Scientific research shows that Argan Oil is very high in essential fatty acids that are vital for building healthy cells and preserving the protective barrier on the surface of the skin, ensuring the epidermus is moisturised. Argan Oil also has very high levels of Vitamin E, carotene and squalene – important antioxidants that provide protection against ageing by repairing oxidative skin cell damage caused by the environment.
To obtain these full benefits of Argan Oil, it is vitally important to use the highest quality. Argan Life’s Argan Oil is cold-pressed and non-deodorised. This is Argan Oil in it’s purest, raw form and has the highest level of antioxidants. Argan Life’s oil is rare in Australia because most suppliers provide dedorised oil that has been steam distilled to remove the aroma. Deodorised oil is still classed as organic, however the steam distillation process destroys more than 20% of the antioxidants. Furthermore, the bulk of the oil in hair products and cosmetics is actually industrial Argan which has been heat extracted using hexane.
Argan Life Australia choose to source our Argan personally from a women’s cooperative that has over 10 years experience and employs more than 150 local village women. Sadly, although all Argan sellers use advertising images of Berber women making oil, most of the oil is produced by commercial laboratories because it is much cheaper for companies to buy the nuts from the co-operatives & farmers and make the oil elsewhere. This means the women are deprived of the profits and the oil produced is not authentic. Argan Life is the only company in Australia that provides photographic evidence of where our oil is made.
Co-operative oil is not only better for your skin and hair, but has a wonderful socio-economic effect. Co-operatives were established by the Moroccan government to ensure the traditional owners of the Argan forests, the Moroccan Berbers, remain involved in Argan production. The goal of the co-operatives is to provide employment and education on how to care for the Argan groves. The co-operatives are organically certified by Ecocert. Argan Life Australia is also an Australian Certified Organic (ACO) processor, which means we are annually audited to ensure that our manual handling of Argan oil conforms to the highest organic standards and every drop of our precious oil is traceable. Our extra efforts to personally source our oil and maintain the strict accreditation required of ACO, is our guarantee to our customers that our Argan Oil is 100% pure, authentic and the finest available in Australia.