Forget Botox – THIS is What You’ve Been Looking For

If you’re in the process of fighting wrinkles and trying to look a bit younger, have I got the ideal combination for you.

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.”

Her answer?

“My mommy’s forehead.”

My solution?

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.

xo, j~





The Business of Fake Argan Oil

As a hair stylist, I ask every single person in my chair what products they use on their hair. And as Argan Oil is becoming more and more popular, I am hearing from many clients who have experience using it.

Having co-founded Saadia Organics, I am especially interested when my clients mention it. I want to know everything: where they bought it, how much it cost, what it smells like, what changes have they noticed in their hair.

Sadly, I have yet to come across a client who has actually found real, authentic Argan Oil.

It’s always the same story: they found a big bottle that cost very little that says something like “authentic Moroccan Argan Oil” on the label. Either it smells floral or like nothing at all. It is generally watery and even slimy in texture. The biggest reason I know it’s fake? I always bring out the sample bottle of Saadia Organics Argan Oil for my clients to try. And they can’t believe the difference!

Of course, there will be fake Argan Oil in the market. There is fake everything on the market. The problem is that even the fake stuff seems to work to some degree.  Putting any oil on your hair will make a small difference. My clients have noticed small changes and seem to like the fake Argan Oil. However, because it’s not real, the effects of the oil are not amazing. And so they are unaware of the true value of real Argan Oil.

Luckily, I am able to share a sample of the real thing with my clients. And when they try it, they fall in love with it.

So, how can you prevent yourself from wasting your money on fake oil?

You no longer have to worry. Saadia Organics actually has the genuine stuff! It is handmade by Saadia Organics co-founder Joèl’s mother-in-law and her relatives. And Saadia herself sends the oil directly to Vancouver.  And my clients couldn’t be happier!


Ainslie’s Finger Blues

As a hair stylist, my hands are very important. Sadly, they are also usually the most mangled part of my body. Constantly in water, chemicals, and handling very sharp tools, my fingers became more and more embarrassing to me. Aside from those factors, I had a terrible habit of picking at them when I became stressed. They became worse and worse and were very painful.

During the holidays, I made a resolution: to fix my fingers. Being ashamed of your hands is awful. And I was sick of it.

It took me two weeks to heal them completely. I consciously stopped picking. I washed them with organic and natural soaps and kept them well-hydrated and protected with Argan Oil.

The first night, after I scrubbed my fingers with a brush, they ached. But as soon as I applied the Argan Oil, they immediately began to feel better. It was very soothing.

Within one week, they were almost completely healed. And now, two weeks later, they are better than they have ever been. I am actually proud of my hands now.

What I used:

  • Organic vegan soap
  • Saadia Organics Argan Oil (several times a day and overnight, applied directly to nails and cuticles immediately after washing)

And that’s it!  Have a look: