Argan Oil is made up to 80% of essential fatty acids: oleic acid (45%), linoleic acid or vitamin F (35%), alfa linoleic acid (15%), gamma linoleic acid (3%), arachidonic acid (1%). It contains large amounts of tocopherol or vitamin E (about 700 mg/kg), almost 3 times more than olive oil, carotenoids from wich 50% are beta carotene, precursorsof vitamin A or Retinol, phytosterols (D-7 sterols) that are rarely found in vegetable oil.
The gamma tocopherol prodominant in the Argan Oil (75%) is a very effective antioxidant. This explains it´s good results against oxidation and free radicals wich are known to cause lack of elasticity on the skin and therefore the formation of wrinckles, stretch marks, etc.
The Argan Oil has bactericide and fungicide properties. Its composition helps to fight the bacteria that causes acne and eczema. Also it´s high proportion of phytosterols helps to improve the look and health of acneic skins.