Argan oil has taken the beauty industry by storm over the past few years. It has become such a buzzworthy ingredient that it continues to be sought out by beauty novices and experts alike.
What is Argan Oil?
Argan oil is derived from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. For centuries, people across the Mediterranean have used argan oil in their beauty regimen for exceptionally beautiful hair, skin, and nails.
This oily fruit has been touted for its benefits in cosmetics, particularly for its nourishing and moisturizing benefits.
Source Vitál Apothecary’s Argan Oil is organic, virgin/unrefined, and cold pressed to ensure it retails it’s rich nutrients. Additionally, we source our Argan Oil from women’s collectives in Morocco which helps to employ and empower women to support their families and allow them greater access to health care, education and other opportunities.
What are the Benefits of Argan Oil?
Promotes Heathy Hair
Most notably, Argan Oil is highly regarded for its benefits to achieving healthier, shinier hair.
It contains a high concentration of fatty acids, vitamin e, and antioxidants, which help to restore shine to dull hair, increase hair’s elasticity, and may offer protection from things like heat styling, pollution, and chemical treatments.
You can use Argan Oil in its 100% pure form by applying a few drops to dry or wet hair.
For ultimate hair health, we recommend our Hair & Scalp Elixir. This elixir contains Argan Oil combined with other nourishing botanical oils, as well as other scalp-soothing essential oils.
To use as a pre-shampoo treatment, add a few drops to your conditioner, or a few drops to the hair before conditioning. For styling, add a few drops to the ends of your hair to hydrate and prevent flyaways.
Tip: Argan oil’s benefits aren’t just limited to the hair on your head, our Sir Vitál CONDITION Beard Oil softens the unruliest of beards.
Reveals A Glowing Complexion
Because Argan oil contains skin-loving fatty acids, as well as antioxidants, this oil is excellent at helping restore radiance to a dull complexion. Argan oil also may aid in restoring the skin barrier, and in turn can help smooth skin’s appearance. Vitamin E, one of the many nutrients in Argan Oil, may help promote an even skin tone, and help lighten dark spots over time.
Another added benefit is that Argan oil can be used by most skin types – from very dry, oily, aging, or even more sensitive skin types.
You may use Argan oil on the face or you may add a drop or two to your favorite toner, serum, or moisturizer to give them a boost.
Tip: Add a drop of Argan Oil to foundation or tinted moisturizer to give that “lit from within” glow to the face.
Relieves Dry, Itchy, Skin
Argan oil isn’t just for the face – skin all over the body can benefit from the oil’s properties.
Red, flaky, or irritated skin can experience the hydrating and soothing benefits found in Argan oil, while the antioxidants present int this oil may help reduce the appearance of stretch marks or scarring and help increase the feel of elasticity in the skin.
Argan oil can be applied directly to very dry areas on the skin as a spot treatment or you can add to your body moisturizer or cleanser to enhance their hydrating qualities.
Argan Oil is a key natural ingredient in our Body Lotions and also used in the Immacule Elixir, formulated to smooth the look and feel of the skin and improve the look of stretch marks and other imperfections.
Tip: Apply Argan Oil to dry nails and cuticles for instant relief or add to your favorite hand cream.
What are your favorite ways to incorporate 100% pure Argan Oil into your winter regimen? Let us know in the comments below.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracey Ellis is a beauty enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the beauty industry. You can find her in the lab, manufacturing Source Vitál Products. Tracey is a New Yorker living in Texas and spends her time cooking and spoiling her miniature husky, Tabasco.