Updated: Feb 21
Agan Oil – known as Liquid Gold of Morocco – is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree, which grows in the southwest of Morocco. Argan Oil has been used as a natural antioxidant for centuries by the Berber people of Southern Morocco and the Sahara. Today, it is a highly sought-after ingredient in luxury skin and haircare products.
So what makes the oil from this little nut so special?
1. It’s rich in essential nutrients
Argan Oil is full of fatty acids and also contains Vitamin E and Omega-6. It is a powerful natural antioxidant with many health and beauty benefits such as promoting healthy skin, hair, nails and even a healthy heart.
2. It treats skin conditions and scarring
Argan Oil is a popular natural skin remedy because it nourishes and hydrates without clogging the pores. It moisturizes dry skin and treats conditions such as eczema, rashes, psoriasis and acne. It also reduces the appearance of scars, burns and stretch marks.
3. It keeps skin supple and youthful
One of the reasons Argan Oil has become known as ‘Liquid Gold’ is because it helps repair and maintain healthy skin cells, thereby reducing the signs of ageing. It also increases the suppleness and elasticity of the skin, making it a coveted natural ingredient in many luxury anti-ageing creams. 4. It helps maintain healthy hair
Another highly popular benefit of Argan Oil is that it nourishes dry and damaged hair, helping to keep it soft and silky. It can be used as a conditioner to moisturise the scalp, minimise the impact of heat on hair (for example from excessive blow-drying or straightening), seal in colour and prevent split ends. 5. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties
Aside from being a key component of many people’s beauty routines, one of the lesser known benefits of Argan Oil is its anti-inflammatory properties. When rubbed into muscles and joints, Argan Oil can reduce inflammation and relieve soreness.
6. It nourishes and strengthens nails
If you wash your hands a lot and/or use a lot of nail polish, your nails can easily become dry and brittle. Argan Oil nourishes and strengthens nails. When rubbed into the base of the nail, it simultaneously encourages nail growth and softens the cuticles – it’s the perfect addition to any manicure routine!
7. The Argan trade is good for the planet
The Argan tree provides food for animals through its leaves, shelter for other plants under its canopy and protection from desertification because its deep roots prevent from desert encroachment. The production of Argan Oil has led to the protection of Argan trees from deforestation and new trees have been planted to sustain the trade. In 1998, the Argan forest in Morocco was designated a UNESCO protected biosphere.
8. The Argan trade supports rural communities in Morocco
The Argan trade has grown in recent decades as the oil has become increasingly popular, particularly outside of Morocco. This has created jobs for Moroccans – especially women living in rural areas where the Argan trees grow – and opportunities for Moroccan businesses and entrepreneurs. A lot of companies selling Argan Oil also have a social impact angle to their work. Arganmidas Moroccan Argan Oil treatments versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling, and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils, and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.
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Arganmidas Moroccan Argan Oil is a unique serum with instant absorption into hair and skin to create a beautiful shine and long-term conditioning. High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, can be instantly absorbed into the hair and skin, and provide antioxidant to the hair and skin. Protects against UV damage and other environmental factors.
For more information on the scientific studies and evidence underpinning the benefits mentioned about, check out this article by Healthline.