Catherine ZetaJones Says Moroccan Argan Oil is Her Beauty Secret

By Jonathan WalshRabat – Catherine Zeta-Jones has lauded Moroccan Argan oil, calling it her “beauty secret.”The Welsh actress, famed for her roles in films such as Zorro, Chicago and High Fidelity claimed that a diet of Argan oil and water is saving her skin. Often referred to as ‘Liquid Gold’, the oil is produced using extracts from kernels found on Argan trees, which are endemic especially to the semi-desert Sous Valley found in the south west of Morocco. The oil was initially used by the Amazigh people in the region to treat joint pains and dry skin.Rich in Vitamin E, as well as a whole host of other anti-oxidizing properties, Argan oil is now famous worldwide as it helps to replenish hair, moisturize skin, treat acne and works as an anti-aging treatment.Catherine Zeta Jones is not alone in her admiration for the Moroccan Argan oil. Stars such as Katy Perry, Eva Mendes, Salma Hayek, Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Scarlet Johansson have all praised Argan oil as an essential element of their beauty routine.Kim Kardashian’s approval of the already fashionable oil in 2014 saw its popularity sharply increase. This lead to a huge surge in demand, prompting a government spokesperson to announce that regeneration of argan forest land was under way and the  production was to increase from 4,000 tons 10,000 tons every single day.Argan’s benefits are not simply cosmetic. A report by the Daily Mail found that Amazigh women gain financial independence from the work that the high level of demand creates “helping women earn a living in a remote desert where work is hard to find.” read more

Obama hails change in Lanka under Sirisena

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, at his meeting with President Sirisena on Saturday (Sep. 26) stated that President Maithripala Sirisena has won the grace of world leaders today because he is leading the country towards a correct path. He wished well for President Sirisena programs for that.A meeting between President Sirisena and the President of South Korea Park Chung-hee was also held during the session. They discussed on the well-being of the Sri Lankan workers in South Korea. The South Korean President gave her highly positive response to the request made by President Sirisena for more employment opportunities to Sri Lankans. She also affirmed the assistance to seek solutions for the garbage problem in Sri Lanka.President Sirisena also met the President of New Zealand John Key. The New Zealand President said more investors will be encouraged to invest in Sri Lanka. They also discussed the ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette) The President’s media division said that Obama made these remarks at a meeting with President Sirisena while participating in the 70th session of the UNGA. United States President Barack Obama has praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka. President Obama expressed his appreciation about the changes which have occurred in Sri Lanka under the new government. In response, President Sirisena said his determination is to build the reconciliation in the country in future. “I strongly believe the reconciliation should be established in the country after bringing an end to the war”, he said.When President Sirisena requested the assistance for the alleviation of poverty, the US President stated his government will fully help Sri Lanka on that regard. read more