Moroccan Beauty Secrets You Need to Know

When we think of Morocco, the first thing that comes to our mind is its culture, tradition, customs and beautiful landscapes and not one of the aspects that its inhabitants care most about. For hundreds of years, Moroccans have been extracting oils to apply it to every part of the body from head to toe. Without a doubt, Morocco has the best to offer in terms of beauty and wellness!

Deeply rooted in religious purification and cleanliness, the corporal care, both internal and external, is fundamental in Moroccan daily life and is the reason why Moroccans spend a great part of their time on treatments and body care like purifying massages, masks, therapeutic baths… Here in this post you will learn more about the most important Moroccan cosmetics and the most essential beauty secrets inspired by Moroccan women. We are uncovering some of the most powerful beauty treatments. You will be surprised by all those tricks Moroccan women are keeping in their beauty arsenals. In this post we offer the big reveal of them all!



Most widely used beauty products from Morocco:


Argan oil:

A star product among those destined for beauty and good looks and a permanent spot in bathroom cabinets. Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree fruit that is native to Morocco. Although the most popular use of the oil is in haircare products, the main advantage of this cosmetic is that it can be applied on face, body or hair, making it easy to use and small enough to fit into your toiletry bag.

Argan oil is essential to beauty and wellness because it provide some of the purest forms of fatty acids that retain water while keeping the skin hydrated, and vitamin E, antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.  It has a regenerative capacity due to its antioxidant action that naturally restores the regeneration of the skin. In addition to its properties for the general appearance, it is also the greatest ally of relaxation as it nourishes and softens our skin when applied with a massage. It is also an ideal product for a perfect healing process and that is why many Moroccan people use it to treat and regenerate scars and skin burns. What is more, it can be use to get rid of stretch marks making it an ideal cosmetic for all mothers-to-be.


Rose water:

Rose water has been used for centuries for fragrances and skin-conditioning and medicinal purposes because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Rose water and rose oil are perfect cosmetics for the face and neck because of their ability to cleanse and tone the skin. One of the advantages of using this Moroccan natural miracle is that it is suitable for all skin types!


Black soap:

Essential part in the ritual of exfoliation and cornerstone of the traditional hammam bath. It is obtained from crushed olives and its hydration capacity is surprisingly high. Its exfoliating, nourishing, and moisturizing properties make it a favorite beneficial skin-enhancing must-have for your skin.



The Hammam:

Massages every week? You can count me in! The Hammam is a traditional open bath that Moroccans assist at least once a week to undergo a ritual cleansing treatment. The treatment always involves aromatherapy, detoxification and massage with such ingredients like Argan and Moroccan essential oils. It is said to increase circulation, release toxins, and purify and tone the skin.


Green Mint Tea:

Your new skin-enhancing energy drink. Incredibly high in antioxidants, it is an effective anti-aging and scar treatment. Good message for all coffee drinkers! Green mint tea also contains caffeine and is a perfect candidate to replace your morning expresso.


Moroccan cosmetics are the star products for tourists and must-have cosmetics for inhabitants of Morocco. The properties that are offered by natural cosmetics make Morocco a place where beauty and well-being take on great importance. Thanks to this post you almost know all their beauty secrets… For now we’ll be busy drinking mint tea and oiling up!



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