Argan Oil is considered as one of the most expensive oils in the world. It is mainly due to its limited availability – only in Morocco, and its time-consuming process of extraction. Despite the price, it is really worth using in a daily skin and hair care as it is the best source of vitamins and fatty acids, that are essential for the skin, nails and hair to be healthy.
If one wishes to dwell on the history and discover who was the first to use Argan oil in the form of a cosmetic, they would have to trace the lots of Arabised Berbers. They are the native inhabitants of Morocco, and they were also the first to extract Argan oil from the kernels. A fun fact is that they refer to the tree as the tree of life which already gives us the hit on how valuable properties it includes.
What are the properties of Argan oil?
The more natural cosmetic ingredient the better for our skin and hair. Due to the high content of omega-6, omega-9 fatty acids, vitamin E, carotenoids and squalane, Argan oil is highly recommended for mature skin care and hair care. It is worth remembering that it is one of the best-absorbed hair oils available.
Natural Argan oil not only reduces ageing processes but also strengthens the hydro-lipid barrier, soothes irritations, protects against high temperature and sun, prevents water loss and provides anti-inflammatory action.
Argan oil – use in cosmetics
Thanks to the wide range of its valuable properties, Argan oil is often used in face care. It is the go-to product for firming and relaxing face massages. This precious substance can also replace facial creams or a make-up primer. When it comes to the entire body, it is an irreplaceable moisturiser.
Nevertheless, it is mostly used in hair care. It can either be added to enrich other hair products or a component of ready-made cosmetics available in drugstores. Argan oil is the perfect hair mask or serum to prevent or seal split ends.