Unroasted argan oil is traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases and as a cosmetic oil for skin and hair:
"In cosmetics, argan oil is advocated as moisturizing oil, against
[juvenile acne] and flaking of the skin as well as for [nourishing] the
hair. This oil has also medicinal uses against rheumatism and the
healing of burns … Externally, argan oil is used … for hair as
brilliantine, to fortify and … in the treatment of wrinkled or scaly dry
Argan oil has become increasingly popular for cosmetic use. The
number of personal-care products on the US market with argan oil as an
ingredient increased from just two in 2007 to over one hundred by 2011.
It is sometimes mixed with pomegranate seed oil due to its antioxidizing benefit, with vendors promoting this blend as an all-in-one serum both for skin and hair. Argan oil is also sold without additives as a natural skincare and hair care product.