Argan oil is made from the kernels that grow on the argan trees native to Morocco

It’s most frequently sold as pure oil, which can be directly applied topically (directly to the skin) or ingested in order to provide several health benefits. It comes in supplement capsule form to be taken by mouth. It’s also commonly mixed into a number of cosmetic products like shampoos, soaps, and conditioners.

Argan oil has traditionally been used both topically and orally to improve the health of skin, hair, and nails. It contains a number of different beneficial properties and vitamins that form a powerful combination to boost skin health. There are several different ways to use the oil. People can apply the oil directly to their skin or hair. A person should start with a small amount of oil to ensure they do not weigh down hair or overload the skin. However, if a person has particularly dry skin on certain body areas, such as their heels and elbows, they may wish to use slightly more oil to rehydrate these areas.

Here are some of the benefits of Argan oil for the skin and the hair.

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Because its rich in vitamin E, Oleic acid and Linoleic acid, Argan oil is an excellent moisturizer that deeply moisturizes and hydrates dry skin. Unlike lotions, Argan heals dry skin from the inside out for a healthy smooth texture and appearance.


When applied to the hair and scalp, the oil naturally promotes faster hair growth. The phenols in the oil help to strengthen the hair follicles while the antioxidants promote cell production, all leading to healthy hair growth. Simply apply the oil to your scalp as a leave in treatment and to your eyelashes and eyebrows to lengthen and thicken hair.


As an acne treatment, Argan oil is a non-comedogenic oil that helps to balance and neutralize oil production levels without clogging the pores. Apply the oil topically and add a couple of drops of anti-bacterial essential oils for additional acne fighting benefits.


The oil contains many healing properties, including essential fatty acids and vitamins that deeply moisturize and hydrate the skin reducing dryness and itching. Mix in a few drops of an anti-bacterial essential oil, such as Tea Tree oil, and apply directly to your scalp for a natural dandruff treatment.


Argan oil is commonly used as a leave in hair treatment and conditioner. It helps to detangle the hair, add shine, and create a silky texture. Apply a few drops to towel dried hair and brush to distribute evenly for a natural hair treatment.


One unique benefit of the oil is its ability to help retain the hair’s natural color by reducing discoloration of the hair that is caused by environmental factors and aging. Add a few drops to your hair daily to help preserve its natural color and reduce fading.


A natural anti-aging oil, Argan oil deeply hydrates, moisturizes and nourishes the skin to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and firm the skin texture, and reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Use daily on its own or by adding to your moisturizer for a radiant youthful complexion.


As an eye oil (meaning, around the eyes), it can help to reduce puffiness and inflammation. Simply apply a few drops on your upper and lower eyelids and gently massage in a circular motion.


Because it is rich in vitamins A and E, Argan oil is a natural moisturizer and conditioner for the lips. If your lips are chapped or flaky, it can restore the moisture and hydration for healthy and soft lips. Apply to your lips overnight for a terrific lip treatment.


The oil can be used as a shaving oil and aftershave balm. Before shaving, add the oil to your skin to soften the hair, which makes shaving easier and helps to decrease your chance of getting cut. After shaving, apply the oil as an aftershave balm to help repair any cuts, smooth the skin and contain any run-away hairs.


Argan oil is rich in antioxidant properties that can prevent scarring by regenerating new cells and preventing the accumulation of free radicals. It can also help to fade existing scars and hyperpigmentation. Apply daily for best results.


Dehydration is the main cause of weak brittle nails and dry rigid cuticles. Because it’s an excellent moisturizer, Argan oil can help to strengthen your nails, soften your cuticles, encourage healthy nail growth and do wonders for the overall health and appearance of your nails.


Argan oil naturally helps to relieve symptoms of Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis and Rosacea skin conditions. Vitamin E and natural anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation and help the skin to quickly repair itself. Apply to affected areas daily for best results.