Argan oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree, endemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. This oil once grew in many parts of the world but now is only found in the Moroccan United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) protected forest making it the rarest oil in the world. Its grown organically, in organic certified fertilizer giving us the highest quality oil. All argan sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of argan oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing health care and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole.
Now that we know where it's from and who
it supports, what does it do?
Berber women have used Argan oil for centuries to protect and nourish their skin, hair and nails from the harsh conditions in which they live. Now Argan oil is gaining popularity as a "miracle ingredient" in the Western beauty product industry. Argan oil contains about 40% oleic acid, which is an omega-9 that makes up most olive oil. It also has a mish-mash of extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids which make it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation. Just to name a few:
- tissue healing (scars)
- disinfectant properties
- anti-oxidants help neutralise free radical damage
- help reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin`s hydro-lipid layer
- prevents hair breakage by infusing it with lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, and vitamin-E
Since we are now educated on what we need to know about Argan oil and all its benefits I believe it's safe to say that every girl needs some Argan in her beauty lifestyle! Whether its in your skin regimens, hair styling products, shampoo & conditioners, your body will be drinking in the wonderful reasons why Agan oil is my number 1 Oil!