There are numerous sites that describe Argan Oil as a "liquid gold". Argan Oil is a plant oil extracted from the kernels of Argan tree, which is native to Marocco. It is said that the oil has remarkably effective natural healing properties and an unmatched ability to deeply nourish even the driest, most damaged and tired looking complexions of all skin types. Raw argan oil is composed of a high percentage of vitamin E (more than three times as much as olive oil) and 80% fatty acids, including hard to obtain Omega 6 and Omega 9 acids. The antioxidants and fatty acids in argan oil work together to help stop inflammation and to protect and maintain skin elasticity, smoothness and radiance. Phytosterols help strengthen the protective skin barrier and are also antiseptic. Squalene is a lipid that is naturally present in, and extremely compatible with, our own skin, which is why argan oil is so easily absorbed. Our body’s own squalene production declines starting at the age of 20 and replenishing helps skin retain its moisture, as well as supporting cell regeneration and oxygenation. Now that you know a little bit about the wonderful argan oil, I have four argan oil based products to show you so keep on reading.
OrgaMor Forever Young Serum*. My latest argan oil serum. This one has an interesting scent. I don't mind the scent of Organic Oregano and Neroli essential oils, but I don't particularly enjoy smelling it either. It's an alright scent and one you get used to. Besides Extra Virgin Organic Argan Oil (the purest argan oil from their own orchards) it contains Sesame Oil and the beautiful Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, an ingredient that goes by many names, like Barbary Fig, Desert Fig, Cactus Fig Oil and strangely enough, even Tuna Oil. Well this oil is definitely the only "tuna oil" I'm willing to use. This ingredient comes from cactus. Yes, cactus. The most known brand that is using it is La Bella Figura, which I would say is one of the cult brands in the green beauty world. Prickly Pear Seed Oil is said to be rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals. I've been really enjoying this serum in the morning because it is lightweight and quite fast absorbing. I don't use a lot so it doesn't disturb my foundation and even though it is a 25 ml bottle it will last a long time. Side note: I'm not completely sure but I think this serum has been keeping my neck looking very lovely - like less wrinkles lovely. I was actually really surprised one day when I took a closer look to my neck. Wow. Will continue to use it to see if it really is a youth serum.
On another side note and this is an exciting one. When you order the OrgaMor Forever Young Serum you will also receive their Moroccan Rhassoul Exfoliating Clay Mask (worth $46) for free. Ah-mazing! All you need to do is add both products to your shopping cart and then apply the coupon code "jana". Valid till the 7th of May 2016.
MUN No. 1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum. I've been most excited when I've received this beautiful oil. It's one of the top most luxurious serums I have had a pleasure to try. Like the OrgaMor serum this one also contains an incredible anti-aging Prickly Pear Seed Oil, one of the most precious oils in the world. The blend of Organic Argan and Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is rounded by one other ingredient - the Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil. Serum has a proper rose scent, a strong and a beautiful scent. It's a lovely serum, it's lightweight, perfect for day or night time skincare routine. It makes my skin a bit brighter, softer and smoother.
MUN Argan Oil*. No fuss, "just plain old" Argan Oil. Pure liquid gold. I haven't really been using it on its own, I always mix it with a bit of MUN's Youth Serum so it will last me a bit longer, but there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't use it on its own. This one is exclusive to their travel set, which you can get in The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, where you can use a coupon code "Jana" to get 10% off your order. I actually don't have much to say about it other than it's a wonderful multi purpose oil. Great for face, hair, nails, for the whole body really.
Kahina Giving Beauty Serum**. I already have a review of it here. This oil is a very good all-rounder. It takes care of redness, spots, it calms irritation, reduces inflammation, hyperpigmentation and dryness. It is a gorgeous oil indeed and I love it more than I did when I wrote my review. It's said it also protects skin damage from UV rays and combat flaky skin. Besides the Organic Argan Oil, the serum also contains Organic Coffee Oil, Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, Carot Seed and Roman Chamomile Flower Oil, to name a few. It has a beautiful scent, which I find calming and soothing. Yes, I like this one. You can get it at the organic beauty store where you can use coupon code "smallbitsofloveliness-SPRING", which provides USA and Canadian ladies with free shipping (one time use, good through midnight the 30th of June 2016).
Do you love Argan Oil? Which is your favourite argan oil based serum?
Much love to you,
*samples generously provided