Why Everyone Is Talking About Argan Oil
Whether it’s for your hair or skin, argan oil is a real hero product
If dry skin or frazzled hair are the bane of your life, argan oil is just the thing you need to help inject a much-needed dose of moisture and hydration into your life. Suitable to use from head to toe, argan oil – often called liquid gold – is a wonder product.
Hailing from Morocco, argan oil is an all-natural ingredient that’s been used for centuries by women across the Mediterranean to help nourish and moisturize dry skin and hair. That’s not all, though, as it’s often found in kitchen cupboards where it’s used for cooking (we hear it’s particularly good for dipping bread or for drizzling on pasta – yum!), and it’s even believed to have medical benefits when it’s ingested. Is there anything it can’t do?
The golden elixir that we use in Love Beauty and Planet’s formulas is harvested from its birth place, where argan trees are cherished as a barrier against the dryness of the Saraha (and if anywhere knows about dryness, it’s those living in world’s biggest desert, right?). The oil is extracted from the kernels, and it’s easy to see why it’s used by locals to nourish and moisturize dry skin and hair. Namely because it’s a triple threat that’s rich in fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants. That’s exactly why it’s found in so many products, and why it’s so beloved. And, surprise surprise, it’s also why we love it so much.
The benefits of argan oil in hair care
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that argan oil is a multi-use hair savior. As well as being suitable to use in its pure form to nourish and protect strands, it’s an ingredient often incorporated into shampoo, conditioner and styling products, too. Not just because it’s a real champion for tackling dry, neglected ends, but because it can protect hair that’s been through a lot – whether that’s because of one too many dye jobs, or overprocessing caused by heat styling. That’s not all, though, as argan oil is able to increase elasticity and boost shine in dull, lifeless hair, too. It’s also a proven UV-protector and free-radical neutralizer, so all in all it’s pretty magical stuff.
The benefits of argan oil in skin care
When it comes to looking after your skin, argan oil has another roster of super powers; alongside treating conditions including eczema, psoriasis and acne, its antioxidant properties work wonders in protecting skin against cell-damaging free-radicals which can lead to ageing. Plus, dermatologists and skin experts say that the fatty acids found in argan oil may also boost collagen production, which can help plump your skin and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Impressive.
The best argan oil-based skin and hair-care products
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer choice of argan oil-laced products available, let us help. Our Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner are two of our most-loved products – and for good reason. Formulated with argan oil and ethically sourced lavender from France, you’ll find everything from a cleansing shampoo and a nourishing conditioner to a seriously smoothing leave-in cream that promises to deliver healthy-looking, smooth hair in an instant.
Then there’s the Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Hand Wash, which is infused with argan oil and smooths and softens hard, coarse skin, while the scent of lavender will help calm a busy mind. It effectively washes away bacteria using plant-based cleansers, and the matching Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Hand Lotion envelopes dry, rough skin to nourish and hydrate – it’s especially good for weather-worn hands in colder climates.