Argan oil is produced in Morocco where the women have formed cooperatives that they own and run.  Two different products are made.  One is used for culinary purposes because of its rich nutty flavor and aroma.  This one is lightly toasted and is a darker color.  The other is used topically for skin and hair care and is ingested. The nut is not roasted before extracting the oil and is a lighter color.

It has been shown to protect the skin from free radical damage caused by the sun.  It prevents burning and hyperpigmentation.  It is often used as a moisturizer because of its hydrating action of retaining water in the skin.

Processing argan seeds , Product of Morocco

It has many anti-inflammatory properties and is used to help with inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and rosacea.

This oil has anti-sebum effects.  This means that it can regulate the amount of sebum produced by your body.  This helps to reduce the oiliness of your skin.  Some acne responds to argan oil and has a smoother complexion.

The vitamin E levels in argan oil make it a good choice to decrease wound healing time.  The anti-oxidants prevent infection as it heals.

Skin elasticity is enhanced by argan oil.  It is an important anti-aging ingredient and is helpful if applied topically or ingested.

Argan oil is rich in Vitamins A, C and E which are all natural antioxidants.  It is also rich in the fatty acids of Omega 6, Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid.  All of these oils are used to make healthy skin cells.

Generally recognized as safe.  It does come from a nut and some may have an allergy to it.  If you think you might react to argan oil test on a small hidden patch before using generally.Argania spinose


“Activation of MITF by Argan Oil leads to the Inhibition of the Tyrosinase and Dopachrome Tautomerase Expression in B16 Murine Melanoma Cells”,  PMID: 23935660,

“The effect of dietary and/or cosmetic argan oil on postmenopausal skin elasticity”, PMID: 25673976,

“Preliminary study on the development of an antistretch marks water-in-oil cream: ultrasound assessment, texture analysis, and sensory analysis”, PMID: 27660478,


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