We’ve written before about how the beauty industry is often influenced by trends, just like the fashion industry, and trends of new wonder-ingredients pop up on an almost weekly basis. With brands like Elemis, Decleor and Dermalogica, however, it takes a lot more than “trends” to influence what they put in their products, so when something like argan oil does make an appearance, you know it’s really effective.
What is Argan Oil?
According to Wikipedia “Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) that is endemic to Morocco. In Morocco, argan oil is used to dip bread in at breakfast or to drizzle on couscous or pasta. It is also used for cosmetic purposes.”
What Does it Do?
Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturiser. Argan oil is also proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.
Which Products Contain Argan Oil?
One of the newer products on our shelves, this serum is an intesly rich moisturiser, designed to totally reinvigorate and repair very dry skin. It contains myrrh, lavender, marjoram and avocado oils, as well as argan oil, to enrich the skin with essential nutrients and protect the skins natural balance. It can be used underneath your regular moisturiser for an improved complexion.
This serum may come in a tiny bottle but it is PACKED with age-fighting ingredients, including rose oil and jasmine oil, amongst others, as well as several peptides and amino acids, and of course argan oil. Applied at night time after cleansing your face, this serum synchronises with night time circadian rhythms to enhance skin nourishment, recovery, cell renewal and hydration levels. It also delivers a quicker, more effective penetration of actives to address skin care issues.
This mask from Decleor performs two main functions; phase one hydrates the skin to give a soothing sensation. Phase two provides nourishment and relieves feelings of tightness and irritation. The mask contains cranberry oil, as well as argan oil, and leaves the skin with improved luminosity.