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9 Powerful and Surprising Beauty Benefits of Argan Oil

Hello lovelies!

Do you have dry, damaged, and dull hair? Is your skin so dry that you’re desperate to make a change?If this is your case, I have good news for you! Indeed, with argan oil, you will get the results you need beyond your expectations.

Called “liquid gold” in Morocco, this wonderful oil brims with multiple repairing and moisturizing properties to take care of your hair and skin. Thus, this oil is the ideal staple you need in your bathroom to take care of your beauty.

However, you must know how to use it to benefit from its wonderful properties. Let’s discover the beauty benefits of argan oil for your hair and skin!

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What is argan oil?


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Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the fruit of the argan tree. This tree grows mainly in the South West of Morocco. Consequently, people call it “Moroccan oil” for this reason. In 1988, Morocco’s Argan Tree Biosphere Reserve even became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Traditionally, argan oil is produced by Berber women in cooperatives. Using ancestral methods, they delicately extract the almonds contained in the kernel of the tree’s fruit. Then, they crush these almonds and transform it into a paste. Afterwards, they mix this paste and blend it with warm water to obtain the famous argan oil.

If the kernels are roasted before use, argan oil is intended for food use. Highly nutritious, you can recognize by its dark color and nutty taste. However, when the kernels are not roasted, you can use argan oil for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. Also, when the oil is lighter in color, you can apply it to your skin, hair, and nails.

What is the composition of argan oil?

As a highly prized oil on the market, argan oil has many nutritional, cosmetic, and therapeutic properties. Indeed, it contains many beneficial components such as:

  • vitamins A and E
  • essential fatty acids (omega 6 and 9)
  • antioxidants

The multiple benefits of argan oil for your skin


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Fortunately for us, many women come back to nature’s gifts to moisturize their skin. As a God-sent gift, argan oil has many benefits for your skin. Here are some that you can discover.

Replaces your day cream

Do you think you can’t live without your day cream? Then, you’ll change your mind with argan oil. Indeed, this oil is excellent for your skin as it gives it greater elasticity and suppleness.

Moreover, argan oil is a natural anti-aging agent. Rich in antioxidants, argan oil effectively combats skin aging. Also, it can be used to moisturize the rest of your body. It’s not just for your face!

Promotes skin healing

Do you have constant dry skin, chapped skin, eczema, or stretch marks? Then, argan oil is the quintessential remedy you’ll need to fix these woes!

Indeed, argan oil has exceptional healing properties. Moreover, it soothes itchy or irritated skin. You can also use it to soften skin damaged by scars.

In winter, don’t hesitate to use it as a lip balm. Indeed, argan oil is very effective to combat chapped lips. Apply it to your lips every evening before bedtime, and your chapped lips will become a bad memory! Also, don’t forget to apply it to your hands and feet before going to bed, especially if you suffer from chilblains.

Finally, argan oil is particularly recommended for pregnant women. Indeed, it will help them prevent stretch marks on the stomach, upper thighs, and breasts.

Fights against acne effectively

You may ask me: how can you apply oil on an acne-prone skin??? I know, this may seem counterintuitive. However, argan oil is a formidable acne fighter.

Indeed, we might think that applying oil to oily skin would only aggravate the situation. However, thanks to its antioxidant power, argan oil helps acne-prone skin regain its balance, without clogging pores.

Moreover, the healing properties of this oil enable the skin to regenerate more easily and to reduce skin inflammation. To treat acne-prone skin, apply a few drops of argan oil morning and evening to clean, makeup-free skin.

What are the benefits of argan oil for your hair?


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Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants, argan oil has many nourishing and moisturizing properties for your hair. Deeply moisturizing, fighting the signs of aging, repairing damaged hair…The beauty benefits of argan oil for your hair are numerous. What if we discover them together?

Deeply repairs and nourishes your hair

As you may know, our hair is mainly made of keratin, lipids, mineral salts, and water. Therefore, it needs deep nutrition and hydration to stay healthy.

If you apply argan oil as a pre-wash hair treatment or as a mask, your hair will be nourished, soft, and supple. Moreover, you can also use argan oil after heavy exposure to environmental elements (sun, wind, and cold). Thus, this oil will repair and nourish your weakened hair.

Protects your hair lengths and ends

The composition is also useful in preventing all external aggressions to your hair on a daily basis by many factors and tools:

  • heat from styling appliances
  • chemical coloring, bleaching, or straightening
  • synthetic shampoos
  • shampoos unsuitable for your hair type
  • plastic brushes
  • pollution
  • UV rays
  • cold and wind
  • salt, chlorinated or hard water
  • rubbing on clothes and sheets
  • extremely tight hairstyles
  • synthetic styling products: hairsprays, gel, etc.

As such, all these daily micro-aggressions generate a production of free radicals. Thus, they can lead to dryness and damage to your ends, especially at the ends. Thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, argan oil counteracts this oxidative stress and coat the hair fiber.

Therefore, argan oil helps to limit the appearance of split ends, so that your hair will be less affected by harmful external agents.

Moisturizes your hair

Sebum is produced naturally by the scalp’s sebaceous glands. It protects the hair fiber by creating a hydrolipidic film around it, like a waterproof barrier. Moreover, sebum acts as a barrier against water evaporation, helping to maintain, protect, and regulate hair hydration.

Regular stresses such as over-frequent washing, the use of drying shampoos and styling products, or pollution and bad weather, damage this hydrolipidic film. Therefore, your hair is more exposed to dehydration, especially if you have dry hair.

Thanks to its high level of essential fatty acids, argan oil is ideal for strengthening this protective barrier and preserving dry, fluffy, or dehydrated hair. Also, it is the ideal oil for caring for frizzy hair as well.

Fortifies and sheathes your hair

Argan oil restores strength and vitality to your hair and coats your hair fiber. Moreover, it smoothes the scales of porous hair, making it supple, resistant, and disciplined. Also, argan oil helps to limit uncontrolled frizz.

Adds volume and redefines your curls

Do you have curly, frizzy, or wavy hair? Then, argan oil is your best ally! Indeed, as it smoothes the scales of porous hair, your hair will be left feeling supple. Thus, argan oil helps to structure and redefine your curls.

Restores shine and radiance to your hair

By deeply regenerating your hair, argan oil restores shine and radiance from root to tip. For instance, if you have dull, tired and color-treated hair, argan oil will make your hair silky. Thus, you will have soft and luminous hair once again!

Stimulates hair growth

When you apply argan oil in circular massages on your scalp, it will stimulate hair growth. Thus, it will boost your blood microcirculation, your cell renewal, as well as the production of keratin and sebum in your hair bulb. Consequently, all this boosts your hair growth, densifies your hair, and reduces hair loss.

In addition, you can use a shampoo enriched with argan oil to stimulate your hair growth as well. Indeed, if you use it regularly, you will have tremendous results.

How can you use argan oil for your hair and skin?


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Mask or hot oil treatment

You can use argan oil as a mask before or after shampooing. Also, you can use it as a hot oil treatment to deeply repair, nourish, and protect your hair. It’s ideal to use in homemade hair care recipes.

Depending on the length of your hair, apply one to several tablespoons or argan oil to your scalp, lengths, and ends. Let it sit for an hour or overnight under a warm towel for intense revitalization. You can use this hot oil treatment once a week to once a month, according to the state of your hair.

Hair conditioner

Argan oil is an excellent hair conditioner. Indeed, it will detangle your hair easily, leaving your hair soft, silky, and shiny.

You may use it on its own to avoid greasing your hair. However, you can use it as an ingredient in your own deep conditioner recipe.

Revitalizing mask for dry and damaged hair

Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:

  • argan oil (2 tablespoons)
  • wheat germ vegetable oil (2 tablespoons)
  • ylang-ylang essential oil (5 drops)
  • black spruce essential oil (5 drops)

On dry or damp hair, apply the mask strand by strand, avoiding the roots. Wrap hair in a towel and leave on for 30 minutes. Then use a mild shampoo to wash hair and properly remove oils. This mask can be used 2 to 3 times a month.

Styling oil

Argan oil can also be used daily to tame your hair, smooth and discipline flyaways and control frizz. Thus, you’ll be able to achieve your most beautiful hairstyles without using synthetic hairspray or gel.

Simply dispense a few drops of oil into the palms of your hands before applying to your hair to set your style. Afterwards, your hair will stay in place, protected and shiny all day long.

Split end care

Don’t hesitate to use a few drops of Argan oil to protect your ends and prevent split ends. To do this, apply a very small amount of oil to the ends of your dry or damp hair, morning or night.

Skin moisturizer

Use a few drops of argan oil on your face to use it as a day cream. Moreover, you can use argan oil as your usual body lotion, especially if you have dry skin.

Are there any side effects of using argan oil for your hair and skin?

As a general rule, argan oil is quite safe for anyone. However, if you’re allergic to nuts, stay away from argan oil. Consequently, I advise you to do a patch test before using argan oil.

What kind of argan oil should you use?


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Nowadays, argan oils of different qualities are available on the market. To be sure you’re using the best possible product, the first thing to look for is cold-pressed, unrefined, vegetable argan oil. To ensure that the oil retains all its virtues, it must be extracted using low-rotation mechanical millstones. Thus, this prevents the temperature from exceeding 60°Celsius.

To select your argan oil, I recommend the following criteria:

  • Select an organic argan oil, 100% pure and vegetable
  • Make sure it is not combined with any chemical products
  • Avoid refined oils at all costs
  • Always choose cold-pressed argan oil
  • The ideal argan oil shouldn’t contain added fragrances (it emanates delicate scents of toasted sesame and hazelnut in its natural state)
  • It should be stored in a glass bottle, preferably tinted to prevent light fading.

If I had to recommend a brand, I would choose the Organic Argan Oil from NOW Solutions. It’s pure, 100% organic, and rather cheap. However, you can also find organic argan oil in your regular health stores.

Summary: what are the beauty benefits of argan oil for your hair and skin?


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There are many beauty benefits of argan oil for your hair and skin. Indeed, it has moisturizing and repairing properties for dry and damaged hair. Also, it is a wonderful oil to heal, moisturize and prevent aging for dry skin. If you don’t use argan oil in your beauty routine, I hope this article will help you change your mind. I guarantee you’ll be utterly satisfied when you use this “liquid gold” regularly!

Well, that’s all for today! What do you think of beauty benefits of argan oil for your hair and skin? How do you use argan oil in your daily beauty routine? Fell free to share in the comments below!

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  1. Michel says:

    I have always enjoyed using products that contain Argan oil and reading this article, I now know why. I didn’t know you could eat the kernels either. I am definitely going to try your recipe for the mask, so thanks for that. Could one us Argan oil to bath in? I sometimes like to use it while my skin is still damp. Just a few drops so I don’t feel to oily. 

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for your comment ! Yes you can use argan oil in your bath !

  2. fityourselfbarre says:

    Hello! Great article about the awesome benefits of argan oil! I love argan oil and I use it a lot for my hair as it deeply repairs and nourishes. I do an argan hair mask once a week because my hair is very dry. I was very surprised to find out that it also helps with acne and that it could replace my day cream. I wasn’t aware of the difference between roasted and not roasted argan oil. I have never tried cooking with argan oil so that really is interesting info. I should try it!

    I have been lucky to visit Marocco and buy authentic argan oil from over there!

    1. admin says:

      Wow thanks for sharing !

  3. Debby says:

    This article is a fantastic guide to the wonders of argan oil! 😊 I’m particularly intrigued by its potential to tame frizz and redefine curls, which is something I’ve been struggling with. 🌀 Can you share more insights into how argan oil specifically addresses frizz and enhances natural curls? Is it best to do the mask or as a leave in conditioner? Also, any personal tips for someone with frizzy and curly hair like mine would be much appreciated. I would love to be one of those people who could get out of the shower and just let my hair air-dry, this seems like it might be that product for me.  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for your comment ! To fight frizz you can use argan oil in a mask or as a serum on your ends…

  4. Manisha says:

    Hi Elodie,

    One of the best things about natural things is that they do not have any side effects and are also budget-friendly. It’s been a year now that I have been using argan oil for my hair and it really helped. I apply argan oil on my hair once a week (mostly on weekends) and it keeps my hair smooth and moist throughout the week… In addition to this, I also have dry skin so after reading the post I think it’s a great idea to use it for moisturising the skin. I really liked the post. Thanks.


    1. admin says:

      You’re welcome Manisha !

  5. Matias says:

    hey Elodie 🙂

    thx for the article, it was very informative. i’ve used argan oil for my hair, and it really does wonders. it makes my hair so soft and shiny. also, i didn’t know you could use it for acne-prone skin. that’s interesting. do you have any specific recommendations for a good argan oil brand?


    1. admin says:

      Yes I recommended NOW argan oil on my post…

  6. Steph D says:

    Hi Elodie,

    This information is great, thank you for sharing it with the world!

    I did not know much about argon oil, and your article was easy to read and thorough. I especially liked learning about how versatile it is and the importance of using the best oil possible. No processed junk for me, thank you!

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  7. Michael Gray says:

    This comprehensive product evaluation of “Aragon Oil,” often referred to as liquid gold, offers an eloquent depiction and an extensive catalog of its advantages. While I may not be actively seeking this product at the moment, I would unquestionably turn to this review as my primary resource if I were in the market for it. Appreciative thanks for the informative insights.


    1. admin says:

      You’re welcome !

  8. Leila says:

    First off, I want to say that your article about argan oil is an absolute gem! It’s not every day that you come across such a comprehensive guide to a natural beauty product.

    I’ve been struggling with dry, damaged hair and parched skin for a while now, and it’s always a relief to find a natural remedy. Your enthusiasm for argan oil is infectious, and your detailed information on its origins and production is truly eye-opening. It’s amazing to learn that this ‘liquid gold’ is not just a beauty product but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco.

    Your breakdown of the composition of argan oil, highlighting its essential vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants, is incredibly helpful. I now have a better understanding of why this oil is so beneficial for the skin and hair.

    Your descriptions of the multiple benefits of argan oil for the skin are nothing short of enlightening. I had no idea that it could replace a day cream, promote skin healing, or even be used as a treatment for acne-prone skin. Your mention of its effectiveness in preventing stretch marks for pregnant women is a game-changer.

    When it comes to the hair, your insights are equally impressive. The way you explain how argan oil deeply repairs and nourishes the hair makes me eager to try it out. The information on its protective qualities against external factors like heat styling and UV rays is also very reassuring.

    Your DIY hair and skin treatment suggestions are the icing on the cake. I’m excited to try the revitalizing mask and hot oil treatment, as well as the hair conditioner. You’ve made it all sound so easy and doable, which is incredibly encouraging.

    Lastly, your caution about possible side effects and the recommendation for selecting the right kind of argan oil are a great addition to the article.

    So, here’s my question: With all the wonderful benefits of argan oil, do you have any favorite DIY beauty recipes or specific ways that you love to use argan oil for your hair and skin? I’d love to hear more about your personal experiences and tips!

    Thank you for sharing this wealth of knowledge and for making it so accessible and friendly. I can’t wait to make argan oil a staple in my beauty routine!”

    1. Thanks Leila ! I will post more DIY articles in the future. Just stay tuned !

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