There’s gold in Morocco!

Georgina Yates

The Moroccan Argan oil phenomenon has Hollywood enthralled. Now often referred to as ‘liquid gold’, it is one of the most talked about products in recent beauty history.

An Age Old Moroccan Secret

But the people of Morocco have been privy to this beauty must-have for centuries. The naturally sourced product is extracted from the Argan Tree’s kernels, a species unique to Morocco. It is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, making it a brilliant moisturiser for all skin types and fantastic for nourishing dry, lacklustre hair.

Eva Mendes Outed SKin care secret 

Actress Eva Mendes helped to fuel the ‘oil’ furore when she revealed “Argan oil from Morocco is my total skin secret”. Although it seems counterintuitive to smother yourself in oil, I can assure you that this product does not act in the same way as your average cooking oil. Liz Earle’s Superskin Concentrate blends the ‘gold of Morocco’ with a number of soothing plant extracts, creating a fantastic, multi-purpose treatment. The 100% natural product is great on sun-parched skin and for balancing out oily/dry combinations. I recently used the concentrate before a long-haul flight and it kept my skin well hydrated throughout the journey.


 Liz Earle’s Superskin Concentrate (£40.50 lizearle.com)
 

And For Dry Hair...

Argan oil works wonders on dry or unruly hair too. My hair is very fine so I use Morrocanoil’s Treatment Light (£31.85 lookfantastic.com). After just one application I can feel the difference: my locks are smoother, more manageable and shinier. And what’s more, it’s a very easy product to use. After washing, pump a small amount (about the size of a ten pence piece) into your hand work the product through your wet hair from the tips to the roots and style as normal.

Morrocanoil Treatment

Morrocanoil’s Treatment Light (£31.85 lookfantastic.com)

Argan oil is such an effective product that I wonder how we ever managed without it. 

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