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The Argan (Argania Spinosa.) is a species of a tree endemic to the calcareous semi-desert of south-western Morocco in North Africa.

it is the sole species in the genus Argania. The Argan tree can reach a height of 32 feet, and can live up to 200 years. It is thorny, with gnarled trunks. The leaves are small .78 to 1.57 inch long, oval with a rounded apex. The flowers are small, with five petals. The fruit is the size of an olive, each one is surrounded by a peel, and contains one (occasionally two or three) small seeds. The arganeraie forests now cover about 828,000 ha and are designated as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. Their area has shrunk by about 50% over the last 100 years due to charcoal-making, grazing, and increasingly intensive cultivation. For centuries, women in Southern Morocco; gathered together in cooperatives, have been passing down the traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil: How to gather and dry the fruit, crush the nuts, roast and grind the kernels, and finally knead the paste to extract the oil. It takes about 100 Kg of ripe fruit and over 10 hours of manual work to produce only 1 liter of this Unique oil: The most expensive in the world!!

For Cosmetic uses:


Cosmetic Argan oil hydrates and helps sooth your skin, leaving it refreshed and balanced while diminishing wrinkles .The secret of this oil is based on its richness in essential fatty acids oleic and lineoic acids (47%) as well as in vitamin E (60-90mg/1OOg) . Its high level in vitamin E and carotene enriches your skin and protects its elasticity. It removes wrinkles, brown spots and stretch marks. It is good for broken nails, sunburn, and can also be used as a moisturizer (apply on face, around eyes or just on wet skin after a bath and leave overnight. Argan is light and easily absorbed). Its anti-inflammation properties help eliminate painful rheumatic joints, aching muscles, sports injuries. Argan Oil can also be used for: -Massage therapy: Gently massage the area in pain .keep doing it until completely absorbed by skin. -Scalp problems: Against psoriasis and hair loss; Argan nourishes dry and damaged hair and stimulates new growth: Just apply to the root and scalp, leave on for 30 minutes, then shampoo as usual. It provides a soft, soothing and velvety feeling. -Tanning: Apply on your body 15 minutes before tanning. The oil speeds up the tanning process. Avoid using it on face and expose it to sun between 12:00 to 15:00.

For Nutritive uses :


Its richness in fatty unsaturated acids and its high level of antioxidants gives this oil the ability to

reduce the cholesterol level and the triglycerides. It's highly recommended to people who want to have a balanced and healthy nutrition and who are trying to lower their high blood pressure. *Argan oil has double the amount of Vitamin E than Olive oil. Argan oil can be used in: -Salad dressings and omelettes. -Vegetarian dishes. -Marinades for beef, lamb, or seafood. -A mixture with honey on bread and crepes. -Dipping oil instead of butter or Olive oil.

CHEMICAL SPECIFICATION of ARGAN oil


Parameter Solubility: Insoluble in water, not very soluble in the ethanol 90, soluble in Chloroform and hexane. Density with 20 .........................................0.906 to 0.916 Acidity (expressed in % of acid oleic) ..........0.2 to 1 Index of peroxide (in meqO2/Kg) ................0 to 2 Index of saponification .................................180 to 199 % insaponifiable ...............................................0.5 to 0.9 1.1. Fatty acids - Acid myristic (C 14: 0) .............< 0.15 Acid pentadecanoc (C 15: 0) .......................<0.05 Acid palmitic (C 16: 0) .................................12.0-14.0 Acid palmitoleic (C 16: 1) ............................<0.12 Acid heptadecanoc (C 17: 0) ......................<0.10 Acid Stearic (C 18: 0) .................................<5.0-7.0 -

Acid oleic (C 18: 1) ..................................... 43.0-49.1 Acid Linoleic (C 18: 2) .................................29.3-36.0 Acid Linoleic (C 18: 3) ............................... <0.1 Acid arachidic (C 20: 0) .............................. 0.3-0.5 Acid gadoleic (C 20: 1) ................................0.4-0.5 Acid Hellenic (C 22: 0) ...............................< 0.2 Fatty acids Will go custom C18:1T .......................................................<0.02 C18:2T .......................................................<0.03 Composition in sterols (in % of total sterols) - Schottenol - Spinasterol -A7 - avenasterol - Stigmasta-8,22-din-3p-ol - Campesterol - Cholesterol Total sterols Composition out of tocopherols (in % of total tocopherols) - Alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E).................4.0-9.0% - Beta-tocopherol ...................................0.1-0.3% - Gamma-tocopherol ..............................80-91% - Delta-tocopherol ..................................5.0-10.2% Tocoplirols totals ..................................60-90/100mg

Alcohols triterpenic Triterpenique alcohols The majority ones are: timcallol, it amyrine, the butyrospermol and the lupol ...130-180 mg/100mg - Content stigmasta-3,5-diene .....................< 0,05 ppm - Content of Benzo-a-pyrne ...................... < 0,15ppb - palniitic Acid content in position 2 in triglycerides ...............< 0,5 %

Argan oil, extracted from the fruit of the argan tree, has been known for centuries by the Amazigh (Berbers) of the atlas for its cosmetic, pharmaceutical, dietary and food products.

The cosmetic properties


Skin Care * To moisturize the skin by restoring the skin barrier and neutralizing free radicals. * To nourish dry skin by providing essential fatty acids. * To regenerate the skin by restarting vital functions of cells. * To prevent premature skin aging due to external aggressions (sun, bad weather, stress, tobacco ...). Nail care and hair * Argan oil is particularly recommended for treatment of brittle nails and split it strengthens. Hair dry, dull and brittle, it gives sparkle and shine. Body massage to soften and saturate the skin. The pharmaceutical properties In addition to its cosmetic use, argan oil is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of chickenpox, acne and juvenile rheumatism. It has cholesterol-lowering properties and is recommended in patients at risk of atherosclerosis. The dietary benefits Oleic-linoleic type, argan oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids as olive oil. It does have a clear rule on it because of its richness in essential fatty acids (linoleic acid> 34%). These fatty

acids give the argan oil nutritional values and some dietary and justify its use for cardiovascular disease and desiccation and the physiological aging of the skin. The virtues food Its fine texture and nutty taste so refined make it one of the most popular oils to flavor salads, soups, tagines and couscous dishes or take on eggs. The mixture of argan oil-almond-honey, known for Amlou is delicious and healthier bread for breakfast. Argan oil can accompany your kitchen in the manufacture of many recipes. Using Argan Oil On Face Only a few drops are needed for the face. Argan oil can be used at night before bed, or in the morning. Take a few drops on the fingers and rub the fingers together. Apply to the face by gently massaging the skin with your fingers.

The oil penetrates quickly into your skin and gives it a fresh youthful look.

Argan oil for Nail care


Prepare a mixture of lemon and argan oil. Mix lemon juice and argan oil in equal parts. Once ready, dip your fingertips in the preparation. Soak for 15 minutes. A treatment once a week is enough to maintain healthy nails. Apply daily if they are in poor condition. Argan Oil for your Body Argan Oil is not only used for face, but it is also used by many, on the entire body. It will help moisturize and regenerate your skin, giving it a beautifull and natural glow. Apply Argan oil on your body before bed. Your skin will gain elasticity and you will see visible results on the following day. Argan Oil for your Hair Intensive treatment Apply a generous amount of ArganSense argan oil to dry hair. Slowly massage the scalp. Wrap the hair in a warm towel and leave for at least 20 minutes. Wash the hair. Style hair with Argan Oil Use a few drops of Argan Oil Spread the oil thinly through the hands.

Run hands through the hair.

HOW TO USE ARGAN OIL 1 PART


Tips for using organic argan oil on the face, body, hair and nails
Face: If you are using cosmetic grade raw argan oil, you only need to use a few drops for your entire face. A little really does go a long way. You can apply it at night as an intensive moisturizing treatment and/or in the morning as a base for your makeup. The oil penetrates easily, does not leave an oily residue and can even be used around the eye area. First, cleanse your face using a cleansing agent that is appropriate for your skin type. Next, use a toner or splash your face with cold water. Finally, take a few drops of argan oil in the tips of your fingers, rub fingers together gently to warm the oil, then apply to face, including eye area. If time permits, spend a few moments lightly massaging your skin and gently tapping around the eye area to help the argan oil penetrate and give your skin a boost of energy. Body: Simply apply as you would any other lotion or oil after a bath or shower. Allow a few minutes for the argan oil to penetrate before you get dressed or get into bed. Nails: If your nails and cuticles are looking a little worse for wear, simply soak them in a mixture of argan oil and lemon juice for 10 minutes (or even overnight). This will not only soften your cuticles and limit nail breakage but will also give a healthy shine to your nails. Hair: For an intensive hair treatment to improve dry scalp and add shine, apply a generous amount of oil to dry hair, then wrap in a warm towel and leave for 30 minutes. Wash and style as usual. Raw organic argan oil is best for this. TIP 1: Start by using raw argan oil at night only to see how your skin likes it. You can then progress to twice a day if your skin needs extra hydration or you can simply apply it to dry or wrinkle-prone areas. TIP 2: Raw argan oil has a distinctive natural odor which may deter more sensitive-nosed people from using it. If that is the case, opt for the aromatherapy version (see above for recommendations).

HOW TO USE ARGAN OIL PART 2

FACE
Apply it at night as a moisturizing treatment and/or in the morning as a base for your make up. Start by using argan oil at night only to see how your skin likes it. Move to twice a day if your skin needs extra hydration or you can simply apply it to dry or wrinkle-prone areas. If you have very dry skin, also use the oil in the morning. You only need to use a few drops for your entire face. The oil penetrates easily and does not leave an oily residue. May even be used around the eye area. A gentle evening massage of the face with circular movements is recommended for all skin types. Great for chapped lips!

NAILS
To strengthen weak or brittle nails, mix an equal amount of argan oil and lemon juice and soak for 10 minutes. This will not only soften your cuticles and limit nail breakage but will also give your nails a healthy radiance. Also, rub a small amount of argan oil in your hands especially before going to bed.

HAIR
Argan oil restores remarkable shine to hair, cares for scalp to advance hair growth, and helps to mend split ends. Perfect for over-processed hair! As an intensive hair treatment, to improve dry scalp, to restore dry damaged hair and add shine, apply a generous amount of oil to dry hair starting at the ends, then wrap in a warm towel and leave for 30 minutes or leave it overnight. Wash and style as usual. For dry scalp and dandruff, massage into the roots too. Repeat this once or twice a week for soft, smooth and glossy hair. To calm frizzy hair use a drop or two of the oil, rub palms together and scrunch into ends.

BODY
The massage using argan oil improves the firmness of the skin and relaxes the body and mind. Argan oil is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving no greasy marks; it hydrates and protects the

skin against drying out. It is perfect for preventing and reducing the appearance of stretch marks too. Apply the oil to your body after bathing or showering through a gentle massage. Mix with body lotion in the palm of your hand or apply pure. This will nourish and moisturise your skin and improve its firmness and elasticity, making it velvety. Argan oil is ideal after sun exposure to enhance the appearance of your skin. Do not apply before or during sun exposure.

1st Pressed Pure Cold-Pressed No Additives No Fillers No Fragrances No Toxins Straight from the Source Most Competitive Prices Argan oil is pressed from the nuts of the Argan Tree, indigenous to Morocco. It is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, ferulic acid, sterols, polyphenols, and contains remarkably high levels of vitamin E. Argan oil is traditionally used for skin, hair and nail care, cooking, massage, the prevention of stretch marks, and the natural healing of dermatological disorders. Research indicates that Argan

Oil has capabilities to restore the skins water-lipid layer and increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen in the skin cell, neutralizes free radicals, and protects connective tissue. Argan oil is 80% unsaturated essential fatty acids, predominately Omega 9 (Oleic acid) and Omega 6 (Linoleic acid). These fatty acids protect cellular integrity and affect cell fluidity, helping to prevent loss of moisture from the skin. They play a vital role in the formation of prostaglandin, a natural anti-inflammatory that reduces pain, swelling and inflammation, while stimulating blood circulation. Argan oil is exceptionally rich in natural Tocopherols (vitamin E) and high molecular weight proteins. Vitamin E contributes to the steady development of all bodily systems, protects fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids, attracts and maintains hydration, and is a powerful antioxidant. The high molecular weight proteins work to construct a network of molecules that create an instant and visible tightening effect. Working Components of Argan Oil: Essential Fatty Acids Used to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products. They are necessary for regulating healthy skin and premature aging. Vitamin E Prevents cellular aging due to oxidation, aids in bringing nourishment to cells, and decreases inflammation and strengthens capillary walls. It has been shown to significantly help in the reduction of scarring from wounds and the appearance of stretch marks. Squalene Involved in the process of cell growth. It is able to penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils. It is a natural bactericide and healer, and has been shown to have effects in the management of dermatitis and skin cancer. Freulic Acid Helps prevent damage caused by ultraviolet light. It is a natural bactericide and healer, and has been shown to have effects in the management of dermatitis and skin cancer.

Polyphenols Known for their antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and antiaging properties. Carotenoids Serves to protect eyes and skin from UV radiation and free radical damage, to help maintain our immune system, and to promote healthy skin and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Sterols Help to prevent skin aging by improving skin metabolism and reducing inflammation. They promote excellent moisture retention and penetrate quickly.