This is the end of a life-changing chapter. The end for Y-S.C. in this form. I want to thank the incredible people I been given the opportunity to collaborate with through the years. Thank you for believing in me, and my idea of trying to change the status quo.
And I want to send a special thank you to you, who reads this!
Thank you for the support. You are strong and beautiful. Never forget that.
First, a sense of oily zest from citrus fruits; followed by the always fascinating and seductive jasmine, gently embraced of a dry, vibrant, and warm cedarwood from the Atlas Mountains. And then gone.
Q: What are the benefits of Y-S.C.1?
A: Y–S.C.1 prevents dandruff and reduces irritation from itching and dryness by moisturizing skin down to the follicle with nutrient-rich oils that replenish and soften your beard to give you an easy comb-through and luxurious texture. Besides, beards are a bit needy, so give a little and your beard will reward you with vigor and prosperous growth.
Q: How do I apply it?
A: Y–S.C.1 is a highly-dense, nutrient-rich oil so you only need a few drops. Start with a single drop in your hand, then another if necessary to gradually find the right amount for your beard. Massage the oil into beard when wet, this is when hair fibers are open to nourishment. If you like, apply a soft wax or pomade to style your beard and seal in the oil, or you can simply add a few drops for some shine when you want to look sharp.
Note! Do not put the pipette in your beard when applying. If you do, be sure to rinse it thoroughly before putting it back in the bottle.
Q: What's in the bottle?
A: 100% virgin argan oil, and few drops of our own fragrance.
Q: What is argan oil?
A: Argan oil's active ingredient does wonders! This exciting ingredient is incredibly rich in vitamins E and F, fatty acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene, sterols and phenolic compounds. The cell is stimulating and revitalizing, and among its abilities range from accelerated healing of skin to bringing order to frizzy hair.
Q: What does Y-S.C.1 smell like?
A: It's an old memory I have from the souk in Marrakech. A crossroad where the flower street ends and woodshop district begins, not far away from Serge Luten's house.
Q: Is the product tested on animals?
A: No. Though it can be argued that men are animals, they are at least willing test subjects and Ya-sin Chahimi personally tests each batch on his own beard.
Q: Can people with allergies use the oil?
A: We have tested the oil on people with eczema and allergies with very good results. But if you experience discomfort – stop immediately.
Q: If the oil is organic, it must have a best before date?
A: Right. The oil contains a large amount of vitamin E that keeps the oil fresh up to 12 month. The oil loves when it's dark and cool.
Q: Yet another beard oil?
A: As opposed to other beard oils Y–S.C.1 is a moisturizing and nourishing oil. Made from 100% pure argan oil and bottled fresh from argon seed pressings that are just a few days. We have chosen to maintain the raw material in its origin form in order to get it’s fullest benefits. Therefore, we have chosen not to process or include unnatural additives. Our only addition to this pure argan oil is a few drops of our own perfume to give Y–S.C.1 its unique fragrance.
Q: What about sustainability?
A: The Arganeraie Forest in Morocco where argan oil is harvested is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Over the last few years Morocco has developed their international trade which has enabled them to reinvest in the forest. It has led to a new growth and a steady increase of trees, and more important - more jobs - especially for the women.
The forest is controlled by the government and it only lets certified companies harvest the argan fruit. Our oil is harvested and produced by a women's cooperative with fair working conditions. To ensure highest possible quality, we always have representatives on site when the oil is developed. The oil is then sent to and assembled in Sweden.
Y-S.C.1 offers a 100% natural, organic and cold-pressed argan oil certified by ECOCERT and USDA Organic. Our beard oil is registered and meets the requirements that Sweden and the EU have set on cosmetic products.
Ya-sin Chahimi is an artist-driven lifestyle brand that nurturing your identity and creativity. We create high-end grooming products for the contemporary and modern consumer with a conscious. A one drop magic experience for mind, body and soul.