Moroccon Argan Oil: Liquid Gold For Head to Toe

July 15, 2009
Argan Trees

Argan Oil seems to be the new “it” ingredient, with brands ranging from Josie Maran to Kiehl’s choosing to incorporate this golden ingredient into their products – even my Cle de Peau lipstick contains some Argan Oil! With the increasing prevalence of this delicious nut in today’s beauty industry, I figured it was time for a brief Argan Oil info session.

What is Argan Oil? Argan Oil is produced from the nuts of argan trees which grow wild in the semi-desert soils of Morocco. The nuts have the appearance of a walnut/almond hybrid. Argan Oil is what you get once the oils have been extracted from these nuts.

What makes it so great? Well the fact that Argan Oil is exceptionally rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids makes it an amazing hydrator and nourisher for every part of your body. Argain oil also firms the complexion and contains anti-aging and wrinkle reduction properties, and is apparently great for any and all skin woes you may be experiencing including acne, psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks, sunburn, and so on and so forth.

As an added benefit, as Argan Oils are predominantly produced in Morocco by all-female co-ops, by supporting brands that use these oils and donate a portion of their proceeds to these co-ops, you can feel good knowing that you’re money’s going to good use.

Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion ($35 for 6.8 0z.)

True Blue Morocco Sweet Fig & Argan Body Lotion ($15)

I’ll be reviewing some great products that contain Argan Oil momentarily so stay tuned!

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