Is Argan Oil Nature’s Answer To Botox?

Posted on by Anouschka in Beauty & Body, Skin Care

Recently I have been hearing a lot about Argan Oil and Moroccan Oil, and I was wondering what all the hype was about.



Argan oil is multipurpose cosmetic product. It can be used for skin, hair, facial and nails care.


It restores the natural freshness and adds to the softness of the skin and face.


It makes the hair strong by penetrating easily into the roots and feeding them with rich nutritional components.


Out of shape, weak and easily breakable nails and cracked cuticles are repairable by using Argan oil.



Argan oil has a myriad of benefits for beauty.


Argan oil is an antioxidant– known as nature’s answer to botox, it is a Vitamin C and E packed oil perfect for combating free-radicals and works as an anti-aging.


Softens dry skin – Argan oils high concentration of vitamin E and essential fatty acids alleviates skin complications like dry skin or dry patches.


Reduces the appearance of wrinkles–Applying under the eye results in the reduced appearance of crinkly lines under the eye.


Reduces skin imperfections – with regular use Argan oil for skin has been shown to heal acne blemishes and prevent new breakouts.



So what is the difference between Argan and Moroccan Oil?


Basically Moroccan Oil is Argan Oil with silicones added to it.




Because of this small difference, Moroccan oil is sometimes called Argan oil and Argan oil is sometimes called Moroccan oil. Argan oil is extracted from Argan trees which only grow in the southwestern regions of Morocco.


Pure Argan oil is the purest available form of the oil, extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree and not at all mixed with any other substances. It is 100% organic. Argan oil can be a magic potion for skin, hair and nails. Pure Argan oil can also be used in the kitchen, used to prepare salads, meats, fish and vegetables. It is used in a similar manner to olive oil.


Moroccan oil, while it is technically Argan oil, is not PURE Argan oil. It is Argan oil with silicones added to it (such as Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone). This enhances smoothness of skin and hair, causing hair to be smoother, lighter and frizz-free. Moroccan oil is also a BRANDED Argan Oil. And it can only be used on hair with no other uses.



Have you used either Argan or Moroccan Oil yet?


And did it live up to its reputation of being nature’s answer to botox? Have your say in the comments below.


About Anouschka

Anouschka is a full time mom and part time Spa addict and pamper fanatic. After taking a 'mommy break' from working in the advertising industry, she started managing facebook fanpages for businesses and fell in love with social media. She divides her time writing for PamperMeNow!, managing the ‘ILoveBeingPampered’ fanpage, and running after her two young boys, with a little bit of Spa action in between.

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