Argan Oil is considered to the most effective anti-aging oil for use on the face, neck, hands, nails and hair. You can use it all over if you like! A truly exceptional oil, it was until recently a little known secret of the nomadic and pastoralist Berber tribes of Morocco. It is revered for its exceptionally high level of anti-oxidants, its ability to be spread thinly and for its rapid penetration of the skin. Only tiny amounts are needed and so as well as giving visible improvements and greater comfort to the skin starting from the moment you use it, the oil is actually very economical.
Where does Argan Oil come from? Protected by UNESCO, the Argan tree, which grows only in southern Morocco is an important species not only for its virtuous oil, but also for helping to prevent encroachment by the Sahara desert.
Only the ripe fruits are knocked off the tree. The fruits are gathered and sun-dried. The pulp is removed then the nut-like inner cases are cracked by Berber women between two stones (a hammer stone and stone anvil) in the time mannered tradition, revealing several kernels. The oil bearing kernel is then cold-pressed. It takes the combined harvest of 6-7 trees to create 1 liter of precious oil. At Natural Spa Supplies to assure that the oil is really fresh, it is pressed in front of our eyes. Argan oil quickly absorbs into the skin, and the natural aroma is very light indeed.
What is Argan Oil used for?
Anti-aging face, neck, hand and nail care
Helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks
Improves the appearance of scar tissue
Highly recommended for reducing the appearance of scaring after chickenpox
A nourishing eye make-up remover (Argan Oil is excellent at removeing mascara from eyelashes)
Use instead of night cream
For dry skin, use instead of moisturiser
Rub-in hair conditioner
Argan Oil Benifits & is Especially recommended for …
All skins, including
Dry or oily patches
The delicate facial and neck skin
Hair and Nails
An everyday essential for men and women
Minimizing liver spots
How to use Argan Oil
Rub the oil between the palms of the hands and massage into the face, neck, hands and nails once or twice daily.
Place one drop on a tiny piece of cotton wool to delicately remove eye make up.
Brush or rub by hand a drop or two through dry, static or weak hair. It is best to do this while the hair is still slightly damp.
Use as an emollient for acne, eczema and psoriasis troubled skin (after a Rhassoul mask)
INGREDIENTS Argania Spinosa L.
Virgin, cold pressed Argan Oil. Nothing else is added and nothing is taken away.
Properties of Argan Oil
High in essential fatty acids, so important for optimum skin health and for reducing signs of aging the way nature intended. High on free-radical fighting tocopherols and toctreinols. Helps fight skin infections and soothing for troubled skin.
Benefits for of Argan Oil on Hair and Nails
With regular usage expect:
Optimal hair and nail quality.
Increased strength and shine of hair.
Argan Oil can be used as beard Oil too!
Benefits of Argan Oil for Skin and Face
How will Argan Oil help my skin?
With regular usage expect
Instant comfort to dry skin
A better nourished skin with a firmer texture
Silky smooth skin all over
A reduction of oily shine on the surface of the skin
Improvement to acne prone and oily skin
Reduced visibility of scars
Natural protection from stretch marks
A healthy glow or luminosity to the skin
Storing & Keeping your Argan Oil
Store away from light in a glass container at less than 18˚C.
Keep the container tightly closed when not in use
Argan oil has a mild toasted nutty aroma
Buy Argan Oil of Morocco in:
30ml Retail size
50ml Retail size
100ml Retail size
Ethics in using Argan Oil
Argan oil from UCFA is safety assessed, certified organic and fair trade by Ecocert.
Produced from trees protected by the Moroccan law and by UNESCO. This tree only thrives in Morocco. It is also IGP (protected Geographical Indication) certified by AMIGHA. This is the authentic argan oil.
The Argan tree helps prevent encroachment from the Sahara desert and helps to consolidate fragile mountain soils.
The Argan oil is manufactured by UCFA, the first union of Berber women cooperative in South Morocco. The UCFA is self governed by women and represents 22 cooperatives, 1200 women who supply fair trade, organic and PGI certified argan oil.
This is the most ethical, purest, richest cosmetic organic argan oil available.
By buying from the Union, you contribute to a wonderful sustainable project with real impact on the environment and on an entire community, empowering women and fighting poverty.
Supports womens’ work cooperatives helping rural women out of poverty.
Supports a traditional production method (sun-drying, extraction of the kernel)
The oil is not pressed by hand in this cooperative – The yield of this precious oil is about 50% greater when pressed by machine, and the oil, rare as it is becomes somewhat more available for the export market. Machine press oil maintains its freshness for much longer and has a lighter aroma.
Transported by ship.
Completely natural and safe.
Nut allergy sufferers are advised to consult their doctor before using Argan Oil.
As with any new product, users should conduct a patch test before starting wide scale usage.
This Virgin Argan Oil is provided in glass bottles. Although it means that the postage costs are higher, oils maintain their optimal quality in glass. Not enough research has been conducted on how oils react when stored in plastic, but there is no doubt that the oil degrades in plastic and may become contaminated as the plastic degrades. Even an amber bottle allows some light penetration, so unless you intend to use up the oil quickly, then please store your bottle in a dark cupboard where there is a stable room temperature. Saying all of this, Argan Oil is know for its ability to be stored for a long time.