Argan oil is a rich source of antioxidants and Vitamins E, A, and F, containing 80 percent unsaturated essential fatty acids including Omega 6 and Omega 9. Referred to as “liquid gold,” organic argan oil is produced from the kernels of the rare and ancient Moroccan argan tree. It has been valued for its abundant cosmetic and medicinal substances for centuries by the Moroccan people. Many consider argan oil a “superfood” for the skin due to its healing, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
To slow down early signs of aging, the anti-oxidants in argan oil fight free radicals thereby protecting the skin from harmful environmental toxins. It also contains squalene, phenolic oils and phytosterol compounds which support healthy skin and hair.
Argan is a dry oil that absorbs quickly and will not clog pores. Here are the benefits of argan oil for you skin, hair and body.
Indigenous to Morocco, the argan tree produces argan fruit which is gathered after ripening and laid in the sun to dry. The organic argan nuts are then hand-cracked by local Berber women in fair-trade cooperatives. To preserve the high grade “virtue” of Zweena Pure Argan Oil, the oil is first cold-pressed from the raw argan kernels.
Argan oil is very precious and takes hours of physical work for the women to produce. In the cooperative, it takes three days and 16 pounds of argan nuts for one woman to make one liter of Pure Argan Oil.
We regularly visit with the Berber women to observe their traditional techniques and feel honored to help them with each purchase of argan oil. These women now have the opportunity to provide for their families and receive an education.
*unscented and organic
*virgin and unrefined
*made with no artificial or chemical additives
*paraben and cruelty-free
*freshly poured in small batches
*bottled in premium dark violet glass to preserve the nutrients and extend shelf life