How is it made?
The fruit of the argan tree is collected and dried. From the dried fruits, the nuts are harvested. The nuts are then cracked to release the kernels and those kernels are hand-pressed to express the oil. That’s it! This beautifully rich, nutty smelling oil is now ready for anything.
Historically, it was women who would collect the fruit and extract the oil and their husbands would sell it or trade it. However, now women’s co-operatives have been established to meet the rising demand of argan oil in exchange for the harvesting women being given fair pay for preparing the oil as well as an opportunity for an improved quality of life.
Who else uses argan oil?
Argan oil is a popular product that many celebrities reach for. Supermodel and actress, Adriana Lima, mixes argan oil with an illuminator before photoshoots and runway shows to make sure her skin is healthy and glowing. Vampire Diaries alumni, Nina Dobrev, stated that argan oil has saved her hair from the styling toll it pays when she is having her hair done for the screen. And did you know, Angelina Jolie’s makeup artist applied argan oil to her skin before starting her makeup for Maleficient? The list of celebrity endorsements is endless!
What are its uses and benefits?
Pure organic argan oil has been used for an assortment of beauty and therapeutic purposes. Extremely rich in beneficial micronutrients, including fatty acids and vitamin E, argan oil has a wide array of health and beauty benefits:
- Argan oil is very rich in Vitamin E, which is known to support hair, skin and nail strength.
- It contains powerful antioxidant properties that counter the damage done by free-radicals.
- Argan oil has potent anti-inflammatory qualities that, when applied to the skin, soothes the inflammation caused by skin conditions.
- It has fantastic anti-aging properties, which is why it is included in many facial products.
- It is known to treat skin conditions and encourage healing, especially if you have dry skin related irritation, such as eczema.
- The main nutrients in argan oil are linoleic and oleic acids which do wonders for skin and hair health by improving the moisture content in the skin.
- It can also be used to soften and heal the dried and cracked skin on your hands and feet.
- It is a popular remedy to combat stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin, thereby allowing the skin to gently expand rather than tear.
- It is often incorporated into hair serums to fight frizz and boost moisture.
Anything else I should know?
Moroccan oil is a miraculous ingredient that very versatile and is fast becoming a vanity staple! You can mix it with other oils to create a hair mask that will lengthen and strengthen your hair. You can apply it straight to a clean face as an overnight moisturizer. Use it as a makeup remover to break down waterproof products and gently whisk away the makeup. Massage it onto irritated and flaky skin and watch it work its magic by soothing and healing the inflammation and revealing your beautiful and healthy skin. You can also massage it into your eyebrows to promote the growth of luscious and full eyebrows. There is no wrong way to use argan oil in your beauty regiment!
Morocco Lab Argan Oil is certified organic, which means that the argan tree was grown and supported by natural sources and no synthetic chemicals were used to keep the tree healthy. Additionally, there are no non-organic additives in the bottle in your hands – just rich, 100% pure argan oil. It is safe to use on your skin and even safe to pour over your salad! Once you use it, you will wonder how you ever lived without it!