Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Oil

Argan oil still feels like a brand-new buzzword, even to those of us who have memories of beauty products that were popular before the turn of the century. Today, botanical imports from Morocco are now standard in beauty products from skincare to hair care and even makeup, playing both leading and supporting roles in beauty products. There is justification for doing so. Because it is neither too thick nor overly thin, argan oil is an excellent choice for use onvarieties of skin. It helps to hydrate the skin just enough to ease dry patches and even reduce acne because of its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids. Because of the benefits of this liquid gold ingredient, we want to highlight some of our French Girl products where Argan oil plays a starring role. 


  1. Rose Cleansing Facial Oil 


Rose Cleansing Facial Oil NECTAR DE ROSE

Natural beauty enthusiasts love French Girl Rose Cleansing Facial Oil because it’s hydrating, removes impurities, and keeps things balanced by maintaining natural oil levels in the skin. Argan Oil is a superstar in the Rose Cleansing Facial Oil because it helps dissolve blackheads by breaking down dirt, makeup, and residual products. A thorough oil cleanse removes everything you want without disrupting the good bacteria on your skin's microbiome. 

French Girl Tip: A fun fact is that oil cleansers can also help remove all the oil-based makeup, dirt, or debris stuck on your makeup brushes. Apply an appropriate amount of Rose Cleansing Facial Oil to your brushes and massage it throughout the bristles. You can wait a few minutes or immediately run them under water to emulsify the oil and eliminate all the makeup. Then, you can proceed with a gentle water-based cleanser to wash away residual oil. 


  1. Nail and Cuticle Oil 


Nail and Cuticle Oil

French Girl Nail and Cuticle Oil is rich in argan oil, providing your nails with deep hydration. In the same way that argan oil's fatty acids and vitamin E nourish our skin, so does this oil hydrate our nails and cuticles. Because it is not heavy and absorbs rapidly, you won't have that greasy look on your nails after applying it. Simply massage the oil into your cuticles after applying it straight to your nails. Not only does the entire process take no more than one minute per day, but the benefits of doing so are long-lasting.


French Girl Tip: For a mini manicure, mix a handful of one of the French Girl Sea Soaks in a bowl of warm water and soak your hands. Dry hands, scoop a quarter-sized amount of Sea Polish, and exfoliate hands and nails. Rinse, dry, and finish your ritual with a liberal amount of Nail and Cuticle Oil. Use daily to see results. 


  1. Rose Hair Oil  


French Girl Rose Hair Oil's main ingredient is argan oil, and with good reason. Because this ingredient has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it helps improve scalp health and may aid in treating dandruff. Due to argan oil's richness in linoleic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid, it adds a protective layer to the hairfrom breakage during heat styling. 


French Girl Tip: If you're looking for an overnight conditioning treatment, apply French Girl Rose Hair Oil as a hair mask while you sleep. For an overnight mask, Rose Hair Oil should be used starting from the scalp to the ends of the hair. Cover it with a microfiber cloth or wrap to prevent it from soaking into your pillow, and drift off to sleep, letting it do its luxurious work. You can wash and style your hair as usual in the morning. 


  1. Lumière Rose Body Glow Oil 

Lumière Rose Body Glow Oil

French Girl Lumière Rose Body Glow Oil is a luxurious, hydrating body oil formulated with argan oil that leaves the skin resilient and glowing. Those with dry skin can benefit from its moisturizing properties, while those with oily skin may also find it tolerable as it is lightweight and won't leave the skin feeling greasy. It's a common misconception that only dry skin needs moisture. Everyone's skin needs moisture.  


French Girl Tip: Our Lumiere Body Glow Oils can be used as a shaving oil and aftershave balm. Before shaving, add argan oil to your skin to soften the hair, which makes shaving more accessible and helps to decrease your chance of getting cut. After shaving, apply the oil as an aftershave balm to help repair any accidental cuts and to smooth the skin. 


  1. Rose Lip Polish


EXFOLIANT AUX LEVRES - rose lip polish

Because it is rich in vitamins A and E, Argan oil in French Girl Rose Lip Polish acts as a natural moisturizer and conditioner for the lips. If your lips are chapped or flaky, this product helps exfoliate, while the argan oil can help restore moisture and hydration for healthy and soft lips.


French Girl Tip: Apply Rose Lip Polish to your lips and let it sit for a few minutes to get the benefits of the hydrating ingredients before exfoliating it off. By doing so, you are using this product as an exfoliant and a hydrating mask.  


  1. Anti-Blemish Oil


Anti-Blemish Oil - CLEAR SKIN ELIXIR

Using the French Girl Anti-blemish oil can help the skin fight acne by promoting cell regeneration, skin elasticity, hydration, and revitalization, as well as by fading acne scars. The argan oil in this French Girl product also helps repair the skin's acid mantle and applying it on your face allows your skin to breathe and regulates oil production.


French Girl Tip: Before spot-treating stubborn breakouts with Clear Skin Oil, apply a small amount of wrapped ice in a paper cloth to your pimples in one-minute increments to help reduce inflammation and redness. 


Although thousands of different oils are available in the skincare industry, not all oils are created equal. And yes, while some oils aren't suitable for every skin type, others, like Argan oil, are not only ok for all skin types but very beneficial.