Argan oil is a plant oil extracted from the kernels of the fruit pit of the argan tree (aka Argania spinosa) which grows in Morocco. Traditionally, the oil extraction is a cold-pressed process—it’s done by exerting mechanical pressure with little to no applied heat. However, the growing popularity and demand for argan oil has led to industrialised extraction methods which utilise solvents. Though argan oil is most known for being particularly beneficial to dry, dull skin, it has also been considered for acne as it is considered non-comedogenic and won’t leave the skin feeling greasy. It is not only safe, but can also be beneficial to all skin types, especially dry, reactive and irritated skins.
Common NameArgan Oil
Benefits of Apricot Oil
Rich in antioxidants
Argan oil is rich in antioxidants that help protect against environmental damage, like polyphenols and vitamin E. This vitamin is well loved in skincare for its anti-aging and skin softening properties. Both help scavenge free radicals, helping to maintain skin’s youthfulness.
Rich in fatty acids: AO is extremely rich in fatty acids, with about 95% of it consisting of fatty acids. These offer moisture and nourishment to the skin.
Another benefit of fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids is that they’re also anti-inflammatory. Not only does this make it an option to soothe irritated skin, but, due to these anti-inflammatory properties, it has also been considered for acne as it is considered non-comedogenic and won’t leave the skin feeling greasy.
In general, argan oil can be used by all skin types as those with dry skin will benefit from its moisturising properties, while those with oily skin may also find it tolerable as it is lightweight and won’t leave the skin feeling greasy. Again, it’s a common misconception that only dry skin needs moisture. Everyone’s skin needs moisture.
Helps prevent transepidermal water loss
Argan oil provides healing and sealing to the skin's outer layer, which doesn't just improve appearance—it also prevents further drying and damage. It does this by putting a stop to the transepidermal water loss (literally moisture leaking from the skin and evaporating into the air) which is caused by disruptions to the skin’s outermost barrier.
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