ARGAN OIL

Argan oil is the best base for beauty.

Scientific name:  Argania spinosa

Family:  Sapotaceae

Origin:  Morocco

Form:  cold first pressed oil

Parts:  seeds

 


BEST FOR BLEMISHED, DRY, SENSITIVE AND MATURE SKIN

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-wrinkle
  • nutritive
  • disinfectant
  • emollient
  • humectant
  • regenerative
  • restorative
  • reduces sebum production
  • protectant

GREAT FOR

  • before sun care
  • sunburns
  • brittle nails
  • damaged skin + hair
  • dry scalp
  • dull + lifeless skin
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • stretch marks
  • wrinkles

BENEFITS

  • anti-aging
  • soothing
  • smoothing
  • nourishing
  • cleansing
  • moisturizing
  • hydrating
  • renews pores
  • strengthens elasticity + structure
  • balancing
  • redness reducing

 

FUNCTIONS

  • emollient
  • base oil

NUTRIENTS

  • alpha-tocopherols
  • beta carotene
  • carotenes
  • ferulic acid
  • high molecular weight proteins
  • linoleic acid
  • oleic acid
  • phenols
  • phenolic acid
  • phytosterols
  • pholyphenols
  • squalane
  • tocopherols
  • triterpene alcohols
  • xanthophylis

The argania tree, also known as the Moroccan ironwood tree, is a thorny evergreen tree native to southwestern Morocco and grown for its plum-sized fruits. Inside the fruits large seeds containing highly esteemed oil are found. The seeds are pressed to obtain argan oil, an expensive and highly useful cooking oil with a nutty flavor. It is used much like olive oil and has a similar fat content. But cooking is not all that argan oil is good for. It is also great for the skin and hair. Argan oil is very emollient (similar to peanut oil, but without the allergen) and rich in naturally occurring antioxidants such as flavonoids and tocopherols that have anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it contains 56 mg/Kg of polyphenols, double the amount of tocopherols (620 mg/Kg) than olive oil (320 mg/Kg), and linoleic acid comprises 34% of its total fatty acid content. Its anti-aging and skin restructuring properties coupled with a high vitamin A and vitamin E content make it a wonderful skin and haircare product ingredient.

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