Argan oil has gained an international reputation as nature’s anti-aging skin care product. It is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, ferulic acid, sterols, polyphenols, and contains remarkably high levels of vitamin E. Argan Oil provides your skin and body with the nutrients it needs to maintain its healthy radiance.
Argan oil is the nut oil of the Argan tree, which grows in south west Morocco and is currently endangered and under UNESCO protection. The Egyptian botanist and physicist Ibn Al Baytar first documented its health properties in the 13th century and nowadays it is widely used by the local population for cooking and to soothe dry skin, acne, chicken pox and to prevent stretch marks. Argan oil is traditionally used for skin, hair and nail care, cooking, massage, the prevention of stretch marks, and the natural healing of dermatological disorders.
- Extensive research has revealed that Argan oil: restores the skin’s water-lipid layer and increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen in the skin cell, neutralizes free radicals, and protects connective tissue.
- It contains saponins, which soften the skin and ease acne and eczema and it restores the skin’s water lipid layer, helping to minimize wrinkles.
The combination of traditional values and scientific expertise has yielded an inventory of several amazing active ingredients from the Argan plant. Not only are these components beneficial to the skin’s overall structure and elasticity, but are beneficial to the environment as well; they are produced sustainably and traded fairly.
Argan Oil is 80% unsaturated essential fatty acids. The most abundant of which are Omega 9 (Oleic acid) and Omega 6 (Linoleic acid). Omega 6 is the most sought after of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids protect cellular integrity and affect cell fluidity, helping to prevent loss of moisture from the skin. They play a vital role in the formation of prostaglandin, a natural anti-inflammatory that reduces pain, swelling and inflammation, while stimulating blood circulation. This vital component makes Argan Oil ideal for massaging stiff arthritic joints and aching muscles. Argan Oil is exceptionally rich in natural Tocopherols (vitamin E) as well as high molecular weight proteins. Vitamin E contributes to the steady development of all bodily systems, protects fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids, attracts and maintains hydration, and is a powerful anti-oxidant. The abundance of high molecular weight proteins found in our product construct a network of molecules that creates an instant and visible tightening effect. In fact, Argan Oil has twice as much vitamin E as olive oil.
How is It Made?The oil comes from the nuts of the tree, which are cracked by hand and the seed extracted and ground into a paste/oil. It is traditionally made by local Berber women who work in cooperatives and it can take 10 -12 hours to produce one liter of oil. Historically, goats (yes goats) played an important role in the oil production. Goats actually climb Argan trees (we have videos!) that heat the hard fruit. The enzymes in the goat's gut help break down and soften the husk so when they are passed through the digestive system are easily shucked/ cracked to reveal the Argan kernel or nut. This is then crushed by hand to make the oil.
Getting the Benefits:
SMOOTH, HEALTHY VIBRANT SKIN– Keep your face moisturized and reduce blemishes, acne, pimples, scars, wrinkles, dark circles, eczema, psoriasis, and fine lines without leaving your skin dry. Pure, organic Argan oil is a great skin care and is an essential oil for nail treatment. It is an amazing natural beauty product for men and women.
Locals use it to help maintain younger looking skin and softer hair. Zakia's Morocco currently offers cosmetic Argan Oil. We also offer Argan oil fused with essential oils such as lavender or rose for a sensually sensory experience. As such, it is for external use only. If you are allergic to nut oils we recommend you consult a physician for medical advice. This fragrance free, pure organic Argan Oil is the very best quality you can find. No residue, no cloudiness, no heavy nutty odor. Just pure, organic goodness for your skin.
HEALTHY AND SHINY HAIR - 100% Pure Argan Oil can help heal dry scalps, repair damaged hair, frizzy hair, and dead hair. Replenishes lost nutrients, dullness, dryness, dullness and even scalp flakiness. Argan oil is a great elasticity treatment for hair by replenish and hydrating it with natural vitamins. Our convenient pop-up top allows for easing pouring into your palm. It is non-oily, non-greasy, and has deep penetration. Just a bit in the palm of your hand and massage into scalp and hair (all the way down to the ends). Grow longer and thicker hair in a quick, natural way, while also diminishing hair loss. Organic Argan oil is a natural hair treatment pack for dry brittle hair, dry scalps, and dandruff. It can help with non-greasy hair and can be used in hair growth serums, hair masks, anti-hair loss, shampoo, conditioner. Argan oil is a great hair growth infusion and cuticle oil that can protect from cold wins, pollution and smoke
STRONG, HEALTHY NAILS & CUTICLES - Used directly on the nails and cuticles it helps heal and treat your nails naturally.
EDIBLE ARGAN OIL– Toasted or roasted Argan nuts are crushed to make edible Argan oil. Mixed with crushed almonds and honey is a traditional south Moroccan breakfast recipe known as Amlou. It tastes a bit like peanut butter and is delicious with toast or as a dip for bread. The oil itself tastes great with vegetables, salad, fish and meat dishes, couscous and porridge.
Used by Moroccan's for centuries this is the real deal. We have packaged this oil in convenient pop-top, black plastic bottles to insure freshness and long life. Argan can be affected by long exposures to sunlight and thus we want to make sure you enjoy your Argan Oil for up to two years. We know how much you love Argan Oil so we offer 4 sizes. Just click on the size you desire. You are one click away from softer, smoother, healthier skin and hair.
This is an expensive oil treatment and therefore we want you to enjoy the full benefits without breaking the bank. Zakia's Pure Oil may be used on face, body and hair. It is even beneficial for damaged or broken nails! Some recommendations are:
Face: Place a small portion in your palm or between your thumb and forefinger. Slowly massage around your entire face. Most importantly focus on those delicate areas that are prone to wrinkles; namely, eyes, neck and outer edges of your mouth. The oil will slowly be absorbed into the skin and start providing the natural goodness. We recommend that you do this after your cleansing session prior to going to bed. Whilst you may use this in the morning and even under make-up it is important that very light amounts are used in order to not leave your face too oily before hand. This is a hydrating oil that will moisturize and tone your skin. Night application preferred.
Body: Our oil is excellent for those rough and dry areas on the hands, elbows, knees and feet. Expectant mothers may rub pure Argan Oil on their tummies and breasts to avoid stretch marks. You will notice the difference after only one or two sessions as the Argan Oil starts its rejuvenating process.
Massage: Most moisturizing and massage oils use lesser quality and therefore cheaper carrier oils. We believe that it is possible and highly enjoyable to have a full body massage using our oil without breaking the bank. Rub both hands vigorously together as the friction warms the palms of your hands. Place a small portion of oil in the palms and then massage. This is a warm, relaxing and invigorating massage. You will feel extraordinarily relaxed and have sublime skin as well.
Hair: : If you have dry and unmanageable hair then Argan Oil is the perfect compliment to your salon treatments. Simply rub a small portion in your scalp about an hour before shampooing. Shampoo (preferably with Zakia's Argan Shampoo) and then dry. You may wish to apply a further very small amount just before blow drying. Argan Oil has a very high burning point and therefore will not burn like most other hair treatments. Your hair will see a renewed vitality and brilliance. We know you will impressed. So much so that many of our friends and customers have actually recommended our product to their stylists!
Nails: Mix Argan Oil with lemon juice in equal parts and dip nails for 10 to 15 minutes. Your nails will be stronger and with a renewed brilliance. A little oil goes a long way.