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Argan Oil a True Beauty

If you have yet to try Argan oil, the beauty secret of Moroccan women, here is the scoop.

Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree which grows only in southwestern Morocco where it has been used by the women there for centuries.  It is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and medicinal properties and holds anti-aging benefits when used as skin care.  This is because Argan oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and contains high levels of vitamin E.

Argan oil is light, moisturizing and effective at fighting signs of aging and sun damage when used as a moisturizer or treatment.  It can also be used to soften cuticles and as a hot oil treatment for hair.

Argan Oil Products

Kaeline Argatherapie —  A line of skin care products centered around Argan oil, including a facial oil, night balm and firming serum.

Josie Maran – 100% Organic Argan Oil.  Use as a moisturizer on face, body and hair.  Left my skin super soft and silky and evened out my skin tone.  Works great on cuticles too.

ila face and body oils – Argan oil is the main ingredient in these luxurious oils for face and body and the scent is divine.

Image credit:  Josie Maran Cosmetics

Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.


  1. Thank you for mentioning the amazing benefits of argan oil in your article.
    It took me a while to get used to the natural nutty scent of argan oil, now that I have been using it for almost a year, I highly recommend it.
    I use a few drops of pure argan oil on my nails and hands at night to strengthen my nails and soften and hydrate my hands. The argan oil is absorbed by the skin within minutes and hands don’t feel greasy at all.
    I also massage in argan oil to my scalp and hair 3 times a week at night and I have noticed that my hair is growing healthier with a lot less split ends.
    I use Natessance 100% pure Precious Argan Oil; it is available for purchase on for $25.
    You don’t need to use a lot of oil to notice results therefore a 1.7 fl.oz bottle will last you several months depending on your usage.
    Naturenvy also imports from France 2 skincare lines made with argan oil including affordable day creams, night creams, facial mask, body scrub, body balms, shower gel, bath and massage oils. Several of these products are best sellers in France.

  2. I forgot to mention the scent, a chocolatey-nutty scent that is pretty mild. I will have to try it as a hair treatment! Thanks for the comments!

  3. ila is awesome. I absolutely LOVE the Body Oil for Vital Energy. Divine is a perfect way to describe it and it’s totally pampering! I admired it from afar (at Love Lula) but ordered from Spirit Beauty Lounge when I found out I could get it in the US 🙂

  4. For some wonderful and different twist on argan oil for beauty, search “argan oil” at
    We carry 100% pure organic argan oil like the big name brands as well as blends of argan oil and essential oils.
    Essential oils are becoming very popular as people are discovering their many uses and blending them with argan oil provides a soothing pleasurable experience that provides the best all natural way to revitalize your skin.
    We also carry lotions with all natural oils and shea and cocoa butters, blended with argan oil and scented with fragrances or essential oils. These lotions absorb quickly into the skin and provide your skin with a wonderful natural balance. They are not greasy and contain no mineral oil that can clog your pores.

  5. Thanks for featuring argan oil! I have recently co-founded an organic, all natural skin care product company ( that uses 100% hand and cold pressed argan oil from a woman’s cooperative in Morocco. After a chance meeting with a medicine man in the inner layers of the casbah, we were introduced to the “liquid gold that makes Moroccan women beautiful”. I am an Aromatherapist and my business partner is a research scientist. We both believe that beauty comes from nature. We were enthralled with the chemical properties of argan oil and decided to combine it with therapeutic grade essential oils to enhance its skin healing, scar soothing, blemish lightening effects. The result: Arganica, Natures Age Defying Skin Food!

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