Argan and Prickly Pear, two cosmetic treasures of Morocco

Morocco is a land filled with cosmetic treasures to the unique virtues such as argan oil, prickly pear oil, nigella oil, rose water... We present to you, in this article, the Moroccan cosmetic active ingredients used by the French company Arc -in-Salts.


A committed company: Arc-en-Sels

Created in 2001 in the Bassin d'Arcachon Arc-en-Sels wanted to offer, from the start, care products not resulting from commercial strategies but carriers of ancestral wealth. These are mainly from from Africa and the Middle East.

But why Africa? Because the societal issue is important: this land full of riches does not yet have the necessary means to develop completely.

Arc-en-Sels recovers its oils and butters through the association "Aux Coeurs du Monde". Thus, the women of Africa who harvest the raw materials have comfortable working conditions and are paid as they should be. Their work is valued and allows them to live properly despite the problems of gender inequality still very present in some countries.

Moreover, funds raised are paid into the social fund of the association which finances various projects: construction of roads, wells, donations of books, donations of schoolbags...

Their products are of high quality. Certified organic with more than 80% organic ingredients, they work from floral waters to replace water in their products for a 10 times better product quality to cosmetics made from mineral water!


How to choose the right vegetable oil?

To choose the right vegetable oil, several criteria must be taken into account. Make sure the oil:

  • Is Cold Pressed: A cold pressed oil (up to 37°C) is perfect since it is high quality, the oil will be more concentrated in principles essential assets and she will keep all her virtues.
  • Is not refined: A refined oil loses a lot of its virtues and is less effective than an unrefined virgin oil.
  • Is Fragrance Free: Vegetable oils each have their natural smell and light. Choosing an oil that contains perfume is useless since it will come tarnish the virtues of the oil.


The fruits of Arc-en-Sels oils are harvested fresh and the oils are pressed at 37°C for a high quality, they are not not refined, are certified organic, vegan and contain no fragrance!

In this article, we highlight their argan and prickly pear oils. Two Moroccan oils with incredible cosmetic virtues, widely recognized in their country of origin.


Why Use Argan Oil?

Argan oil, also called argan oil is a all-in-1 product. It comes from the fruit of the argan tree, a tree that grows in Morocco, a country in which this oil is already widely used for its many benefits. This oil takes care of your skin and your hair effectively and naturally.


What are the benefits of argan oil?

Argan oil is an oil with multiple cosmetic virtues. Whether it's for our skin, or our hair, she will know the heal, hydrate and nourish them deeply.

Arc-en-Sels organic argan oil


The benefits of argan oil for hair

Argan oil is an oil very hydrating and nourishing. It is therefore recommended for damaged hair care in need of nutrition and hydration.

She fight against hair loss thanks to his protective action and revitalizing, she stimulates growth hair and limit their fall naturally.

Astuce MCF : Gently massage your scalp with argan oil before your shampoo to stimulate hair growth and activate the natural creation of keratin.

She limits the appearance of split ends on the hair fortifying keratin present on the tip of your hair. If you are a fan of brushing, straightening iron or you regularly expose your hair to the sun, argan oil is a essential to have in your bathroom.


The benefits of argan oil for the skin

Argan oil has great softening virtues and she preserves hydration skin. Thanks to that high content of vitamin E and fatty acids, it brings to the skin all nutrients what she needs for a good hydration.

It is used in facial care because it is quickly absorbed through the skin and provides hydration and intense nutrition.


Why use prickly pear oil?

Prickly pear oil is known for its anti-aging properties on the face. Its various benefits make it an essential ingredient in anti-aging creams and treatments. This oil is particularly recommended for mature skin who need prevent or fight against the signs of aging.


What are the benefits of prickly pear oil?

Organic prickly pear oil is therefore a very powerful anti-aging active ingredient. But it has many other benefits in store for us, such as its action healing, regenerating or even emollient.

Indeed, this oil is perfect to help the scarring of your skin, prevent stretch marks or even in eye contour care to fight against wrinkles.

Arc-en-Sels beauty serum based on argan oil and prickly pear seed oil is perfect for take care of mature skin



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