I'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT IT LATELY....
I am sure that by now must of us have! It's been marketed in a LOT of beauty and skin care products as of lately. I would say of course that it may just be a "fad" with beauty trends right now, but after doing some research I may be wrong about that! The awesome and proven benefits of Argan Oil are here to stay and so is the product. It might just be something to give more consideration to after all :)
WHAT IS ARGAN OIL?
This might seem like a fairly obvious question and I thought I knew what the answer was, but there was quite a bit I didn't know! Firstly, it's a plant oil that does come from the Argan Tree- which is native to Morocco. There, Moroccan's use the oil in food for break dipping or pastas. The nut itself of the tree's fruit has about 1-3 Argan kernels and depending on which extraction method is used, can yield anywhere from 30-50% of oil in those kernels!
The key to the entire production process is the extraction method and quality of the method chosen, as this will determine the quality of the Argan Oil. When it comes to Argan Oil that will be used in cosmetics for example, the kernels are not roasted, so as to avoid the nutty scent that can result. The clearer the Argan Oil, the more it's filtered and in turn requires a higher quality and purity.
If certain extraction methods are used, Argan Oil will outlast olive oil as it's more resistant to oxidation and also contains fatty acids and vitamin E or tocopherols. For many centuries, Moroccans have used the oil to treat many skin issues and as a moisturizer for hair and skin. Now, with its increasingly popularity in the US, the Moroccan government has made plans to implement increased production by doubling their product of Argan Oil by 2020.
the MANY BENEFITS OF ARGAN OIL:
There are a LOT of these...really too many to list so I just wanted to take a look at those that help with skin conditions and skin care as I felt those be more relevant :) It should be noted that it has been shown promising research that Argan Oil is a factor in preventing certain cancers, heart disease, and even obesity! As for the benefits to your hair and skin, the oil really does provide some fantastic advantages over other moisturizers and products!
It provides treatment to split ends and frizzy hair, while also adding beautiful shine. Argan Oil is really good for your scalp as well, especially if it tends to get dry! You can moisturize your scalp at night and then in the morning, wash your hair/scalp as the oil has had enough time to fully absorb into your head.
I was hesitant to try this on my skin too, but after doing the research I saw that it was recommended for skin application as well. This oil has been proven to treat acne and is a fantastic moisturizer for skin too. It will give you radiant skin- in addition to a smoother texture! It can be utilized as a full body moisturizer in addition to a facial lotion.
CASHMERE FALLS- HEAVENLY HYDRATION PREMIUM GRADE MOROCCAN ARGAN OIL $24.95*
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I've had the chance to try out a few Argan Oils before, but this one was probably my BEST and at the top of my list :) The main reason why is that the quality is just better than similar products- I noticed right away that this one has NO smell and was virtually clear. This means this Argan Oil is filtered numerous times to get that kind of purity!
As for the odor, most do not have much of one to begin with, but they've all seemed to still have a slight undertone or hint of general oil odors. This Moroccan Argan Oil from Cashmere Falls didn't has the slightest scent. This would be perfect for those with sensitive skin or if you have sensitivity to scents and perfumes!
It only took about 4-6 pumps for my entire scalp and I used a couple of my hair on the ends. I found that the best method of application to be right after I had washed my hair and it had just been towl-dried. I then followed my usual drying and styling routine- I could really tell how much shine and smoothness improved! It seemed that each time that I used the product the strength and shine of my hair got better and better :)