Argan oil is one of the best beauty oils on the market. With its exquisite golden colour and distinctive nutty scent, Argan oil has been used for centuries by the Berbers for its wonderful beauty benefits.
Let’s delve into this highly-prized oil and find out all about it.
Traditionally this precious oil is extracted from the kernels of trees (Argania spinosa) that grow in the dry area of Southwestern Morocco although nowadays, Argan tree plantations have expanded to other areas. From collecting the Argan fruits, depulping them, crushing the kernels and finally cold-pressing the seeds, the hard-labour of oil extraction relies on well-established cooperatives.
Argan oil is not a simple oil. Its unique composition features a potent blend of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, sterols, carotenoids and Vitamin E. The right balance between oleic acid and linoleic acid, two important fatty acids, makes it very valuable for cosmetic purposes.
Argan oil is one of these beauty multitaskers suitable for all skin types. It leaves your skin smooth, balanced and helps create a unified complexion. Its silky, non-greasy texture makes it a perfect oil to be used during daytime. Argan oil also works wonders for mature skin as it combats signs of ageing and free radical damage, by supporting your skin’s natural regenerating process.
Argan oil is versatile and hair can also benefit from its amazing properties. Apply a few drops to your hair before you shampoo to nourish and strengthen your locks. You can keep your body fabulously soft and glowing too by massaging a little bit of oil onto damp skin, especially on the drier areas.
For those looking for pure Argan oil, we recommend choosing a certified organic Fair Trade brand that will guarantee exceptional quality, while ensuring that production and trading have been fair to the local communities and workers.
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