From mere a tourist attraction, Argan Oil has now become one of the most prized Oils in the world. Argan Oil is produced exclusively in Morocco. Argan Oil is extracted from the kernels of Argan fruit which grows only on Argan Tree. Argan tree is a slow-growing tree exclusively found in the Argan forest situated in the south western part of Morocco. The Argan forest, which covers about 8280 square Kilometers, was declared as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1998.
Berber females from Morocco are known for their Beauty, spotless and wrinkle free skin. The secret is hidden inside the Argan fruit, grown on Argan Tree which is unique to Morocco. Goats eat this fruit. The fleshy part is digested, but the nut, because of its hard shell, is excreted. Argan Oil is extracted from these nuts using age old method to protect its nutritional properties.
It takes around 25 years for an Argan Tree to bear fruits. Total annual Argan Oil production is only 2500 MT, which is not keeping up with the boom in demand in the recent times, leading to increase in its price.
Argan oil has been referred to as the “most expensive vegetable and cosmetic oil”, therefore there is nothing called as “Cheap Argan Oil”.
Traditionally, Argan Oil has been extensively used in Morocco as a topical oil to treat various skin conditions, such as dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles, and inflammation. It is also used to prevent hair loss and dry hair.
Argan Oil is a miracle Oil which can do wonders to skin & hair. Ideal for all skin & hair types, Argan Oil falls in between different cosmetic Oils available in the market. It isn’t super thick, neither is it light, which makes it the perfect partner to combat all your skin & hair woes.
Consisting of omega fatty acids, linoleic acids, and vitamin E, it aims to moisturize your skin lightly, leaving it soft and supple.
Argan Oil is used as an active ingredient for preparation of shampoos, moisturizers, and other cosmetic products.
Argan Oil reduces excessive Oil production in your skin –
Skin produces sebum to compensate for the lack of moisture. The high levels of vitamin E in Argan Oil help control skin’s Oil production by balancing out sebum levels and providing the right amount of moisture on your skin.
Argan Oil is lightweight and non-greasy, so it is absorbed quickly by the skin & hair without leaving an Oily residue. Being a natural Oil, it also softens and protects the skin, so it’s suitable as a day moisturizer and as an overnight treatment.