Benefits of Argan Oil for Skin

Is Argan Oil the new secret weapon for healthy-looking skin & hair? Find out where it comes from and what makes it such a unique beautifying oil.

All You Need To Know About Argan Oil

From where it comes from to what it’s used for – here is an introduction to this hydrating beauty oil.

4 Fascinating Facts About Argan Oil

  • It is one of the rarest oils in the world.
  • Moroccans often use it to massage their babies, as locals are convinced of its health properties.
  • In 1999, the Moroccan Argan forest was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Goats really enjoy eating the fruity flesh of the Argan fruit and often climb the trees to access it.

What is Argan Oil?

Argan Oil is made using the kernels from the Argan tree, which only grows in Southwestern Morocco and is known by the locals as ‘the tree of life’. Despite growing in popularity in recent years, Argan Oil has been commonly used in Morocco for centuries and continues to be cherished by the Moroccans today.
In order to make Argan Oil, Moroccan women collect the fruit that have fallen from the tree and leave them to dry out in the sun – this can sometimes take weeks. Afterwards, the fruity flesh is removed so that just the Argan nut remains. The women then crush these nuts to obtain the kernels, which are then ground to extract the Argan Oil. There is no denying that this is a lengthy process, but worthwhile thanks to the countless benefits this miracle oil offers. 

What else is Argan Oil good for?


Argan Oil for Face

This hydrating oil makes a great facial moisturiser, as it is non-comedogenic and won’t clog the pores, helping to reduce the risk of breakouts. In addition, it contains Vitamin E and other nutrients, which are effective at reducing dark circles under the eyes, as well as fine lines.

Argan Oil for Skin

Argan Oil is commonly used as a body moisturiser to soften and soothe dry skin. It is very rich in nutrients including fatty acids, which give the skin a natural boost and leave it smoother than ever.

Argan Oil for Nails

People of all ages suffer from weak and brittle nails. By massaging Argan Oil into the cuticles of non-polished fingernails on a regular basis, you will help to restore strength and elasticity to the nails to leave them looking shiny and healthy.

Argan Oil for Feet

Dry, cracking skin on the foot and around the heels can be very uncomfortable. By massaging a few drops of Argan Oil into the problem areas, you can help to moisturise them and restore them to their former beauty – try leaving it on overnight under your socks for more intensive hydration.

Argan Oil for Hair

Argan Oil is ideal for taming frizz and fly-aways for smoother locks. In addition, it can be used as a leave-in conditioner for repairing dry ends and promoting healthy shine.


There is nothing like it! Here are some tips for integrating argan oil into your daily beauty routine.

Enjoy a relaxing argan oil massage

Thanks to its mild, non-greasy texture, Argan Oil is one of the best oils to massage with. Its caring properties aids skin repair as it softens and hydrates. So dim the lights, light a candle and indulge in a massage – your skin will thank you!

Try a hydrating argan oil hair mask

A leave-in hair mask can be just what damaged hair needs. Simply massage the oil into your hair and scalp, before wrapping it in a towel. Leave in for a few hours or overnight to give the oil a chance to work its magic. Then rinse out, shampoo your locks and enjoy softer, sleeker hair.

More about Argan Oil

NIVEA's Naturally Good Skincare Range is made from 97-99% naturally sourced ingredients. Products feature organic Chamomile, Argan Oil and Aloe Vera; to intensively moisturise your face and body from head to toe, just as nature intended.

This product range is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and dry skin. Each product is formulated to naturally and gently provide hydration and nourishment, leaving your skin feeling silky and smooth.

*All information provided is general information only and is not necessarily applicable to products containing these ingredients. For specific product action please refer to product information.

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