There really are a lot of argan oil benefits for skin – It’s really impossible to sum them all up in one sentence. To say I’m a big fan would be an understatement. So yes, I do believe that it’s worth the high price tag. BUT, at the same time I don’t think it’s the only great oil out there.
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These days, argan oil is really easy to find, plus I can slather some on my face all on its own – no blends or anything! I like that – it’s easy! But, a little bottle of Argan oil tends to be quite pricey. A quality 4oz bottle will start at around $25. This deters a lot of people from using it. It even deters me sometimes.But as with a lot of things in life, the more expensive choice often becomes cheaper in the long run.
And that (the fact that it’s often cheaper in the long run!) is one of the reasons I love it!
In the section below I’m going to share what I see to be the many benefits of Argan oil with you, and why I think this makes it worth the higher price tag per ounce. After that I’ll share the main alternative – because even though it’s a great oil it isn’t the only option.
These are what I consider to the be the main Argan Oil benefits – the things that (I think) make it worth the price.
- You can actually use it all on it’s own. You don’t need to
- No need to make any fancy recipes if you need to moisturize your face if you’re on the go.
- A little goes a long, long way. If you get a good brand, you barely need a drop of it to cover your whole face!
- It lasts a long time! While a lot of other oils go rancid, argan oil lasts for several months up to year! So, even though you might buy another carrier oil that’s cheaper it may end up going to waste if you don’t use it quickly enough. I love Carrot Oil but I rarely buy it for this reason.
- It’s super versatile. You can use it on your hair, your face, or any other part of your body.
- It will actually protect your hair from the heat of the blow dryer, curling iron, or hair straightener.
- If your skin is in ok condition you don’t actually need any other oil due to it’s versatility. The fact that it’s good for dry, oil, sensitive and combination skin is fabulous! It even helps to prevent wrinkles.
- If your skin type changes, you can still use Argan oil because (as I mentioned above) it can be used on all skin types.
- You can use a 100% dilution of it every day without getting blackheads! A lot of the other oils can only be used in small quantities and/or infrequently (i.e. Olive Oil).
- You can easily blend it with a less expensive oils if you’re making something that isn’t for your face. Or, can combine it with other oils if you have a specific skin condition you need to address.
- It’s a great oil for wrinkle prevention and treatment.
To clarify, here’s why I think it’s worth the slightly higher price tag > you don’t necessarily need to buy other oils (because it’s suitable for all skin types and can be used for your hair) AND you’ll use a lot less/use versus other others.
>> You can check out my other posts on Argan oil by clicking here.
But Isn’t Coconut Oil Cheaper and JUST as versatile?
Well gee, thanks for asking! 🙂 It is the one oil that is like Argan Oil in that it is suitable for all skin tupes. But there are differences:
- You’ll probably use up to 3-5x more Coconut oil vs. Argan oil to moisturize your face, hands or body.
- If your skin is REALLY dry, coconut oils is great for a detox phase, but for the long term you’ll need additional ingredients.
- Like Argan Oil it lasts a long time. You can keep it for at least 6 months.
- It’s also super versatile – can be used on hair, body and face. But I do find that it’s harder to use just the right amount of Coconut oil (often leaves my hair greasy). And it doesn’t protect your hair as much from the elements and heat (ie. blow drying, curling, straightening).
- It too is good for all skin types. Again though, if your skin is REALLY dry you’ll need to mix it with other oils.
- You can use this all on its own, as it is not supposed to clog pores. With that said, some people believe that it does which is why I tend not to use it daily and/or as a complete blend.
- I do however find that it makes more sense to use Coconut oil if I’m making a blend for my body. I might use a bit of Argan oil (like I mentioned above) but it’s thicker consistency makes a blend (like a scrub) much more dense.
None of these things make it a bad oil to use. I’m just sharing this info so that you can better analyze your options when deciding on which oils
>> Check out some of my other posts on Coconut Oil by clicking here.
What about other oils? Are Coconut Oil and Argan Oil really the only carrier oils good for all skin types?
Based on research to date, no. Hemp is absolutely fabulous for all skin types. It’s light, doesn’t clog pores, and can be used 100%.
In addition to hemp, some people say that Jojoba oil is good for all skin types, but I have found that it is far better suited to normal or oily skin. It can be used for dry skin, along as it isn’t EXTREMELY dry – and I’d have to blend it with another oil (carrier or essential) that is good for dry skin – like avocado or carrot oil.
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