Argan oil comes from the Argania spinosa tree and only grows in southwestern Morocco. It is a very expensive oil due to the amount of fruit required to obtain the oil and the labor involved. To obtain 1 liter (about 33 ounces) of argan oil it takes the harvest of 5 trees and approximately 20 hours of labor! The oil comes from 3 seeds inside each fruit. These seeds are similar in shape to almonds and are traditionally hand crushed.
Argan oil is high in vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids, and phytosterols. It is a good free radical scavenger and antioxidant. Phytosterols provide anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties in argan oil.
Top 10 Benefits of Argan Oil
- Good for dry, aging skin
- Helps prevent scarring
- Helps prevent and reduce wrinkles
- Good for dry hair and split ends
- Stretch mark prevention
- Protects skin from skin cancer with it’s strong antioxidant properties
- Softens skin
- Improves damaged skin
- Improves skin elasticity
- Restores and revitalizes skin
With all these amazing benefits for the skin, argan oil was one of my top choices to use in our skin care line. You can find unrefined, certified organic argan oil in our Face Cream, Face Serum and Face Scrub.
Have you used argan oil for your hair or skin?