Argan Oil has garnered a lot of attention recently, though not many of us know about the oil, or its benefits. Before we move into the benefits or why it is so good for the hair or skin, we should understand what Argan Oil is, to start!
What is Argan Oil?
The Argania tree in Morocco gives us the famous Argan oil, which is extracted from the kernels of Argania tree. It has been in use for centuries and known for it’s therapeutic, cosmetic and medical properties, though it is gaining popularity worldwide, only recently.
The Extraction Process
Though we are in the 21st century, the extraction process of Argan Oil hasn’t really changed much. The fruits of the Arganian tree are allowed to ripe, plucked around the month of June and air dried, after which the fruit pulp is removed by peeling it off when dry and the kernel is obtained. Now, the Berber women, women in Morocco where Argania trees grow abundantly, hold the kernels in their hands and break them between two stones. The seed thus obtained is then churned for oil. Though leading brands tried to automate the process and make extraction easier, it never worked. As a result, till obtaining the Argan seeds, the process is still done manually. Only the churning is automated by a few leading brands, though more than 90% of the oil extracted is done by the women organically. Remember, the best of Argan Oil is retained with the manual extraction process.
Why is Argan Oil Famous?
Do you know Argania trees grow only in a small area in Morocco? The efforts to increase production and cultivate it outside proved futile! This means, it’s a rare tree and only the available fruits can be used to get the oil. This makes Argan oil rare and difficult to extract too.
The oil has myriad benefits for skin and hair, besides being known for it’s healing properties. Do you know it can also be used for cooking?
Also called liquid gold, Argan oil is a favourite with many celebrities, including the likes of Eva Mendis, who gives Argan Oil the credit for flawless skin.
Do you know it has more Vitamin E than Olive Oil and rich in fatty acids, making it an effective moisturizer?
Many celebrity hair dressers use Argan Oil for lustrous and healthy look.
Using Argan Oil for massaging the scalp once a week can give one silky and shiny locks, leave alone bidding adieu to hair loss and other hair related issues.
Main Argan Oil Uses & Benefits
It is gentle and suits all skin types. Besides, it also fights eczema, acne and other skin issues including patchy or dry skin.
It is lightweight and non-greasy, making it ideal as a skin moisturizer or hair care regimen, when heading out. Yes, it does not make your hair or skin look oily or greasy.
Not just hair and skin, it is also a great cuticle softener, and makes your nails and fingers supple and soft.
Have a sensitive skin? No worries, Argan Oil is great for those with sensitive skin too!
Being rich in antioxidants, it is an excellent anti-aging agent and repairs skin tissues seamlessly. All aging related hair problems including hair thinning can be curbed with Argan Oil.
Argan Oil contains an anti-inflammatory agent called Prostaglandins, which also promotes cell growth and development.
Ferulic Acid is another powerful anti-oxidant present in Argan Oil, making it a lethal anti-aging solution.
Being rich in Polyphenol, it is not only good for aging related issues, but also combats issues due to allergies.
Sterols in Argan Oil reduce several ailments and inflammation.
With Carotenoids, Argan Oil can effectively protect you from UV rays, free radicals and also, inhibit arthritis.
Squalene helps with excretion of toxins and boosts cell regeneration.
Have wrinkles, stretch marks, skin problems including drying or parched skin and hair problems including lackluster hair, dry or frizzy hair and even hair thinning, Argan Oil should be your go-to product to handle all these.
Did you know Argan Oil has therapeutic benefits including treating Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Cracked Heels, Diaper Rash, etc.?
With all these benefits and the limited availability, there’s no wonder why Argan Oil became famous. With these many benefits, difficulty in procuring or extracting the oil, the prices are likely to high. However, a drop or two should do for most purposes. So grab this wonder liquid today and get your skin and hair back on track!