Why we love it?
Shea Terra Organics 100% Pure Argan Oil is hand-made by women's cooperatives in Morocco, Ecocert certified organic and sustainably harvested.
Pure Moroccan Argan Oil is rich in Squalene, high in vitamins A & E, eigth essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and anti-oxidants that help repair and plump the skin as they prevent moisture loss. Argan Oil helps encourage new cell growth, balance skin lipid layer and decrease inflammatory skin conditions. Shea Terra Organics Argan oil is non pore-clogging and absorbs well into the skin.
Shea Terra Organics Argan Oil is 5 products in 1 and the most sought after oil due to its versatily, including:
Texture + Aroma: Medium to Heavy weight with smokey, nutty aroma, which fades away shortly after application. Some identify it as a smell of rubber band, raw or untoasted coffee bean or just weird! Pure Argan Oil should not have a perfumed or floral aroma as this means it has been diluted or blended, reducing its maximum potential benefits. Clear Golden appearance.
I'm currently using this as my nighttime facial moisturizer and I absolutely love it. There's no scent, although upon first application, you may smell a very light roasted aroma, almost like roasted coffee/nut (and it disappears within seconds). To apply, I pump the product into my hand (less than one pump is all I need to cover my entire face), rub my hands together to warm up the oil, then gently pat and smooth onto my face. I no longer get dry patches and my skin is so incredibly soft and dewy looking when I wake up in the morning. This does make you look greasy and will leave a bit of oily residue on your fingers/clothes or whatever you press your face to, which is why I only use it at night before I go to sleep. I have very mild acne but this has not caused any breakouts. Unfortunately it hasn't prevented any breakouts from happening either, but argan oil never claimed to clear/prevent breakouts anyway- squiggles37, Makeup Alley.
Shea Terra Organics chose a particular cooperative of women in Morocco who are still producing very high quality argan oil by hand. This process also insures that the argan oil is produced at a much lower temperature than machines and no chemicals are introduced into the process. The nutty aroma of the oil is still present indicating its authenticity, pureness and 100% unaltered form for maximum skin care benefits.
3 things to know before buying Moroccan Argan Oil:
1. Shea Terra Organics 100% Pure Argan Oil vs 'contains' Argan Oil:
Many inferior argan oils are actually a mix of oils, which means only a small amount of argan oil was added. Always read the ingredients list, check for 100% Argan Oil, not any other additives. Many products that contain Argan Oil also tend to contain only a small percentage.
2. Sustainable Sourcing:
Argan oil is pressed from the nuts of the argan tree, which is found only in a few limited areas and starts producing the fruit until it is 30 to 50 years old. Only buy Argan oil from ethical and responsible companies that use sustainable sourcing and production methods, like Shea Terra Organics.
3. Fair Trade Production:
For thousands of years the production and sale of Argan Oil was in the control of the Moroccan women, who sit laboriously for hours, hand cracking each nut, stone grinding it into paste, and then kneading the dough until the oil can be hand squeezed out. Once Argan Oils was recognised as a valuable anti-aging oil, companies from Germany, Japan and Italy have taken over by seting up machines to replace the women's work thus causing loss of income to hundreds of Moroccan women. Shea Terra Organics chose a cooperative of women in Morocco who are still producing a very high quality Argan Oil by hand.
How to use:
Massage a few drops onto damp face or skin, apply to dry or wrinkle-prone areas. We recommend using as a night face treatment. Argan Oil can be used to heal and condition everything from nails, cuticles to dry hair ends.
The aroma of this product is due to its unprocessed, unrefined nature and therefore is natural. The aroma wears off quickly as argan oil absorbs well into skin.
100% pure ECOCERT Certified Organic Morrocan Argan Oil (argania spinosa) - One ingredient only, no additives. Check other Argan Oils ingredients list and you'll see what we mean.
Angelina Jolie is a fan of these ‘Amazing Products" - Shea Terra Organics Products are Fair Trade, Sustainable, cruelty-free and feature natural ingredients that are native to Africa. Shea Terra Organics vision is to share with the world natural skincare products that contain Africa's natural, indigenous and time-tested ingredients whilst creating economic sustainability for hard working families and helping to preserve their Africa's wildlife habitat.
Shea Terra Organics Founder, Tammie Umbel, set out to create potent natural products with the philanthropic purpose to preserve Africans' wildlife habitats and bring income and economic sustainability to hardworking families across Africa. She works closely with cooperatives, scientists, conservationists and non-profits to actively seek out ingredients little known outside of remote parts of Africa.