Good, Pure, Organic and 100% Argan Oil
How to tell it’s the real thing:
Argan oil gets absorbed into your skin easily, within 5 minutes or so, so if your oil leaves your skin greasy, it’s probably mixed with other oils and thus not 100%.
Argan oil has a faint sweet nutty smell, after it has been applied to your skin, the smell will be very faint, if you can smell it at all. If the smell is very strong then you probably have culinary Argan oil which is much cheaper, and that’s fine if it’s what you are looking for.
The benefits to the skin are ones of anti-aging, anti-oxidant and strengthening, for hair and nails. It plays a strengthening role. Argan oil is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and very high in Vitamin E, proteins and minerals. It helps the production of red blood cells. In addition, it's high in Omega 6 and 9. Each bottle has an 18 month shelf life. The ingredients are listed below:
- Oleic Acid = 44.5%
- Linoleic Acid = 34.5%
- Palmitic Acid = 13.5%
- Stearic Acid = 5.5%
- Arachidic Acid = 0.5%
- Other Traced Acids = 1.5%
Our Argan oil is sourced from a family that owns their own farm in Tafraoute in the southern parts Morocco. We always and only buy it from them, they are the Agouzoul family, based in Tangiers so you can visit them if you wish, they speak Arabic, French and Spanish.
They run their family farm from there and what they can’t supply from their farm they buy-in the Argan Kernel and grind it down to oil themselves, so we know the oil we sell is pure and unadulterated as much as the Agouzoul family know their Argan oil.
The process they use is called cold pressed. It's a common method and helps keep the oil pure, where the kernel of the smooth looking fruit is taken out and allowed to dry for a few days, then it goes into a manual grinder to produce the oil.
That oil is what you get in our bottles. We use amber bottles to protect the oil from UV sun light and insure it is not contaminated by any chemicals from plastic containers etc. We only use glass as our bottles with a spray cap for easy application and long life.
The Argan trees are hundreds of years old and are only grown in the South West of Morocco. Attempts have been made in the past to grow the trees in other parts of the world but to date there has been no real progress.
Don’t be misled by those selling cheap Argan oil. If its cheap its probably not 100% Argan, and don’t confuse it with culinary Argan Oil which is much cheaper. Its so easy to buy any old oil and add colorants like paprika to it amongst many other tricks.