What is argan oil?
Argan oil, in Arabic أركان, is a special vegetable oil used for both cosmetic and culinary purposes. Argan oil is so special that it has been nicknamed “Moroccan Gold. Many generations ago, Amazigh women in Morocco discovered Argan oil.
Centuries later, these Amazigh women still use argan oil for their beauty. Only since the beginning of this century other parts of the world became acquainted with the special effect of the ‘Moroccan Gold’.
An unique effect
The name “Moroccan gold” indicates the value of argan oil. Thanks to the special composition of argan oil, it has a very positive effect on both skin and hair. The specific benefits of argan oil are incomparable with any other oil. This is the reason that more and more people want to benefit from the advantages of argan oil. Argan oil has a rich concentration of essential antioxidants, sterols, vitamin E, carotenoids, ferulic acid and polyphenols. These components provide the moisturizing, repairing and protective properties for the skin, hair and nails.
Benefits for the skin
The unique characteristics of the argan oil make it a miracle cure for skin care. Its moisturizing and restorative effect makes the skin soft and smooth and helps preventing skin aging. It can be used on both the body and the face, and also has a positive effect on acne, eczema and scars. Argan oil can be used as both a day and night cream.
Benefits for the hair
The Moroccan gold is very effective in restoring the shininess of the hair. In addition, argan oil helps against dead hair ends. It can be used for different hair types. In addition, argan oil helps against hair loss for both men and women, and regular use adds volume and shine to the hair.
Benefits for the nails
The high concentration of vitamin E in argan oil makes it a very good treatment for nails and cuticles. It provides hydration and nourishment to the cuticles and it also protects the nails. The nails become stronger, harder and get a natural and healthy gloss. Additionally, argan oil has an antifungal effect which can prevent nail problems.
Preventing stretch marks
To prevent stretch marks, you need to ensure that the skin remains supple and hydrated. This is exactly what argan oil does. The acids in the oil keep the skin’s moisture levels balanced. Alongside this, the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances in the argan oil ensure that the collagen and elastin in the skin are protected from free radicals. This makes them less likely to break down, which makes the skin more supple. When argan oil is used during pregnancy it can also help to prevent stretch marks.