Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil form a delightful duo of oil for hair, nails and skin care. Both of these oils are lightweight and quickly absorbed. Argan Oil (sometimes known as Moroccan Oil) has attracted much attention in recent years as a trendy ingredient in hair and skin care products. Rosehip Oil is also experiencing an upsurge in popularity. One of my favorite natural beauty companies Azure Naturals distributes 100% pure, organic Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil.
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I’ve had good experience using Azure Naturals products in the past so I was excited to try these products. AzureNaturals claims they use natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. I have been using their Ultimate Argan Oil and Ultimate Rosehip Oil for the past couple weeks. I have used Argan oil for a couple years, but this was my first experience with Rosehip Oil. I found that Azure Naturals does not disappoint and neither did these delightful oils.
Azure Naturals Ultimate Argan Oil
Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan Tree of Morocco. I have been using it on my skin and hair for a couple years because I love the ultra-lightweight, relatively non-greasy texture. I find it is quickly absorbed into my hair and skin. It is one of the few oils I can wear on my fine hair without weighing it down (it turns out that Rosehip is one of the few others).
According to Azure Naturals, “Argan Oil is an incredibly rich natural source of powerful anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid as well as other essential fatty acids including Oleic, Palmitic, and Linoleic Acids. These ingredients make Argan Oil Super Food for your skin, hair, and entire body!”
100% Pure Organic Argan Oil is certified by Ecocert, the USDA, and the European Union.
|The Argan Tree, photo Credit: Argan tree by Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be|
Azure Naturals Ultimate Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil is extracted the oil from wild rose bushes that grow in the southern Andes. It has been used for generations by the Andean Indians of Chile for a variety of purposes. It is known to be full of beauty-boosting vitamin A, vitamin C and the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6
I am newer to using Rosehip Oil. It has a stronger scent than Argan Oil, it is still quite mild. I would describe the scent as slightly “rosy” with a more “herbal” tinge (if that makes sense).
Similar to Argan oil, it is also lightweight and non-greasy (for an oil). And it is also very quickly absorbed by my hair and skin.
According to Azure Naturals: “Rosehip Oil contains 77% of naturally occurring essential fatty acids plus super antioxidants Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and a natural form of Vitamin A (Retinol), which helps delay and reverse the signs of aging, helps with new cell regeneration, and promotes increased collagen and elastin production.”
100% Pure Organic Rosehip Oil is sustainably sourced and certified by Ecocert, the USDA, and the European Union.
|Image credit: A botanical illustration showing the various stages of growth by Otto Wilhelm Thomé Public domain, source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_canina#mediaviewer/File:Illustration_Rosa_canina1.jpg|
A Few Ways to Use Argan and Rosehip Oil:
Argan and Rosehip oils are not interchangeable–they do offer different benefits. However, they are similar in consistency and texture and I believe they are quite complementary. Both are highly effective moisturizers:
1. Deep Condition Your Hair: Add a couple drops of each in your hand and warm with your body heat for a few seconds, then thoroughly massage into your scalp and hair. Leave on up to an hour then shampoo.
2. Condition nails and cuticle: massage a small amount into your finger nails and cuticles. Either of these oils will work well, the mixture of both is even better.
3. Either of these oils can be applied neat to the skin. I prefer them as a hand moisturizer over most hand creams I have tried because they moisturize without leaving a greasy residue. I like to use a couple drops of each.
4. Apply after facial serums: It is no secret that I like facial serums. I also like to apply a light, easily absorbed oil after I apply my Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid serums. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin C so it may even work for some as a substitute for Vitamin C serum.
5. Use in natural bath and beauty products: I recently used Argan oil as an ingredient in my homemade bath melts and a lot of my favorite commercially produced products include Argan oil. As I am newer to Rosehip oil, I have not yet used it as an ingredient, but it is also a popular ingredient to boost the moisture and vitamin content.
6. These are also great for the men! Both are nice as a skin, hair and nails moisturizer, but a little Argan Oil makes a great beard conditioner. So I am told, I have never actually had a beard.
Where To Purchase Ultimate Argan Oil and Ultimate Rosehip Oil:
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You can purchase these products on the AzureNaturals or from Amazon:
- Amazon listing for 100% Pure, Organic Ultimate Argan Oil
- Amazon listing for 100% Pure, Organic Ultimate Rosehip Oil