Argan Oil in a little detail
Friday, 28 November 2014 | Admin
Argan is historically known as the essential 'liquid gold' anti-ageing, restorative and multipurpose oil from Morocco with well documented high levels of Vitamin E, sterols and essential fatty acids. It gets extracted from the kernels of the Argan Tree and is one of the world’s most precious oil.
Argan is a ‘dry’ oil because it gets absorbed very quickly by your skin and does not feel greasy, hence remarkably well tolerated by all skin types and skin problems.
Lets see what Argan Oil can be used for
Hair – it helps against frizz, restores shine, soothes the scalp and stimulates natural hair growth
Nails – it strengthens weak and brittle nails and gives you soft and smooth cuticles
Of course we could not formulate skin care without using Argan Oil, we have incorporated it in our Argan & Olive Squalane Eye Serum for its wonderful anti-ageing and skin softening properties.
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That’s by hand, Elattaoui said, not hoof. Close to 90 percent of the argan oil made in Morocco gets exported, and the export product these days is by all accounts goat-free. Carefully, with tenses rigorously confined to the past, Elattaoui will say this:
It used to be that goats would climb up into the gnarled trees dotting the nearby hills. It once was the case that they ate the pecan-sized argan nuts, digesting the soft outer peel. Previously, the animals defecated the now-peeled nuts onto the ground. In the past, the local women followed behind, gathering kernels to crack, roast and grind into the highly sought-after, labor-intensive oil.
But that’s all over with, Elattaoui said, and people mostly do the peeling now. And it’s hard to blame her for insisting on this story. There’s business on the line.
Although argan oil has been prized here for centuries — rubbed on babies, brushed into hair and drizzled over couscous — the product has lately taken off abroad. Whether because of the oil’s distinctive, toasted flavor or its apparently restorative effect on skin, Moroccans say demand for argan oil has surged among foodies and cosmetic-sellers in America and Europe.
“It’s been a huge success,” said Zoubida Charrouf, a professor at Rabat’s Mohamed V University, who published chemical analyses of the Omega-6 and vitamin E–rich oil that helped spur foreign interest in argan. “Without international demand it wouldn’t have developed like this.”