What is Argan oil?
Argan oil, also known as Moroccan nut oil, is yielded from the nuts grown on the Argania spinosa (Argan tree) in Morocco, which has been used by Moroccans for generations. In recent years, research has found that it has many unique chemical ingredients, making it a beauty treasure to deal with various skin and hair problems! At present, it has been recognized worldwide as “liquid gold” and become a reliable natural skin care products. The yellow-orange Argan oil is a perfect vegetable oil with gorgeous skincare functions to protect the body against external environment.
Argan oil is only produced in southern Morocco. It is one of the three treasures of Morocco and the mainstay treasure of Morocco Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The production process of Argan oil is very complicate. At present, it is still mainly by manual work. It takes about 60kg of raw Argan nuts — two trees worth — to yield one liter of oil. And that amount takes one woman a week of eight-hour workdays to produce. Only breaking the nuts to get out the kernels will cost huge amount of labor work, because this process must be completed by hand (Attempts to mechanize this process have been unsuccessful), then the kernels are ground or pressed into paste, through complex processes to finish the production of Argan oil.
Argan oil contains about 80% unsaturated fatty acids, rich in essential fatty acids (EFA), sterols, vitamin E and phenols, it is more antioxidant than olive oil. The Argan oil from roasted kernels is mainly for culinary use; while the unroasted Argan oil is traditionally used to treat various skin diseases, and nowadays the cosmetic and skin care effects are extremely popular in Europe and the United States.
Why choose Aphrode Premium Grade Argan oil?
Aphrode sources the best Premium Grade Argan Oil in Morocco:
- We use 100% Argania spinosa kernel only.
- Argan nuts used are always chosen from the latest harvest.
- Only mature Argan nuts are used to be sure of getting 100% of its benefits.
- Our Premium Grade Argan Oil is really cold pressed to keep its components intact.
- We use 100% Goat nuts free: indeed when a goat intervenes, the Argan oil keeps the goat smell and benefits are less.
- No deodorizing treatment or Carbon treatment is used to eliminate the smell.
- No discoloration treatment is used to change the color.
- We don’t use chemical solvents to pull the oil from the Argan kernels.
- We never mix Argan oil with other oils to get more volume. No chemicals are added.
- Our Premium Grade oil smells light natural Argan nuts. It is known that when you find no smell or strong smell, it is definitely not premium grade.
- Argan oil should be smooth and silky, disappearing into your skin. It should not feel slimy, stick or watery. It should not sting. Even on uncomfortable skin conditions, Argan oil should bring a soothing effect, not a painful one.
- We use high quality brown glass bottles package to ensure the nutrition of Argan oil is best preserved.
What is the benefit of Argan oil in skin care？
- Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle
Argan oil is rich in sterols and polyphenols and other ingredients to help skin metabolism, delaying the process of skin aging. Phyto-sterols help soften the skin, stimulate pore detoxification, and restore the natural lipid barrier of the skin. Polyphenols are well-known antioxidants, which can not only delay skin aging, resist free radicals, anti wrinkle and dispel spots, but also prolong the effect time of other antioxidants, such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
- Skin moisturizer
The fatty acids can maintain the hydration level of human health, research points out that linoleic acid has obvious effects on anti-inflammation, acne reduction and moisturizing function in the skin, and the lack of essential unsaturated fatty acids can lead to premature aging and wrinkles of skin. The natural high content of vitamin E, essential fatty acids and linoleic acid in Argan oil can effectively restore and maintain skin moisture and repair dry and rough skin. Argan oil is easily absorbed by the skin, giving us a tender, soft and glowing skin.
- Hair care
Rubbing Argan oil on your hands and then applying it to the end of your hair, it can increase the nutrition of your hair. Rich in vitamin E, Argan oil can repair the drying and branching of your hair and reduce dandruff. Argan oil has been scientifically proven to contain twice as much vitamin E as olive oil, while the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency include dry hair, hair loss, and slow wound healing.
- Softening the stratum corneum (Nails)
Use a few drops of Argan oil on your nails or skin, gently rub, which can
effectively protect your brittle nails, soften your body’s hard aging skin.
- Protect Lips
For Lips, Especially in cold or dry weather, lips can easily become sore, dry,
and cracked. Argan oil is the ideal product to ensure lips stay plump, soft
and supple. Rub a drop or two into dry lips as a balm, but be sure to wipe off any excess.
- Special effect for chilblain
Studies have shown that the actual cause of chilblain is the spasm of smooth muscle in the vein capillary, under the skin, when it meets hypothermia, which reduces the permeability of blood vessels, causes blood retention and forms chilblain. The best solution is to relieve the spasm of vascular smooth muscle and restore the permeability of vein capillary, thereby increasing blood flow, supplemented by anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-pruritus therapies. This is how wonder is Morocco’s Argan oil, which is rich in sterols. It can effectively help promote skin metabolism, stimulate pore detoxification and restore the patency of capillaries. Its unique squalene has anti-inflammatory properties. It has been proved to have a fairly good effect on the healing of skin chilblain and skin cracks. Treatment of chilblain with Argan oil: apply a few drops of Argan oil to the affected area several times a day, assisted by gentle rubbing to promote its absorption, it will work in two to five days.
- Protects from sun damage
Moroccan women have long used Argan oil to protect their skin from sun damage, the antioxidant activity in Argan oil helped protect the skin against free radical damage caused by the sun. This prevented burns and hyper pigmentation as a result. (This practice was supported by a 2013 study, ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723062/ )
8.Treats a number of skin conditions
- Treats psoriasis and rosacea
Argan oil contains a large number of healing properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Both help reduce symptoms for a number of different inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and rosacea. For best results, apply pure Argan oil directly to patches of skin affected by those conditions.
- Treats acne
Hormonal acne is often the result of excess sebum that’s caused by hormones. Argan oil has anti-sebum effects, which can effectively regulate amounts of sebum on the skin. This can help to treat several different types of acne and promote a smoother, calmer complexion. Apply Argan oil directly to your skin at least twice a day. You should start to see results after four weeks.
- Heals skin infections
One of Argan oil’s traditional uses is to treat skin infections. Argan oil has both antibacterial and fungicidal properties. This gives it the capability to help treat and prevent both bacterial and fungal skin infections. Apply Argan oil to the affected area topically at least twice per day.
- Improves wound healing
Antioxidants are clearly a powerful force. The strong combination of antioxidants and vitamin E and squalene found in Argan oil can be used to help wounds and cuts heal faster.
- Soothes atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition with symptoms like itchy, red skin. Research has found that applying Argan oil topically to the affected area can help treat symptoms. Vitamin E and the natural inflammatory properties found in Argan oil can both lead to this soothing effect.
- Reduces skin’s oiliness
Some of us have naturally oiler skin than others, those who do often go out of their way to get rid of the oily sheen that can occur. Thanks to Argan oil’s sebum-reducing capabilities, it can help decrease total sebum and reduce oiliness of the skin.
- Prevents and reduces stretch marks
Stretch marks are particularly common during pregnancy, but anyone can experience them. One 2016 study found that a water-in-oil cream containing Argan oil improved skin elasticity. This helped prevent and treat stretch marks early on. Apply Argan oil directly to the affected area at least twice per day, do this as soon as you suspect you may see or start to see stretch marks for best results.
- How to Use?
- Clean face Use your chosen Hydrosol as toner Apply Face & Eye Serum—-Argan Oil Sun screen at day time
- Use as a carrier oil for skin care or massage, put 2-4 drops essential oils into every 10ml Argan oil. Or use directly as a skincare purpose to treat various skin conditions (refer to the benefit part).