Argan oil contains high levels of linoleic acid which is used in the human body to form skin ceramides or lipid-bearing structures. For this reason, argan oil has a rejuvenating and moisturising effect and combats wrinkles. Argan oil has been found to be suitable for postmenopausal women to combat the loss of skin elasticity and moisture caused by oestrogen deficiency. As a beauty product, argan oil has been traditionally used by Moroccan women. It is also used for spots, acne, psoriasis, wounds and hair loss. Argan oil also functions as an antioxidant.