Back due to popular demand, we welcome the return of Elixir Fusion's Pure Moroccan Argan oil.
Traditionally used by the Berber women who inhabit these areas in Morocco as a cosmetic agent to help them with their hair, skin and nails, pure Argan oil is very rich in Vitamin E, phenols, carotenes, squalene and essential fatty acids.
Argan oil is often referred to as “liquid gold” for it’s many uses and benefits in our beauty regime. Here are some examples that some of Elixir Fusion's team personally use this wonderful multi-purpose oil for:
Just like the Berber ladies, we’ve found Argan to have incredible properties when used in a skincare regime. The oil is high in antioxidants that assist in the treatment of scars and pigmentation, while also assisting those with acne or dermatitis.
Since the oil is so lightweight, it won’t clog your pores the way heavier oils (like coconut oil) would. The antioxidant properties also work to reduce free radical damage, which means it fights some signs of ageing, and has been known to leave users with a healthy glow.
Heat protection and split ends repair
Due to the high concentration of vitamin E in argan oil, an effective use for argan is as a hair serum that works to rejuvenate the hair, protect the follicle beds, and improve the shine and overall appearance. Argan oil is lightweight and non-greasy, so it absorbs easily into the hair and leaves it feeling nourished and healthy.
Argan oil can also be used to prevent stretch marks from pregnancy, pubescent growth of hips and mammaries, or from rapid weight gain by softening and strengthening skin. It works by helping to improve the elasticity of the skin and keeping it hydrated, which makes stretch marks less likely to form.
A note on sustainability:
Argan Oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due to the small and very specific growing areas. All Argan sold today is produced by a women’s cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of Argan Oil will not run out. Berber women sit on the floor with rough rectangular stones between their knees cracking nuts with rounded rocks. Each smooth nut contains one to three kernels, which look like sliced almonds and are rich in oil. The kernels are then removed. It takes several days and about 32 kilograms of fruit – roughly one season’s produce from a single tree – to make only one liter of oil.
Article written by Judy Thompson, owner of Elixir Fusion