- The ingredients
The ingredients list should be very short. It should just say 100% Argan Oil or Argania Spinosa. If it has anything else listed you don’t want it.
- The bottle
Be wary of Argan Oil sold in clear or plastic bottles. Both can make the oil deteriorate, and most producers of quality Argan Oil wouldn’t put this liquid gold in anything other than a dark coloured glass bottle. Light breaks down the oil’s best properties and keeping it inside something dark is the best way to store Argan Oil.
- The price
Traditional and organic Argan Oil is very difficult to make. It takes hours of manual labour and that does not come free. At Verdure, Argan fruits are sourced directly from the biggest Argan region in Morocco from a hand-picked network of organic certified and Fair-Trade Argan oil cooperatives. That said, you don’t need to go for the most expensive Argan Oil because you might just be paying for elaborate packaging and extensive marketing.
- The scent and color
Undeodorized Argan oil smell uniquely nutty and overpowering to be used for aromatherapy purpose. Hence at Verdure, Argan oil is deodorized in the cold-pressed process passing it through natural active carbon plates imported from Germany which is specially designed to deodorize, discolour and neutralized potential risks of germs without affecting the quality of the product.
The natural active carbon plate is a safe and natural which is commonly used in the field treatment of drinking water and purify the air.
This deodorization process removes most of the nutty smell while still preserving the nutrients of Argan.