“…the true value of argan oil can be appreciated by noting that it takes 15 hours to make just 1 litre of oil…”
Mariam’s (Founder of Marocaine) skin literally glows and her secret is pure organic Argan Oil (Certified by the United States Department of Agriculture USDA and the European Union EU). The young lawyer runs Marocaine on the side and there is no doubt in the magic that her nourishing product range provides to our skin and hair. She generously gave me and the girls a little goodie bag of products to try and to be honest, I have struggled to find a decent facial moisturiser that is good for me and is good for the earth – I can safely say, this is certainly it.
Argan oil is highly valued for its cosmetic, nutritional and medicinal applications. Renowned for its healing and moisturising qualities it is naturally loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and also has the highest concentration of vitamin E of any natural oil on earth, making it especially famous for its anti-ageing and restorative qualities.
*Marocaine Argan Oil is a certified Fairly Traded product and is not tested on animals.
The magic of Argan Oil comes from the iconic argan tree of Morocco. Argan tree groves survive for between 125-450 years making them a valuable inheritance for generations of Moroccan families.
Deep in the Atlas mountain range of South-West Morocco, the Berber women hand press the argan kernels in a collective called the South Western Women’s Cooperative.
By working together, they are able to share their profits and in doing so, significantly increase the standard of living for themselves and their communities. As a result, many more Moroccan children have benefited from gaining an education and better healthcare.
The true value of argan oil can be appreciated by noting that it takes 15 hours to make just 1 litre of oil.
Amazingly, tree climbing goats play a major role in harvesting Argan Oil as they fetch the fruit from the branches of the argan tree, chew on the nut and spit out the kernel so that farmers can collect them for processing.
[Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Coco-caprylate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool Perfume]
On skin, Argan Oil will assist to alleviate: stretch marks, wrinkles & fine lines, scars, acne, dry skin, eczema, red blotchy skin and psoriasis.
On hair, Argan oil will improve: dry hair, split ends, itchy/flaky scalp, fly aways, dull lifeless hair and damage caused by colouring,
[Ingredients: 100% Pure Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil]
DAILY USE ON FACIAL AREA
Pure Organic Argan Oil is renowned for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the facial area (and indeed all over the body).
Add one or two drops of Pure Organic Argan Oil directly onto face and rub gently across the skin. If you are more acquinted to using a favourite moisturiser, simply add a drop or two of oil into your existing cream and apply as normal.
DAILY USE ON HAIR
Pure Argan Oil is the one ingredient in the argan hair treatments that make them so effective and have become so popular in hairdressing salons these days.
The problem is that these products contain a range of other active ingredients such as silicones and petro-chemicals. The good news is that you can use our Pure Organic Argan Oil to perform the same function with amazing results.
Use for dry hair, split ends, fly aways and for restoration after (and before) use with your straightening iron.
Apply a small amount of Pure Organic Argan Oil to the palm of your hand, then proceed to apply to fingertips and stroke through the tips of damp hair.
“A dual Moroccan and Australian citizen, Mariam gained her inspiration to share the little known treasures of Morocco whilst visiting there in 2011 on a trip commissioned by King Mohammed VI.
Motivated by injustices witnessed in the courts as a child, Mariam has dedicated herself to promoting the goodness of argan whilst ultimately seeking to raise the awareness of humanitarian issues worldwide.
Born to a Moroccan father and Australian mother, Marocaine has enabled her to maintain an emotional and spiritual connection to her late father.
“Morocco is such a vibrant, busy place where the people still live and survive communally. The culture is filled with overt love especially amongst family and makes for terrific life long memories”.“
[Ingredients: Water, Emulsifying Wax, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Beeswax, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Stearic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Veg. Glycerine, Rosemary Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract & Orange Blossum]
USING ARGAN OIL AS A PRIMER BEFORE MAKEUP
Absorbs quickly, hydrates quickly, calms aggravated skin, mixes well into most foundations without curdling
Brush a thin layer of pure Argan on clean skin before applying foundation. Leave on skin for approx 30 seconds and it will absorb, and then apply makeup normally. Alternatively Argan can be mixed into a foundation on the palm of your hand to dilute makeup consistency or to create a dewy glowy affect on clean skin.
ACNE, BLEMISHED, SCARRED SKIN
Pure argan oil is ideal for aggravated or blemished skin because it has antiseptic and bactericide properties. Amazingly, argan oil naturally contains a sebum regulating action for oily skin.
Its high vitamin E content reduces recovery time by healing and preventing scars left by acne or surgery.
Add pure argan oil to facials, exfoliates, or creamy cleansers to affect sensitive skin, acne or dermatitis. For surgery scars rub pure oil directly on affected area
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