By Jennifer Ross
Although Argan Oil has been used as part of many a beauty rituals and regimes for ages, the general public did not catch onto the power of this ancient elixir until this last decade. And although there have been a slew of cosmetic lines that have capitalized on the force of this super ingredient, there's a new kid in town that is staking it's claim in the game.
Marie d'Argan offers a pure organic Argan Oil that puts it in a class by itself. The result of hand-picked Argan kernels, this Argan is gathered by a women's co-operative in Essaouira, Morocco. These kernels are then cold pressed and processed through a proprietary micro filtration process to ensure the highest caliber fructification. The end result is a small cruelty and paraben free line boasting several decadent Argan infused products. This up-and-coming eco-lux brand also offers a Nigella Sativa Oil and Macadamia Oil as well. Down below are my three personal brand favs.....
ARGAN OIL (1.69 oz., $49)
Gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin types, this 100% Organic Argan Kernal Oil (Argania Spinosa) can be used to provide anti-aging and hydration benefits from head to toe, and anywhere in the middle (minus around the eyes!).
DAY CREAM (1.6 oz., $65)
It's not easy to find a daily face cream that imparts enough weightless moisture into the skin that also provides a barrier from the sun with SPF 15, but here it is. Collagen and Elastin help rejuvenate and correct, while Vitamin E in Argan Oil promotes hydration, and Aloe soothes and hydrates as well.
NIGHT CREAM (1.6 oz., $65)
Give your skin some R&R while you catch some Zzz's with this rich yet absorbent night salve. Vitamin E in Argan Oil helps aides with skin hydration and Hyaluronan stimulates repair and regeneration of cell structure. Royal Jelly provides moisture and protects the skin from premature aging.
Find these and the rest of the goods at www.mariedargan.com.