Hi guys for this review, I will be separating the review into two posts: this one and one more later on to update you all on the effects of using this oil on various areas. I always believe for natural products like this one, we have to give it long periods of time for it to best showcase its benefits! 😀
“Argan oil is produced from an Argan nut coming from Argan tree, which only grows in Southwestern Morocco. Local Berber women work in fair-trade cooperatives where they hand-crack the argan nuts in between two stones, a technique they’ve used for centuries. Instead of being put through a machine, the raw argan kernels are hand-extracted from the hard shell, hand-ground in a stone grinder, hand-kneaded for hours and first cold-pressed into the oil. It takes one woman three days to make just one liter of oil. This is why argan oil is so valuable.”
|Seven Wonders Argan Moroccan Oil Skin Serum|
|Properties of Moroccan Argan Oil|
|Cotton pads! :3|
Anyway I googled the uses of argan oil, primarily because when I was given this product I was absolutely clueless on how to go about using it. Its uses are so broad and so extensive that I suspect its manufacturer just gave up trying to cram everything onto the tiny box and instead just list some of the most important properties (see picture earlier), but to me these don’t really apply yet since I am not getting any wrinkles before I hit 20 years old. Thank god for that.
So I chanced upon MindBodyGreen that shares with us ten ways to use argan oil, and I picked those that I think are more pertinent to myself, like the cracked heels, the hair remedy as well as for my lashes (for this I heard it from my friend hehe xD).
So basically I squeezed a few drops onto a cotton pad and rub it into my heel till it is more or less absorbed according to my own feelings and left it there. I repeated the same thing for both heels at night and wore a pair of thin cotton socks (that cost only 40cents bahaha) to prevent oiling my bed.
To be perfectly honest, I am such a dunderhead nowadays that I forget to use the oil every night, so because of that, the results were not so obvious, and on the second morning after application, I was actually surprised that my heel feel softer, but the skin peeled even further. I suppose that it is part of the skin renewal, isn’t it? If the older skin were to remain, my heel will never become soft again.
Anyways, I do see the potential of argan oil on redeeming my cracked heels after feeling my heels soften, but since the oil is really expensive, I thought it would be too grand of me to just waste it on my heels where people won’t ever see. Hence I decided to replace that with…
|Organix moroccan argan oil|
with Organix’s moroccan argan oil lotion instead. I suppose that the effect would be diluted, but then it is still moroccan argan oil and too bad for my heels, that is the most they are going to get. xD
|Organix moroccan argan oil lotion|
As for the Serum, I saved it to use it on my hair and on my eyelashes. I heard that using it on eyelashes will let us have longer and denser eyelashes, and hence I tried it for a period of time and even though the effect is not instantaneous, I am really amazed by something else.
I am not sure if you guys have oily eye lids, so when you wake up in the morning you feel this uncomfortable moisture on your eyes (basically your whole face, but boy, those are eyelids we are talking about!) I was partially worried that using the oil on my eye lashes, which would no doubt touch my eyelids and under-eye area will make them incredibly oily and it would give me a lot of trouble trying to wash the oil off, but it did not.
In fact, what is amazing is that there was just the usual amount of oil on my lids, and if possible, marginally less. The sensitive area around my eyes did not feel so dry and taut but moisturized and softer, and when I washed my face, I actually did not feel much oil around my eyes. I was really surprised and impressed by such a property of a oil: it does not cause your face to oil up (too much).