What Is Argan Oil And Why You Should Try It

Posted on Mar 1 2015 - 10:54pm by Lanie

So, what is Argan Oil?


oil of argan
I’ve never heard of argan oil since the workshop.
I’ve never been very thankful to bring home one Oil of Argan bottle and a facial soap.
I’m a fan of FREE and I’m always brave to try (just as long as the product claims to be chemical free and all-natural).

I’ve tried a couple of oil based moisturizers but they never worked well on my skin and I ended with big , bad and red spots on some part of my face. So I switched back to my old trusted and tested aloe vera gel to do the work (it’s all really natural where I pick the leaves, tear it open and rub the gel against my face at least 3 times a week).

argan soap
When I bring home the OIl of Argan at home, I tried it immediately and oh-yes, I was very surprised when I wake up and felt my skin feeling softer than usual and I can see how it looks visibly soft and clear in just one use.

Please take note that I wasn’t paid to try this product. I’m talking from my own personal experience.

I basically fell in love from the first use and what do people do when they are in love? In my case, I investigate. I scoured the net to know about why it’s so freaking good and I learned these:

From 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.

(Ah, just like olive oil.)

From https://headtotoeshop.wordpress.com

The production of argan oil, which is still mostly done by traditional methods, is a lengthy process. Each nut has to be cracked open to remove the kernels, and it is said that producing one litre of oil takes 20 hours’ work.

Internationally, there is now much interest in its cosmetic uses. Moroccan Oil uses Argan oil in their range of hair care products, and this brand has become a world leader in the specialized use of argan oil in hair care. Other manufacturers such as L’oreal Paris Kerastase use argan oil in their Elixir Ultime hair treatment.

There a handful of recommended use of Oil of Argan but I’ll just highlight my 3 best favorite:

#1: Face Moisturizer

After washing your face at night, massage a few drops of argan oil directly onto your face and neck. It absorbs quickly and is not greasy. If you want to use it as a day moisturizer apply it at least 5 minutes then apply your power or your liquid foundation.

#2 Whole-Body Moisturizer

Once you see amazing ways that Oil of Argan benefits your face, do not hesitate to use it as your whole-body moisturizer! If you have dry patches on your heals, elbows or other areas, massage an extra drop into those areas for relief.

#3: Lip Conditioner

Oil of Argan benefits more than just your skin and hair; it makes for a wonderful lip treatment or chap stick substitute! Rub in 1-2 drops, and wipe away any excess.
This will not only heal any cracked lips, but also keep your lips soft, smooth and conditioned.

How to Store Oil of Argan?

So I’ve read, that you keep bottles out of direct sunlight, and sealed tight. It is recommended to use the oil within 6 months of opening for optimal benefit.

Where to Buy to Argan Oil?

Please take note …it is important to get actual high-quality oil.
A low-quality oil will not give you the same argan oil benefits as it will not have the same concentration of nutrients. You get what you pay for, so it is definitely worth it to be wary and read labels carefully. So when selecting your argan oil, look for pure 100% argan oil.

A good, pure argan oil will be more expensive, but when you look at the number of products (eye creams, moisturizers, lotions, hair styling products, etc.) you can replace, it is worth every penny. I personally recommend Oil of Argan and it’s sold in:

Taguig, Metro Manila
Alabang Town Center
Festival Mall
Glorietta 3
Trinoma Mall
Robinsons Galleria
Robinsons Magnolia
Robinsons Ermita
Please check their website for more details: http://www.oilofarganph.com/ , Facebook page here.
Their partner store is SESOU NATURE SOURCE

Review written by:
Joy Gurtiza


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44 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shari Jane Jansen2015/03/02 at 3:04 am - Reply

    I am loving Oil of Argan! I use it as a base before putting on my make-up. It doesn’t make my face itchy after application (because my skin is allergic to many base make-ups and creams). This is so perfect for me! 🙂

    • Arvin Boqueo2015/10/12 at 3:23 am - Reply

      You should also try the brand Ana Zouina, its 100% pure organic with ECOCERT.

  2. juvy ann petilla2015/03/04 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I have just learned of Argan oil products myself. I use it as a hair leave on and I am really happy with how healthier and more manageable my hair has become. This is a very good product!

  3. shari jane jansen2015/03/06 at 12:33 am - Reply

    My problem is my skin because asid from a dry skin, I am also allergic to most of the cosmetic products and this Oil of Argan is so right for me because it’s organic!

  4. Ann Cagalingan2015/03/06 at 12:47 am - Reply

    My problem in my skin is allergic to make ups,so i hope this argan oil/soap can help me to have fine and healthy skin..

  5. Jacq Paraguya2015/03/06 at 1:30 am - Reply

    The most problematic part of my body are my legs because they are really dry especially after I became pregnant. I am excited and would love to try Argan oil for the first time (this was also recommended to me by mommy blogger Sarah Tirona)! Thanks for this giveaway Mommy Bloggers Philippines!

  6. Maan2015/03/06 at 2:15 am - Reply

    While I’m blessed enough to not suffer from facial acne, I actually have acne on my back! I have tried a lot of products, but they don’t give permanent results. I’m curious to try Argan Oil!

  7. Kat | Petite Momma2015/03/06 at 2:37 am - Reply

    I have a very sensitive skin and it’s very dry most of the time. I’ve used other natural oils as moisturizers and would love to try Argan Oil and see the results! 🙂

  8. Rackell Villareal2015/03/06 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Q: What is the most problematic part of your body?
    A: I have a dry skin, I already tried different kind of lotions but still no effect. I want to try Argan Oil baka sakali maging hiyang skin ko. 🙂

  9. Celin Mendoza2015/03/06 at 4:55 am - Reply

    I have a very problematic skin in my arms, especially in my hands/palms. It is always dry, cracking, and most of the time peeling. It was only lately that I discovered I had skin asthma. Kaya pala there are moments that I have scaley skin in some part of my legs too. I purchased an argan oil from a friend, but sadly it was not an authentic argan oil pala according to my dermatologist. The miracle of moisture from the argan oil is what my body desperately needed. =)

  10. Yvonne Bertoldo2015/03/06 at 5:01 am - Reply

    I have tried this before because it was included in a BDJ Box that I availed last year. It is also known to lighten stretchmarks. I would love to get more of this Argan Oil so I can use it in my most problematic part of my body which is my tummy area. 🙁

  11. Julie Ann Taguibao2015/03/06 at 5:34 am - Reply

    My hair, my skin and my tummy..haha.. I have a very sensitive skin, my hair is dry and is very prone to split ends, and I really can’t get rid of my bilbils!

  12. Hanna Roxette Aquino-Zulueta2015/03/06 at 7:59 am - Reply

    My lips are my most problematic body part. I always get dry and chapped lips! 🙁

  13. Joseph2015/03/06 at 8:32 am - Reply

    This is my first time to encounter “Argan oil”. Thanks for the info 🙂

  14. Jhanis2015/03/06 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Around my eyes! I hover between looking like a raccoon and a wrinkled prune! 🙁 Need. Argan. Oil.

  15. Mary Grace Mondejar2015/03/06 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    one of the most problematic part of your body is my acne in my back. and I believe that Argan Oil will help me to solve my problem about acne on my back. Thank you.

  16. mercy grace Dela cruz2015/03/06 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    My problem is my skin, I have dry skin and I really want to try argan oil as my moisturizer! It will be a big help for me.

  17. Maria Fernandez2015/03/06 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    What is the most problematic part of your body?

    I have a dry skin. I used lotion every time and I want to try this Argan Oil.

  18. Gracie | Gracious Mom2015/03/06 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    The most problematic part of my body? Recently, I’ve noticed my skin became dry especially my heels.. they’re “cracked” due to dryness..

  19. theresa2015/03/07 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Wanna join. I am a fan of Argan Oil and I actually blogged about them. I want to try a different brand too so I would determine which one’s more effective.

  20. Kessa Thea Nielsen2015/03/07 at 8:17 am - Reply

    The most problematic part of my body is my skin especially that I just gave birth. When I was pregnant, I had uneven skin tone and I had very dry skin. I’ve tried a few body oils and it kind of relieved the dryness after application. After I gave birth I am still trying to find ways to bring back my skin’s health.

  21. Floree Fullo2015/03/07 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    i wanna try this sometime. 🙂

  22. sarah tirona2015/03/08 at 2:33 am - Reply

    i also swear by argan oil but mostly on my hair, never tried it on my face, afraid it’ll be too sticky but after reading this, im gonna give it a try tonight 🙂

  23. May De Jesus-Palacpac2015/03/08 at 3:06 am - Reply

    The word “oil” in the name put me off at first because I’ve been battling with oiliness on my face lately…but now I really, really want to try it especially that you mentioned that it’s also a lip conditioner. My lips are drying out so bad.

    • Joy2015/03/08 at 3:39 am - Reply

      May, I tried it on my lips the other night kasi nagsugat na siya hindi lang basta cracked, the next morning hindi pa magaling pero better than the last night…

  24. Joy2015/03/08 at 3:28 am - Reply

    I tried putting in on my hair once, like I sprayed it directly on my scalp and left it there for 30 minutes or so… then I’m not sure kung OA lang ako pero it made my hair more maganda… hindi na parang bagsak na bagsak…

  25. Jelo Manongsong2015/03/08 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    My face and back because I have acne and acne scars. :'(

  26. Jim Marlon Macaraeg2015/03/08 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    My feet is the problematic part of my body. I want to use this Argan Oil.

  27. Mommy Peach2015/03/08 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard a lot about what Argan Oil does to the hair and its amazing benefits but I’ve never tried it yet.

  28. Millie2015/03/09 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I’ve used Argan Oil na when my MIL sent me a couple of bottles last year. We had to use it kasi our kids have sensitive skin.. I didn’t know na meron pala dito niyan. I will check out one of the outlets.:)

  29. Katrina Alcantara2015/03/09 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Haven’t heard about Argan oil before, but I want to try this 🙂

  30. Maricel Fajardo2015/03/09 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    My problem is my scalp and hair I got split ends and its becoming dry I like to try argan oil because from what I read its effective

  31. helen gatbonton2015/03/10 at 3:57 am - Reply

    My problem is my hands,ver dry.kaya nga minsan or madalas lagi ako naglalagay ng moisturiser kahit sa kamay

  32. Jacky Lou Orinion2015/03/10 at 8:32 am - Reply

    The most problematic part of my body is my belly. 4 months after i gave birth to my only child, i underwent myomectomy. The skin on my belly is so saggy and it has strechmarks. It was so big when i was pregnant because i also had myoma and it didn’t went back to its appearance before i was pregnant. I have read a lot about the benefits of argan oil so i know this can help me a lot with my problem. And oh, the skin on my legs are usually dry, this can help with that too.

  33. Katherine Manalansan2015/03/11 at 5:32 am - Reply

    I love argan oil! Not only is it a versatile beauty product it’s also very safe to use

  34. Astra2015/03/11 at 6:17 am - Reply

    The most problematic part of my body is my legs because it gets so dry.

  35. Jen Santos2015/03/11 at 6:33 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried Argan Oil on my skin before. Lagi lang ako sa hair but after reading this review parang gusto kong itry mamaya. Haha! 🙂

  36. Princess Buenviaje2015/03/12 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    The most problematic part of my body is my legs. I want to try the Argan oil, hope to win 🙂

  37. Pau A2015/03/13 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    My most problematic part of my body right now is my neck, the skin on my neck is drying. 🙁

  38. Gladita Manongsong2015/03/14 at 1:02 am - Reply

    My face problem is my wrinkles.

  39. Jho Tacorda2015/03/14 at 7:45 am - Reply

    My most problematic area is my feet. Especially the heels and ankles.

  40. yasmine2015/03/15 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Have always wanted to try argan oil! Hope i win!

  41. Nhessie Agustin2015/03/26 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thanks for the recommendation! So that’s how Argan Oil is used. Will have to try this soon!

  42. Patty Noooks2016/01/17 at 8:08 am - Reply

    I will try Argan Oil asap! I hope it will work on my face and hair.

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