Why argan oil is good for you

Learn exactly why argan oil is good for your skin

We hear a lot of things when it comes to skincare. Use this, not that. There is a lot of products on the market and lots of terms we see everywhere. But do we really know why x product is good, or not?

I love to use argan oil. But I didn't really know what it was made of, or why it was marketed as good. So I though I would do some researches, and here is what I found. It might be things some of you already know, but I am pretty sure most of you, just like me, was not aware of some things that I found.

First of all, let's do a little background : Argan oil comes from the kernels of the fruit of the argan tree. This tree can be found in Morocco and some parts of western Algeria. In this region, they use it as a cooking oil. It also been used for centuries as a cosmetic oil by Berber woman.

Today, the majority of argan oil production comes from women's co-operatives. I don't know much about it, but I think it's great, so I'm just putting that out there.

Okay, now why exactly is argan oil good for you? There is a number of element in argan oil that makes it a good choose for a moisturizer. But just before I start, let me just do a little disclaimer: I noted down things that made sense to me as for why these elements are good. I stumbled upon a couple scientific articles I didn't fully understand all the therms of, so I let all the cellular density, trans isoprenoid, 3-hydroxy-3-methyglutharyl-CoA and the such to make a more comprehensive, day to day guide. Also, I may say it is good for the skin, but it actually also good for hair or nails. But otherwise it was unnecessary long.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is said to be one of the best antioxidant out there.
It is protects the skin against UV rays.
It is also good for dry skin because it helps keep its natural moisture.
It is known to neutralize free radicals (causing aging, cancer and other diseases)

Omega-9 and omega-6

Omega 9 & 6 are fatty acids with preventive qualities.
It's an anti-inflammatory and also helps with hormonal balance.
It keeps skin healthy and with firmness, elasticity.
It also helps reduce the depth of wrinkle.

Squalene (omega-2)

It's a natural moisturizer that rapidly sinks in the skin and doesn't leave any greasy feeling.
It is a powerful anti-oxidant and helps generate oxygen.
It stimulates the immune system and blood circulation.


It boots the skin moisture and strengthen the skin barrier.
It is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-allergic.


It makes vitamin C more effective.
It helps fight against free radicals and UV rays.
It boosts blood circulation and the production of collagen.

There is so much good things in argan oil! It has so much more proprieties than I thought it had when I started to write this post.
It has been really interesting for me to do some researches on argan oil. I hope it was interesting for you to read it!

Let me know your thought on argan oil!


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  1. I love Argan oil. It has helped my curly, out-of-control hair.
    I had no idea where it came from, and I love to know the origin of things.

    Thanks for this article.


    1. Thank you for your comment!

      Argan oil have been a great help to my hair too!

  2. Interesting! I love using oils on my skin but have only used argan oil on my hair before. Sounds good! I love how you broke it all down into little sections too, good job!! :-)

    1. Thank you! I leaned so much things writing this :)

  3. I never knew any of this!
    This was definitely my "learn something new each day" thing! :)

    Thanks for linking up with us at the best of the blogosphere!! :)
    Be sure to stop by again next week!

    1. Well I'm happy you learned something from this post! :)

  4. I use argan oil for pretty much everything! hair, cuticles, skin, diy beauty. It's a great multi tasker!