The argan oil is undoubtedly one of the rarest carrier oils in the world, and consequently one of the most expensive due to its small and slow productivity rate. It has the appearance of a dense, golden liquid at room temperature and is extremely rich and diverse both in minerals and vitamins. It is considered a luxury oil by many.
The argan tree is an ancient tree that is only endemic to Morocco, meaning that it is only confined to regions in Morocco and is not usually found anywhere else in the world. Argan oil is obtained by pressing the tiny seeds of the argan fruit (a nut). This is either done manually by hand by the locals or by large machinery if it is for industrial use. After extraction, the oil is either roasted or sent directly for processing. The roasted version of the argan oil is for culinary purposes and has a mildly nutty flavor whereas the unroasted argan oil is mostly used in cosmetic products. Although edible, the argan oil is not commonly utilized for culinary purposes due to its high price. Argan oil has traditionally been used by locals in Morocco to effectively cure various skin ailments and diseases. Morocco has just put Argan trees on the endangered species list. (Sherry says ,“They need to protect them from the goats”).
Argan oil contains an unusually high concentration of Vitamin E (tocopherols) and carotenes (a form of Vitamin A), both of which are vital components that make up healthy skin. Most cosmetic companies prefer to add argan oil into their products because of its rapid absorption rate into the skin and its vitamin-rich content that can produce instantly noticeable effects when topically applied onto the skin. They are mostly found in high-end cosmetic products like moisturizers, shampoos, and sunscreens.
Although found in various products, you can use argan oil directly on your skin. This is usually done in massage therapies where argan oil is massaged slowly and spread out all over the body. This instantly enriches the skin with vitamins and can help minimize the chance of any possible skin infections. It is proven to be effective in fading wrinkles and stretch marks when used consistently over a period of one month. Using Argan oil, Sher-Ray’s found a perfect balance with her formulas,
Most argan oil produced today is organic by nature and does not contain any form of contaminant, making it safe to use. Sherry of Sher Ray Organic Cosmetics has prized the benefits of Argan oil for more than 50 years.