Argan oil or argan has many cosmetic virtues. Used for centuries by Berber women.Also,It is known for its great nourishing properties.
Where is Argan oil from ? What are its benefits on the skin, hair and nails? How to use it?Serrieu Michel, member of the Scientific Committee of Fleurance Nature, tells us all this beauty elixir.
Argan oil is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree, a tree that grows mainly in south-west Morocco. Like a nut, the fruit of the argan almonds contains in its nucleus. It is in these small seeds pressing cold obtained from the argan oil.
As Serrieu Michel note, it takes about 6-7 argan trees to produce 1 liter of it, knowing that a tree represents an average of 6-8 kg of nuts. That’s why,it is considered valuable, and is often described as a “miracle” oil. However, the qualities attributed to him are not all founded. moisturizing, healing, soothing … What are the real benefits of this valuable product? Michel Sarrieu helps us sort out fact from fiction.
Argan oil is a great anti-aging: true!
Due to its high content of fatty acids (omega 6 and 9) and vitamin E, argan oil is full of moisturizing, scientifically recognized. Very nourishing, it helps fight the signs of aging by activating cell regeneration and restoring the fat from the skin. Ideal to improve elasticity and firmness of the skin. It also helps fight against external aggressions such as wind and sun. It is used daily, alone or mixed with a cream, preferably in the evening and because of its very greasy texture.
It helps fight against skin diseases: true and false!
Although results vary from person to person, real effects have been seen on skin diseases such as eczema, acne, chicken pox or chapping. For Michel Sarrieu, this is due to its high content of omega 6 fatty acid that helps to soothe burns and relieve skin irritations. Many benefits that also make it an ideal treatment for very dry skin or superficial sunburn.
It relieves rheumatism and joint pain: wrong!
According to Michel Serrieu, argan oil does not relieve rheumatism and joint pain such as osteoarthritis. Unlike the omega 3 (that argan oil contains only very small quantities), omega 6 and 9 do not have anti-inflammatory properties.
It is an excellent treatment for hair: true!
It is also beneficial for the skin to the hair. Applied in mask, allowed to ask all night for shiny hair in the morning. Perfect for damaged hair, deep argan oil nourishes the hair and makes it much sweeter. Furthermore, it can also be used to nourish and fortify the split nails, soft or brittle. Regularly, they are immersed in a bath of argan oil to protect them from attacks every day.
All argan oils are equal: false!
First, we must not confuse food argan oil and argan oil. Unlike the latter, the food uses argan oil comes from roasted amendons. Odor and color are not the same. Cosmetic argan oil quality is lemon yellow, very clear, and emit an odor. Michel Sarrieu recommends to beware of “tourist traps” .