I Heart Argan Oil

Hi everyone,

Recently, I was introduced to argan oil via Pure Argan Oil, a website in UK that sells 100% pure oil imported from Morocco. She sent me a 15ml roller ball vial to try and after a couple of uses, I was hooked! Yes, I have tried olive, jojoba, and even coconut oils on my skin but this argan oil tops them all!

The 15ml sample I received
It has a roller ball on top, which is nifty to apply on my skin without wasting too much product
 First of all, unlike the other oils I tried, argan oil does not feel oily. I have tried jojoba oil before and although it is technically a wax, I still feel like it sits on my skin when I use too much of it. Both olive and coconut oils are thicker but they both feel oily as well. However, argan oil is quite unique: while it is a heavy oil with lots of fatty acids, it permeates into the skin well without making me feel too oily.

A little bit of argan oil on my skin
And then I rubbed it. The skin looks significantly smoother already!
Prior to using it, I was trying a $350 USD face cream which left my skin both oily and dry at the same time. Then, I switched over to Kurahito, which hydrated my skin to a certain extend. But once it started using this pure argan oil, things went for the better. For the first time ever, the skin areas underneath my eyes were moist! And I have been using expensive eye creams that vowed to do the same job but they did not!

Insane, right?

Turns out argan oil contains vitamin E, phenols, squalenr, carotene, and 80% unsaturated fatty acids. It is also deemed to be more stable than olive oil when it comes to being oxidized. On top of that, you can use argan oil on your skin, hair, nails, and even lips! This is an edible oil like olive and coconut oils!

I used it religiously for a month and I've noticed 2 things: I only need to use a tiny bit of argan oil right after washing my face and it does pull the plugs out of my skin similarly to jojoba oil. Also, it smooths hair flyaways without making my hair look greasy at all.

If I have to choose between the expensive Moroccan Oil (a hair care oil) vs. pure argan oil from Morocco, I would take the later one in a heart beat. Moroccan Oil is full of dimethicone, which makes hair look smooth, sleek and lustrous but it does not have the healing power that argan oil has. Also, the amount of argan oil in Moroccan Oil is little. It's better to use the original and natural oil anyway.

That's all for now, folks! I hope you are having a fantastic week ahead!

Dao xoxo

Argan Oil - The hottest beauty product around

Is Argan oil part of your natural beauty regime? If so, congratulations – you’re very, very cool. Or hot. Or possibly both.

Apparently Argan oil is one of the most buzzy beauty products around at the moment. Yahoo’s Shine website reports: “Argan oil is hot, hot, hot right now, and with good reason.

“Women in Morocco have been harvesting this nut for centuries for use in traditional beauty recipes, and now modern science has proven why it's such a stellar ingredient.”

According to Shine, Argan oil is naturally high in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E and it’s one of those wonder ingredients that’s good for all skin types.

Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist, told Shine: “The blend of omega-6 fatty acids and gamma tocopherol that make up Argan oil can help reduce inflammation and assist in skin regeneration.”

It can even help sort out acne by helping to regulate sebum production.

We’re always pleased when we discover we’re bang on trend – even when it’s by accident.

By sarah2

Melvita - Huile d' argan - Argan Oil - Review

Argan Oil seems to be in everything at the moment, but often it appears in diluted quantities as brands are mixing it with other great ingredients to create their product. It is relatively hard to find in its pure form, but the benefits of the pure Argan Oil formula make it worth hunting down.

It’s no secret that Argan Oil has been known for years as the ancient Moroccan ‘liquid gold’ for healthy skin, hair and nails.
But now organic skincare experts, Melvita - in partnership with Molecular and Cellular Biologist Dr Elisabeth Devilard - have revealed the scientific truth behind this miracle ingredient.

The result is that their best-selling 100 per cent Melvita Argan Oil, is scientifically proven to hold repairing benefits - in every single drop and works as an anti-ageing treatment for dry hair, nails and fragile skin with its softening and protective properties.

Here's some suggestions on how to incorporate Argan Oil in your beauty routine:
  • Anti-Aging face serum/moisturiser (restores the skin’s hydro -lipid layer)
  • Treats adolescent acne and treating eczema
  • Helps to prevent stretch marks (suitable for pregnancy)
  • Put a drop or two on to relieve chapped lips
  • Massaging into the joints to treat rheumatism in adults
  • Massage for babies and small children
  • Helps to diminish scars and marks – including chicken pox scars
  • Dry Hand Treatment
  • Cuticles and Nail Moisturiser
  • Hair Oil/Serum – for before or after blow drying

Melvita offer a 100 per cent pure, unscented Argan Oil which is both certified organic and Fair Trade. Priced at approximately 22 Euros for 50ml it can be applied liberally for healthy hair and skin. You can buy the product at feelunique.com or melvita.co.uk. Other pure Argan Oil stockists available worldwide include Sephora.com where Josie Maran’s 100 per cent Argan Oil is available for 120ml priced at 96 USD plus tax. 

How Argan Oil is Made in Morocco - Video Directly From Argan Oil Cooperative Morocco

How Argan Oil is Made in Morocco - Video directly from Argan oil cooperative in Morocco

Argan Oil: A chic French touch

Far from subsiding, the argan craze just keeps getting stronger. The latest line comes from France, and it offers not just a complete line of natural skin, hair and body care with organic ingredients, but also an exciting new product with powers of seduction. I’ll explain later.
Naturelle d’Argan, which you can find at Beauty Bar, uses Morocco’s golden oil to maximum effect. It’s the first Ecocert-ified and Cosmebio-accredited argan oil-based brand in the French market, which means “a minimum of 95 percent of all ingredients are natural in origin, and 10 percent of that is organic,” explains Celine Heuls, export manager for Asia-Pacific for Groupe Batteur, who was in town recently to launch the brand.

Groupe Batteur is a key player in the pharmaceutical industry in France, with over 100 years of expertise in manufacturing and product design (another of their brands is Algotherm). Thus they have complete control of Naturelle d’Argan’s production chain, and distribute it through 5,000 points of sale (mainly pharmacies).
What I like about the brand — in addition to their innovative products — is their ethical commitment. Sales of Naturelle d’Argan support Moroccan women who work in a cooperative called the Arganeraie. Groupe Batteur has built a building specially for them where they can work in safe conditions, complete with health clinic and a space where their children can play.

Production is handled by around 60 women working daily, depending on the season. There they break the argan kernels by hand — about 43 kilos of argan nuts go into one liter of oil — so this kind of manual labor is no joke. Despite that, the women were against mechanization because they wanted to preserve the natural, traditional process.

“It’s their primary source of income,” notes Heuls, “so it helps women become more autonomous.”
Naturelle d’Argan also helps the environment. Scientific research is focused on saving the argan tree, and cultivating argan orchards prevents the desert from encroaching on Morocco’s fertile land.
We, on the other hand, benefit from the myriad properties of this miracle oil. Rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids and with almost triple the vitamin E of olive oil, argan softens, protects and moisturizes, improving our skin’s elasticity and barrier function, battling free radicals, and combating aging and the early loosening of skin. Not only is Naturelle d’Argan free from parabens, silicone, and phenoxyethanol, the company also deodorizes the oil to remove its pungent nutty aroma, making their products even more of a pleasure to use. Read more ..

Review: Douvall’s Organic Argan Oil Moisturiser

Douvall's Organic Cleanser
Alicia Douvall is thrilled to be launching two new products in her organic and ethically produced skincare range, Douvalls.  The new products include an Argan Bronzing Oil and an All-in-One Argan Oil Cleanser.

Douvall’s All-in-one Argan Oil Cleanser is for all skin types. It moisturises, cleanses and is a fantastic make up remover, including stubborn mascara.

This 100% natural Organic cleanser takes out the impurities in the skin that accumulate over time as well as being an excellent anti-aging moisturiser. Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, it restores the PH balance of the skin whilst nourishing with replenishing fatty acids.

Enriched with almond, sunflower seed, rapeseed seed oil as well as our age-defying Argan oil, it leaves the skin moisturised, nourished and toned.
This non greasy cleanser works with your skin rather than against it, renewing every layer, leaving your skin moisturised not tight or dry. It is free from parabens, sulphates, propylenes, toxins, lanolin, perfume and alcohols.

Argan Bronzing OilIt is also easy to use! Shake it to wake it! Apply to dry skin. Wet face, massage and then rinse thoroughly with hand-hot water using a muslin or face cloth.
The moisturising Argan Bronzing Oil is 100% natural with added mineral make up, giving you a healthy, bronzed and shimmery glow without the harmful effects of the sun. It can also be used on the face, body and hair. It is also free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and toxins. Even the bottle is 100% recyclable.

Josie Maran Argan Oil : How I Use It

How to use: Josie Maran Argan Oil