Why Argan Oil

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

  Traditional Oil

Silk Oil of Morocco Cold Pressed Cosmetic Oil

Material Uncontrolled fruit, roasted kernels

Hand picked fruit, roasted kernels

Process Hand malaxing (heat)

Cold Pressed

Preservation 1-2 weeks

Up to 1 Month

Colour Yellow to brown


Texture Greasy (heavy)

Non-greasy (lightweight)

Quality Low

Very High

Moisture Variable


Antioxidants Variable


 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
Top Argan Oil Uses
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