Is Argan Oil Worthy Of All That Buzz?

July 3, 2012  |  

There will always be a new “have to have it now” product that hits the shelves. Right now that product is Argan oil. But what exactly is it and is it worth all of the attention it’s receiving?

Pure Argan oil is derived from the kernels of argan trees that grow in the southwestern regions of Morocco. These kernels are then cold pressed to extract the vitamins that the oil offers including vitamin e and essential fatty acids. Many claim that Argan oil is the miracle answer to not only hair ailments, but skin as well. The ingredients have remarkable age-defying effects and moisturizing properties that can be used to benefit hair and dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and wrinkles.

A few years ago, the Moroccan Oil line hit the market and rocked the beauty world. Made with a small percentage of Argan oil, this product flew off of shelves. It made fly-aways a thing of the past and turned frizzy locks into sleek strands instantaneously. The heavenly scent was just the icing on the cake. Although still a fan favorite, it now has competition in the various brands that sell 100% pure Argan oil and the many companies that have begun incorporating the oil into their products.

Josie Maran is one of the more popular brands that sell 100% argan oil. At $48 for 50mL, it’s a bit on the pricey side, but well worth it since it is applicable everywhere on the body including the face. This lightweight oil doesn’t sit on your hair like many other oils can nor does it make it greasy. Upon application, this truly does promote lustrous strands. If you’re on the fence, try the smaller $14 on the go bottle.

Another big seller is One ‘n’ Only Argan Oil. This version is not 100% pure and is instead mixed with a few silicones, but comes through in the shine department. If you are careful with ‘cone buildup, this can definitely work for your hair. It claims to leave tresses smooth, frizz free and protected. I feel that it did all three of things and is a steal at $11.99 for 3.4oz.

What do you think? Is Argan Oil worth all the hoopla or is it just another beauty fad?

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