8/16/09

Amazing Argan Oil


So this is a more "hardcore" review... almost 2 months in the making!
Over the past few months I've been using a new product that I'm so excited about. I had heard of Argan Oil, but I wasn't really sure what to do with it. In my mind, it was simply a body moisturizer. Got plenty of those. Nothing I thought I needed. So when I first got the Argan Oil by Josie Maran Cosmetics, it honestly sat on the shelf for a few weeks. It was something new that I wasn't quite familiar with and had no plan on how to use it. When I started experimenting with it and read up on it's benefits, I realized that it is truly a multi-use product. So first of all, I started using it as a body moisturizer. I used it around areas that tend to get really dry like my elbows. It absorbed super quick and left no residue. Then my mind started working--- CUTICLES. Yes!! I would try it on my cuticles. So I did and I was completely impressed. As with a lot of typical products as labeled as actual "cuticle oil", I get great moisturization and results, but it takes a little while to absorb. With this, it absorbs super quickly so I can literally apply it right before walking out the door, rub it in quickly, and get on with my life without oily fingers. Best part is that I get the same moisturizing results and my cuticles are lookin' super healthy.
Now my absolute FAVORITE use for this is as a hair treatment. I color my hair a lil' bit...I'm not gonna lie. With that comes damage, but I feel that there are ways that you can give your hair the moisturization it needs and keep it healthy. So I've been using this oil to give my hair a little treat. I've done this several different ways-- There really are no rules when it comes to this stuff. If I use it on damp hair, I'll rub a few drops between my fingers and apply it to the ends of my hair only. That way when I dry it, it retains it's volume at the roots, but looks nice and healthy on the ends. For more intense moisturization, I'll apply it generously to dry hair. Make sure you reserve this ritual for lazy days at home, or even overnight. Sometimes, if I don't have time for this, I'll apply it as soon as I wake up to my dry hair just as before, but I'll leave it in for about 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. It really is an amazingly effective product for hair.
Of course, as I said before, you can use this as a body moisturizer. On especially dry areas, or in lieu of your regular lotion.
Besides being incredibly effective, an extra little "feel good" to this product is that it is 100% organic. Totally and completely 100% organic Argan Oil-- Only one ingredient. It also has virtually no scent which to me, is huge. When you first apply it, it has a slight natural almost herbal scent, but when it's rubbed in, the scent pretty much disappears.
The most amazing thing about this product though is that you can literally use it all over your body and it delivers amazing moisturization. However, it leaves no oily residue on the skin which normally occurs with an oil. It also makes my skin look incredibly glowy and healthy.
I'm addicted. My body lotion hasn't gotten any action in a month because of this stuff.

This is honestly something that is totally multi-use. Yeah, at $48, it seems a bit pricey, but when you think of all it does, it's totally worth it. It's like a hair treatment, body moisturizer, cuticle oil, etc. all in one. So it saves counter space too. Which for a product junkie like me, is always a good thing! =)

You can find this product at Sephora or on josiemarancosmetics.com.

18 comments:

  1. Wow! Great to know the product works for you! You might want to know that according to Wikipedia, all argan oil in the market today is produced by a women's cooperative that provides health care and education to Women!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argan_oil#Supporting_Women

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  2. I use this too! I got it from my local beauty shop. They gave me a sample to try and I loved it. I don't use it often...but that's because of the price. I love it so much but can't really afford to spend $50 a month on it. My favorite use is also for the hair. I highlight my hair so it can get very damaged at the ends. A little of this after I get my hair done works wonders! I would recommend this to everyone!

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  3. Argan oil is amazing. It's really nourishing for the skin and also hair, like you mentioned! I'm originally from the area in Morocco where they grow the Argan nuts and where they make the oil and I believe it's so important to buy Argan oil from suppliers who support the women that make it so they can go back to school and provide for their children. It's a win-win situation that way :)

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  4. I use Morrocan Oil brand Argan oil and it transforms your hair! It makes in smooth and shiny but miraculously doesn't weigh it down.

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  5. What about for use as a facial moisturizer? I've heard it's great, but am rather timid about trying it as such. Any thoughts?

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  6. To "anonymous" with the question: I have really sensitive, combination skin and love argan oil as a facial moisturizer. It sinks in really quickly and doesn't feel heavy at all. In summer, I use it at night only, before bed and after exfoliating. In the winter, I love layering it underneath moisturizer; it keeps my complexion hydrated. Also, if you have dry spots, patting a bit into the skin is a great way to make your foundation apply a bit more smoothly. Try it a few times; if you don't like it on your face, I agree w/others - it's fantastic on hair.

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  7. Thanks, Anonymous! Great info - I'll definitely be trying it on my face.

    Signed,
    Anonymous. :-)

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  8. I've heard great things about argan oil before, but have yet too try it. Now I think I will even sooner...

    Just a heads up, however, you can get find it MUCH cheaper at Garden of Wisdom. 1 oz for $8, compared to 1.7 oz for $48. Yeah.

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  9. I have fallen in love with this stuff as well! I use it on my face, and hands mostly. This is an amazing product and now I dont' ever want to be without it! I bought it on JulieG713's recommendation. She recommended EdenAllure.com and that's where I got mine - you get a 2.2 fl oz. bottle for $38 - more product for cheaper price! Oh I also got their lavender body soap with the argan oil in it and it's amazing too!

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  10. I had heard about this oil...I think its the new 'in' thing now..will look for this .thanks for the review!

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  11. Has anyone tried putting it in your shampoo or conditioner? Would that be just as effective?

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  12. i found a super cheap version of this same argan oil in sally beauty supply recently and its just as good! yay! makes my hair super pretty

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  13. The stuff in Sally Beauty is not Argan Oil. The FDA needs to fix that as it is gross mislabling. But it still works well on the hair because it is primarily silicones (like turtle wax.) Kae has a natural shampoo and hair serum that is the "real thing." Kae also has the complete line. While it is admittedly expensive, I know I am getting top quality cosmetic grade pure argan oil. Amazon carries it and Xandra Renouvelle. Great service and $1 shipping.

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  14. I heard so many wondeful things about Argan oil. I gave it shot and I bought one from arganplace.com they have pure agran oil on sale 30$ for 2.72oz. So far so good.

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  15. you can aargain oil many places and certainly for less than 50 dollars, just google it or ebay it, you ll find loads of them......

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  16. Thanks for the giveawayyyyy! wanna try out this new intresting product!

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  17. argan oil is pretty out-of-this-world good for our body. I have been using the one from pro naturals, which is just for the hair, and it is fantastic how repaired, healthy and shiny my hair is now!

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  18. For those of us in Asia, it`s hard to find `real` argan oil without paying a premium....the cheaper ones, well, they just seem cheap, or you can`t trust the label. My tried and true brand is Kahina Giving Beauty (from http://charisnaturals.com if you want to order in Asia). If you like the pure oil, then you will absolutely die for the Brightening Serum and Toning Mist from Kahina too....

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