Argan oil is a staple in many beauty routines. You’ve more than likely got a product lingering on your bathroom shelf that uses argan oil as a primary ingredient. But what do you actually know about the household beauty name?
The ultra-moisturising, ultra-nourishing ingredient is made using the seeds of the Moroccan argan tree and is naturally packed with antioxidant ingredients (like vitamin E and fatty acids) that our skin and hair crave. Basically, argan oil looks, feels, and smells like pure luxury, without the excessive price tag.
If you’re already digging through your beauty stores to find your forgotten argan oil, then read below to find five benefits of the beauty elixir. If you’re not yet convinced, get ready to be argan obsessed.
MOISTURISES THE SKIN AND HAIR
If you’re already familiar with argan oil, you’ll know that it has major moisturising benefits for the hair, skin, and even the nails. The oil is packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that works to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which in turn, helps the skin and hair hold on to hydration. Try adding The Ordinary’s 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil to your skincare and haircare routine to lock in some serious moisture.
TREATS ACNE AND REDUCES SKIN OILINESS
It can be a hard skincare lesson to get your head around, but some oils can actually treat acne and reduce the oiliness of oily skin types. Argan oil has anti-sebum effects which can regulate the amount of excess sebum on the skin which causes acne and ruins your fresh face of makeup. Using a face cream with argan oil can help to calm the complexion. If you’re a multi-purpose kind of beauty lover, try using makeup with argan oil infused. We love Physicians Formula’s Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer and Argan Wear 2-In-1 Argan Oil & Coconut Water Primer.
REDUCES FRIZZ AND BREAKAGE
If you’re already an argan oil cheerleader, you’re probably already well versed on it’s frizz and breakage reducing benefits. The ultra-conditioning oil is the perfect antidote to frizzy outbreaks thanks to its soothing properties, leaving the hair with a chic shine. Argan oil can also be a helping hand in the battle against an itchy scalp thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. But as with all oils on the hair, a little goes a long way in avoiding that greasy residue. Try adding a few drops of Briogeo’s Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend to wet hair before styling for calm, shiny tresses.
PROTECTS AGAINST SUN DAMAGE
When it comes to protecting the skin and hair from sun and heat damage, vitamin E is a big player. Argan oil is packed with the antioxidant vitamin which makes it a goodie to have on your side when fighting the effects of heat styling and sun damage. Working as a sunscreen for the hair, argan oil helps to neutralise free radicals, extend the life of colour treated locks, and can even prevent hair loss. When applied to the skin, argan oil can help to reverse signs of sun damage by brightening dulling skin and fading dark spots. Try adding Jamaican Mango & Lime’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Argan to your skincare and haircare routine before, during, and after sun and heat exposure. If your cuticles need a little TLC too, give them a good old lather too with the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Argan.
IT’S ANTI AGING
Argan oil also has a pretty good reputation for being an easy-to-use remedy in the battle against aging skin and hair. The oil is known to improve the elasticity of aging skin thanks to its super nourishing and antioxidant packed formula. And we all know more elasticity means less wrinkles. But have you ever thought about the effects the aging process can have on the hair? Hair naturally thins and falls out as we grow older but adding argan oil to your routine can help to stimulate the scalp and boost hair growth. A true wonder oil!