It’s high time we had a discussion about Argan oil. It is a truly amazing and rare oil with a rich history and massive benefits for the skin and hair. In the past I have found that it is hard to source truly legit argan oil but I’m happy to tell you I’ve found a reputable source and literally compare this oil to liquid gold!
Argan oil has been a well known ingredient in the beauty world thanks to Josie Maran and her argan oil line, sold in Sephora and on QVC. Her line has become extremely popular and well known but many questions have arose about whether it’s truly natural. Well, that’s another post but what her line has done is put Argan oil on the map, which is an excellent thing.
Argan oil comes from Morocco. It is obtained from the Argania Spinosa tree. It is referred to as “The Tree Of Life” and can live up to 450 years! Argan oil is extracted from the the kernel in the fruit of the argan tree. Many women from Morocco make a living using ancient rituals to obtain the most pure argan oil. The argan tree provides food for livestock, nutrition for people as well as income for many families.
Argan oil is very high in Vitamin E. This is one of the attributes that makes it so desirable as an anti aging oil. Most of us know, vitamin E is an important antioxidant ingredient that can help neutralize free radicals in our skin. Argan oil also contains 80% of non saturated fatty acids which are extremely helpful in restoring moisture to the hydro lipid layer of the skin. Argan oil also contains 0.8% unsaponifiables (a compounds also known as plant sterols or sterolins). Sterolins improve skin metabolism, reduce inflammation and promote great moisture retention. Another active substance in argan oil is triterpenoids. It offers skin protection benefits like tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory, sun-protective and disinfectant properties.
Benefits of Argan Oil:
- Moisturize and renew skin
- Restore skin elasticity
- Even out skin tone, sun spots, stretch marks and scars
- Heal skin from trauma such as wounds, scars and stretch marks.
- Powerful anti inflammatory properties which can relieve eczema and psoriasis.
- Well tolerated by most skin types and helps to balance extreme skin conditions.
How to Use Argan Oil:
This is super simple. Just apply 1-3 drops to the skin morning and night. Keep it simple and let this amazing oil do it’s job! You can also apply it to your hair to strengthen, moisturize and tame!
About Ayelli Argan Oil:
Not all argan oil is created equally! Argan oil currently available on the market varies greatly in terms of quality and price. This is how Ayelli is different:
Quality and purity: Ayelli’s pure argan oil premium quality comes from a combination of our high end production methods, ancestral techniques, and argan nuts from the latest harvest. The oil is cold pressed in controlled temperatures to keep its components intact. It is also certified natural and organic by USDA and Ecocert, internationally representing one of the highest standards for organic and natural products. There are no chemicals added, and the oil is not diluted in any way. In fact, each bottle is traceable back to the tree it comes from.
Ayelli Argan Oil is produced from goat free farms (as goats damage the argan trees when they climb on them, and nuts taken from goat droppings must be bleached and deodorized, thus damaging argan oil’s natural properties). Ayelli’s product is the purest argan oil on the market as it is not mixed with other ingredients, making it completely pure with all of its authentic components intact.
Authenticity: Ayelli is built on authenticity of both the product and the story, which translates into everything we do. Ayelli’s founder is a Moroccan native, whose family has been producing and using argan oil for over a century. We are fully transparent about ingredients used in all of our products. The product is produced in Morocco and our packaging reflects the cultural origins and workmanship behind our pure argan oil.
Sustainability: We have sustainable fair trade practices that ensure the social, financial and environmental well being of the Berber women farmers behind the production. We support the preservation of the endangered argan tree, and only use recyclable packaging and dark glass bottles to help protect both the environment and the product.
I know what you’re thinking-why should I buy argan oil that is located half way across the world-is that necessary? YES. Unfortunately (as we’ve found with essential oil companies), not all argan oils are obtained through proper methods nor are they pure. If you are expecting results, then you need to purchase the best quality oil possible. I believe I have found that in Ayelli. Shipping is very reasonable, as is the oil. The quality is off the charts. The only argan oil I have come in contact with that compares is a tiny bottle my friend bought me from a market in Morocco-and it was tiny-that oil had to get through customs! The bottle from Ayelli is almost 2 ounces. It will last forever. Thanks to the high amount of vitamin E, the shelf life of argan oil is longer then most oils.
Shop Ayelli’s argan oil HERE. Use code JENNIAYELLI for 10% off your order!
I love discovering new ingredients and I especially love supporting companies that provide eco friendly, cruelty free quality products-especially when they are ran by women and support other women. This description fits Ayelli and I encourage you to check it out!
Stay tuned for a mask recipe from the owner of Ayelli coming soon!!