Liquid Gold from Morocco, the Numerous Benefits of Argan Oil For centuries women of the Berber tribe in Morocco have used Argan oil as a wonder cosmetic, a nutritional supplement, and even as a favorite ingredient in foods. Because Berber women are noted for looking younger and healthier, word of their beauty secret spread. In recent decades people all over the world have embraced this fabulous, natural treatment for hair, nails and skin. The uses for Argan oil are nothing short of extraordinary, but what imbues it with such nourishing properties? With twice as much as vitamin E as olive oil and essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and omega 9, this versatile and healing oil improves skin, hair and nail health almost instantaneously. It also contains other impressive compounds, ranging from squalene and carotenes to phenolic, steric and palmitic oils.