This certified organic Argan oil is sourced from Morocco. The oil is produced by cold pressing from the fruit of the Argan tree.
Argan oil is rich with antioxidants, vitamin E and Omega-6 fatty acids. This makes it great for supporting the skin by hydrating and supporting elasticity.
Argan oil is extremely labor-intensive to produce. The fruit is gathered by workers and then dried in the open air or mechanically processed to remove the pulp of the nut.
The oil is processed by different methods depending on whether it will be used for cooking or for topical application. The oil processed for cooking goes through heating at one point in the process. Since heating would destroy some of the constituents that are nourishing to the skin, the oil produced as a carrier oil is cold pressed and never heated.
The nuts are ground and then water is added. The nuts are crushed, and the mixture is pressed to release the oil from the nut. The oil floats to the surface and is collected. The oil is then filtered to remove any solids. However, there may be some sediment that is left after processing. This is normal and does not affect the quality.
Argan oil is said to be extremely helpful for aged skin, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eyes. It is a fast absorbing oil and is sometimes added to other carrier oils in small amounts to help with absorption.