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Is Argan Oil Miraculous?

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Is Argan Oil Miraculous?

Every year a new crop of super miracle beauty ingredients pops up — recently, argan oil has been making the rounds. Generally I pay little attention to these kinds of trends, but I have to say, I find argan oil hugely intriguing.

Made from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco, the oil is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles.

In a New York Times article, Liz Earle, who runs an organic skin-care line in England, said, “When I first found argan oil, I brought it back to the U.K. to have it analyzed … it was so remarkably high in vitamin E and had these very interesting phytosterols, which are good for scar tissue and so many other things” including, she says, that hard-to-define problem of lackluster skin. I know we’ve heard these claims before, but still.

Argan oil is pretty new in America, but English and French tourists discovered it in Morocco years ago and it’s all over the markets of Provence, along with the lavender and olive oils. Now, due to the efforts of the Moroccan King Mohammed VI, who has been praised for his efforts to promote women’s rights, the oil is being promoted and exported worldwide. What does women’s rights have to do with argan oil? Well, that’s one of the reasons I am so intrigued by it.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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3:35AM PDT on May 22, 2015

Good quality info. Lucky to me I came to your website not on purpose, but now I have bookmarked it. Beauty Expert

6:48PM PST on Jan 25, 2015

Argan oil is way worth it - I use an argan oil that has no harmful chemicals, and can be used on hair & skin - its the Somaluxe Argan Oil - I love this product it leaves my hair smooth, silky, and shiny! I couldn't keep my hands out of my hair because it was so soft and it's light or at least for my thick straight hair! I just hate that it's only one size but will definitely repurchase. I never do reviews on products but it's so good that I had to tell someone!!

3:03PM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

Hey all!
In Romania, you can find argan oil here:

http://uleiurinaturale.com/contacts

3:03PM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

Hey all!
In Romania, you can find argan oil here:

http://uleiurinaturale.com/contacts

4:14PM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

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9:13PM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

I've tried lots of argan oils in the market and the biggest thing to look out for (in my opinion) is to make sure that it's pure argan oil... I've tried a few niche brands lately and one that I really like is E-voss argan oil. Relatively cheap, and has vitamin b5 in it. Going to try a few others as well.

Argan oil is generally really good for dry and brittle hair..

9:12PM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

I've tried lots of argan oils in the market and the biggest thing to look out for (in my opinion) is to make sure that it's pure argan oil... I've tried a few niche brands lately and one that I really like is E-voss argan oil. Relatively cheap, and has vitamin b5 in it. Going to try a few others as well.

Argan oil is generally really good for dry and brittle hair..

6:00AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

argan Oil is magical for skin, hair and nails , you can not find it anywhere except in Morocco.
We are a French company of argan oil massage (after Hammam oil) , Ghassoul (Moroccan clay) black soap and rose water
We are selling 100% Pure & Organic Moroccan Argan Oil ,

www.rayhanargan.com

5:59AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

argan Oil is magical for skin, hair and nails , you can not find it anywhere except in Morocco.
We are a French company of argan oil massage (after Hammam oil) , Ghassoul (Moroccan clay) black soap and rose water
We are selling 100% Pure & Organic Moroccan Argan Oil ,
www.rayhanargan.com

3:59AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Argan Oil is magical for skin, hair and nails , you can not find it anywhere except in Morocco.
We are selling 100% Pure & Organic Moroccan Argan Oil , we got our factory in South of Morocco. We are based in Malaysia.
For more information and to place your order , please visit :
http://www.arganamazigh.com
http://www.facebook.com/myarganamazigh

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