Empower. Protect. Preserve.
Women cooperatives were specifically developed to empower the women of rural Morocco. The primary goal of these dedicated women is to save and protect the argan forest. The cooperatives are working to achieve their goal by fulfilling three objectives. The first is raising awareness among local populations of the significance of the argan tree and the problems related to the fragility of the argan forest. The second is providing the resources required to organize the traditional production of argan oil. Thirdly, the women are developing avenues of commercialization for argan oil products that will bring awareness to this influential cause.Fair-trade and sustainable development are the foundation of these initiatives. Through fair-trade the women are guaranteed a competitive salary. This fundamental income propels the social status of the women and the cooperatives allow them to escape the isolation they otherwise face. In addition to their earnings, the women are provided with opportunities for personal growth through education. The cooperatives advance literacy and environmental education programs, teach business skills, and the women actively participate in decision-making processes.
A secondary objective of the cooperatives is for the women to use their knowledge to harvest the argan fruit in an environmentally sound manner. The preservation and regeneration of the argan forest is the focal point during each step of the harvesting process. Each woman contributes to reforestation projects by planting no fewer than 10 new trees each year.
It is estimated that three million people who live in rural areas depend on argan oil for income. Because it has a direct impact on their socioeconomic status, the women take full responsibility of the harvest and production of argan oil. By supporting Argan Oils, you are not only preserving the health of your skin and body, you are contributing to the protection of the argan tree and the empowerment of the women who produce this remarkable oil.
The scientifically recognized name for the argan tree is Argania Spinosa, a 1.5 million year old breed indigenous to southwest Morocco with a life span of 150 to 200 years. The cultivation of the argan fruit used to produce argan oil is in no way harmful to the tree; on the contrary, research demonstrates that commercializing argan oil truly protects it. Your endorsement of argan oil increases the number of trees planted each year in order to meet demands and raise awareness of the health, social, economical, and environmental value of the tree.The argan tree’s deep roots are the most important stabilizing element in the arid ecosystem. They protect soil against heavy rain and wind-induced erosion, maintain soil fertility, and have the unique ability to draw water from 100 feet below, allowing other plants in their vicinity to feed from their supply. The argan tree provides the final barrier against the encroaching desert. In 1998, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) took action to protect the argan forest declaring it an international ‘biosphere reserve’. Tragically, in the past 40 years about one third of the argan forest has disappeared.
The argan tree, Argania Spinosa, is one of Morocco’s most prized natural jewels. In order to preserve this treasure, we are taking an ethical approach to utilize the tree’s goods while supporting the community members whose lives depend on them. It is estimated that 90% of the rural population of the region depend on the tree for uses such as food, animal feed, building materials, charcoal, shade, soil stability for crops, traditional medicine, and cosmetic applications. By choosing Argan Oils™ Organic Argan Oil products you are enriching the health of your skin and body and the lives and welfare of the Moroccan environment and the argan forest.
Argan Oil is a rich source of nourishing skin food that contains no artificial coloring, perfumes, or preservatives to irritate the skin. It is ideal for babies, children and those seeking to maintain their youth and vitality.Argan Oil does not clog pores and has an amazingly diverse range of cosmetic benefits for the skin, hair and nails. It possesses an array of anti-aging properties shown to correct wrinkles and tighten the skin; and its antioxidant-rich makeup and ultra-hydrating capabilities satisfy the needs of the mature consumer. When applied, Argan Oil penetrates rapidly leaving your skin soft and smooth without the remnants of shine like other oils.
Argan Oil is ideal for blemished skin. It has antiseptic and bactericide properties and helps regulate your skin's natural oils. Its high vitamin E content reduces recovery time by healing and preventing scars left by acne or surgery.
Argan Oil has a significant effect on the health and appearance of skin tissue afflicted by disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. It successfully alleviates the inflammatory symptoms associated with these disorders by effectively treating the redness, inflammation, and moisture loss associated with dry skin.
Because your skin is constantly rendering negative environmental effects, it is important to take preventive action. Organic Argan Oil protects skin cells from the sun’s harmful rays and its rare component Squalene is suggested to protect against skin cancer. Additionally, it aids collagen and elastin cells in their fight not to separate during rapid periods of growth or weight loss that causes stretch marks. Take action to nourish your skin and preserve its youth and vitality by using all-natural Argan Oils™ Organic Argan Oil.
Listed below are many of Argan Oil benefits:
- Argan Oil noticeably reduces wrinkles and softens the skin
- Argan Oil is Rich in proteins shown to tighten the skin and protect skin’s elasticity.
- Argan Oil promptly regenerates the skin by restarting vital functions of cells to prevent early aging due to external aggressions (sun, bad weather, pollution, stress, tobacco, etc.).
- Argan Oil quickly reduces skin irritation and inflammation.
- Argan Oil notably reduces blemishes and slows down the appearance of wrinkles.
- Argan Oil possesses a sebum regulating action for oily skin.
- Argan Oil reduces visible scars left by acne or chicken pox.
- Argan Oil significantly hydrates the skin by restoring its natural barrier and neutralizing free radicals.
- Argan Oil helps prevent stretch marks caused by pregnancy or weight fluctuations.
- Argan Oil treats acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
- Argan Oil strengthens brittle nails.
- Argan Oil soothes rheumatism and arthritis pain.
- Argan Oil restores remarkable shine to hair, cares for scalp to advance hair growth, and helps to mend split ends.
"As far as some experts are concerned, argan oil is a win-win."
"...It's an anitager and it's eco-friendly."
"Argan oil, which is said to have restorative and age-defying effects, has become one of the latest miracle ingredients in the beauty industry."
To nourish and moisturize the face, apply Argan Oil after cleansing and allow time to thoroughly absorb before applying make-up. Argan oil provides an excellent barrier between your skin and environmental pollutants and harsh weather. For nighttime use, apply Argan Oil after evening cleansing regimen to enhance skins rejuvenation process during rest.
Argan Oil is best applied to the body at any time. For centuries it has been traditionally used to soothe dry skin, sore muscles, rheumatism and arthritis pain, and as a spot treatment for scars, eczema and psoriasis.
To strengthen weak or brittle nails, mix equal parts of Argan Oil and lemon juice and soak for 10 minutes.
To revitalize hair, soothe the scalp, and correct split ends, apply Argan Oil directly to scalp and massage oil thru hair. Wait 30 minutes then shampoo. To add shine, towel dry and apply desired amount of Argan Oil.