What is Argan Oil?
Argan Oil also known as Oil of Morocco or 'Liquid Gold' has long been a well-kept secret known only to those who have sought the absolute best in hair and skin care. Argan Oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due to the small and very specific growing areas. The Moroccan Tree is grown in South Western Morocco and is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally harsh conditions. It bares a fruit which is a delicacy for tree climbing goats that eat the fruit but leave the hard nut untouched. These nuts are gathered by locals who extract oil from the kernels via a cold pressing process.
Why is Argan Oil considered 'Liquid Gold'?
According to "The Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology" based in France, using the "Traditional" process in the production of Argan Oil it takes a single person 58 hours to produce 2 - 2.5 litres of Argan Oil and this uses 100kg of fruit. No wonder it's the most expensive Oil in the world... even with new "Mechanical" process which is being adopted in some places in Morocco, to produce 4 -6 litres of Argan Oil, it still takes 13 hours of work and uses 100 kg of the fruit! Argan Oil is very difficult to make, it takes hours of manual labour that does not come free, so unfortunately there is no such thing as cheap Argan Oil.
What does 'Cold Pressed' mean?
It's no secret that Silk Oil of Morocco products are infused with Cold Pressed Organic Argan Oil, but what does 'Cold Pressed' actually mean? Basically this means that the Argan Oil fruit has been hand picked and cold pressed to produce a very high quality oil with high antioxidant levels and moisture. 'Cold Pressing' to extract oil is regarded as the most effective method of extracting oils without damaging them. Other methods of oil extraction include boiling, solvent extraction and refining operations which can damage the properties and benefits of the oil stripping it of its natural antioxidants, vitamins and colour. With Argan Oil gaining in popularity, there are numerous products popping up on the market claiming to use 'Pure Argan Oil' but how many of these products actually contain 100% cold pressed and 100% natural Argan Oil? There are many variations of Argan Oil quality on the market. It is very important that you are aware of what you are purchasing and using on your hair and skin.
Argan Oil Production Comparison
Silk Oil of Morocco Cold Pressed Cosmetic Oil
|Material||Uncontrolled fruit, roasted kernels||
Hand picked fruit, roasted kernels
|Process||Hand malaxing (heat)||
Up to 1 Month
|Colour||Yellow to brown||
Top 6 Benefits of Silk Oil Pressed Certified Organic Argan Oil
- Astonishing moisturing and conditioning properties
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Rich source of Vitamin E
- Rich in Omega-6 and Omega-9 essential fatty acids
- Non-Greasy lightweight and easily absorbed
- Assists in keeping hair and skin nourished and hydrated
|On the face as a night treatment||On wet hair before blow drying to reduce heat styling time|
|All over the body for skin hydration and moisture||On dry damaged hair|
|On dry skin conditions and blemishes||On split ends breakage|
|On cracked, irritated or damaged skin||On dull lifeless hair|
|On wrinkles - Anti-aging properties||On frizzy fly away hair|
|On sun burn / burns||On chemically compromised hair|
|On stretch marks - improves skin elasticity||On hair lacking control|
|On scarring||On oily hair to regulate the sebum|
|On sores, bites or stings||On hair that never grows - due to breakage|
|On the face as a primer before applying makeup||On dry / irritated / flaky scalps|
|On dry / scaly legs or razor burn||To improve hair shine|
|On brittle nails and dry hands / cuticles||To improve hair strength and stretchability|
|On lips as a lip treatment||To nourish hair cuticles|
|On dry / irritated / flaky scalp||To detangle and improve hair manageability|
|To provide skin with a healthy / youthful glow||To improve hair texture - softer smoother hair|
|To soothe and promote healing||As a leave-in treatment|
|To help reduce inflammation||As a heat protectant against styling tools|
|To help balance oily skin - acne||Adds moisture and hydration|