Argan Oil

by Ula Blocksage
Argan Oil

Liquid Gold: Argan, The Magical Oil Of Morocco

Have you ever travelled to the gorgeous land of Morocco? Been spellbound by its colours, textures, sights and aromas? I first experienced it after years of dreaming about this beautiful land, back in April of 2018, snaking my way inland and out, through desert and coastal routes… Marrakesh, Safi, Sidi Kaouki, Essaouira and Agadir. What a gorgeous land to discover.

If you have ever made this trip yourself you will have no doubt spotted the somewhat surreal sight if goats standing in trees, munching away on the leaves and fruit of the Argania Spinosa or more widely referred to as the Argan tree. 

argan oil, organic skincare made in england
argan oil, organic skincare made in england

If you are a natural beauty lover you will be familiar with this lightweight, magical oil, known as the ‘Liquid Gold’ of Morocco. Rich in vitamin E, phytosterols (both schottenol and spinasterol), squalene, oleic acid and linoleic acid, it is no wonder that Argan oil is referred to as such. It has mega anti-inflammatory, pro-age and regenerative properties helping to restore the structure and function of the skin.

argan oil, organic skincare made in england




The fruit is harvested in late summer and left to dry out so the nut can be extracted. Once clear of the fruit, the nut is cracked open to reveal the kernel, which is then pressed, needed and squeezed to produce the oil. Argan kernels contain approximately 55% oil. In order to produce one kilogram of oil, around 2kg of kernels are kneaded which means around 30kg of Argan nuts are required, making this oil an extremely precious substance.

Nothing is wasted during production, the fruit is often fed to local cattle, the nut shells are used for fuel and the argan paste left over from the extraction of the oil is also a wonderful ingredient used in cosmetic production.

Traditionally, Argan oil is hand-produced by women using tools of stone. Although some co-operatives have modified and modernised their harvesting and production practices over the years, some have maintained a more customary, manual approach in the production of Argan oil. During my time in Morocco I visited two very beautiful, female-led co-operatives in search of the most gorgeous Argan oil and was lucky enough to see for myself and even tried my hand at producing oil from kernel of the Argan fruit. 






 argan oil, organic skincare made in england
argan oil, 100% natural skincare
argan oil, 100% natural skincare
argan oil, 100% natural skincare

This gorgeous, non comedogenic oil is a key ingredient in our Rejuvenating Botanical Serum, for its ability to repair, rejuvenate and regenerate the complexion. It is perfect for all skin types; highly nourishing for dry and sensitive skins, and can also be enjoyed by oily and acne prone skins due to its non-comedogenic yet nourishing composition. Regular use of Argan oil in a skincare ritual has shown significant improvement in skin hydration levels as well as soothing inflamed, acne-prone and allergy-prone skin.

Have you tried our Rejuvenating Botanical Serum yet? 

Rejuvenating Botanical Serum

Rejuvenating Botanical Serum

Nutrient rich, revitalising, phyto-retinol complex 

THE SERUM

Harnessing the power of some of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals, this golden elixir has been formulated without the use of heavy ingredients, allowing it to be enjoyed by all skin types. An alchemic combination of 29 potent ingredients, this ultimate glow, multi-correctional, phyto-retinol serum helps to restore radiance, encourage cellular renewal and improve the texture of your skin.

Plant Based. Cruelty Free.  

 

SKIN BENEFITS

REJUVENATING

Revitalises, repairs and renews all skin types with a synergistic blend of 29 potent plant-based extracts, which will leave your skin feeling soft, replenished and visibly rejuvenated. 

NOURISHING

Harnessing a beautiful combination of some of the world's most nourishing yet non-comedogenic natural oils including argan, squalane, jojoba, prickly pear and passion seed oil, this facial serum will leave your skin feeling soft and dewy without the worry of clogging your pores. 

REGENERATING

This regenerative formula works to replenish skin firmness, restore bounce and repair damaged skin through helping to stimulate collagen production and increase natural hydration levels. 

 

KEY INGREDIENTS

BAKUCHIOL

Bakuchiol, a powerful phyto-retinol ingredient, is said to improve the appearance of fine lines, stimulate collagen production and improve overall elasticity and hydration if the skin.

ACMELLA OLERACEA EXTRACT

Regarded as nature’s answer to botox, the relaxing properties of this highly potent extract help to reduce the appearance of fine lines caused by muscle tension.

CO ENZYME Q10

A highly potent anti-oxidant known to work against oxidative stress and the resulting onset of premature ageing. CoQ10 is also reputed for its ability to aid the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

SEABUCKTHORN CO2

Extracted from the berries of the Sea Buckthorn tree, this oil is said to be one of the richest natural sources of Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Omega 7, ingredients that are known for their restorative, nourishing, hydrating and plumping effects on the skin.

THE RITUAL 

Start and end each day by breathing deeply the therapeutic compounds of this meditative, regenerative treatment. Immediately after cleansing, rub 4-5 drops between palms and apply to damp skin. Massage gently over the face, neck and décolleté, focussing on areas of dullness and developing lines. Take your time and apply lovingly.


▵ Store product out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry and dark place.

 

WHO IS IT FOR

This product has been designed to be enjoyed by all skin types. 

It is a non-comedogenic formula, meaning it can applied to acne prone skins without the worry of clogging pores. 

 

FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS 

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed OilΔ, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel OilΔ, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane (Olive Derived), Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed OilΔ, Papaver Somniferum (White Poppy) Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis (Passionfruit) Seed OilΔ, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit OilΔ, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) OilΔ, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus/Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Ferment, Lecithin, Bakuchiol, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit ExtractΔ, Avena Sativa (Arctic Oat) Kernel ExtractΔ, Calendula Officinalis Flower ExtractΔ, Ubiquinone (CoQ10 Enzyme), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark OilΔ, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower OilΔ, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum (Ho Wood) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf ExtractΔ, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb OilΔ, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel OilΔ, Citral, Geraniol, Linalol, Citronellol, Limonene.

Δ Organic ingredient
◊ Naturally occurring in essential oils

 

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