For centuries, Moroccans have been using argan oil as a beauty treatment, as a protective care or as a dermatological treatment. Today, this miracle oil has made its appearance in our cosmetics, making our argan oil creams ideal for the face. Here are five reasons why you should use an argan oil cream:
A 100% Natural Oil
Because Moroccan women’s cooperatives produce the majority of argan oil and they are trying to preserve the tradition of hand pressing, most argan oil facial creams are 100% natural. In Morocco, argan oil is a real treasure, and workers of the cooperatives organize and unite to maintain an annual production of 2500 to 4000 tons. Argan oil is a product that contains no artificial ingredients and is therefore guaranteed to be all-natural.
An Oil With Many Benefits
Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids, and has moisturizing, anti-aging and antioxidant properties. In cream, it is considered the best anti-aging product, because its high linoleic acid content increases the skin’s elasticity and tightens the pores. It is also rich in vitamin E, which helps to diminish scarring, redness and even inflammation. In short, it is a powerful anti-wrinkle cream; it softens the skin and protects it from external irritants while providing deep nourishment.
A Multi-Use Product
Due to its properties, a daytime cream containing argan oil is perfect to moisturize the skin and create a barrier against external irritants such as pollution, cold, sun, etc. during the day. Because it is an oil with natural anti-aging properties, an argan oil-based cream is also well suited for use as a nighttime care. Apply the cream in a light circular motion, first in the morning on a clean, dry face before applying makeup, then at night after removing your makeup.
A Dermatological Treatment
Because argan oil neutralizes free radicals and acts on soft tissues, a cream that contains it can treat skin disorders like acne, eczema or psoriasis by tightening the skin and increasing its elasticity. Thanks to its high vitamin E content, a cream containing argan oil can also heal and fade scars, redness and inflammation while protecting the face from low exposure to the cold or the sun’s rays.
Good For Most Skin Types
A cream containing argan oil is appropriate for all types of skin. It is known to hydrate and protect sensitive skin especially since it contains no irritants. This is also the case for dry skin, as it will moisturize, soften and protect it against drying out, which creates a revitalizing effect. It is recommended for older skin that lacks tone because of its firming and anti-aging properties. Lastly, it helps treat acne and to prevent scars on combination skin prone to acne.
Where Does Argan Oil Come From?
This vegetable oil comes from the argan tree, a fairly low, bushy tree that grows exclusively in a wild state in the arid and semi-arid regions of Morocco and Algeria, as well as in southern Israel. The oil is extracted from the oleaginous almond contained in the argan tree’s fruit. The oil is a little more rare and a little more valuable than other vegetable oils as it takes about 2.6kg of almonds and a dozen hours of work to produce one liter by hand. In cosmetics, it has a clear color with a very light fragrance.