100% Pure Argan Oil, from the ancient Argania Spinosa tree, is carefully harvested by hand with an ancient technique which has been passed down by generations of Berber women. Rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, the healing, repairing and conditioning benefits are well known.
WHAT IS ARGAN OIL?
Argan Oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan nut derived from the Argania Spinosa tree which is endemic to the barren lands of south-western Morocco. This multi-purpose oil is often referred to as “Liquid Gold” due to its colour as well as the numerous benefits attributed to the exclusive oil.
THE SCIENCE OF ARGAN
Argan Oil’s numerous benefits are due to the unique chemical composition of this extraordinary oil. Raw Argan Oil is composed of a high percentage of Vitamin E (more than three time as much as Olive Oil) working in tandem with essential fatty acids to boost optimal health for hair and skin cells. Other components key to promoting healthy cells include antioxidant Polyphenols, Phytosterol compounds and Squalene.
Argan Oil is comprised of 80% unsaturated essential fatty acids Omega 9 (Oleic acid) and Omega 6 (Linoleic acid). Fatty acids are essential to the health of your cellular membranes – keeping the skin elastic and firm, and improving moisture retention. The are also critical in the formation of Prostaglandin, which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and healing agent.
Argan Oil contains 300% more Tocopherols (Vitamin E) than Olive Oil, acting as an important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. It protects the fibroblast of the skin (the cells that make collagen, elastin, and the glycoproteins of the extracellular matrix). Vitamin E prevents cellular ageing due to oxidation, aids in bringing nourishment to cells, and decreases inflammation and strengthens capillary walls. It has been shown to significantly help in the reduction of scarring from wounds and the appearance of stretch marks.
The antioxidant Polyphenols (or polyphenolic compounds) are natural components of a wide variety of plants and are also known for their antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and anti-ageing properties. Sterols (Phytosterols) are a class of lipid-like compounds that help to prevent skin ageing by improving skin metabolism and reducing inflammation. Sterols have been shown to help prevent wrinkles and increase skin elasticity.
Finally, Squalene, a polyunsaturated hydrocarbon liquid that is naturally produced by your skin, contains lipoproteins that help to prevent the formation of harmful peroxides that can destroy important vitamins in your skin. Plus, Squalene has many wound healing and antibacterial properties that make it an excellent choice for those suffering with Eczema and Psoriasis.
- Softens, hydrates and nourishes hair, skin and nails
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Improves skin elasticity and overall skin tone
- Helps repair damaged hair and prevents split ends
- Tames and conditions frizzy hair
- Soothes the symptoms of common skin ailments such as acne, eczema, stretch marks and psoriasis.
- Organic, Fairtrade, Cruelty-Free, Paraben Free, Vegan, No Synthetic Fragrance