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INCI: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
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ORIGIN : Morocco
ARGAN OIL is produced from the kernels of the endemic argan tree and is valued for its nutritive, cosmetics and medicinal applications. The tree, a relict species from the tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to the extreme environmental conditions of the southwestern Morocco.
ARGAN OIL remains one of the rarest oil in the world due to the small and very specific growing area. Argan oil is exceptionnally rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E), rich in phenols and phenolic acid, carotene, squalane, and essential fatty acids. It contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids and is, depending on the extraction method, more stable than olive oil.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Yellow oil
Odor Typical
Peroxide Value (mEq O²/kg) Max 10
Acid Value (mgKOH/g) Max 4
Average Fatty Acid Composition (%)
Saturated fatty acids 20% Unsaturated Fatty Acids 80%
Palmitic Acid C16:0 10-15 Oleic Acid C18:1 43-50
Stearic Acid C18:0 4-8 Linoleic Acid C18:2 29-37

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

ARGAN OIL is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lip balms, color cosmetic 10-30%
- sun care / after sun care creams, milks 3-6%
- hair care creams, conditioners 10-30%
- body Oils, massage Oils etc... 60-100%

Packaging and Storage

Packaging: 25 kg
Storage: Store in cool conditions (below 25°C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.
Shelf Life: 18 months in original unopened packaging.
Safety: Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.