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As cosmetics creators, we have worked our hardest to design the most beautiful and effective skincare possible, taking inspiration both from the … Read More
As cosmetics creators, we have worked our hardest to design the most beautiful and effective skincare possible, taking inspiration both from the wonders of nature and from the most sophisticated cosmetic discoveries in the world. However, with Katima'A, the results went way beyond our expectations. It was in the middle of the Sahara desert that Argan oil was first discovered and it inspired us on a journey of discovery on which it quickly became apparent that we had found not only one of the world’s most precious active ingredients, but one that would revolutionize how we and everyone who tried it viewed cosmetics. Since that moment, we have continued researching ways of not only enhancing the natural properties of this beauty gem, but of extending them even further. Our ambition was to create something new, a collection that would meet the highest expectations of effectiveness, whilst heightening the pleasure of those using it. Katima'A continues to work with some of the world’s most eminent scientific bodies (such as the European Research Programme, RISTOMED; leading universities across Europe and, above all, the support and expertise of the world’s foremost Argan scientist, Professor Zoubida Charrouf of Rabat University). Katima’A was also one of the pioneers in aiding the preservation of the UNESCO biosphere and in creating fair trade conditions for the women who work with this remarkable ingredient. In addition, our laboratory in France combines decades of experience with a cutting-edge, patented formulation process to reinvent cosmetics that put back into your skin what everyday living takes out. Katima'A is therefore the fulfillment of a dream, that of blending both nature and performance, along with our ethical and fair trade principles, plus of course our decades of cosmetic savoir-faire. We have created a very special skincare line in which high concentrations of natural active ingredients work in harmony to provide a radiant glowing complexion. The Katima'A revolutionary product range now combines the anti-ageing, moisturising properties of premium grade Virgin Argan oil with carefully selected active ingredients from all parts of the globe in order to care for every aspect of your skin. We like to think of every product as a work of art and that our skincare line is the perfect expression of our philosophy, commitment, passion and expertise. Katima'A has been our secret and now we share it with you. PIERRE EMMANUEL SAUBADE, MARK HOLDEN HINDLEY, OLIVIA GUIBE, & MICHEL SAUBADE (FONDATEUR) “KATIMA'A HAS BEEN OUR SECRET AND NOW WE SHARE IT WITH YOU”. Read Less
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As cosmetics creators, we have worked our hardest to design the most beautiful and effective skincare possible, taking inspiration both from the wonders of nature and from the most sophisticated cosmetic discoveries in the world. However, with Katima'A, the results went way beyond our expectations.
It was in the middle of the Sahara desert that Argan oil was first discovered and it inspired us on a journey of discovery on which it quickly became apparent that we had found not only one of the world’s most precious active ingredients, but one that would revolutionize how we and everyone who tried it viewed cosmetics. Since that moment, we have continued researching ways of not only enhancing the natural properties of this beauty gem, but of extending them even further. Our ambition was to create something new, a collection that would meet the highest expectations of effectiveness, whilst heightening the pleasure of those using it. Katima'A continues to work with some of the world’s most eminent scientific bodies (such as the European Research Programme, RISTOMED; leading universities across Europe and, above all, the support and expertise of the world’s foremost Argan scientist, Professor Zoubida Charrouf of Rabat University). Katima’A was also one of the pioneers in aiding the preservation of the UNESCO biosphere and in creating fair trade conditions for the women who work with this remarkable ingredient. In addition, our laboratory in France combines decades of
experience with a cutting-edge, patented formulation process to reinvent cosmetics that put back into your skin what everyday living takes out.
Katima'A is therefore the fulfillment of a dream, that of blending both nature and performance, along with our ethical and fair trade principles, plus of course our decades of cosmetic savoir-faire. We have created a very special skincare line in which high concentrations of natural active ingredients work in harmony to provide a radiant glowing complexion.
The Katima'A revolutionary product range now combines the anti-ageing, moisturising properties of premium grade Virgin Argan oil with carefully selected active ingredients from all parts of the globe in order to care for every aspect of your skin.
We like to think of every product as a work of art and that our skincare line is the perfect expression of our philosophy, commitment, passion and expertise.
Katima'A has been our secret and now we share it with you.

 PIERRE EMMANUEL SAUBADE,
MARK HOLDEN HINDLEY, OLIVIA GUIBE,
& MICHEL SAUBADE (FONDATEUR)

PHOTOGRAPHER : Luke Kirwan
Origins
Amongst all its natural treasures, Morocco possesses the secret of Berber women’s beauty. Because at
the heart of a unique forest, surviving a never-ending summer, is a tree that bears a fruit containing a
precious oil with outstanding beauty and health boosting properties: Argan oil.
We put our soul & heart in the most precious Argan oil you will ever find (true story - since 2001/2002) - Katima'A
Fair trade ethics

To help educate the local populations about the importance of the Argan forest, it was crucial to raise awareness on the benefits of protecting Argan trees and finding ways to make them key to their prosperity. LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN has been a longterm supporter of ethical fair trade by providing all the production tools and logistical help necessary to
the Ait Baha all-female cooperative. By making these women LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN’s exclusive Argan oil
suppliers, it provides regular revenue for them; making them independent and conferring them with real
social status for the very first time.
From the commitment to preserve this fragile forest resource and ensure that its fruits properly reward its
historical guardians, we have worked hard to improve the quality of our oil, thus further strengthening our
point of difference.
A transformation for dehydrated skin.
Crème Exquise is our most intensive response to the needs of fragile, mature and dehydrated skin. With its rich, sensual texture, it supplies the super-hydrating, regenerating effects of high percentage Argan oil, plus marine algae extracts to restore suppleness and youthful translucence.

PHOTOGRAPHER : Luke Kirwan
A rich and sensual finish to your body care routine.
A gloriously smooth ‘dry’ oil that leaves the skin toned and firmed, richly nourished, radiant and velvet smooth after bathing or showering. For the best, most uplifting results, apply using upward massage strokes.

PHOTOGRAPHER : Luke Kirwan
AN ANCIENT TREASURE
Standing in the south-west of Morocco, where the climate is semi desert, the Argan tree is a phenomenon. In fact, the entire Argan forest, once threatened by extinction, has stood for millennia as the last rampart against the desert’s expansion, until it was classified as a world biosphere by UNESCO in 1999. In order to help preserve and protect this precious inheritance, LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN chose to highlight Argan oil by making it the key active ingredient of the entire Katima’A skincare line.

THE BEAUTY SECRETS OF ARGAN
To help educate the local populations about the importance of the Argan forest, it was crucial to raise awareness on the benefits of protecting Argan trees and finding ways to make them key to their prosperity. LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN has been a long-term supporter of ethical fair trade by providing all the production tools and logistical help necessary to the Ait Baha all-female cooperative. By making these women LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN’s exclusive Argan oil suppliers,
it provides regular revenue for them; making them independent and conferring them with real social status for the very first time. From the commitment to preserve this fragile forest resource and ensure that its fruits properly reward its historical guardians, we have worked hard to improve the quality of our oil, thus further strengthening our point of difference.

QUALITY COMMITMENT & ECO EFFICIENCY
For our products to be of the highest possible quality, LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN has established rigorous quality controls at every stage of the production process. Ensuring the Argan nuts are collected and pressed at the cooperative guarantees maximum control of the process, so LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN introduced the concept of “Cru d’Argan” for a more Premium quality oil. A blend of local traditions and the most high-tech cosmetics expertise, which of course meets European standards, Katima’A skincare products are formulated in a French laboratory using a unique patented eco-friendly mixing technique. This technology, known as “ambient temperature manufacturing”, enables us to preserve unusually high levels of potency (which are usually diminished by high temperatures) whilst significantly reducing energy consumption and wastage. It in fact uses one-fiftieth of the energy used in traditional ‘hot’ processes.
Perle d'Argan
Argan Serum

A combination of exceptionally high levels of both Argan oil and cosmetic expertise.

Containing over 30% Argan oil, Perle d’Argan is our most intensive response to the daily stresses that affect our skin, upsetting its equilibrium and making it vulnerable to the age-accelerating effects of daily environmental aggression. Fortunately, this serum helps restructure, nourish and repair even the most fragile complexions.

close-up on serum perle d’argan
At the heart of the Perle is the Argan powerhouse, rich in gamma tocopherols, unsaturated and essential fatty
acids (especially linoleic acid), squalene (a precursor to the anti-ageing hormone, DHEA), and phytosterols
(which act on age-related cell disorders). Besides Argan, a selection of other active ingredients work synergistically, boosted by a special algae called padina pavonica. This marine gem has powerful benefits to elasticity and firmness, helping skin to resist external attack.