The Argan Tree or “The tree of life”
For centuries, women from the Southern part of Morocco gathered together in cooperatives, and have been passing down the traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil: How to collect and dry the fruit, crush the nuts, roast and grind the kernels, and finally knead the paste to extract the oil. It can take about 30 Kg of Argan Nuts and up to 10-12 hours of arduous work to produce just one litre of oil.
One of the primary uses of the precious Argan oil was -and still is- as a skin protector from the ultra-dry climate and its healing properties in reducing the look of scars.
The region surrounding Essaouira and Agadir is one of the very few places in the world where the argania spinosa grows. Given its ability to survive the region’s hot climate with temperatures that climb to +50 ºC, the tree produces a rich fruit that is harvested each spring and cold-pressed to create this most luxurious, sought-after oil.
This rare and exquisite oil is meticulously pressed from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. Argan oil is light and easily absorbed into the skin, making it a crucial ingredient in nourishing our complexion. Alive with skin-loving nutrients, Argan oil is rich in vitamin E which has powerful antioxidant properties and Coenzyme Q10. Our body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age. Applying CoQ10 directly to the skin can reduce the damage from internal and external agents by increasing energy production in skin cells and promoting antioxidant protection. In fact, CoQ10 applied directly to the skin has been shown to reduce oxidative damage caused by UV rays and even decrease the depth of wrinkles.. Argan oil contains tocopherols and phenols, carotenes, squalane, fatty acids and CoQ10 making it a truly luxurious oil.
Skin benefits: Prevents blemishes, delivers deep hydration, boost antioxidant protection, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces inflammation, accelerates wound healing, soothes dry skin, natural eye serum, improves elasticity, nourishes lips, prevent premature skin aging. Good for all skin type
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