What is Argan Oil: Argan oil is the nut oil of the Argan tree, which grows in south west
Morocco and is currently endangered and under UNESCO protection. The
Egyptian botanist and physicist Ibn Al Baytar first documented its
health properties in the 13th century and nowadays it is widely used by
the local population for cooking and to soothe dry skin, acne, chicken
pox and to prevent stretch marks.
Argan oil has gained an international reputation as natureís anti-aging
skin care product. It is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants,
essential fatty acids, carotenoids, ferulic acid, sterols, polyphenols,
and contains remarkably high levels of vitamin E. Argan Oil provides
your skin and body with the nutrients it needs to maintain its healthy
Why use Argan Oil: Argan Oil is 80% unsaturated essential fatty acids. The most abundant of
which are Omega 9 (Oleic acid) and Omega 6 (Linoleic acid). Omega 6 is
the most sought after of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids protect cellular integrity and affect cell
fluidity, helping to prevent loss of moisture from the skin. They play a
vital role in the formation of prostaglandin, a natural
anti-inflammatory that reduces pain, swelling and inflammation, while
stimulating blood circulation. This vital component makes Argan Oil
ideal for massaging stiff arthritic joints and aching muscles. Argan Oil
is exceptionally rich in natural Tocopherols (vitamin E) as well as
high molecular weight proteins. Vitamin E contributes to the steady
development of all bodily systems, protects fat soluble vitamins and
essential fatty acids, attracts and maintains hydration, and is a
powerful anti-oxidant. The abundance of high molecular weight proteins
found in our product construct a network of molecules that creates an
instant and visible tightening effect. In fact, Argan Oil has twice as
much vitamin E as olive oil.
How is It Made? The oil comes from the nuts of the tree, which are
cracked by hand and the seed extracted and ground into a paste/oil. It
is traditionally made by local Berber women who work in cooperatives and
it can take 10 -12 hours to produce one liter of oil.
How to use Argan Oil: Argan oil is traditionally used for
skin, hair and nail care, massage, the prevention of stretch
marks, and the natural healing of dermatological disorders. Extensive
research has revealed that Argan oil when massaged into the skin and scalp restores the skinís water-lipid
layer and increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen in the skin cell,
neutralizes free radicals, and protects connective tissue. It contains
saponins, which soften the skin and ease acne and eczema and it restores
the skinís water lipid layer, helping to minimize wrinkles. The
combination of traditional values and scientific expertise has yielded
an inventory of several amazing active ingredients from the Argan plant.
Not only are these components beneficial to the skinís overall
structure and elasticity.
Why buy Zakia's Morocco Argan Oil: We are Moroccan and know Morocco extremely well. Our Argan oil is grade A cosmetic, 100% pure and organic. We offer deodorized Argan Oil in order to remove the impurities, ensure consistency and quality and remove the nutty oily odor that is prevalent in pure Argan Oil. There are no chemicals, no PEGs, no silicon, no parabens or mineral oil
in our products. We never doctor nor cut our oils with any inferior base
oils. We work closely with our suppliers who work directly with the
Womenís cooperatives in the Agadir region of Morocco. These cooperatives are critical to the region and the well being of these women and the well being of the Argan Spinosa Tree which is currently protected by UNESCO and is considered an endangered species. If you want to know more about our products or have questions, contact us as we would love to help.
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