Exclusively found in the calcareous semi desert of southwestern Morocco, the Argan tree’s fruit is the source of the Argan oil. Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the tree.
The oil is extracted manually through a process that involves stripping the soft pulp of the Argan fruit from the nuts, drying the nuts in the sun, and using stones to crack open the nuts so the seeds can be obtained from them. The seeds are then roasted to give the oil in the seeds a rich nutty flavor before a little water is added and the nuts are ground into a thick paste. The paste is then simply squeezed with hand to obtain the oil.
Because the Argan tree is only found in a few regions in Morocco, the oil is produced and supplied in small quantities and is hard to find. This is why it is also referred to as the liquid gold.
Although Argan oil has been used for other purposes, such as dipping bread, on salads, making couscous, and other cooking usages, it is much suitable for you to use it in skin and hair treatment because of the high percentage it has in essential fatty acids. The oil consists of a blend of various fatty acids, vitamin E, Phenols, and Carotenes. It contains unsaturated fatty acids in the following percentages;
- Strearic acids – 6.0 %
- Palmitic acids – 12.0 %
- Linoleic acids – 36.8 %
- Oleic acids – 42.8 %
The oil is also popular because of the effects it has on the skin. Below are some of the ingredients of Argan oil, that make it suitable for your skin.
Vitamin F (omega 6)
Omega F is a major nutrient of the Argan oil that helps your skin to fight aging and skin dryness. It acts as your anti aging and anti dryness agent.
The presence of vitamin E in your skin treatment acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for sensitive skin. It also neutralizes free harmful radicals on your skin making it less likely to be attacked by bacteria.
Squalene is an important inclusion in your skin care products, as it has proved to be a major agent that helps to fight against skin cancer.
They help in the restructuring of skin cells, and are therefore responsible for smooth and healthy skins.
Similar to vitamin E, phenols act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. They activate and increase the action of vitamin C forming a powerful protection against bacteria and fungus.
You can find all the Argan oil products and the information on how to use them from Eden Allure Argan based Natural Skin Care Company by visiting their website www.EdenAllure.com