Argan oil


Argan oil is extracted from the fruit’s kernel of the argan tree (Argania spinosa). Nicknamed the “the tree of life,” this wild, thorny tree grows exclusively in southwestern Morocco. It can grow as high as eight to ten meters and can live up to two hundred years.

Argan oil, due to its high content of vitamin E, is ideal to fight against dryness and skin ageing process. It is perfect also to strengthen the nails thanks to the presence of unsaponifiables.

Very trendy oil in cosmetic products, many laboratories are using this oil for nail and hair cares, but also for creams and lotions. The oil, even expensive, is also used by of soaps manufacturers.

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A Argan tree gives 180kg of fruits a year. It takes 30kg of Argan fruits to get 2 kg of Argan kernel which is the minimum quantity of kernel to get 1kg of Argan oil (when the yield can reach 50%).

Identification data

Commercial name Argan oil
CAS # 223747-87-3 / 299184-75-1
Botanical name Argania spinosa
Plant part Almond
Origin Morocco
Manufacturing place Morocco


Specification of the Argan oil

Parameters Limits Test methods
Acid Value < 4% P.E. 2.5.1
Peroxide Value < 10 mEq/Kg P.E. 2.5.5
Saponification value 192-195 AOCS Cd 1-85
Insoluble Impurities < 0.001% AOCS Ca 3a-46
Linoleic Acid 28-37% AOCS Ce 1e-91
Oleic Acid 40-50% AOCS Ce 1e-91
Palmitic Acid 10-15% AOCS Ce 1e-91
Stearic Acid 4-8% AOCS Ce 1e-91

Sterols composition

Parameters Limits Test methods
Cholesterol < 0.2% PE 2.4.23
Campestrol < 1.5 %
Stigmasterol < 1.0%
Stigmasta-8,22-diene-3b-ol 2.0 – 6.0 %
Spinasterol 34 – 44%
Schottenol 44-55%
Delta 7 Avenasterol 4.0-7.0%
Stearic Acid 4-8%
Properties Applications
  • Increases the SPF
  • Regenerating
  • Healing
  • Firming
  • Fortifying
  • Regenerating & Anti-ageing
  • Dried skin and mature skin
  • After sun care
  • Anti dandruff shampoo
  • Slimming care
  • Young mom care
  • Breast care
  • Nails and hair care
Product description Product specification MSDS

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