Argan Oil is plant oil obtained from the kernel of the Argan tree. The Argan tree grows only in Morocco, and the high-quality oil is usually hand processed.
Argan Oil has become extremely popular in cosmetics due to its superior moisturizing properties without clogging the pores.
It can be used directly on the skin and is advocated to treat different conditions. It is exceptionally suitable for sensitive, dry skin.
For centuries, women across the Mediterranean have used argan oil in their beauty regimen for vibrant, healthy-looking skin and hair.
ARGAN OIL BENEFITS
Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this age-old oil secret has many uses, helping to hydrate and soften hair, face, body, and nails. It has relatively high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E.
Argan Oil naturally helps to revitalize skin, increases hair’s elasticity and consistently restore shine to dull, lifeless hair.
It is a powerful antioxidant and UV-protector.
Night time moisturizer, Argan Oil has an average absorption rate but without leaving oily residues. That helps it moisturize the skin for longer time compare to the fast absorbing oils. Though it has a rather low absorption rate, it doesn’t clog the pores with a comedogenic rating of 0 to 1.
Argan Oil helps with acne. It has well anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties due to the high amount of linoleic acid. In combination with the low comedogenic rating (no clogging), it makes for a perfect treatment for acne.
Argan Oil is perfect for the skin and can be used alone as an everyday moisturizer. However, for best results, it is good to use a combination of several bio-compatible plant oils and essential oils.
Why is that?
Argan Oil, even an excellent moisturizer, is lacking omega-3 essential fatty acid. The right balance between omega-6 (linoleic) and omega-3 (alpha-linolenic) essential fatty acids is essential for optimal skin metabolism.