Our Choices for the Top Argan Oil Products
The benefits of Argan Oil have been known to the Berbers of Morocco for many decades, even centuries. It has traditionally been used by Moroccan women primarily for cooking.
Modern society has more use for the oil in the cosmetic industry because of its astonishing results. The active, natural ingredients in this oil are oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid as well as stearic and linolenic acids, all of which are necessary for a healthy body. In addition, vitamin E, the antioxidant carotene and several other acids, alcohols and natural substances are found in this oil.
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil
Hair benefits from the vitamin E, antioxidants, oleic acid and linolenic acids found in it. Kiehl’s “Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil” for instance, has been designed to give the body a healthy, smooth glow by nourishing and nurturing the skin.
Kiehl’s is unique in that it absorbs into the skin instantly, leaving a smooth feeling without an oily residue. This makes it one of the few “dry” oils available. It can be used on hair as well as on the body and won’t leave a greasy coating. A few drops in your bath will improve dry skin quickly. If you take a shower, then simply diffuse with water and then
spritz or rub into the skin after gently blot drying. This product is generally priced around $34.00 for a 4.2oz bottle.
Nourish Argan Oil
As with many high-end Argan oil products, Nourish
has taken the idea of Argan Oil
one step further. They combine 100% Argan Oil with several other ingredients to add shine and humidity resistance to your hair.
Available in an easy-to-use pump applicator, it is fast-absorbing and penetrating leaving hair soft, smooth and super shiny. We like to use alone before styling and a little mixed in with conditioner and shampoo.The benefits of using before styling are substantially decreased drying time with blowers and straighteners...and super-shine. You get a silky feeling that is easy to manage! It is available at HealthyHairPlus.com for $16.99 in a 1.7 fl oz bottle (usually on sale for ~$13.95). Since Nourish is a brand manufactured by Healthy Hair Plus®, you get a product equally as effective and quality as salon products without having to pay for marketing, retail and distributor costs associated with most brands.
Another brand, Josie Maran, sells 4 oz. of Argan oil for the price of $96.00. It comes in a recyclable bottle equipped with a dropper because the quantities needed to be effective are very small. It is recommended for sensitive skin and gentle enough for use anywhere on the body. Frequently, applications center on the eyes to smooth out tiny wrinkles.
The upper lips are also the target of creases and will benefit from Argan Oil treatment. You’ll see results with smoother skin in just a few treatments. The company also offers Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum. The serum contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamin E both critical to your overall health as well as that of your hair.
Eden Allure Pure
Eden Allure Pure comes in 1 oz. bottles at $18.00. This product has a rating of 96 out of 100 in effectiveness and long-term results as well as 97 out of 100 in the quality of their ingredients.
A bottle of 2.2 oz. is available for $30.00. Only a small amount is needed and it can be applied to skin, nails and hair in tiny quantities making it last a long time.
It is made of the purest Argan Oil and is very effective. High Vitamin E content and antioxidant properties in triterpenes found in the product, have a dual purpose in encouraging regeneration of skin cells as well as to protect from free radical damage. After only three to four weeks, results are visible.
Skinception has one of the best ratings. Effectiveness and long-term results are rated both 90 out of 100. Ingredient quality rates 99 out of 100. A four-month supply is available for less than $60.00.
For this price, all the essential fatty acids, vitamins, alcohols and antioxidants will work their full potential on skin and hair. An important reason for its effectiveness is its 100% purity.
Unlike Argan oil from other companies, this oil contains no preservatives or additives to the natural oil. Skin treated with small drops of Argan Oil looks younger and healthier due to the effects of hydration and nourishment. Small lines around the eyes and mouth vanish and deeper lines will be much improved.