Argan Oil - Cert. Organic
The oil originates in the nut of the Argan tree also known as the Moroccan ironwood tree, a thorny evergreen, native to south western Morocco. It grows wild in semi-desert conditions and is an amazingly resilient tree, able to live up to 200 years. The tree is a relic of the Earth's Tertiary Period, which ended about 1.6 million years ago
Berber women, have for centuries, harvested the nut of the Argan tree, using its oil for medicinal and beauty purposes. Nothing is lost to the 800,000 hectare community to which the plant is exclusive. The highly nutritional oil is extracted from the nut, the fiber is fed to the animals and the shells are used for heating.
Argan oil is rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E), carotenes and phenols and 80% rich in fatty acids, its essential antioxidant value. Pure, native Moroccan Argan oil is highly effective in the treatment of minor skin irritations.
Cosmetically, it is claimed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Being rich in essential fatty acids oleic and lineoic acids, as well as vitamin E (60-9-mg/100mg) Moroccan Argan oil boosts the skin’s own regenerative processes and protects muscles from the degeneration common to aging.