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:

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What it is

What it does

 Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Antioxidant

  • 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.

Try:

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