About Argan Oil

The Moroccan Beauty Secret

First Cold-Pressed Extraction Oil Traditionally Used for Both Skin and Hair

Our Argan Oil is a first cold-pressed extraction and is analysed in a laboratory in France. It is certified as “BIO” by the label “Qualité France Experts”, which means “organic” so there is no fertilizers involved in the growing of the trees neither into the harvest phase which is still done traditionally, finally the oil is extracted without any chemicals. The oil is then bottled for retail is by Noon Nabalsy France to ensure the highest level of hygienic conditions.

Argan Tree Morocco

 

Extraction: 

This plant oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco is one of the rarest oils in the world, due to the small and very specific growing region. Extracting the oil is also key to it’s value; first the fruit is dried in open air and the fleshy pulp of the fruit is removed. Then each argan nut is hand-cracked to access the kernel, since machine processing has to date not been successful. This makes the process time-consuming and labour-intensive. The kernels are then lightly roasted and cooled (when intended for culinary use), ground and pressed, while kernels are left un-roasted when intended for cosmetic use to minimize the lovely aromatic nutty scent and flavor. The oil is then left to rest for 2 weeks to allow any solids to settle and further filtration is sometimes done to gain perfect clarity.

Social Impact:

By Buying Argan Oil you are ensuring sustainable development in the argan fields regions of Morocco. A lot of projects involve local populations and help with improvements of basic infrastructure, management of natural resources, revenue-generating activities, capacity reinforcement…

The production of argan oil is beginning to have noticeable environmental and social impacts. The rise in demand for this precious oil means that argan trees are now seen as a valuable resource. This has led to their preservation and care. The labour-intensive nature of argan oil production, now frequently carried out by unionized women’s co-operatives, has provided a steady income for many women and their families, improved the social status of some women and has encouraged producers of other agricultural products to examine the co-operative model. At present, argan oil production supports approximately 2.2 million people in the southern parts of Morocco.

Social Impact Argan Oil

Properties of Argan Oil for Skin and Hair:

Helps diminish scars and bad marks
Protects the skin against wrinkles
Regulates the secretion of sebum
Heals and restores damaged hair
Good for reducing skin irritation
Helps to prevent stretch marks
Good for the elasticity of skin
High rejuvenating qualities
Rich in vitamin A and E

Cosmetic use:

With wide-ranging benefits, argan oil has been used as a deep moisturizing oil treatment for all kinds of skin types and conditions: dry skin, flaky skin, wrinkles, and even healing juvenile acne, burns and rheumatism. For hair, it is known to nourish and naturally reduce frizz while it fortifies and gives a brilliant shine.

Argan and Cosmetic use

Rate of Argan Oil on a Comedogenic scale?

A comedogenic rating tells us how likely it is that an ingredient or oil will clog pores. People who are prone to breakouts should avoid comedogenic oils as they will exacerbate pimple formation.
Argan Oil is a non comedogenic face oil (0 on the comedogenic scale) known for its beauty enhancing properties. Like Shea Butter (also rate 0), it can be used for the face and hair. It is rich in vitamin E and minerals, and reducing fines lines and scars. It is much more light weight than shea butter and absorbs easily.

Argan in Bathroom

Argan Oil for Acne:

The oleic acid in Argan oil promotes balanced sebum production. Using oils on oily skin can help regulate this sebum production (just make sure they are oils that will not clog your pores). Argan oil has the ability to treat acne and acne scars.
Poly-phonols contained in Argan oil increase exfoliation of cells needed when you have acne. The exfoliating action of Argan oil can increase cell production and renewal without irritation.
A high Vitamin E content in Argan oil helps remove damaged cells and encourages new ones to grow, thus fading acne scars and smoothing out the skin’s texture. It also prevent further breakouts.

Argan Oil for Which Type of Skin?

Suitable for most skin types.

 

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