Argan oil, native to Morocco and extracted from argan tree’s kernels, has captured the imagination of nutritionists as well as skin care companies. Popular as ‘liquid gold’, Argan oil is rich in nutrients such as vitamin E, carotenoids, polyphenols, fatty acids, triterpenoids and ferulic acid. These nutrients have beneficial effect on nails, skin and hair. The fatty acids in argan oil protect and activate the skin’s natural barrier. Ferulic acid neutralize free radicals that approach the skin due to exposure to UV rays. Moreover, triterpenoids keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. Here are some of the hair and skin benefits of Argan oil.