Argan Oil: Morocco’s Hottest Secret

Produced from the nut of the argan tree, argan oil is perhaps one of the rarest oils in the world and one of the most expensive, but for good reason. Packed with essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin E, this highly prized oil also contains many other ingredients that has made it the talk of the High Street. Argan oil is a phytosterol which means that it can help the body mimic the effect of oestrogen on the skin, making it ideal for women who are going through the menopause. It is also know as ‘dry oil’ that does not weigh the hair down so is suitable for hair that is prone to frizz or coarseness. And of course you can eat it in salad dressings or use it to cook with. We have searched the shops to find you products that contain this versatile oil from skin care to shampoo.

Lee Stafford

Lee Stafford – Argan Oil Nourishing Shampoo £10.99

Lee Stafford Argan Oil Nourishing Shampoo 250ml with Pro-Argan complex gently cleanses whilst restoring hair’s natural moisture balance for the smoothest, silkiest healthiest hair yet! Helps to repair and restore hair to its optimum condition! Argan Oil is a rich, nourishing oil, native to Morocco. It contains many of the ingredients associated with repairing hair and the creation of luxurious healthy hair. Available from www.boots.com

Argan Food Oil

Argan Food Oil – £8.50

Produced only from the finest argan seeds, Wild Wood Groves Argan Oil is extra-virgin and cold-pressed. The seeds are lightly toasted which gives the oil its characteristic nutty flavour. Delicious sprinkled on salads, roasted vegetables, grilled goats cheese or in soups. Try it simply stirred into pasta or couscous. Use sparingly and add after cooking to preserve its health benefits. Available from www.wildwoodgroves.com

Fudge Urban

Fudge Urban Post Hot-Iron Smoothing Spray – £6.99

De-fluff your flyaways and shine all night with Fudge Urban Instant Smoothie. This fine post iron mist smoothes hair leaving it feeling super soft with a natural shine. Shake well. Lightly spray all over after flat ironing and brush through for instant smoothness. Available from www.superdrug.com

Naked Skin

Naked Skin Thirst Aid 24 Hour Moisturiser – £7.49

Our hydrating moisturiser contains starflower, neroli, argan oil and shea butter to keep your skin perfectly soft and smooth (and they smell amazing too). Made with lots of naturally derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens, petrochemicals or silicone, it is clinically tested for sensitive skin. Dermatologically tested, fragrance and alcohol free. Available from www.superdrug.com

Kiehl Lotion

Kiehl’s Suberly Restorative Argan Body Lotion – £29.50

This lightweight, readily absorbed lotion helps to restore softness and tonicity for radiant, healthy-looking skin. Blended with Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Leaf Extract, our naturally preserved formula is enriched with antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help optimally hydrate and reinforce skin’s defenses against free-radical damage and help to improve texture and tone. Available from www.kiehls.com

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