// Often referred as ‘liquid gold’ in the beauty world, Argan oil is a product naturally produced in the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. Argan oil is a staple ingredient in many beauty products because of its ability to nourish, hydrate, and moisturise.
While pure Argan oil is claimed to be a miracle beauty product it remains a labour intensive and time consuming process getting from the bush to the bottle hence why it's amongst the rarest, and most expensive oils in the world.
The key to the production process is extraction. To extract the kernels, workers first dry argan fruit in the open air and then remove the fleshy pulp. The next stage involves cracking the argan nut to obtain the kernels. Attempts to mechanise this process have been unsuccessful, so workers still do it by hand, making it a time-consuming and labour-intensive process. Workers grind and press them, the brown-coloured mash expels pure, unfiltered argan oil.
Finally, they decant unfiltered argan oil into vessels. The decanted argan oil is left to rest about two weeks so that solids suspended in the argan oil settle to the bottom, creating a natural sediment. The clearer argan oil is further filtered, depending on the required clarity and purity. Pure argan oil may contain some sediment. This is a natural part of the production process and does not affect quality.
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The beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E, which is why it is highly sort after and used in skin moisturisers for anti ageing, skin conditions like eczema and acne. Where many oils or other moisturising can flare up the skin argan oil actually soothes it, and contains antioxidants which helps heal damaged skin cells and reduces inflammation.
It also is an amazing lip and hand treatment.
In fact, let's say it can be used from top to toe. Literally.