What is Argan OilArgan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which grows in the sandy semi-desert soil in Morocco. Traditionally, argan oil has been used as a dip for bread, as a dressing on couscous and salads, and it has also been used as a treatment for skin diseases. Argan oil contains high levels of vitamin E (tocopherols), carotenes, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It is also more resistant to oxidation, even more so compared to olive oil (an oil renowned for its relative stability).
Benefit for the Skin
The unique combination of antioxidant and moisturizing properties in this oil can help to maintain skin elasticity while preventing moisture loss that can contribute to the aging process. This oil can make the skin look softer while limiting the appearance of stretch marks, under eye circles, burns and wrinkles as well as damage from smoking, pollution or harsh sunlight. It can help to regulate sebum so that the skin will not look greasy and the body’s pH levels are balanced so that the skin will be less likely to become irritated.
Benefits for the Hair
Applying argan oil to the hair can make it look healthier by preventing frizz and split ends. It can make the hair look shinier and eliminate limp tresses by hydrating the roots and strengthening the hair, making your hair more manageable. This can help to reduce the risk that outdoor activities or styling contributes that causes breakage or damage to the strands of hair. Argan oil provides a high dose of fatty acids that can make brittle hair stronger and improve the protein structures without adding a sticky, oily component to the hair