Any injury, infection, or allergic reaction to the skin will elicit a provocative response. Interestingly, all inflammatory responses will involve free radical activity. The presence of antioxidants in argan oil helps reduce free radical activity. In addition to their antioxidant effect sterols and Vitamin E also have soothing and healing properties. Vitamin E protects essential fatty acids from breaking down. Needed fatty acids are necessary for the production of prostaglandin, a lipid compound manufactured by enzymes within the cell that is a natural anti-inflammatory.