Is Argan Oil Really Liquid Gold?

Organic Argan Oil (de main de main) originates in the argan forest in southwestern Morocco. The endangered argan tree (Argania spinosa) is a relic of the Tertiary era (65 million to 1.8 million years ago). The argan tree is a 100% renewable resource – its wood is used for fuel, its oil for cosmetic and culinary purposes, and its fruit and leaves as goat feed. One of the sources I read says they used to process the undigested argan nuts defecated by the goats for the oils sometimes. LOL 

argan oil liquid gold

It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin, which makes it a popular cosmetic choice for many celebrities. It’s not just for the rich and famous though – anyone can reap the argan oil benefits for their body. Here are some of its most common uses.

Argan Oil Beauty Benefits

We’re about ready to declare argan oil as the best beauty ingredient, period. We’ve been using argan oil for some time and have yet to be let down. Here are some easy ways to include argan oil in your beauty regimen.

  • Hair: Argan oil is a great product to calm frizzy ends, add moisture to dry hair as well as add a little shine. Apply to your hair while it is still damp for an all over treatment or apply just to your dry ends after your hair is dry.
  • Scalp: If you’re dealing with dry scalp, apply some argan oil to a cotton ball and dab your scalp with the oil. If you do this before bed, you’ll give the oil plenty of time to moisturize your scalp before you wash your hair in the morning.
  • Face: It might seem scary to apply a pure oil to your face, especially if you have finicky skin, but we have been doing just that and our skin is completely turning around. It’s smooth, clear and radiant, all thanks to using argan oil as our daily morning moisturizer.
  • Body: You can use argan oil for a full body moisturizer, applying just as you would a body lotion or cream. Apply the oil right after you get out of your shower for best moisturizing results.
  • Hands: Argan oil is a great oil to use on your hands, especially on your cuticles and on your nails if they are prone to cracking and peeling.

Argan oil contains Vitamin F which rejuvenates skin cells and it also contains Vitamin E. Argan oil is also very rich in Omega 3, which helps to prevent hair loss and Omega 9 which repairs damaged hair follicles. Argan oil has been used as a moisturizing oil to help against juvenile acne and flaking of the skin. The oil is also said to have medicinal properties to help against rheumatism and healing of burns.

From what I noticed, it’s kinda hard using argan oil generously ‘cos they come in little bottles at expensive prices. I don’t know what my pocket is saying about argan oil oo. But I could give it a try sometime.

Well, to answer the question that is the topic of this post, ‘MEH!’, the thing is, as far as I’m concerned all the amazing oils (grapeseed, coconut, jojoba, castor, olive etc.) should be referred to as liquid gold cos’ they get some amazing work done.

Sources: arganoilworld.com.au, skincare.about.com

 

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