Argan Vegetal Oil Benefits in for Skin, Nails and Hair

It has wonderful benefits for skin, and hair…and even nails, as you can discover in my tip for growing nails.

Some famous cosmetic brands are using some tamanu oil for its numerous benefits for skin. Pure Engels organic cosmetic is formulating many creams with tamanu oil

The main benefit of this oil is the anti aging effect.

argan oil for nail

Argan oil has an oily aspect, the color is light yellow, the touch is pretty oily too, so if you want to avoid this oily aspect, you can use a blend of argan oil with hazelnut or macadamia organic oil. This 2 complementary oils will help to penetrate your skin, thanks to it’s tiny molecular sizes

The smell is sweet, however you need to be very careful where you buy your argan oil, depending on the mills it is coming from, you will have huge difference in smells.

Let me explain you why:

Usually, argan’s “almonds ” are picked up by kids and women on the floor, without selection, so they pick up moldy almonds together with fresh fruits or even with pre eated and digested fruits. Indeed goats are fond of argan’s fruits, so they eat fruit…and reject kernels….you see what I mean???

argan tree for argan oil

Yep, so that’s why I am very cautious with the argan oil I chose, I always buy mine in a fair trade women mill…and thanks to the fact the women working in that mill are concerned about the quality and  reputation of theyr oil…they deliver a wonderful and light smelly argan oil!!! So before ordering your argan oil on the net, just ask… 🙂

This oil  is used for centuries by  women around mediteranean sea.

Natural Chemical Composition of Argan Oil:

♦Poly insaturated Essential fatty Acids  commonly called vitamine F: around 30% of linoleic acid (omega 6) (if good quality)

♦Mono insaturated fatty acids: around 45% of oleic acid.

♦Saturated fatty acids: palmitic acid (around 12%, stearic acid: around 6%)

Benefits in cosmetic of unsaturated fatty acids: nourrishing, protecting, softening, regenerating, bring softness and bright back, preserve from early aging.

Other active components of Argan Oil:

♦ Tocopherols (vitamine E) natural anti oxidant

♦Phenolic component (ferulique acids, syringic and vanillic): anti oxidant (which is partially why this oil is fighting against cholesterol)

♦ Triterpenic alcohol (beta-amyrine, butyrospermol, tirucallol): protecting the skin, anti fungal properties, anti viral and anti inflammatory properties. (you will read again about “terpenic” in France’s Organic Beauty Secrets blog, this is one of the component found frequently in essential oils…you know…the one which have an anti inflammatory benefit).

♦Sterols (spinasterol and schottenol) are improving the natural protecting skin barrier as well as micro circulation, it also slow down the skin aging, is an anti inflammatory and is protecting against UV action.

♦ Carotenoids and xanthophyls: anti oxidante and photoprotective (UV protecting)

♦ Triacyglycerids: softening benefits, helps regenerating the lipid film on your skin.

Now we can fully understand why argan oil has these numerous cosmetic properties: Hydrating, protecting, smoothing, softening, regenarating, this oil is giving softness and is preserving your skin against aging.