— Morocco’s liquid gold.
Discover how Argan Oil promotes skin elasticity and provides lasting hydration.
✎ Tash Havos
Contributing writer /
Grown in Morocco, this liquid gold is known for its incredible benefits for hair and skin. The revolutionary oil has the ability to moisturise, hydrate and soften the hair and skin. It’s been clinically proven to boost skin elasticity and hydration only after four weeks.
Our top 3 uses of Argan Oil include:
Ideal to treat split ends and tame frizzy fly-aways, as well as heal scalp irritations. A primary use for Argan Oil for hair is as a leave-in conditioner, making it easier to style and protects the hair shaft from the heat of hair-dryers, curlers and straighteners.
The amount you’ll need is depending on your hair type. Start with a drop and warm it in your palms before evenly raking it through your ends. As a scalp conditioner, use 1-3 drops to massage into your hair twice a week.
Used to hydrate and soften the skin with its high levels of vitamin E and fatty acid components. The oil absorbs easily into the skin, making it a non-greasy and non-irritating natural moisturiser. It’s particularly loved as an anti-ageing product due to its high antioxidant effect.
You may choose to warm a few drops into the palms of your hands and gently rub it into your skin or add the drops into your moisturiser for a hydrating night treatment.
Relief for Skin Conditions
If you suffer from acne, Argan Oil may be an suitable addition to your skincare routine. Generally, many oils can exacerbate skin conditions, however due to its non-greasy properties and non-comedogenic rating, Argan Oil is a fantastic option for balancing moisture levels in the skin. It’s one of the only oils that has the ability to protect and heal wounds, and by adding a few drops of Argan Oil into irritated, cracked or damaged skin, it helps reduce inflammation, soothe the pain and increase the rate of healing.
Apply a few drops of Argan Oil to acned skin after cleansing and patting dry. Massaging gently into the skin twice daily may help clear mild acne as well as balancing the moisture levels of the skin, whether you are oily or dry in nature.
Buying Argan Oil
Argan Oil can be used for so many different purposes, however the therapeutic benefits of this liquid gold can only be found in high-quality extracts of the oil. Our tips for buying Argan Oil:
Read your ingredient listing.
If it’s the fourth, fifth or sixth ingredient on the list, it means you’re probably not going to receive the benefits your looking for. Look for 100 percent pure, organic, cold-pressed, unfiltered and deodorised Argan Oil.
Make sure to purchase the oil in a dark glass bottle.
There are products on the market in clear plastic vials or bottles, and unfortunately this is a sure fast way to deteriorate the oil due to light exposure.
Price — you get what you pay for.
Argan Oil goes through a labour-intensive extraction method. It takes a long time to product one litre of this oil. High quality Argan Oil may be more expensive; however, its multi-purpose nature is worth the investment.
Look for the sediment.
Check your product. If it appears even and clear, it may be too refined. Usually, high-quality Argan Oil has some sediment or cloud to the formulation.