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

Skin – Argan oil works to balance the sebum production of the skin. Regulating the sebum (oil) production, which can cause acne, can help to reduce further breakouts.
Apart from hydrating your skin, it can also reduce itching and flakiness. Dry skin doesn’t produce enough sebum and therefore cannot keep the skin moist. 
Combination skin type is a symptom of a condition known as Seborrhea where some parts of the face, like nose and forehead are oily while the other parts are dry. Argan oil can balance the oil production and levels the differences between dry and oily areas.
Altogether using Argan Oil is the easiest and best All-In-One solution for hair, skin and nails. But please make sure to buy high quality Argan Oil from a reputable seller!

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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Here’s a little fun article about Argan Oil production, written by Erik German

 
 
ESSAOUIRA, Morocco —  Morocco's little-known argan oil is poised to be the next big thing in beauty products, but don't tell anyone that it was once extracted from goat droppings.
 
No one is trying to hide the goats' traditional role in producing argan oil. But in this roadside shop outside of the coastal Moroccan town, the women aren’t exactly eager to dwell on goat-related matters, either.
 
The artisans here are producing and selling argan oil, an increasingly trendy cure-all skin treatment. It is an amber-colored liquid that also livens up salads and tastes great in stews. The last thing they want is a customer thinking that their exquisite product passed through a goat's digestive tract and exited through its rear end.
 
“All the work now is done by hand,” said Naima Elattaoui, 28, as she showed visitors around the Tiguemine Argan Cooperative, where 25 of her colleagues spend their days making argan oil in a stone courtyard just a few miles from Morrocco’s balmy Atlantic coast.

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.”