Argan Oil ORGANIC
Organic Argan Oil and Its Use in the Cosmetics Industry
The use of organic argan oil, the “liquid gold of Morocco”, is booming in the cosmetics industry, as it is described as a valuable ingredient with a moisturizing and antioxidant effect. It is supposed to support the skin’s natural water-lipid layer so that it can store nutrients better and is supposed to appear plumper and smoother again.
The balanced ratio of unsaturated fatty acids and the high proportion of natural vitamin E are ideal ingredients for face creams, body lotions, and body oils for the care of mature skin that is also prone to acne. Skin affected by allergies and dermatoses should be intensively nourished by the organic argan oil. In addition to skin care, organic argan oil is often used in hair oils, shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.
The argan tree is only found in south-west Morocco between Agadir and Essaouira, where it can be used but not felled. When the fruits of the tree are ripe, they turn bright yellow and resemble an olive in shape. Each fruit contains one to three oval, smooth kernels that contain the oil-rich, almond-like seeds.
The fallen fruits, which are picked up from June to September, are typically used to extract argan oil. Before the argan oil can be extracted, the fruits must be pitted, the kernels split, and the seeds removed and dried. Depending on the processing stage, the kernels are roasted before cold pressing.