From the dusty sands of Morocco has come an oil that is fast gaining popularity around the world. Argan oil, highly moisturising and restorative, is sought after as a key ingredient in many multi-tasking beauty products for face, body and hair. It's subtle nutty aroma also smells great and does not have to be masked with artificial fragrances, unlike when using oils from sources like fish.
Here are some top picks.
Moroccanoil Original Hair Treatment
The first time I tried a product with Argan oil, it was this one. For use on it's own as a hair serum, or mixed with your favourite hair products, this great smelling oil will leave your hair conditioned, smooth and fortified.
Moroccanoil also has a great range of other hairstyling and body products with the signature fragrance.
For worldwide shipping, try www.hqhair.com
Khiel's Superbly Restorative Dry Oil
The best thing about dry oil is that it never leaves a sticky residue, even in a humid climate like Singapore (I've just heard this term, the Singapore Slick, but that's gonna be a story for another time)
Much less viscous than Moroccanoil, this multi-purpose oil can be used after your shower to moisturise your skin, or as a massage oil, and they say you can even use it on your hair, although I would advise you to just keep it to the ends of your hair.
Available at Khiel's stores and counters
Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum
Not satisfied with only having Argan oil in the mix, this night use serum also includes other aromatherapeutic oils like Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Geranium and Rosemary, also with ingredients such as Brown Seaweed to fight free radicals and and Hyaluronic Acid to smoothen out lines.
Great for mature or dry to very dry skin.
Ask for a demonstration on how to do an at-home relaxing face massage
Available at all Dermalogica- authorised skin care centres and Aster Spring in Singapore
For Anything Else and In Between
Josie Maran Argan Balm
Josie Maran. Supermodel and my childhood girl-crush! After years of cosmetics campaigns, she now has her natural and eco-friendly line of skincare and cosmetics. I'm excited that Josie Maran Cosmetics will be hitting our shores very soon!
The Argan Balm is a carry-everywhere, multi-use balm infused with Argan oil and Shea butter. Apply to dry cuticles, chapped lips, heels, elbows, sun-burnt noses and split ends.
Look out for it at Sephora
or find out more at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/