Scientific Name: Argania Spinosa.
Smell: Odorless to a very light nutty aroma.
Color: Golden yellow.
Consistency: Thin, light, non-greasy.
Shelf Life: 2 years.
Best for Skin Types: dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, aging skin.
Best for Skin Conditions: Eczema, psoriasis, acne, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
Pregnancy Safety: Safe for external use only during pregnancy.
Other Notable Compounds: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Plant sterols, Ferulic acid.
As one of the world’s most expensive oils, organic argan oil (also known as liquid gold) is considered by many to be the holy grail of skin care oils. Like hempseed oil, argan oil boasts a high composition of essential fatty acids and plant sterols without clogging pores. The most powerful feature of organic argan oil is its ability to repair skin damage like acne scarring, stretch marks, and dry skin. The Vitamin E in argan oil penetrates deep into the skin to improve elasticity while triterpenoids work to heal tissue scarring. At the same time, argan’s fatty acids are working to reduce redness, eliminate acne-causing bacteria, and rebalance sebum production to prevent future breakouts.
Pure organic argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree: a plant native to Morocco and the Argan Forest. To this day, extracting authentic Moroccan argan oil is a highly labor intensive (and ancient) process done by local Moroccan Berber women (sometimes by hand). This contributes towards pure argan oil’s quality and high price tag.