Argan oil is now surpassing the level of any other oils in the world. It is now used in everything. It is used to solve acne problems, to nourish the skin, to give hair that supple glow, to grow perfect nails, to lose weight, to prevent cancer, to lose weight and many more! There are so many uses for the argan oil. The production quality as well of the argan oil is under surveillance since it has been officially called a Geographical Indication. It has marked Morocco on the map of the world as the main producers of argan oil, the golden oil. With its rapid growth for the past 15 years, there are rumors that there is a production of imitations of argan oil.
In any type of industry, there will always be a competition. However for the platform of the argan oil, there doesn’t seem to be any type of competition at all. So how can others earn from it? How can capitalists go with this trend? How can they formulate a system as good as this argan oil? In the music and film industry, the solution is very well known for everybody, piracy. Though, the only difference is that, piracy in the music industry entails a free distribution. But, the piracy of products like this is a total scam. In music and film piracy, they illegally copy the product and distribute it for free. However, the imitation of false argan oils is entirely different. They ‘claim’ that they are selling authentic argan oil when it’s not. With just the right amount of advertising, they trick people into buying the false products instead of the authentic ones.
So how can we avoid this?
There are six things that you have to look out for: ingredients, price, scent, sediment, texture and bottle.
Ingredients. The ingredients should have a 100% argan oil. If there is anything else in there, even a drop of tear, that is not authentic.
Price. You have to remember, ARGAN OIL IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE OIL IN THE WORLD. The process of its creation plus its rarity set its price to a high bar so if ever you would see anything on sale, doubt it immediately.
Scent. If you are not buying online and you have the ability to check the product in person, you should smell it. Argan oil is carefully extracted in a way that its nutty aroma would stay intact. If it smells awful, it is fake.
Sediment. The sediment at the bottom will prove its authenticity. A highly refined oil, factory-produced cannot acquire that type of sediment at the bottom.
Texture. Is should be smooth. If it is sticky or slimy, then it is a completely different product.
Bottle. If you will see an argan oil sold in a plastic bottle or in a clear bottle, these are definite hoax signals. You have to be aware that these types of materials are not helpful in preserving argan oil. Bottles have to be made in cobalt or amber for it to be ‘argan-oil-suitable.’