There are many oils on the market that claim tohave miraculous results for your skin, hair, and nails. However do you really know what's in those oils? Are they truly from where they claim?
Argan oil has gained popularity over the years with beauty product lovers. This liquid gold comes from southwestMorocco, Essaouira to be exact. It is the exclusive region where the argan tree grows. It is extracted from athorny tree fruit by hand, by peeling the outer layer of the fruit, then pounding it's inner nut with a rock to extract the kernels from which the oil is extracted.
The oil is high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and can help with many skin conditions such as dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and wrinkles. The restorative and age-defying effects have made it one of the latest miracle ingredients in beauty and cosmetic products.
Argan oil is named as an ingredient in 111 personal-care products since last year, compared to only two in 2007. Products range from facial masks to shampoos, from makeup to shaving creams.
The omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that make it healthy for the skin. There are studies out that statistically show an increase in vitamin E blood levels when five teaspoons of argan oil are consumed daily for two months. Even cholesterol levels have dropped subsequently.
Natives of Morocco use it on their skin, hair, nails, and even their babies. It is also eaten, drizzled over salad and couscous, or used as a dip for bread.
This golden-colored oil is truly liquid gold. Moroccans believe it has a miraculous effect, so, it's something you might try too.