Argan oil and how to use it

Argan oil is the ultimate beauty product. Made from the kernels of the Argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in the south of Morocco, the oil has restorative and anti-aging effects and can be used on the face, body, hair and nails.

Argan oil absorbs easily to give the skin a radiant glow and has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, strengthen elasticity and improve your skin's overall health and vitality. Extremely rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, argan oil is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions naturally: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles... It has also been shown to reduce inflammation and assist in protecting the skin from environmental factors.

Truly Moroccan argan oil is unrefined and is in its purest form, so you get the full benefits of the oil. It has not been subjected to the deodorisation process, which involves steam treatment, so please expect the distinct nutty, earthy argan scent. If you find the scent strong on first use, don't be put off, as it disappears completely a few minutes after application to the skin.

Our pure argan oil comes directly from a women's cooperative in the south of Morocco and they hold certification for organic production. The oil has been registered on the CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal) and we have a full cosmetic product safety report by a registered toxicologist. All our bottled argan oil products are fully compliant with European legislation on cosmetic products.

Directions for use:

  • Apply a couple of drops to the face and neck morning and night. For particularly dry skin, use argan oil as a serum and apply first, followed by a day or night cream
  • Massage into cuticles and nails to strengthen them.
  • To use as a hair conditioner, warm a few drops in the palms of the hands and apply to the hair. Wrap the hair in a towel or shower cap for 20-30 minutes then shampoo as normal.
  • For very dry or damaged hair, apply a few drops to clean wet hair and style as normal.
  • Just a word of warning if you have been using products containing silicone (most anti-frizz products): You will need to wash your hair with a deep cleansing shampoo to remove product build up first. Silicone coats the surface of the hair and helps it look smooth and shiny. However, this coating prevents argan oil from being absorbed by the hair shaft and it will simply sit on the surface, making the hair lank.
  • Massage into your beard to smooth and condition it.

Argan oil helps Moroccan women become breadwinners

In rural Morocco, women have traditionally not gone out to work, but the soaring demand for Argan oil has changed that. Dozens of cooperatives across the south west of the country now produce the profitable oil which is used in cooking and cosmetics, and it has made many women there the main breadwinners at home.

Find out more by watching the clip on the BBC site:

Argan oil: Feed from the Tree of Life

Argan oil is good for your skin and your diet, says Jane Alexander. Read her article, published in the Daily Telegraph:

Argan oil - by More Magazine

This article, written by Beth Thompson and entitled "Liquid Assets", gives an overview of argan oil, also known as Liquid Gold.