Dispelling myths about Argan Oil

Argan oil is called Morocco’s liquid gold because of its valuable properties and fact that it is very often used in production of cosmetics of luxurious brands. However, do everything we hear about Argan oil is true? We introduce to you six most common myths about Argan oil.

MYTH 1. Agran oil has anti-acne properties.

Undoubtedly, Argan oil has inflammatory properties, that is why it is used in hair care and skin care of problematic skin. You should remember that Argan oil can have
comedogenic properties, and clogged pores in case of skin with acne can result in worsening skin condition and surfacing of new efflorescences.

MYTH 2. Argan oil has unpleasant scent.

Natural Argan oil has a specific scent – a bit bitter, very nutty. The way we sense it is an individual matter and to some this aroma can be nice and for some not. However, if the oil stinks then it is likely that it is bad.

MYTH 3. Argan oil flattens wrinkles.

Argan oil has great moisturising, nourishing and regenerative properties. It also protects skin from UV radiation. It all limits skin ageing and improves its general condition, but the Argan oil alone is not able to flatten wrinkles.

MYTH 4. Argan oil is good for all skin types.

Against popular opinion, Argan oil is not suitable for all skin types. Natural oil doesn’t match oily skin, because it can clog pores, cause efflorescences and weight down skin.

MYTH 5. Argan oil is absolutely safe.

Usually vegetable oils are safe to skin, but quite big limitation in case of Argan oil can be allergies. Argan oil shouldn’t be used by people who are allergic to nuts. Application of the oil, should always be preluded by sensitization test.

MYTH 6. Argan oil does not have to be expensive.

Price of Argan oil cannot be lowered because to get 0.22 gallon of oil is needed 66 Ib of Argania seed from approximately six trees. Because of that, for a small bottle of natural Argan oil we need to pay from 10£ up. Cheaper oil can only be fake Argan oil.