Pure Moroccan argan oil is just now hitting department and drug stores and it’s about time! As many of you know, my obsession with moroccan argan oil started this blog; after having amazing results with this all natural skin care product, for under $40 no less, I felt compelled to research more products and to share my findings with you. As a blogger, I began to get free beauty products from companies who wanted me to review their products on my blog. Needless to say, I had so much skin care (most not worthy of review) I put argan oil out of my mind for quite some time.
Morroccan argan oil really took off a couple of years ago and companies began adding a smidgen of argan oil to hair and skin care products and shouting out all of its benefits. Problem was and still is that just a smidgen of this “miracle” oil, will not produce the amazing results everyone is expecting.
If argan oil is listed in the middle or toward the bottom of the ingredient list and squashed in between all kinds of toxic ingredients, you will be so, so disappointed. The ingredients list should be very short. It should just say 100% Argan Oil or 100% Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil. If it has anything else listed, its not worth it.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a display in a department store for Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil with only the pure stuff on the ingredient list! No other ingredients to dilute it; no other chemical ingredients to seep into your pores, just pure argan oil.
I never buy my beauty products in a department store because most are loaded with chemicals and actually cause more harm to skin. In this case, however I had to have this product. I have been without it for over six months and memories of this amazing oil came flooding back. The best part is the cost; under 15 bucks.
While I would love to support the women who craft this product, (companies purchase the product for women’s cooperatives in Morocco to support their social and economic welfare here, I am not sure if Physicians Formula supports this cause,) there is a big difference in price and I just had to have it now.
I wrote about Moroccan argan oil benefits here from my experience, but what I also found this time around is that this oil also helps with calcium deposits on the skin. They appeared on my face about four months ago. Sometimes called milia, removal of these annoying little buggers is nearly impossible. I mean it; these small white bumps are there forever. I ran into an esthetician friend a couple of weeks ago and she said the only way they will go is to get them removed with a lancelet and she would take care of them for me. Yea, no.
Within 3 days of using argan oil, one of them opened up and burst. Are they completely gone 2 weeks later? No. The one that burst, is simply a bit red and healing, the others are shrinking. I have so much faith in the healing properties of this oil, I am sure they will be gone soon. Now if we could only find what causes them in the first place as every website and every doctor has a different opinion on the subject.
Overall, I am completely pleased with this product. It does exactly what the expensive brands do.