Once upon a time there was a tree. The tree has been growing for a hundred years under the scorching Moroccan sun. It was thorny and its trunk was gnarled yet it did not stop the tree goats from climbing its sun withered branches to feast on the argan fruits. After they were done with the fruit it was only the nut which remained. On one sultry afternoon, Berber tribes which lived nearby came upon these nuts and discovered that every nut contained several oil rich seeds. With this discovery, the history of Argan oil has begun.
By rights, Argan oil is considered to be the rarest as it grows only in southwestern Morocco and Algerian region of Tindouf. Out of 30kg of its fruit, only 1 litre of oil will be extracted. No wonder it is sometime referred to as Liquid Gold. Its miraculous properties have proved to do wonders when used for cosmetic purposes as it is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 and antioxidants. Its first European account was registered back in 16th century and today it is known for being the beauty secret of many celebrities and beauty queens.
When applied on skin, it moisturises, protects against air pollution, harsh weather conditions and direct sunlight. This way, it proved to be an effective anti-ageing solution, helps to prevent skin from wrinkling making it irresistible to touch. It can also be applied on eyelashes and lips making them soft and silky. It is believed to provide relief from skin conditions such as acne and eczema and possesses anti-inflammatory properties which help to deal with muscle aches. For pregnant women it is the answer to a stretch marks problem, as argan oil not only moisturises and protects but also improves skin elasticity.
When applied on hair it nourishes it, makes them stronger and gives them a much glossier and healthy look. When used on dry and damaged hair for best effect it is better to leave it on overnight. No, it won’t make your hair look greasy. That’s the beauty of this treatment. It can also be used regularly to give your hair that extra luxurious look and a silky smooth irresistible touch. To treat dry scalp, the oil must be gently massaged into the head, giving the skin and the hair roots a much healthier feel.
Argan oil can truly be considered the miracle, natural solution to cosmetic problems women from all over the world face on daily basis. Head, hair, face, body, hands, nails, you name it. Argan oil will take care of you, but we must warn you. Once you try it, you will find it very difficult to go back to using ordinary cosmetic produce.
* Check with your doctor before usage if you have nut allergy.