I have been hearing more and more about Argan Oil lately – what is it and should I incorporate it into my beauty routine?

Argan is a popular ingredient right now in the skin care industry and has been for some time. Users of Argan Oil call it “liquid gold” and attribute many skin benefits to this unique oil. Argan Oil comes from the fruit kernels of the Argan tree which only grows in southwestern Morocco, making this oil one of the rarest and most expensive in the world.

Argan trees (Argania spinosa) on a hill.

Argan trees (Argania spinosa)

shutterstock_64249276The composition of Argan Oil itself is amazing, it is rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids including Linoleic Acid and Omega-6, which work to condition and strengthen the skin. Plant sterols, also called Sterolins improve the skin’s metabolism and promote hydration while high levels of Vitamin E work to neutralize free radicals and the skin.

This oil offers everything from healing and hydrating, to anti-aging. Unfortunately, in today’s beauty world, consumers are bombarded with products touting key ingredients and true results, but in the end, consumers find that what they are using isn’t the best quality and doesn’t offer real results. Many products that feature Argan Oil aren’t using pure Argan Oil and are often diluting them with synthetic ingredients and toxic derivatives.  Diluted versions of this amazing ingredient won’t offer the same high-end benefits as the pure oil.

AAO_1oz_bottle_eye dropper outHere at MyChelle, we pride ourselves on creating top notch, premium products that you can see and feel a difference from. Because Argan Oil is such a beneficial ingredient we worked hard to develop a premium Argan Oil product that offers real results. We are excited and proud to launch our NEW Advanced Argan Oil this week! The Argan Oil we use include in this product is virgin, cold-pressed, USDA Certified Organic and sourced from Morocco – this guarantees you get all the nutrients and benefits of this amazing oil.

To make this product even better though we enhanced it by adding in USDA Certified Organic Baobab Oil, also unrefined and extracted using through a cold-pressed method. Baobab is the common name of a species of trees found in Madagascar, mainland Africa, and even Australia. The trees reach heights of up to 98 feet and its trunk can hold up to 120,000 liters of water. The oil itself comes from the trees seeds which are rich in Vitamins A, D, E and F, as well as Omega 3 and Omega 6, making this oil an effective moisturizer and wrinkle-fighter. Baobab Oil is quickly absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue or heavy feeling on the skin.

MyChelle’s Advanced Argan Oil is a must have item for everyone’s beauty routine. Organic superfoods Baobab and Argan boost hydration, minimize the look of fine lines and leave your skin, body and hair with a luminous glow. To use this product, put a few drops into your hand and massage into face, neck, hands or anywhere on your body that needs an extra dose of moisture. Use to condition wet or style dry hair and add 1-2 drops to cleansers, treatments and creams to boost performance. Really the options with this product are endless, you can apply as little or as much as you’d like!


AskOurEstyCatie Wiggy is the Director of Education for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 13 years as a makeup artist, brand educator, manager, innovator and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.