Artwork by Jessica Burman
Extraction: Cold pressed
Description: The argan tree grows to 8-10 metres high and lives to 150–200 years old in the semi-desert region of Morocco, where it is endemic. It bears a fruit with a hard nut that is rich in oil. The thick skin is removed along with a fleshy pulp and the nuts are broken to release kernals which are then cold pressed into an oil. Most of this processing is done by women in co-ops.
Components: 44% oleic acid (omega 9), 30% linoleic acid (omega 6), vitamin E (four times higher than olive oil), polyphenols, carotenes, squalene, ferulic acid, phytosterols.
- Softens and conditions skin
- Very high in vitamin E
- Rejuvenating and healing
- Diminishes fine line and wrinkles