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ar·gan

also ar·gane  (är′gən)
n.
A thorny tree (Argania spinosa) of southern Morocco, producing fruits containing seeds that yield an oil rich in vitamin E, prized for cooking and used in cosmetics.

[Colloquial Moroccan Arabic argān, from Tashelhiyt (Berber language of the area in which it grows) argan.]

argan

(ˈɑːɡən)
n
(Plants) a thorny evergreen tree, Argania spinosa, native to SW Morocco, the plum-sized fruit of which contains a nut that yields an oil valued for cooking
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1) The oil, derived from the fruit of Argania spinosa, is a slow-growing tree native to the arid climate of Southwestern Morocco (2-4) as well as the Algerian province of Tindouf in the Western Mediterranean area.
The simply pure, organic Argania spinosa kernel (argan) oil helps to diminish wrinkles, stimulate skin cells, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, create softer and smoother skin, and provide relief for eczema and psoriasis, according to the company.
Indeed, this type of vegetation is characteristic of El Hanchane area especially the Tetraclinis articulata and Argania spinosa.
Argan oil is an extract produced from the kernels of the Argan tree -- known as Argania Spinosa, which only grows in parts of Morocco.
For example, argan oil, pressed from the seeds of the Middle Eastern plant Argania spinosa and better known as Moroccan oil, has become a popular human hair treatment.
Protective effect of saponins from Argania spinosa against free radical-induced oxidative haemolysis.
Tocopherols and saponins derived from Argania spinosa exert an antiproliferative effect on human prostate cancer.
INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (and) stearamidopropyl dimethylamine (and) argania spinosa kernel oil (and) cocos nucifera (coconut) oil (and) citric acid (and) cetearyl tlucoside
The simply pure, organic Argania spinosa kernel (argan) oil helps diminish wrinkles, stimulate skin cells, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, create softer and smoother skin and provide relief for eczema and psoriasis, according to the company.
00 (Coconut alkanes (and) coco-caprylate/caprate) Argania spinosa (argan) oil 1.
INCI: Lauryl glucoside (and) polyglyceryl 2-dihydroxy stearate (and) glycerin (and) dicaprylyl ether (and) sorbitol (and) argania spinosa extract (argania spinosa fruit extract)
INCI: Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Argania spinosa kernel oil, Macadamia temifolia seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract