What is argan oil?
Argan oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree, endemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. Made from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco.
Why is it called the “Wonder Oil”?
The oil is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles. It also leaves your hair with a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without any residue. This formula not only protects your hair from damage caused by drying or over-processing, it also helps restore over-processed and damaged hair to its natural, beautiful condition.
Did you know? It is Berber women who are solely responsible for harvesting the nuts and producing the oil, and they are doing so in fair trade working cooperatives. Outside groups, like the government of Monaco, are also financially backing a system whereby women can work half days (so they can still tend to their families) in exchange for fair wages and good working conditions. This has allowed an income for women and families where before there was little. The cooperatives have initiated an ecosystem reforestation project to help preserve the argan forest.
The cooperatives are working in partnership with the Moroccan Water and Forests Authorities to allow optimal tree growth, plant argan nurseries, and create education programs. The community realizes the value of the argan tree and they are involved with its protection. In fact, Unesco has designated the 10,000-square-mile argan-growing region as a biosphere reserve. (Source)
You’ll love it:
- An intensive, overnight facial moisturizing treatment
- Mixed with lemon juice to strengthen brittle nails
- Use as massage oil to promote firmness of the skin, while relaxing the spine
- Diminish scarring on the skin
- Use as an anti-inflammatory
- Help to block cholesterol absorption from the intestines
- Beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions
- An aphrodisiac
I have just read an article about the “Wonder Oil” online and lo and behold, I found the oil at The Beauty Source, Rustan’s!
I use Morocco Argan Oil as an after-shower hair conditioner. A small dab of the oil is enough to keep my hair moisturized and in place the whole day! It’s nature’s best so it’s perfect for all hair types. I also gave a bottle to my daughter Aryanna. According to her, she likes that it keeps her hair frizz-free.
The argan oil has a rich texture but not oily at all! The scent of argan oil is also intoxicating! You must try this! Very, very, ka-age lang ang peg!
Bath & Body Therapy Morocco Argan Oil is available at The Beauty Source, Rustan’s Makati