M&R Essentials Certified Organic Argan Oil
Style number: MR0009C
M& R Essentials Certified Organic Argan oil is cold pressed from the kernels of the Argan tree (Argania sideroxylon).
Argan Oil is lustrous and rich, but very quickly absorbed, it is greaseless and odourless. The cosmetic oil is used for massage, facials and as an anti-aging serum. Argan oil has antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, cicatrising (skin healing), demulcent, moisturising and nutritive properties.
Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree which is native to Morocco, thus it is also known as Moroccan oil. It is a rare and highly valued oil used for its nutritive, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Argan oil has been used for centuries by the Berber tribe- Morocco’s native peoples, the kernels are ground and pressed by Berber women to use in cooking and cosmetics. The tree is a relic of the Earth's Tertiary Period, which ended about 1.6 million years ago, and it grows only in South Western regions of Morocco. It is tenacious during extended droughts, and it lives as long as 200 years. This typical Moroccan tree is also closely related to the Olive tree.
CONSTITUENTS & COMPOSITION
Analysis reveals that Argan oil is remarkably rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E), rich in phenols and phenolic acid, rich in carotenes and phytosterols, rich in sqalene, rich in essential fatty acids, up to 80% unsaturated fatty acids and depending on extraction method more resistant to oxidation than olive oil.
PROPERTIES & BENEFITS
Argan oil is revitalizing and conditioning for all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles.
Argan oil has reputed anti-aging qualities, it is regenerates, restructures and protects the skin’s youthfulness by stimulating intracellular oxygenation and neutralizing free radicals thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
It tones, restores and protects the cutaneous skin cells and underlying soft tissue thereby increasing elasticity.
It increases the nutrient content of skin cells, nourishes dull skin and brightens complexion.
Stretch marks and Scar tissue:
The oils high vitamin E and phytosterol content also prevents stretch marks and minimizes scar tissue.
Hand and Nail Care:
It also helps nourish and condition the nail bed and deeply penetrates the cuticles.
Nourishing treatment for all types of hair- curly, straight, fine, thick, oily or dry Helps Strengthen your hair & stimulate re-growth.
SUPPORTING WOMEN AND THE FAIR TRADE INDUSTRY
It is Berber women who are solely responsible for harvesting the nuts and producing the oil. All argan oil sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative program ensures fair trade and fair working conditions for rural women, improving their economic activities, allowing them a better living environments and initiating sustainable management.
The cooperative have initiated an ecosystem reforestation project to preserve the argan forest, sustain the supply of argan oil and maintain the income for future generations of Berber women.
The money is providing health care and education to the local women, and in turn supports the community as a whole. The entire community realizes the value of the argan tree and they are actively involved with its protection.
The cooperatives are working in partnership with the Moroccan Water and Forests Authorities to allow optimal tree growth, establish argan nurseries, and create education programs. UNESCO has designated the 10,000-square-mile argan-growing region as a biosphere reserve.
OUR M&R ESSENTIALS GUARANTEE
M&R Essentials Certified Organic Oils are guaranteed certified organic and free from artificial colours, preservatives, gluten and Genetic modification. This guarantees quality for you and your family without any harmful additives, pesticides or herbicides.