% Argan Oil can be used as a facial serum, bath oil, on skin as a dry oil, and to moisturise hair. This highly absorbent oil can balance out patchy skin and irritation, hydrating without a greasy touch.
Originally available only to the high-end elite shoppers of New York’s Bergdorf Goodman, this nourishing and revitalising line is now exclusively available in Australia at Mecca Cosmetica. Pop down to the New Farm store to chat about this versatile ‘liquid gold’.