Argan Oil For Skin

Argan Oil For Skin

What is argan oil and is argan oil good for face? We've got information on why it's all the rage in skin care and what makes it so effective.


Moroccan women have been using argan oil for the argan oil skin benefits and hair benefits it contains for centuries, but what is argan oil, and what makes it so effective?
argan oil nut

4 fascinating facts about argan oil

  • It is one of the rarest oils in the world.
  • Moroccans often use it to massage their babies, as locals are convinced of its health properties.
  • In 1999, the Moroccan argan forest was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Goats really enjoy eating the fruity flesh of the argan fruit and often climb the trees to access it.

What is argan oil?

Argan oil is produced by the nuts found on argan trees which are native to Morocco - these nuts contain between 1 and 3 oil-rich argan kernels which is then extracted by cracking and roasting the nuts to produce what we know as argan oil.


Argan oil contains lots of beneficial ingredients for health, hair care, and skin care 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



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. There's a reason why it's been dubbed 'nature's liquid gold' and it's not just due to the colour of it in its purest form.

Argan Oil Skin Benefits:

  • Boosts elasticity
  • Hydrates skin - to prevent dry and flaky skin
  • Prevents & reduces stretch marks - the skin regeneration and repair qualities of argan oil help to reduce inflammation and minimise stretch marks
  • Prevents & minimises sun spots - argan oil contains a physical filter against UV light which therefore helps to prevent sun damage, and it's skin repair qualities including Vitamin E help to fade sun spots resulting in happy, glowing skin
  • Controls oily skin - argan oil regulated 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 helps 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
  • Prevents wrinkles - due to it's highly nourishing and sun protective qualities, skin ageing caused by dry skin and sun damage are reduced

argan oil for acne


Argan oil is very beneficial if you suffer with acne as it helps to fight against and reduce acne scarring. It does this by promoting natural skin regeneration, hydration, and elasticity. When you buy store bought acne remedies, they often contain ingredients that strip the skin of it's natural oils causing dry skin to take its place and then sebum production increases tenfold to supplement the lost oils. This then leads to clogged pores, and further breakouts and scarring. This is argan oil comes in to play - argan oil soothes and reduces inflammation that comes along with acne breakouts, it then helps to control sebum production which helps to reduce further clogged pores, as well as promoting self-exfoliation which helps to allow your pores to breathe. In terms of helping to reduce existing acne scarring, the Vitamin E it contains promotes natural skin repair and antioxidants that work to repair and heal damaged skin. What more could you want??


  1. Wash your face with cold water using a gentle face wash to make sure your face is clean before applying anything else to it.
  2. Pat your face dry (don't rub as this can irritate your skin) and leave your skin slightly damp, but not wet.
  3. Apply 2-3 drops of argan oil to your face and gently massage in using circular motions ensuring that you're spreading it evening around your face.
  4. Leave to absorb into your skin for 5 minutes (the longer you can leave it the better)
  5. Repeat this process once a day and what your skin flourish

Argan oil benefits FOR skin & hair

There is nothing like it! Here are some tips for integrating argan oil into your daily beauty routine.
argan oil for skin massage

Enjoy a relaxing argan oil massage

Thanks to its mild, non-greasy texture, argan oil is one of the best oils to massage with. Its caring properties aids skin repair as it softens and hydrates. So dim the lights, light a candle and indulge in a massage – your skin will thank you!

argan oil for hair mask

Try a hydrating argan oil hair mask

A leave-in hair mask can be just what damaged hair needs. Simply massage the oil into your hair and scalp, before wrapping it in a towel. Leave in for a few hours or overnight to give the oil a chance to work its magic. Then rinse out, shampoo your locks and enjoy softer, sleeker hair.


Here at NIVEA, we've created a number of products containing argan oil so you can experience smooth, and youthful skin each day.
naturally good night cream with argan oil

Naturally Good Regenerating Night Cream with Organic Argan Oil

NIVEA Naturally Good Regenerating Night Cream is made from 99% ingredients of natural origin, putting nature at the heart of the product. The nourishing formula is enriched with Organic Argan Oil to support the skin's own natural renewal process overnight, so you can wake up with supple and refreshed looking skin. Working overnight, this nature inspired face cream, works when your skin is most receptive to absorbing it's goodness.

multi-action argan oil face care

TheNIVEA Q10 POWER 60+ MULTI-ACTION PAMPERING OIL works as a treatment on its own, simply apply it directly to your face, and also as something that can be added to your usual skincare products such as a day cream or night cream if you want that extra hydration boost or you're looking to achieve even softer skin - this will do the job.

nivea argan oil for body lotion

The NIVEA OIL IN LOTION ROSE & ARGAN OIL wraps your senses in a pleasant rose scent while nourishing your skin with the use of argan oil for healthier looking, softer skin.