What's so great about argan oil?
Argan oil consists of more than 80% unsaturated fatty acids, mainly from oleic and linoleic acid. The "liquid Gold" from Morocco is used especially in the gourmet kitchen, and increasingly in skin care.
A research team at the University of Rabat, where argan oil is subject to scientific research, found out that argan oil is capable to influence the lipid metabolism positively and thus, has a positive influence on the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The tocopherols in argan oil act as effective antioxidants and the high share of squalene may protect against skin cancer. The sterols in argan oil also show anticarcinogenic potential and furthermore help to reduce cholesterol levels.
Applied on the skin argan oil helps to build up its water-lipid layer, thus improving the transport of nutrients into the skin cells. In addition, the Vitamin E contained in argan oil neutralizes free radicals and protects the connective tissue. Thereby Argan oil prevents dehydration and supports firmness and suppleness of the skin.
All these protective and moisturizing characteristics prevent in particular acne and skin allergies, and help with damaged and aging skin. Read on about the benefits of Argan Oil.