Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes Argan Oil Special?
The antioxidant properties of Argan oil are attributed mainly to its high content of tocopherols (vitamin E) and carotenes. Indeed, the level of tocopherols is at least four times higher in Argan oil than in olive oil. Argan oil is also rich in schottenol and spinasterol, two compounds known for their anti-cancer properties.
The History of Argan
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the tree Argania Spinosa L., which is native to Morocco. It grows wild at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, along Morocco's Atlantic coast. The tree can live up to 200 years and is very resistant to drought and heat. Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world and it is under the protection of the UNESCO.
For centuries, natives have used Argan oil for skin care and as a part of their nutritious diet. Extracting Argan oil is a very labor intensive process, as each of the nuts must be individually shelled before they can be crushed to press the oil. On average, from 100 kg of dried fruit, 6.5 kg of kernels are collected to produce 1 liter of Argan oil.
Argan oil is considered a precious commodity for Moroccans as well, and it is difficult to find high quality Argan oil outside of the southwestern region of Morocco, where it's produced.
Harvesting Argan kernels and producing Argan oil provides support for some 3 million people. The Argan trees also help prevent desertification, as their roots prevent soil erosion. Over the last century, Morocco lost nearly half of its Argan tree forests due to exploitation of its wood, and to clear land for agricultural use. However, because of the recent popularity of Argan oil worldwide, the tree is being preserved by ongoing efforts to halt deforestation and projects to plant more Argan trees in the region.
Our Connection with The Community?
After seeing much of the Argan oil being exploited by foreign companies, our supplier worked with public officials to help organize the women who harvested the Argan nuts from which the oil is produced. Today, women's cooperatives are spread out across the southwestern region of Morocco.
Argan oil has given these women financial security and opportunities they have not had before. They are able to contribute to their household income and are now able to help their children pursue higher education. The cooperatives oftentimes provide onsite schooling to help the women become literate. Given the success of the Argan cooperatives, other groups have been inspired to produce textiles and homemade culinary products under the same structure.
In addition, there has been a direct impact on the natural environment around these communities. The prosperity that has come with Argan oil production has created more awareness about preserving the Argan trees through national and international initiatives.
In the end, you are having a direct, positive impact on the lives of these women, and that’s something to smile about :)
We Take it Personal...When it Comes to The Quality of Our Oil
The founder of BIO Collection is originally from Morocco, where Argan oil is produced. She has met the Moroccan family that supplies our oil to ensure that BIO Collection's oil is of the highest quality. You might not know it, but unlike BIO Collection Argan oil, many Argan-based products available in the cosmetic industry are diluted with cheaper oils or other additives. This is true even when the oil is claimed to be pure.
Our supplier provides us with Moroccan Argan oil that is 100% pure and certified organic. We cold press the Argan kernels from the latest harvest so that we can provide you with the freshest oil. We have selected quality glass bottles in order to best preserve Argan oil’s remarkable antioxidant properties.
At BIO Collection we pay attention to the details to bring you safe and quality products. We take pride in what we do so you can pamper yourself with this amazing Argan oil.
As our motto goes, Beautiful Inside and Out. Just like you!
Berber women in Morocco have been using Argan oil for centuries as a part of their beauty routine. Our Moroccan Argan oil is cosmetic grade, 100% pure and has no additives.
Can Argan Oil Replace A Face Cream?
Yes! We recommend using it alone, preferably at night.
Can I Use Argan Oil With Vitamin C
Absolutely. Vitamin C and Argan oil work well together. You can apply Vitamin C first and then Argan oil to lock all of the goodness into your skin.
Is It Organic?
Our oil is made from nuts harvested from wild trees on the hills of southwestern Morocco. Our supplier is certified organic, both Ecocert (Europe) and USDA.
Are There Additional Ingredients?
No. BIO Collection's Argan oil is free of alcohol, artificial fragrances, colorants, silicone, parabens, and synthetic chemicals.
Is It Tested On Animals?
Our oil is never tested on animals.
How Long Is It Good For?
We bottle the freshest oil from the most recent harvest to provide you with Moroccan Argan oil of the highest quality. Well preserved Argan oil is typically good for 18-24 months. We recommend that you store your oil away from heat or direct sunlight to preserve quality.
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