February 4, 2013

Organic Monday: Argan Oil

I've raved about Argan Oil multiple times, so after 3 months of using this every day, I think this winter-life-saver deserves a full blog post of its own. If you still haven't jumped on the Argan Oil bandwagon, this week's Organic Monday is here to tell you to... pronto!

Argan Oil originates from the argan tree in Morocco, where people use this famous oil for cooking. But Argan Oil's benefits stretch way beyond the culinary realm. Argan Oil is an awesome multi-purpose beauty product that can be used on skin, cuticles and hair. It is phenomenal in moisturizing and softening skin, which is what I love most about it. Since pure oil takes longer than usual lotions to sink into skin, I prefer using my Argan Oil at night. I add a few drops to my evening moisturizer, and apply the oil directly onto my nail cuticles, elbows, legs and ankles before bedtime.

 Also, Argan Oil contains vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids, which makes it great for damaged/sensitive skin. Apply it on acne scars and chapped skin to help skin heal better. So although applying an oil onto skin that's breaking out is somewhat counter-intuitive, Argan Oil in fact helps repair acne areas on skin. I think of it as feeding your weakened skin with the healthy, healing ingredients it needs to recover as fast and as perfectly as possible.

I've never tried Argan Oil on hair before, but upon research found that this oil is great for repairing split ends. Alternatively, massage the oil into dry hair before bed, and rinse out the next morning for softer locks.

I have sensitive skin and pores that clog easily, but I have not seen any issues with using Argan Oil. On the contrary it's been a life saver for my dry patches of skin this winter. I think I'd need less of it during the summer months, but I probably won't ever go without it completely... at least until I can find something even more amazing.

The brand is not matters most when it comes to beauty oils - what's most important is to choose a product that is 100% pure. Melvita's version is one of them, and is the most readily available option to me here in Hong Kong. Josie Maran's 100% pure Argan Oil is also easily accessible to many, and is sold on Sephora.com.

Missed last week's Organic Monday? I reviewed my all-time favorite toner here.

P.S. Have you checked out my 200-follower giveaway? It's Asian Beauty Best Sellers galore! :)


  1. I have not yet jumped on the Argon Oil bandwagon lol. It sounds wonderful, I get quite bad marks left behind from spots and if this could help with getting rid of them I would be happy to give it a try. The reason I haven't is because I heard people say that Bio Oil would do the same and if I am being honest it did nothing at all for my acne scars :(

    Elle xx

    1. i think argan oil doesn't exactly fade spots, but instead if helps the healing process go better by keeping the skin nourished and avoiding unwanted scars that never fade :) good luck!

  2. I'm always scared of putting oil on my face! xxxx

  3. I love argan oil too!! I use the Josie Maran one and it is amazing, so moisturizing but somehow doesn't leave me feeling too greasy! Haven't tried the Melvita one but I absolutely love the packaging :)

  4. I always hear amazing things about Argan oil. I have yet to try though. I'm glad it's worked well for you!

  5. Well, There are several benefits of Argan oil. if you would like to make your skin beautiful then it requires several vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Hence Argan oil contains all the thing which will help you to stay your skin healthy and beautiful.

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  6. thank you for the recommendtion, very nice, I love argan oil but I use the one from pro naturals, it's really good too :)

  7. I didn't get what all the fuss was about until I used it myself. The first one I tried was Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil and my hair is super smooth and healthy looking. Love argan oil!

  8. I've got the one from pro naturals. It's a hair treatment with argan oil and includes heat protection for hair, it's great!

  9. Argan oil is an excellent product.. For this, we find a very high price in the market. Argan oil health benefits

  10. Thanks for the recommendation. I've tried the aphogee several times when my hair was in really bad shape and it did help a lot. I don't think i am in need of that much protein yet but i am gonna ask my stylist. I got some its a 10 with keratin to try. I heard its awesome. Gray Hair Treatment with Argan Oil


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