Argan Oil

Discover why argan oil is Morocco’s national treasure and why this worldwide beauty staple is also known as “liquid gold.”

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About Argan Oil

Used for centuries in skincare and haircare, argan oil is an extremely rich golden liquid with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects. Quickly absorbed, this transformative ingredient unleashes nutrients, fatty acids, and vitamin E, soothing and deeply hydrating the skin, and restoring shine to dull hair.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Argan oil is a plant-based oil that’s extracted from the nuts of the argan tree (its official name is Argania spinosa), which is native to Morocco. Argan oil is one of many oils that are made in the same way, but the benefits of argan oil make it one of the very best that you can use for hair and skin. Argan oil is naturally rich in fatty acids (omegas 6 and 9), as well as in vitamin E.
  • Garnier’s supply of argan oil comes through a network that unites six groups of over 500 Berber women in Morocco who collect the nuts at the beginning of summer from the Argania Spinosa forest in the southwest of the country. The nuts are then sent to cooperatives that use traditional cold pressing processes (which uses mechanical pressure instead of heat) to ensure all of the argan oil’s goodness is retained. Through the program, Garnier can guarantee fair, stable wages and good working conditions which help women, and their families, achieve greater economic independence.
  • Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants like vitamin E, it’s most often used to help strengthen the skin barrier and limit water loss to hydrate and moisturize dry, dull skin, as well as being able to protect against environmental damage.

    However, its benefits span all skin types – and when well formulated, it doesn’t leave skin with that tell-tale greasy feeling. For those with oily acne prone skin do not hesitate to check on the packaging if the formula is non-comedogenic. As well as being suitable to use on its own, it’s an ingredient that’s often formulated into skin care products, like moisturizers and body lotions.
  • Just like for dry, dull skin, argan oil is good for dry, dull hair, providing it with both shine and suppleness.

    Incorporating argan oil into your hair routine is easy! Using shampoo, conditioner and masks that contain it is said to help improve overall hair quality by acting like a bath of nutrition to strengthen the hair fiber and to help keep coloured hair soft and illuminated.

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