Replace Your Moisturizer with This

Argan oil: two words, four syllables, a plethora of benefits. Derived from the kernels in the fruit of the Argania Spinosa Tree, Morocco’s “liquid gold” quickly replaces moisturizers, hair conditioners, anti-aging serums and cuticle creams.

What it does:

  • Hydrates skin
  • Treats split ends
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Diminishes acne
  • Prevents stretch marks
  • Softens cuticles

What’s in it?

Argan oil contains key antioxidants and essential fatty acids:


What it is

What it does

 Vitamin E (Tocopherol)


  • Protects from free radical damage

Oleic Acid

Monounsaturated Omega 3 fatty acid

  • Softens skin, hair and cuticles
  • Promotes healthy sebum levels

 Linoleic Acid

Polyunsaturated Omega 6 fatty acid

  • Promotes healthy skin turnover
  • Reduces inflammation

Not all brands are created equal

To truly benefit from Argan oil’s components, beware:

  • Additives 

Packed with silicone and aloe, these brands contain small amounts of Argan oil. Opt for 100 percent pure Argan oil.

  • Non-organic labels

Be sure to seek out packaging labeled “organic” to ensure the absence of pesticides and other chemicals during the growing and extraction processes.


Josie Maran 100 percent pure Argan Oil, $48.00 for 1.7 oz, Sephora
Replace Your Moisturizer with This: Photographed by Jessica Toscano