How Argan Oil works
Argan oil regenerates the hydrolypid layer of the skin to prevent dehydration of the skin, activates oxygen in the cells, protects the connective tissue in the skin, so that it remains elastic and slows down the aging processes. It is suitable for dry skin and sensitive baby skin, skin with acne, eczema or first wrinkles, prevents the formation of stretch marks and helps to strengthen fragile nails and hair. The most important characteristic of argan oil is that it does not clog the skin pores and is absorbed very quickly, so that the skin does not remain greasy and does not shine, but it can also be used by all those who have oily skin, as it regulates the elimination of the sebum.
The main advantages of Argan Oil
Argan oil is known for helping to regenerate the skin and prevent its aging, thus keeping it youthful and elastic. It contains extraordinary amounts of vitamin E (93.7 percent more than olive oil), which suppresses aging, and unsaturated essential fatty acids that protect the skin and neutralize free radicals.
Did you know?
Argan oil is derived from the ancient argan tree, which the Berbers call the “tree of life” and is very much connected with their way of life, as wood is used as fuel, and valuable oil for food and skin and hair care. Nuts of the argan tree, which grow only in Morocco, are collected only by women who in the present times unite in the so-called cooperatives through which they act together on the market. Many women are financially dependent only on the argan tree and its products.
Production Argan Oil
For the production of Argan Oil, kernels of olive-like fruits, which grow once a year, are used. The collection of argan fruits takes place between June and August, and this work has always been performed by women only. When the fruits are cracked, the pulp is removed, the nuts are hand-handled, and then the seeds are removed and, if necessary, roasted. From the roasted kernels of the argan tree, they produce edible oil, and from the untreated cosmetic oil for skin care. For the production of one liter of oil they need sixteen hours of manual work and about 40 kg of fruit.