5 Ingredients in Argan Oil for Your Healthiest Skin & Hair Yet

5 Ingredients in Argan Oil for Your Healthiest Skin & Hair Yet

You're scrolling through your social media feed, and there it is again—Argan oil, the Moroccan beauty secret that seems to be everywhere these days. Perhaps you've seen influencers gushing over its hair-transforming powers, but amidst the hype, have you ever stopped to wonder what makes this stuff so special? Let's spill the beans and head for a trip to the sun-drenched lands of southern Morocco, where the Argan tree reigns supreme. 

Here, locals have perfected the art of extracting liquid gold from its kernels—a labor of love involving hand-harvesting, sun-drying, and delicate cold-pressing. What comes out? An oil that carries a nutty, natural smell, packed with everything your skin and hair crave: antioxidants, vitamins, and those oh-so-essential fatty acids. 

But what sets Argan oil apart are its five secret weapons—the ingredients that work their magic to keep your skin glowing and your hair shining. So, cup of tea (or coffee) at hand, take a seat, and let's uncover the wonders of Argan oil together.

Vitamin E (Tocopherols)

Alright, first on the list; the superstar of skincare—Vitamin E! Argan oil is one of the best sources of Vitamin E, an important antioxidant naturally produced by our skin in the form of sebum (skin oil). Its main role is to prevent your skin from losing moisture, it also locks moisture in by creating a barrier that acts as a shield. This shield protects your skin against environmental stressors such as damaging UV rays and pollution, preventing irritation and premature aging. Besides being great for your skin, many studies have shown that Vitamin E can help minimize hair fall and maintain a strong scalp and hair. How? By gently massaging Argan oil directly onto your scalp or by adding a few drops to the ends of your hair before or after heat styling to boost shine and reduce damage.

Essential Fatty Acids

These two are the building blocks for a healthy skin barrier and hair: Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid) and Omega-9 (Oleic Acid), both work to keep your skin's barrier strong and resilient, this means better moisture retention and less irritation. As for your hair, these fatty acids help to nourish and strengthen, reducing breakage and split ends. They make your hair more manageable and give it a natural shine.


Next on the list, we have Sterols—those little wonders found in plants that do amazing things for our skin, keeping it smooth and hydrated. They work like magic moisturizers and even give a boost to collagen production, which is super important for keeping your skin looking young and fresh. As for your hair, sterols are totally transformative. They lock in moisture, making your hair feel incredibly soft and less frizzy. Plus, they improve your hair’s elasticity, so it’s less likely to break. 


Another antioxidant hero in argan oil—this stuff is amazing for hydrating and softening your skin. However, as we age, our skin begins to produce less squalene. That's where Argan oil comes in, giving your skin that extra boost to keep it soft and supple. For your hair, squalene is like a dream—it gives lightweight, non-greasy hydration that gets right into the hair shaft, making your hair shiny and silky without weighing it down, a natural gloss that brings out your hair’s beauty—it has your hair LITERALLY covered.

Phenolic Compounds

Last but certainly not least, we have these powerful antioxidants that instantly calm irritated skin and scalp thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. Besides protecting you from damage caused by free radicals and UV rays, they are great for boosting the overall health and resilience of your skin, giving you a brighter complexion and helping to smooth out fine lines. For your hair, phenolic compounds strengthen the follicles, leading to healthier, stronger hair growth.

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