Argan Oil, sometimes called Moroccan oil, is highly versatile for a variety of beauty and personal care purposes. Here is a round-up of five of my favorite uses for Argan Oil.
Disclosure: Foxbrim provided a sample of their Organic Argan Oil for review. As many of you know, I am a big fan of Argan Oil and also of Foxbrim. I previously used and reviewed some of their other products and have always been pleased with the quality.
My Five Favorite Uses For Argan Oil
1. As a natural leave-in conditioner:
Be careful as this takes a little trial and error, too much will weigh hair down. Argan Oil is one of the few oils I can use as a leave-in conditioner for my long, fine hair. It is light and easily absorbed, but I really only need a drop. I use the eyedropper to put one drop in my palm and let it spread then I smooth it through my hair starting at chin level to the ends.
2. As a light moisturizer to layer over serums:
I like to layer my morning skin care products. After my shower, I apply vitamin C serum, hyaluronic acid serum, then a thin layer of Argan oil (or Rosehip oil). Again I only need a drop for my face and a drop for my neck and chest. My final layer is a good, broad spectrum sunscreen.
3. As an ingredient in DIY bath products:
It is no coincidence that Argan Oil is so popular in grooming, beauty and personal care products. I have used Argan oil in whipped shea butter, bath melts and have added it to commercially prepared shampoos, conditioners and lotions just for a moisturizing boost. Here is a link to my Shea Butter melts tutorial: Shea It Is So Bath Melts.
4. As a moisturizer for hands and nails:
Ever notice I have yet to post a nail art tutorial or review? Well, despite my elaborate skin care routine, I am generally low maintenance when it comes to nails. I love polished nails, but only sometimes polish my own. I do not like a lot of commercial hand creams because of the lingering smell. I find it bothersome if I eat a finger food (fruit, nuts, kale chips, etc) and taste perfume. Coconut oil and Argan oil are among my favorites for the hands and nails. They absorb well and moisturize without leaving an overly perfumed coating. I do use hand cream when my hands are overly dry and scented body lotions if the mood strikes me.
5. As a way to turn foundation into tinted moisturizer
Sometimes for a light, dewy look I will mix a little Argan (and also Rosehip oil) into a small amount of liquid foundation, BB cream or mineral makeup foundation. This makes a nice tinted moisturizer and if you start with just a drop, you can add more until you have the right sheerness. This is also highly moisturizing.
About Foxbrim Organic Argan Oil:
I like that Foxbrim’s Organic Argan Oil is pure and only contains Argan Oil. Some Moroccan Oils are cut with other ingredients, that is fine, I just prefer pure Argan Oil for most uses.
Features and benefits include:
- Cold pressed, extra virgin
- Free of added fragrance and preservatives
- Not tested on animals
- Comes in a 2 fl oz (60 ml) dark glass bottle with an eyedropper in the lid
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