Bought online from Flipkart.com
Argan Oil, this “magical” oil from Morocco, also known as liquid-gold and ,for obvious reasons, Moroccan Oil, took the centerstage of the world of skincare and beauty around 2 years ago. The number of makeup and skincare products on the US market with argan oil as an ingredient increased from just two in 2007 to over a hundred by 2011.
I first came across this name while watching a very popular YouTube Vlogger use Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Serum while prepping up her skin. Of Course, what followed next was me surfing through websites looking up articles about this magical potion. As usual, everyone was on this bandwagon, crowning Argan Oil as the discovery of the millennia in the world of beauty and skincare.
It is as good and no way better than your usual Olive or Sunflower oil. It has the same emollient properties. A great moisturiser for dry skin, it has Vitamin E, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid and Linoleic Acid. The exact same ingredients are constituents of most non-fragrant plant oils like Olive, Sunflower, Flax, Macadamia, Hemp, Grape Seed, Poppy Seed etc.
So basically, my point is, splurging a moolah on this very very hyped up oil is not wise. You can easily reap the same benefits from any other oils mentioned above.
At present Argan Oil is nothing but a money minting marketing strategy by international brands. The only applaudable thing that comes from this is that it has become a source of income for women. Supported by the European Union, the Fair Trade Policy has helped sustain 2.2 million population (mainly women) in the main Argan Oil producing region.
Now a quick review of the Soulflower Argan Oil 🙂
Soulflower’s Argan Oil is 100% pure cold pressed carrier oil. It comes in a 30ml bottle and retails for INR 800 (probably available for much less online if you look for it 😉 )
This sturdy and slightly heavy for its size glass bottle which comes with a pump. So all you have to do is replace the cap with the pump. Only problem, there is no cap to cover the pump, so stuff might stick to the pump dispenser.
The oil is as viscous as olive oil. I have replaced the pump with a dropper, which luckily fit the screw neck of the bottle.
They ways I Use the Oil:
- to calm the frizzy ends of the hair by applying on damp hair (after every hair wash)
- mix it with coconut oil for a leave-in night treatment (weekly)
- one drop in my daily moisturiser/tinted moisturiser/foundation for extra moisturization and glow (I have dry skin)
- as a serum day/night
- mix it with my body butter/lotions.
- mix it with hand creams.
I will absolutely advise you guys to spend the minimum as you can and buy Argan Oil from this trusted brand. You can mould the way you want to use the oil. My suggestion is applicable only if you really need to try out this oil, else trust me on the fact that good old Olive Oil is as no less than this one.
On another note, Soulflower has a plethora of cold pressed oils, non-fragrant plant oils and also fragrance oil. They are a staple in my collection… Check out their website where they are giving out awesome discounts/deals. The cold pressed Argan Oil is available at a discounted rate of INR 720….so grab away!!
This post is in not a PR/paid post. Soulflower is a good brand that delves in handmade natural products, and I think it deserves attention 😉
I was not able to post for last two weeks 🙁 well, life happened, missed you all!
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Check out the trailer below…. 🙂