What is Argan Oil?
Argan oil is made from the edible part of the nuts inside the shell of Argan fruit. Argan tree is also call (Argania Spinosa) found and grown only in Morocco, are millions of years old trees. It has gained in importance in recent decades throughout the world because of its medical benefits and extracted oil. Argan oil is increasingly coming under notice of outside world due to its manifold usages both for dietary and cosmetic purposes. However, its cosmetic use has gained solid ground very quickly. It is because of its potential uses that a great interest is taken recently for the preservation of fast vanishing Argan trees, so the Moroccan government opened many nurseries for Argan trees or Argania Sinosa.
Cosmetic Argan Oil (If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin)
Cosmetic Argan oil plays the role of food for the skin. With so many benefits that the European Cosmetic Industry called it the "LIQUID GOLD" , miraculous and anti ageing oil. there is no other product available in the market that has so much cosmetic benefits such as the Argan oil for health, cuisine, skin, hair and nails. Berber women have been using it in Morocco as a beauty tool. It is an established scientific fact that certain nutrients help to protect human skin against environmental damage and other aging factors. cosmetic Argan oil has some nutrients in it that are recognized as very beneficial for curing different kinds of marks on the skin, which might be claimed by many other products but Argan oil will do it very quickly and with no side effects, as it is something you can eat and there, it will not harm you. ( if you can't eat it don't put it on your skin).
Moreover, it prevents the skin from premature aging symptoms like wrinkles and crow's feet and ability to restore the natural freshness and tightness of the skin. For pregnant women it helps prevent stretch marks and and reduce the appearance of the marks after pregnancy.
Due to its highly diffusable nature it easily penetrates into the hair follicles and strengthens these from their roots. It increases circulation to the hair follicles.
Argan Oil's Ancient History:
Argan oil is a beautiful golden oil with a slightly reddish tinge, which comes from the Argan Tree of Morocco. For centuries, the Berber people of Morocco have used the oil for its numerous culinary, cosmetic and medicinal benefits. The Argan tree is under the protection of UNESCO due to its dwindling numbers and difficult growing conditions. Argan is one of the rarest and most expensive oils in the world because of its limited quantity and traditional production methods. For this reason it is often referred to as LIQUID GOLD.
Argan Oil Composition and Function:
Argan Oil contains a high level of essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid. Fatty acids are beneficial for nourishment and protection of the skin and hair. They protect and repair the skin and hair. Argan is also very high in Vitamin E, one of the most powerful biological anti-oxidants in neutralizing free radicals.
The anti-oxidants in Argan Oil are 80 times higher than the one olive oil.
Vitamin E is also very potent at stabilizing the cell membranes from a process
called lipid peroxidation. Therefore, it is excellent at slowing the aging process of the skin.
Benefits of Cosmetic Argan Oil:
Moisturizes the skin
Slows the appearance of wrinkles
Improves skin elasticity
Regenerates and rejuvenates again skin
Restores the life and shine to hair
Promotes scalp health to restore hair growth and vitality
Prevents split ends
Relieves skin damaged by sun and smoking
Prevents stretch marks
Moistens dry itchy scalp
Aids dry brittle nails
How can we detect fake vs. genuine pure 100% Argan oil?
1 Country of Production.
Argan Oil is produced only in Morocco and in small quantities in comparison to other oils.
2 The Scent.
Cosmetic Argan oil has a nutty aroma. Strong smelling Argan oil that smells awful or rancid should obviously be avoided because it came from Argan shells that might have passed through the digestion system of goats and no one want to put that on their face or skin.
Argan Oil that has no smells is highly suspicious too, it could be entirely fake, or at least diluted. Many sellers buy seed from non trusted sources which most of the time come from Argan nuts that were produced from Argan shells that were digested by the goats. These types of Argan nuts when is pressed, produces Argan oil that has an awful smell of goat, and in order to get rid of the smell they use deodorization processes that remove it and, removes the nice nutty aroma and often the beneficial ingredients as well. At our supplier, Nadifi, they do NOT buy Argan seed. Nadifi buys the whole Argan fruits and let it dry in the blazing sun, and then with the help of women in the Berber villages, removes the cover and crack the shells to get the best Argan nuts.
3 Argan Oil and its Colour
Cosmetic Argan Oil should be smooth and silky, golden to yellow looking and fast absorbing. If the oil looks real clear, it could either be well filtered or fake.
4 The Sediment
Hand produced Argan oil should have tiny sediment at the bottom of the container or bottles, this type of oil is being replaced by cold pressed Argan Oil, using modern machines. Handmade Argan Oil is processed using water. Moroccan Authorities banned the export of handmade Argan Oil because of its dilutions with water, doesn't pass the lab analysis, and expires after only 6 months. Cold pressed machine produced oil can last up to 24 months according to FDA. It can have no deposited sediment if it's well filtered. The deposited sediment depends on whether the oil is filtered or not and how correctly filtered.
Our supplier, has ECO CERT and USDA, has a lab analysis of the oil (MSDS) safety sheet, registered by the Ministry of Agriculture and licensed to export Argan Oil