Thursday, July 4, 2013

Argan Oil from Morocco ~ Liquid Gold for your Skin, Hair and Nails

Can something as exotic sounding as ‘Liquid Gold’ from a faraway place like Morocco be good for your skin? You bet! In fact, it’s worth learning more about this little gem from the desert called Argan Oil, or Moroccan Oil, and why it is such a popular moisturizing product!

Argan Oil comes from the Argan tree (Argania spinosa), which is nearly exclusive to the Essaouira region of Morocco. For centuries, local women from the Berber tribe have known about the health and beauty benefits of the precious fruit produced by this tree. The increased popularity and exporting of Argan Oil has provided a socio-economic benefit to the region as well, according to a recent report by BBC News.  Berber woman now help provide income for their families by working in cooperatives, cracking the hard shell of the fruit with stones to reveal the precious nutrient-rich kernels inside.  The oil is extracted from the kernels; the entire process is very labor-intensive, which explains the higher cost for pure Argan Oil.

Argan Oil is known to give amazing luster and softness to dry, brittle hair.  It has been found to be a superior shine enhancer for the hair based on an independent panel test (Institut Fresenius), according to a fact sheet from DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.

And Argan Oil is three times higher in Vitamin E (Tocopherols) than other plant oils. According to data from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University,  applying Vitamin E directly on the skin can aid in protecting the skin from UV Sun damage, as well as reducing skin 
inflammation. Argan Oil is also rich in antioxidants and Omega 6 Fatty Acids, which can help to lessen the appearance of scars.

Because it is highly emollient Argan Oil absorbs quickly into the skin with no oily residue, and provides intensive moisture to dry, sun-exposed skin, cracked cuticles and dry, brittle hair. Making it a perfect addition to your skincare regimen!

The Soap Opera Company is pleased to carry a complete line of Argan Oil products, including a decadent body butter and luxurious body oil to nourish dry skin; and a unique exfoliating bar soap made with Argan Oil, Shea Butter and ground Argan nut shell.

alt text We are very excited to offer concentrated 100% Pure Argan Oil, which is hard to find and makes a huge difference in the quality of the product and the results you experience.  Other inferior products found in drugstores and the like are often a mix of many chemical ingredients with very little actual Argan Oil in the product. Pure Argan Oil is very light gold or pale yellow in color and is nearly odorless or has a light, delicate almost nutty smell.  We encourage you to add this exotic moisturizing treatment to your beauty routine!

You can shop on-line or stop by one of The Soap Opera Company stores in Peddlers Village or New Hope, PA to experience for yourself the many skincare benefits of Argan Oil!

  Dianne Tricarico
  Social Media Content Writer
  The Soap Opera Company 
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  2. I can honesty say that I have tried the 100% pure Argan oil on my hair. Just a few drops on my split ends and I really noticed immediately how much softer my hair felt. And the effect lasted several days, even after washing my hair a few times. I have very fine hair that goes flat if I use too much product on it and the Argan oil did not leave any oily residue or weigh my hair down. Very impressed!

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  3. Until I discovered the Argan butter this winter I suffered from itchy skin on my legs. This product made all the difference for me.

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  4. Argan oil is growing in popularity as a key ingredient in many beauty products. Its effects on skin and hair are a few reasons customers return to these products time and time again.

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