Argan is one of the few oils sold solo without being part of a serum mixed with other oils and essentials. (When do you see companies selling a shiny bottle of Jojoba or Olive oil?) That’s because it’s a powerhouse of skin nutrition all by itself containing Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids that locks in moisture without clogging pores. It’s one of the few oils that can calibrate by making oily skin less so, and dry skin hydrated. It’s nature sprinkled with magic which is why so many companies are hopping on the bandwagon.
As with anything, all Argan isn’t equal. How it’s sourced and processed is everything. Without boring you with those details (which I of course find fascinating), I’ll just say that 1001 Remedies Eco Cert Treasure Oil is a standout in a sea of imitations. Argan is a whole body cure-all which is why I use it for a few different things.
I massage a few drops into my lids- working it into my lashes before layering my cleanser on top and it makes all the difference (especially when I use my konjac sponge too.) It doesn’t burn my eyes and it cuts mascara like nothing else can. When used together, it removes eye makeup easier than anything else I’ve tried (even this Magic Mitt that I used for years.)
Forget the silicone serums, Argan is known to soften brittle hair because it literally helps it to retain protein. It’s a shine enhancer that isn’t greasy so use as much as you need to tame frizz, static, and lifeless hair.
I love mixing it with powder masks (like THIS iconic $10 one that you should have by now) to make a cleansing clay scrub. You can also leave it on as a mask especially if your skin tends to feel dry after using clay-based treatments. You’ll get the benefit of the clay without the drying effects afterward.
Mike isn’t a skincare kinda guy (good) but I had him use this after he ran out of whatever I gave him last time and he keeps talking about how he actually likes it. Maybe because it’s unscented and absorbs better than even the lightest lotion. Whatever the case, I’ll happily share knowing it’s something he’ll use.
It’s such a safe bet to try because even if it didn’t work for your skin (which it does for most people), you can repurpose it in so many different ways.