Argan Oil Featured In The Media
Word is spreading around the globe about argan oil's miracle healing and anti-aging properties. No longer a beauty secret reserved for the wealthy elite visiting Moroccan steam baths and spas, it has been recently featured in a number of high profile publications and TV shows including:
America's Next Top Model
Episode 12, Cycle 16 – Aired May 11, 2011
In this episode, Lara Spencer of the "The Insider" sends the remaining 3 models
out on a challenge to report on the hottest beauty trends in Morocco.
The New York Times
"Restorative and age-defying effects… the latest miracle [ingredient] in the beauty industry."
(The New York Times, Liquid Gold In Morocco; Nov 2007)
"Recent research has proven [Argan Oil] is packed with skin-beneficial compounds… nearly three times the amount of vitamin E in olive oil!"
(Elle Beauty Spotlight; May 2008)
"Argan Oil: From Morocco to Hollywood's red carpet, this ultramoisturizing agent beautifies all over."
(People Magazine Beauty Watch – Trend Spotting; July 2010)
"For many centuries [the Berbers have] extracted oil from the nuts. They use it as… a skin moisturizer, hair softener, and a treatment for ills like acne… As scientists have revealed, [it's rich in] antioxidants and healthy fatty acids…"
(National Geographic – November 2009)
"Liquid gold: A precious oil… the new star for healing skin care and healthy gourmet cuisine."
(Vogue Germany; November 2007 & July 2008 issues respectively)
"A high concentration of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, two key parts of skin's lubricating layer, explains the oil's power. ‘These two components help the skin stay hydrated and prevent further moisture loss,' says Ni'Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist in Fairfield, NJ."
(Prevention Magazine: WebMD Feature, August 2008)
"This antioxidant-packed oil is great for hair and skin, and it absorbs much more easily than common skin oils like apricot and avocado."
(10 Beauty Secrets From Across The Globe: July 26, 2011)
"Argan oil is high in botanically sourced squalene. Squalene has a chemical similarity to human skin sebum. So, it is essentially ‘like feeding like.' Our skin is our armor against a world of environmental pollution, food degradation and stress and it needs to be nourished in order to stay healthy." As an acupuncturist, she has also found the oil's anti-inflammatory effects beneficial, and says it "works wonders on softening scar tissue."
(Soaking Up Argan Oil in Casablanca; By Derek Beres, August 1, 2011)