LIQUID GOLD: ARGAN OIL
I was at Sephora recently, and saw a display for various moisturizers. When I saw Josie Maran’s 100% Organic Argan Oil with claims of being able to “fade scars, heal acneic skin and smooth wrinkles,” I was intrigued. I received a healthy sample from the SA, and couldn’t wait to get home to try it out. I have oily, acne-prone skin, so I was a little apprehensive about putting pure oil onto my face, but hey, I’ll try (almost) anything once!
That night, after washing my face, I sparingly applied a couple of drops to my face and gently smoothed it over my skin. I will admit, it did feel a tad sticky and oily at first, but it seemed to begin to sink in fairly quickly. I went to bed directly, so I can’t say for sure exactly how long it takes for it to totally sink in and not have that tacky feeling any longer…but I can proudly say that when I woke up in the morning, my face was not oily at all!
Here’s where the “miracle” aspect of argan oil comes into play: the acne that I had the night before was greatly diminished! I’ve been using this nightly for about two weeks now, and I can truly say that this lives up to its hype of fading scars and healing acneic skin!
The other night, I was at an out-of-town meeting and had to share a hotel room with a co-worker. We were washing our faces to get ready for bed, and as I was applying the argan oil to my face, I raved about it to my friend. Her mouth dropped and eyes widened, and I was like, “What’s wrong?” She said, “I’m standing here watching you put that stuff on your face and as you’re rubbing it in, the redness on your face is disappearing!” I told her, “Just wait until you see my face in the morning!” I had a couple of blemishes starting to form on my cheek (the kind that turn into red, angry cystic acne), and I told her, “See this? I’m going to apply a tad more oil onto this blemish, and I bet you $100 it will be gone in the morning.” Sure enough, when I woke up, my face was soft, smooth, and those blemishes were completely gone!
I am definitely recommending Pure Organic Argan Oil to everyone I know!
Update: I’ve been using argan oil as my facial moisturizer for over a year now, and I am loving it. I don’t really have any wrinkles yet, so I can’t speak for its “wrinkle-smoothing” properties but I feel like it has been keeping my skin wrinkle-free. My skin is no longer oily, my acne is healed, and my skin is super soft, smooth, and radiant!
I may be an affiliate for products I recommend, and I may receive a commission from purchases made through affiliate links. I only recommend products I love and use myself, so I know you’ll love them, too!