Maison De Marrakech Argan Oil
Argan Oil is an all-natural, 100% organic, chemical-free beauty marvel that really works. Produced from the Argan tree in semi-deserts of Morocco, Argan Oil has been used by Moroccan women for centuries for its nutritional and cosmetic benefits.
Commonly referred to as "liquid gold" or "The Gold of Morocco", Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It has astonishing healing, conditioning and anti-aging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe. Argan Oil is not only a "super food" for the skin and hair but for the whole body. Having twice as much Vitamin E as olive oil including vital antioxidants, Argan Oil plays a major role in a healthy diet and is commonly used in traditional Moroccan recipes.
Protected by UNESCO, the Argan tree, which grows only in southern Morocco is an important species not only for its virtuous oil, but also for helping to prevent encroachment by the Sahara desert.
Only the ripe fruits are knocked off the tree. The fruits are gathered and sun-dried. The pulp is removed then the nut-like inner cases are cracked by Berber women between two stones (a hammer stone and stone anvil) in the time mannered tradition, revealing several kernels. The oil bearing kernel is then cold-pressed. It takes the combined harvest of 6-7 trees to create 1 liter of precious oil. At Natural Spa Supplies to assure that the oil is really fresh, it is pressed in front of our eyes. Argan oil quickly absorbs into the skin, and the natural aroma is very light indeed.
What It Does
This multi-tasking beauty can be used to:
1. Soften dry skin
— Argan Oil's naturally high concentration in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids work to alleviate dry skin and rough patches.
2. Help minimize fine lines
—Smooth Argan Oil over skin and under your eyes for intense moisture and to reduce appearance of fine lines.
3. Help heal acne blemishes and scarring
— With regular use, Argan Oil is widely reported to heal existing acne blemishes, prevent the occurrence of new breakouts and help reduce scarring.
4. Soften cuticles
— Massage a few drops of Argan Oil onto your cuticles to soften and condition.
5. Treat split ends
— Rub oil between your hands and smooth through hair to minimize fly-aways and treat split ends.
6. Give skin a fresh, youthful look
— Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow.
7. And it's safe enough for use on your baby
— 100% pure, organic Argan Oil is safe enough to use on your baby's delicate skin to help treat dryness and soothe redness. You can also smooth over your stomach during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks.
How to use Argan Oil
Rub the oil between the palms of the hands and massage into the face, neck, hands and nails once or twice daily.
Place one drop on a tiny piece of cotton wool to delicately remove eye make up.
Brush or rub by hand a drop or two through dry, static or weak hair. It is best to do this while the hair is still slightly damp.
Use as an emollient for acne, eczema and psoriasis troubled skin (after a Rhassoul mask)
INGREDIENTS Argania Spinosa L.
Virgin, cold pressed Argan Oil. Nothing else is added and nothing is taken away.
Properties of Argan Oil
High in essential fatty acids, so important for optimum skin health and for reducing signs of aging the way nature intended. High on free-radical fighting tocopherols and toctreinols. Helps fight skin infections and soothing for troubled skin.
Storing your Argan Oil
Store away from light in a glass container at less than 18˚C.
Keep the container tightly closed when not in use
Argan oil has a mild toasted nutty aroma
Ethics in using Argan Oil
- Produced from trees protected by the Moroccan law and by UNESCO. This tree only thrives in Morocco.
- The Argan tree helps prevent encroachment from the Sahara desert and helps to consolidate fragile mountain soils.
- Supports womens’ work cooperatives helping rural women out of poverty.
Supports a traditional production method (sun-drying, extraction of the kernel)
- The oil is not pressed by hand in this cooperative – The yield of this precious oil is about 50% greater when pressed by machine, and the oil, rare as it is becomes somewhat more available for the export market. Machine press oil maintains its freshness for much longer and has a lighter aroma.
- Completely natural and safe.
**Nut allergy sufferers are advised to consult their doctor before using Argan Oil.
As with any new product, users should conduct a patch test before starting wide scale usage.