Posted in Argan Oil, Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Press, Reviews - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on April 30, 2013 - 0 Comments
Britanie Faith, an organic beauty advocate, green make-up artist and wellness advocate who blogs at BeautybyBritanie says:
“I am so happy to have discovered this beautiful and passionate brand. I have fallen deeply in love with both of these oils.”
“Within just a few days of using them, any dry patches that I had left over on my skin from the cold winter months have completely diminished and I have stopped using my heavier moisturizers at night and have replaced them with these light and incredibly hydrating oils. I love to use the Pure Argan Oil to moisturize my face at night and to put through my damp hair after showering. I also love it for using around my eyes. The Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum is my favorite for daytime wear and is flawless under makeup. My favorite products are those that you can use for many different purposes and these two oils have no shortage of that… face, body, hair, nails, the uses are endless. These two oils now have a permanent place in my beauty routine.”
Read Britanie’s full review here.
Posted in Argan Oil, Press, Reviews - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on April 27, 2013 - 0 Comments
Thanks to Megan, the lovely lady behind the blog Seed to Serum, for her positive review of Zweena’s Pure Argan Oil and Argan Rose Serum! She was very impressed with the quality of our oils…read her review below.
“I have a bit of a scent obsession with rose. There is just something about rose that is decadent and intoxicating – it seems to wrap your body in its floral warmth. So you can imagine my excitement when Zweena asked if I would like to sample their Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum. A rose-scented face oil? Why yes, I would love to try that.
Though this serum smells lovely, what’s more impressive is the roster of reparative carrier oils – argan, rosehip, evening primrose. It has been awhile since I’ve used a face oil with argan as the main carrier oil. And to be honest, I missed it. Argan oil holds a special place in my heart – it was the oil that started my obsession. My proverbial gateway drug. But aside from nostalgia, I love argan oil because it is non-greasy and packs a nutrient punch. The high Vitamin E content reduces inflammation and repairs imperfections. Everything an acne prone girl looks for in a face oil.
And if you are interested in anti-aging benefits, you’ll love rosehip and evening primrose oils. Rosehip is packed with Vitamin A, which provides your skin with all the cell regenerating power of a retinol, without the nasty, drying side effects. And evening primrose is remarkably healing containing an extremely high concentration of Gamma Linolenic Acid. Trust me, these lovely oils are the answer to your sun damaged skin woes.
So how does this oil perform? I have been using it day and night and I love it equally for both. It is light, non-greasy, and beautiful under makeup (i.e. skin looks dewy, not shiny.) And even for someone as picky about moisture as I am, this oil was all I needed at night. Somehow without multiple layers of different moisturizers, my skin still looked hydrated and fresh in the morning. Look at me – embracing minimalism (well as close as I’ll ever come to it.)
And since I’ve gone on and on about argan oil, you might be curious about Zweena’s Pure Organic Argan Oil. The quality of this oil is exquisite What do I mean by quality? I’m just going to go ahead and say it – cheap argan oil stinks. You don’t have to worry about that with Zweena. This oil has a faint, lovely smell and absorbs into skin like a dream!”
Originally posted here on Seed to Serum
Posted in Argan Oil, Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Products, Reviews, Testimonials - Written by admin on April 19, 2013 - 0 Comments
Megan Porschen - Megan, an eco, organic, cruelty-free make-up artist in Los Angeles whose philosophy is ‘beauty loves nature’ is a huge fan of Zweena’s Pure Argan Oil and Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum. Megan writes:
“I recently discovered an amazing company called Zweena which means ‘beautiful’ in Morocco. They make incredible quality organic argan oil and I love it! It is an ethical company who supports its workers in a fair trade, co-op environment. The oils are lovely and I specifically love and am a huge fan of Zweena’s Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum.
I’ve tried a few different brands over the last two years and this one is ‘the one.’ The quality is perfection. I use it on my face as a nighttime serum. The smell is lovely and my skin feels softer because of it! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to soften their skin naturally. Their Pure Argan Oil is non pore-clogging, and is used in the hair and on the body as well. There are no petrochemicals or chemical preservatives in their products and the dark glass helps to preserve the oils!”
Megan is a frequent eco-beauty contributor to MindBodyGreen. Check out her green beauty article where she shares her own clean grooming regime and favorite natural brands. At night, she moisturizes with Zweena Argan Oil!
Posted in Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Press, Reviews, Skin Care Products - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on March 24, 2013 - 0 Comments
Here’s what Romy of Romy Raves fabulous beauty blog has to say about Face Oil Serums. Thanks Romy for including Zweena in your favorite serums!
I have a confession to make, I have been keeping a secret from you . . . . for last six plus months I have been having a love affair with an exciting new skincare product category: Face Oil Serums. You see at first, I was a bit reluctant to try these new oils because my experience with the oils in the past was that were greasy, heavy, comedogenic and just sit on your skin. Old school oils made me want to run, hide and avoid them at all costs, so you can understand why I was gun shy. Well, I am excited to tell you that the innovative new face oils of today are a completely different story! In contrast to their cloying oil ancestors, today’s face oils are lightweight, instantly absorbing, hydrating, anti-aging, non-comedogenic and filled with mostly natural ingredients that transform you skin!
And I’m OBSESSED with them! I can’t get enough of these emollient dry oil miracles. My skin just loves them, it drinks them in, they fix my problems, heal my irritations and work wonders on my somewhat dry aging skin (although many are great for oily skin too!) When I travel they save me, when I get an aggressive treatment and my skin is inflamed they bring it back to life, but mostly these oils rejuvenate my skin and make it look luminous and healthy on a daily basis. Here is one of my favorites!
Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Face Serum ($58)
“I love the gorgeous intoxicating scent, how it is the perfect level of moisture for my skin and that it makes my face supple and radiant.”
This addictive face serum contains argan oil, rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, evening primrose oil and the Queen of all essential oils, Moroccan Rose. This aromatic oil serum is very high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals and it helps to diminish fine lines, hydrates and soothes your skin, promotes cell renewal, improves suppleness and makes your skin glow.
To read Romy’s article in full, click here.
Posted in Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Press, Reviews, Skin Care Products, Testimonials - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on February 19, 2013 - 0 Comments
Shani Darden, Hollywood’s well-respected esthetician and beauty guru, is known for her brilliant anti-aging treatments. Her clientele includes leading ladies such as Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly and Mandy Moore who all swear by her facials.
After using Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum on her clients, Shani had this to say:
“As an esthetician, I always use chemical peels and do extractions. At the end of my treatments, I use the Argan Rose Serum which calms and hydrates the skin leaving my clients looking amazing!” – Shani Darden
We are thrilled that Shani is using Zweena and achieving great results!
Posted in Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Press, Reviews - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on December 27, 2012 - 0 Comments
Writer, actress, mother, activist, gardener, vintage fashion connoisseur… that’s Shiva Rose who writes the holistic blog The Local Rose.
After using Zweena’s Argan Rose Rejuvenation Serum, Shiva writes:
“Zweena means beautiful in Morocco and I have to say my skin does feel very nourished when I use this serum of rose and argan oils. The pure argan by Zweena is also great for hair and since it seems the popular moroccan hair oil is not as natural as it seems (look at the ingredients) this is a better standby. The founder of Zweena Jayme Barrett romantically met her husband (and Zweena partner) Zouhir Yakoubi in the land of argan and fragrant roses, so this line is close to her heart. The serum contains rose hips, rose oil, argan, evening primrose oil and pomegranate seed as well. It smells divine (rose oil opens the heart chakras) and works wonders. This makes a perfect holiday gift.”
Thanks Shiva!! To buy Zweena Argan Rose Face Serum, click here.
Posted in Argan Oil, Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Press, Products, Reviews - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on November 30, 2012 - 0 Comments
Green beauty expert, Alexandra Spunt, co-author and founder of the book and web site “No More Dirty Looks” included Zweena’s Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum in her Winter Beauty Must-Haves! Read her lovely review below…
“You know how it goes. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and all of a sudden you’re wishing you’d spent a little more time hydrating over the summer—and a little less time with a cocktail in your hand. Ah, winter. Even us Cali girls go through a version of it—not as bone-chillingly cold as the wet winters out east, but arid air does its own special damage. Anyone else feeling winter skin woes?
Alas, the only thing any of us can do is hydrate! Which is why I’m excited about this new product I’ve been using lately that help keep moisture in my skin.
What happens when you take ethically sourced argan oil, a known favorite of ours, and add stress-busting rose? Zweena, that’s what! An awesome new line that I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Jayme Barrett, the company’s co-founder is a smart and lovely lady who discovered argan oil (and found her husband!) on a trip to Morocco. It’s a great story. A fellow author, she also wrote the popular book Feng Shui Your Life, and when we met she promised she’d contribute a piece to NMDL on the subject! (I don’t know about you guys, but I’m woefully ignorant about the Feng Shui. But this is the year I learn.) I’ve only tried the Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum myself, and whether or not it’s really diminishing my wrinkles—rosehip seed oil is a popular anti-aging natural—it feels amazing, and the smell makes me happy. I like using it on my face, and keep it at work to give me little rose-scented pick-me-ups during the day. I also like putting a little on my split ends.”
Thanks Alexandra Spunt for your wonderful review! See full review here.
Posted in Argan Oil, Products, Skin Care Products - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on November 28, 2012 - 1 Comment
If you want to de-clutter your cabinet and simplify your beauty routine, organic argan oil can become your go-to beauty elixir from head-to-toe. It’s chock-full of essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that promote your overall health by moisturizing, softening as well as protecting your face and hair from sun damage – without harmful toxins and Parabens.
Below are 10 ways to use organic argan oil in your daily life:
1) Face Moisturizer – After cleansing morning and/or night, massage a few drops of argan oil directly onto your face and neck. Since argan is considered a dry oil, it absorbs quickly and is not greasy. If you want to use it as a serum, apply your night cream after the oil absorbs into the skin.
2) Hydrating Toner – Add a few drops of argan oil to your favorite facial toner to hydrate and tone simultaneously. You can make your own toner by adding a few drops of argan oil to Rose or Orange Blossom water.
3) Rejuvenating & Brightening Face Mask – Add a few drops of argan oil to your store-bought mask. Alternatively, make your own mask by mixing 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of Greek-style yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 drops of argan oil in a bowl. Apply on a clean, dry face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
4) Exfoliating Lip Scrub and Moisturizer – To smooth and moisturize your lips, add a few drops of argan oil and vanilla extract to fine brown sugar. Lightly massage into lips using circular motion and rinse off.
5) Face Glow – Add a drop or two of argan oil to your foundation, bronzer or tinted moisturizer for a dewy, luminous glow.
6) Leave-on Conditioner – After the shower, while your hair is still wet, add a few drops of argan oil to your hair, ends and scalp to hydrate and moisturize. It’s especially nourishing if your hair is dry from daily use of a blow dryer, straight-iron or curling iron.
7) Hair Styling Shine – When your hair is dry, use as a styling product by adding a few drops of argan oil to the palms of your hand. Rub your hands together and run your fingers through your hair to create shine and tame frizz. You only need a small amount. It lasts a long time.
8) Overnight Hair Treatment – Massage a generous amount of argan oil into your hair, ends and scalp. Wrap your hair and leave it on while you sleep. In the morning, wash your hair and you’ll have luminous, soft locks.
9) Cuticle and Heel Softener – Massage a few drops of argan oil into your cuticles to soften, moisturize and encourage nail growth. Use as an overnight treatment to nourish cracked heels by working a good amount into your feet and toes. Cover with socks and wake up to supple feet.
10) Body and Bath Oil – Add a few drops of argan oil directly onto your skin, into the bath or body lotion. It’s safe to use on a baby and to help minimize stretch marks on a pregnant belly too.
To buy Pure Organic Argan oil, click here.
Posted in Argan Oil, Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Berber Women, The Zweena Story, Zweena News - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on November 8, 2012 - 0 Comments
At Zweena Body Care, we believe that positive energy and thoughts can be sent and received. As you may know, we buy our organic Argan Oil direct from women’s cooperatives in Morocco. The Berber women are grateful and happy to be hand-cracking the argan nuts and their energy is transmitted to us. On breaks, they sing and play the drums which energizes the oil even more.
Our argan oil is not machine-made; it’s handmade with love.
At Zweena Body Care we take great care in storing, blending and bottling our elixirs within a peaceful environment.
With strong positive intentions, we hand-blend and bottle our Pure Argan Oil and Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum accompanied by spiritual, uplifting music. We end with the special prayer that states, “May all persons who use Zweena Argan Beauty Elixirs enjoy healthy, beautiful, glowing skin, hair and bodies!” Mother Nature gave us the Argan tree which in turn gives us the argan nut and oil.
Enjoy our beauty elixirs that are brimming with nature’s healing nutrients and positive energy!
Posted in Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Skin Care Products, Zweena News - Written by Zweena Beauty Team on October 31, 2012 - 0 Comments
At a recent Los Angeles event called The Divine Female, where doctors and experts came together to discuss breast cancer prevention and to raise awareness for healthy, non-toxic lifestyles, Zweena co-founder Jayme Barrett was happy to meet Alexandra Spunt, co-author of the book “No More Dirty Looks – The Truth about Your Beauty Products–and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics” and the website of the same name. Alexandra talked about how many toxins are in our daily beauty products and how they go straight into our skin, bloodstream and body. She said ” We don’t have control over environmental toxins, but we do have control of what we put into our bodies.”
“When looking at a label on a product, if you see an Parabens, Phthalates, Fragrance, Dye or any name that has xxx or numbers next to it, forego it. It’s important to use face and body lotions, serums, soaps, cleansers, deodorants, shampoos and conditioners without any toxins” said Spunt.
After the event, Jayme gave Alexandra Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum. She tried it on the spot and loved it! We’re so happy to offer Zweena Argan Oil Beauty Elixirs that are cruelty and toxin free!