Is Argan Oil the new secret weapon for healthy-looking skin and hair? Find out where it comes from and what makes it such a unique beautifying oil.


There’s a reason why Argan Oil has earned the well-deserved nickname, “Liquid Gold”, and that’s because it is one of the beauty industry’s biggest heroes. Argan Oil has commonly been used in Morocco for centuries and continues to be cherished by the Moroccans.


It is made using the kernels from the Argan tree, which only grows in Southwestern Morocco and is known by the locals as ‘the tree of life’.


The ingredient has now caught the attention of the world because it contains lots of beneficial ingredients.... including:

  • Vitamin E - helps maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthens the body’s immune system.
  • Phenols - found in plant-based compounds like argan oil, this acts as a highly effective antioxidant helping to prevent damage to DNA from free radicals.
  • Carotenes - this is converted by the body into Vitamin A which supports healthy skin, eyes, and boosts your immune system.
  • Fatty acids - help to produce the skin’s natural oil barrier so therefore helps to keep skin looking hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.


In order to make Argan Oil, Moroccan women collect the fruit that have fallen from the tree and leave them to dry out in the sun – this can sometimes take weeks. Afterwards, the fruity flesh is removed so that just the Argan nut remains. The women then crush these nuts to obtain the kernels, which are then ground to extract the Argan Oil. There is no denying that this is a lengthy process, but worthwhile thanks to the countless benefits this miracle oil offers.


Argan Oil has become such a phenomenon in skin care and hair care because it contains so many beneficial qualities, it truly does provide a large array of benefits when used.


  • Boosts elasticity.
  • Hydrates skin - to prevent dry and flaky skin.
  • Prevents and reduces stretch marks - the skin regeneration and repair qualities of Argan Oil help to reduce inflammation and minimise stretch marks – try the NIVEA Body Q10 Firming + Extra Nourishing Lotion with Argan Oil which helps to firm skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Prevents and minimises sun spots - Argan Oil contains a physical filter against UV light which therefore helps to prevent sun damage, and its skin repair qualities including Vitamin E help to fade sun spots resulting in happy, glowing skin.
  • Controls oily skin - argan oil regulates sebum production so your skin is hydrated and won’t begin to overproduce, this is especially useful if you already have oily skin.
  • Reduces breakouts - reducing sebum production helping to prevent clogged pores leading to breakouts.
  • Helps other products absorb into your skin - Argan Oil is ultra-hydrating and aids exfoliation meaning there isn’t a barrier of skin cells for skin care products to act through and it can easily be absorbed into the skin. Try the NIVEA Naturally Good Organic Argan Oil Regenerating Night Cream which helps skin intensively regenerate overnight.
  • Prevents wrinkles - due to its highly nourishing and sun protective qualities, skin ageing caused by dry skin and sun damage are reduced. NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Age Multi-Action Youth Oil Booster works in perfect harmony with your skin and naturally fights the ageing process.