The next ingredient in our spotlight is really special. It’s produced in exactly one place on earth, has tons of benefits for both hair and skin, and is so nutritious that goats will climb trees just to eat the fruit that bears this oil! I’m talking about a dominator of the cosmetics and health industries; Argan Oil.
Argan oil is produced from a nut that grows on the Argan tree – or, the Argania Spinosa – which is believed to be one of the rare few species of trees that’s been around since the Tertiary period (approx. 65 million to 1.8 million years ago) and is currently indigenous in only Morocco, in northwest Africa. For countless generations, natives of the woodlands that contain the argan tree have pressed this nut to extract the oil for incredible skin and hair benefits. When the cosmetics industry heard of it, a flood of products containing Moroccan Argan Oil hit the US market, and demand soared, and since 2012, production of argan oil in Morocco has nearly doubled, and UNESCO has declared the argan forest a protected biosphere reserve.
So what makes argan oil so good for you and your hair and skin? Well, like many of the oils we use in our proprietary blend, it’s remarkably high in omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid, which we’ve outlined before. But Argan oil also contains substantial amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and is full of antioxidants. Because of this, Argan oil has been used for years as a whole-body moisturizer, acne remedy, lip conditioner, skin toner, and can even decrease the appearance of stretch marks! Argan oil has also used as a leave-in conditioner and deep conditioning treatment for hair for years. So, if you’re a man who wants to appear as at the top of your game as you undoubtedly are, pick up a bottle of Bespoke Beard Co. oil, and keep winning at life.