For the skin
Argan oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It not only tightens, but also has a disinfecting and antibacterial effect. This makes argan oil a natural superfood that protects and nourishes the skin at the same time.
For the nails
Constant breaking or entering seems hardly avoidable, from a certain nail length But it is certain that well-groomed nails are much more durable – with argan oil as a home remedy for intensive & effective nail care.
For the hair
The great thing about argan oil is that it adds moisture to the hair and locks it into the hair. Thus, against dry and brittle hair can be prevented, in addition, the hair looks shiny and beautiful. The contained vitamin E strengthens the hair together with the hair root and thus helps to prevent hair loss.
The argan tree grows exclusively in Morocco, in an area also known as the Arganeraie. It covers about 8000 km² and has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1998 – a protected area where sustainable economic development is practiced.
Argan oil, the liquid gold with 1001 benefits
Argan oil has numerous benefits in medicinal terms, especially in the treatment of skin diseases. It is recognized for its powers and is:
- Wound healing: vitamin E, which is present in large quantities in argan oil, promotes the regeneration of a burned or irritated epidermis.
- Nourishing: its high concentration of fatty acids allows very dry skin to restore an effective protective barrier against external agents. In dermatology, this nourishing effect is particularly interesting in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.
- Soothing: In case of joint pain, argan oil has the advantage of relieving the affected areas.
Questions and answers:
Moroccan argan oil has been extracted from the fruit of the argan tree for thousands of years. This grows solely in the Arganeraie – an area of about 800,000 hectares, on which there are 20 million trees. The argan tree is one of the oldest trees in the world and even in southwestern Morocco there are some that are well over 250 years old.
The fruit of the argan tree initially looks like a mini lemon and also tastes bitter. Meanwhile, to protect the tree, the government has mandated that only fruit that has fallen to the ground may be used for further processing. For the argan oil, the extremely fatty seed of the very difficult to crack is interesting. Considering that for one liter of argan oil you have to open about the seeds of 30 kilos of fruit by hand, it is not surprising that argan oil is called the “liquid gold”.
Argan oil can help with skin blemishes. The antimicrobial active ingredients prevent the formation of pimples. It also relieves inflammation. The pure oil nourishes the skin and at the same time reduces sebum production
- Moisten your skin – or optionally only desired body parts – very lightly with water.
- Then gently massage the argan oil into the skin with circular movements and let it absorb.
The caring and also healing effect of argan oil has now been proven by many studies. The special oil owes its positive properties to its valuable ingredients. Particularly noteworthy is the high concentration of vitamin E, but also many other ingredients contribute to the fact that argan oil is a beauty miracle for skin and hair.
Ingredient Vitamin E: Strengthens hair, prevents hair loss and accelerates hair growth.
Ingredient Carotenoid: May protect hair from harmful UV radiation. UV rays damage the hair (and also the skin) and dry it out.
Ingredient alpha-linolenic acid: Gives hair elasticity and protects against hair breakage.
Ingredient Quercetin: Has a cell-protective and anti-inflammatory effect and rebalances the scalp.
Ingredient flavonoids: Have an antibacterial property and help with dandruff or fungus on the skin.
Secondary plant compounds, omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids have an antioxidant effect and protect hair and skin from free radicals.
How to apply argan oil for hair. Basically, the application is very easy: massage a few drops of argan oil on the affected areas (hair tips, strands or scalp) and let it work overnight. The next morning, wash out again with a mild shampoo – done.
- itchy scalp
- Hair loss
- Dry hair
- thin hair
- dull hair
- Dry scalp
- brittle hair
- greasy hair
- slow growing hair
- Split ends
You can use pure argan oil ideally for external application. No matter what hair problem you have, a few drops of argan oil can have a great effect after a short time. These are the three best uses of argan oil:
Argan oil against irritated scalp:
If the scalp is not healthy, the hair can not be either. The result is hair loss. Argan oil helps eliminate dandruff, fungus or itching. To do this, before shampooing, apply a few drops to the scalp and gently massage with fingertips. In order for the argan oil to fully develop its effect, you should leave it on for at least 15 minutes and then wash it out with a shampoo and lukewarm water.
Argan oil against split ends and brittle hair:
Put a few drops of argan oil on your fingertips and work the oil into the lengths and ends of your hair. It is best not to wash the hair afterwards. However, if you feel that they are too greasy after application (this can be especially the case with thin hair), then use a mild shampoo to wash them out.
Use on dry hair:
Do you want healthy and shiny hair? Then you should regularly make a hair mask or conditioner with argan oil. To do this, put a few drops of the special oil in the palms of your hands in the shower and then spread it in the wet hair and also on the scalp. After a short exposure time, you can then wash out your hair.
If you wish to have an intensive hair care, then you can also put the argan oil into the damp hair, beat it in a towel and let the high-quality ingredients work for a few hours or overnight. So that your hair is not greasy, wash it out the next day with mild shampoo. You will see: Your hair has never been so healthy and shiny.
First of all, it is important that you are not put off by a higher price. Argan oil is not comparable with olive oil. Use it for the skin and hair, then you also need to know that it is particularly productive.
Since argan oil is a pure natural product, it has organic quality in most cases anyway. Make sure it is cold pressed, pure and does not contain silicone. In order to have something from your special oil for a long time, you should store it in a cool, light-protected and dry place. Thus, it can last almost two years and does not lose its effect.
Buy argan oil for hair: What to look for? The special ingredients make it a great anti-aging remedy that is very easy to incorporate into your skin care routine.
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In the fight against drought
The oil of the argan fruit has been extracted from the fruit or the extremely fatty seed of the argan tree for thousands of years. This grows exclusively in the Arganeraie in Morocco and is able to survive extreme drought and high temperatures up to over 50 degrees.
The area covers approximately 8000 km² and was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1998, a protected area in which sustainable development in ecological, economic and social terms is to be realized in an exemplary manner.
To tourists, the argan tree is known mainly as the so-called goat tree. The animals love the fruits of the trees and actually climb high for them. You can find out more about the production of argan oil on the About Us page.
Fields of application Argan oil
Morocco’s liquid gold is a real panacea. Traditionally, the oil of the argan fruit is used for body care, it helps, for example, dry skin, dry hair or brittle and cracked nails. Argan oil has a restructuring effect and increases the hydration of cells. A few drops of natural cosmetics are enough to achieve the desired effect.
The miracle oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It has not only firming effect, but also disinfecting and antibacterial. For more on the use of argan oil for skin problems, see our blog.
Argan oil helps with dry and brittle hair. It locks in moisture and provides a natural shine through its structure. Vitamin E strengthens the hair along with the hair root and thus helps prevent hair loss. For more about hair care with argan oil, see our blog article.
Natural nail cosmetics
To avoid breaking or tearing of the fingernails, they should be regularly massaged with argan oil. read more about effective nail care here.
Healing effect of argan oil
Not only in cosmetics, but also for the relief of physical ailments and for prophylaxis, the oil of the argan tree from Morocco has been used since time immemorial: The Berbers use the natural product, for example, to treat chicken pox and acne. The women also wear the oil as
Sunscreen and to prevent stretch marks on.
Argan oil works
- wound healing due to vitamin E
- nourishing due to its high concentration of fatty acids
- soothing to the skin, muscles and joints