Argan Oil comes from the Argan tree, which grows in Morocco – this is also why it’s commonly called Moroccan Oil. The oil itself is extracted from the argan fruit that grows like a kernel on the tree. Argan oil is actually available in two forms, an edible and cosmetic form. The edible form comes from roasted kernels while the cosmetic form is extracted from unroasted kernels.
It gets a lot of spotlight in the skincare and haircare industries due to its incredible benefits. Here’s why we love it:
Argan Oil Benefits
Hydrates Skin Without Clogging Pores: Argan oil leaves the skin hydrated and glowing, without an ‘oily’ look, due to its versatile fatty acid composition. Its notable fatty acids, linoleic and oleic acid, have extremely hydrating effects for dry/flaking skin. Fatty acids also stimulate cell regeneration, which keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful.
Prone to Acne? Argan Oil is the Oil For You: With more and more oils and skin butters on the market, it can be hard to decipher which will clog your pores and which will not. While it may sound counterintuitive, since it is in fact an oil, argan oil helps oily/acne prone skin and has been shown to reduce breakouts. How? Sebum is a natural oil secreted by the skin, and excess sebum production leads to clogged pores and breakouts. Argan oil works to reduce excess sebum production leading to fewer breakouts.
Reduces/Reverses Damage from Sun Exposure: Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to combat imperfections in the skin from free radicals. One of the biggest culprits of skin aging and hyperpigmentation is excessive exposure to the sun without the proper protection. The Argan Oil in our SPF products not only combats this damage, but works to prevent any further free radical build up.
All of our ingredients have intention, and Argan Oil is one of the many that shines through and through. It is no wonder that it has been used for thousands of years for its hair and skin benefits. Check the following products featuring Argan oil.