Argan oil is a true beauty elixir for our skin is argan oil, one of the most expensive oils in the world. Argan is a tree with thorny branches that grows to 10 m high and lives for 150 – 200 years. Argan grows only in the south-west of Morocco, on the periphery the Sahara, though in the previous geologic epochs it occupied vast spaces of North Africa and in the south of Europe.
Argan fruits remind yellow plums, the pulp tastes bitter, there are to three stones inside with a very hard shell (16 times firmer than the shell of hazel nut). These fruits appear on the tree only every other year – argan cannot gain strength to propagate in rough conditions of the desert. Especially in severe drought the tree shed leaves and stops growing, sometimes – for several years. It rains – and after two –three days new leaves, burgeons, and blossoms appear.
Organic argan oil is very useful. It consists of 80% of unsaturated fatty acids revitalizing the heart and vessels. It contains antioxidants and vitamins, the content of vitamin E is especially high, as well as substances similar to antibiotics and fungicides. Due to the high content of vitamin E (tocopherol), it protects skin from the destruction by free radicals (antioxidant).
Argan oil helps preserve the natural skin hydrolipidic layer, prevents premature ageing of skin, and promotes its rejuvenation. Unsaturated fatty acids that are contained in it soothe and soften skin. The oil has a wonderful skin moisturizing effect, it protects skin from dryness and irritation and also smoothes skin, including wrinkles, without the tightening effect. It improves the state of derma cells, promotes their renewal. Organic argan oil heals scratches and wounds. The Berbers have used argan oil since old times to treat sunburns, neurodermatitis, lichen, and other skin diseases. European doctors, having checked the effect of this remedy, confirmed its efficiency.