Argan Oil comes from the Argan tree, which is typically found in Morocco. The oil is very high in nutrients like Vitamin E, Phenols (natural disinfectant), Carotenes (found also in carrots), Squalene (natural moisturizer that is absorbed well by skin), Essential Fatty Acids (can help reduce wrinkles, acne, and dry skin). Argan Oil is also apparently more resistant to oxidation than other oils, so it keeps a long time.
Argan Oil is used as a multi-purpose moisturizer on hair, skin and nails. It's been called "liquid gold" because women love it and the economy in parts of Morocco has become more stable.
I had to try this. There are a lot of choices at very different price points, which can be overwhelming at first. So what really makes a good Argan Oil? Bottom line: it needs to be 100% organic and pure. I don't think the method in which it is pressed matters as much as you're getting the pure product. Read the ingredients!
Do not fall into the hype of designer brands *coughcoughOVERPRICEDcoughcough*, but be careful and make sure there are not any added ingredients. This popular one contains added silicones!
So how do I like it? Why, thank you for asking!
I know you wanted me to go in detail about my personal opinion.
I think it's a great product to have on hand. After my research, I bought this Argan Oil off of amazon.com:
O.'s Thoughts on Argan Oil
(Note: I have fair pinkish acne-prone combination/oily skin, hardly ever is dry, normal-fine hair with bits of color damage due to highlighting, dry cuticles)
- Great moisture. I love it as my night time moisturizer.
- A little goes a long way
- You can add drops of the oil to other beauty products (I three drops of it to my daytime sunscreen moisturizer in the morning)
- The price is very good, especially with how long it's lasting me
- It can be used on hair, skin, and nails.
- I feel that when I use it on my cuticles, they do not get as dried out. I have terrible cuticles so this is a major plus.
- This does not make acne-prone/oily skin break out.
- Sometimes the moisture is a bit too heavy for my hair and it can weigh it down. I didn't realize this the first time I used it and man did it grease my hair up and I had to wash it again! Remember, a little goes a long long way!
- It can also be a bit heavy for my face, so I use it by itself at night and mix it during the day.
- I've heard that blondes who use it constantly might get a little "orangey" stain to their hair. I haven't experienced this, but I don't use it every day. When I use it, I use very little and I use it with other products.
Try it. It's worth it, especially since you can add this to other products (I haven't tried adding it to shampoo, but I will soon). I think people with extremely dry skin/hair/nails will benefit from this.
Here's some more linkies to look at if you want to buy. I've done the research for you.AAA Shea Butter
Anyone else use this with benefits? Tell me about it! I hope those that are on the fence about it will try it!