Argan oil is extracted from the nuts of Argania spinosa, a desert tree native to Morocco. Traditionally the oil is produced by hand. The soft outer pulp is stripped from the nuts and then laid out in the sun. Once dry, stones are used to crack them open and extract the seeds. The seeds are roasted and ground to a paste with a little water, before being squeezed to extract the oil. This oil is very rich in Vitamin E, fatty acids and carotenes. It absorbs easily into the skin, making it a great natural moisturiser.
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