Ancient Wisdom: Argan Oil

Argan trees grow and tenaciously survive in semi-desert areas of the Mediterranean. The deep roots and small leaves of the argan tree allow it to resist arid winds and water loss, resulting in a nut with a unique oil profile. 

Pure argan oil is a rare and precious oil that is harvested and extracted from the nut of the argan tree. For centuries, women across the Mediterranean have used argan oil in their beauty regimen for vibrant, healthy-looking skin and hair. 

Benefits of Argan Oil

The famous beauty brand, Moroccanoil was inspired by the transformative power of argan oil over 10 years ago and it has become a staple in many people's routines worldwide. Rich in vitamins minerals and antioxidants, this age-old beauty secret has many uses: helping to hydrate and soften your hair, face, body, and nails. 

With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, the benefits of argan oil naturally help revitalize skin, increase hair's elasticity and consistently restores shine to dull, lifeless hair. It is a powerful antioxidant, UV-protector and free-radical neutralizer.

Argan oil for hair leaves it beautiful, shiny and nourished with each use. For skin, it luxuriously hydrates and infuses it with moisture giving skin a "plumping" glow that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 

Moroccanoil began with the simple wish to share the transformative powers of our rejuvenating aragn-oil infused formulas and adopted this tradition as the philosophy for the brand. All Moroccanoil products for hair, body and skin are infused with argan oil - signature to the brand.


5 Ways to Use Argan Oil in Your Skincare Routine

Excited about the benefits of argan oil and are ready to incorporate them into your beauty routine? Here are a few ways you can use it:

1. Eyebrows
The antioxidants in Argan Oil promote cell production, which can aid in hair growth! Take a cotton swab and a few drops of oil and apply it to the eyebrow area nightly. Get ready to have brows that'll make everyone envious.

2. Moisturizing Exfoliator
Feeling flakey? Slough off those dead cells with a homemade scrub. Combine something with a smaller granule like coffee or sugar (using something too aggressive can lead to tears in the skin) with our Moroccanoil Argan Oil. Mix until you have a consistency you like then apply. Follow up with a moisturizer or the oil on its own!

3. Glowing Foundation
Running low on foundation and want a skinimal look? Mix a few drops of argan oil with your foundation and apply like normal. Super glowy, real-looking skin in seconds. As a plus, argan oil has effects which can regulate the amount of excess sebum on the skin which causes acne and ruins your fresh face of makeup. 

4. Makeup Primer
Nothing beats a glowy complexion under your makeup, and you don't need a fancy primer to achieve this! After moisturizing (if you have normal skin, this can be your only moisturizing step), pump a dime size amount of oil in the palm of your hands, warm it up, and press it into the skin. Wait a minute or two before applying makeup, and your skin is radiant all day. 

5. Night Cream
Cell turnover and regeneration happens when you're sleeping - aka losing skin cells. This can contribute to dry, dull skin if not hydrated enough! That's why when you're sleeping, having a moisturizer that's heavier than your daily one is essential. If you don't have one, use 1-2 pumps of Argan Oil on its own by pressing it into the skin OR mix a smaller amount 4-5 drops into your regular moisturizer and apply like normal. You'll be #IWokeUpLikeThis status by morning.

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