Moroccan argan oil is known by many names, such as liquid gold and miracle oil, and the people who continue to benefit from its effects definitely agree! The authentic argan oil is extracted from the kernels from the fruits of argan trees. Said trees of which are endemic to Morocco. The extracted oil comes in two varieties, namely, the culinary oil for breads, couscous and pastas, and the cosmetic oil for topical application on the skin, hair and nails.
The Viva Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil is of the cosmetic variety, as is evidenced by its slightly nutty smell; the culinary variety has a stronger nutty smell because the kernels are roasted. This is a certified organic product so it’s free from additives, such as artificial colorings and fragrances, as well as preservatives, hexanes and other possibly harmful chemicals.
Features of the Viva Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil
Here are the notable features that make it among the best argan oils today.
Made from 100% organic argan kernels
This 100% pure organic argan oil can be seen from its light golden yellow color, its smooth feel on the skin, and its slightly nutty smell. These signs are, in fact, the best indications of authentic argan oil, which savvy buyers should look for. There are many of these products that have been diluted with water and/or essential oils, among other additives, so their effects aren’t as effective.
Viva Naturals is also a reliable brand in the organics niche so we can assume that its argan oil is authentic in every way. But the best way to determine its authenticity is to experience the results, and the buyers agree that it’s the real deal.
Comes in a 4-ounce bottle
The product is shipped in a small white box with the appropriate label. The bottle itself has a plastic seal around its top with a pump for dispensing the oil. There’s also an optional eye dropper, which can be used for placing small dots of oil on the toenails and fingernails during an at-home spa treatment.
The pump, however, appears to be more efficient at dispensing the oil in the recommended amounts. The most effective amount will depend on the area where it will be applied and the extent of the damage, if any, which needs to be alleviated with the use of argan oil. For example, two drops for thick hair with fly-aways, split-ends, or frizz are sufficient while a single drop will be sufficient for both arms.
While argan oil in itself is relatively light on the skin and hair, it’s best to use as little as possible since it can feel heavy when used in excessive amounts. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommended dosage or mix a drop into a bottle of your body lotion for added moisturization.
Delivers effective results
In Morocco, women have used and continue to use argan oil for beautifying their skin, hair and nails for centuries. This isn’t surprising considering the effective results that come from its regular and proper use, especially as part of a daily beauty routine. The results can also be seen as soon as the argan oil is directly and topically applied – softer skin and shinier hair, for example.
But it’s only through continued use that the beneficial effects of argan oil can truly be seen. When applied on the hair, it can restore the body and bounce of the tresses, as well as add shine to the hair, tame fly-aways, and reduce the appearance of split-ends. Many women use it as a leave-in conditioner during the night or leave it on overnight for better results.
When it’s applied to the skin, argan oil restores its smooth and supple quality albeit only up to a certain point. The skin feels softer and suppler with a slight sheen that resolves itself a few minutes after application. Just be sure to use a drop or two of argan oil for your entire body – too much and you may end up looking like someone who just finished a workout.
Even the nails will benefit from the application of argan oil. Just place a small dot on each fingernail and toenail, allow it to sit for several minutes, and rinse afterward. Your nails will look better for it because their cuticles have been nourished by the oil’s beneficial chemicals.
And speaking of chemicals, the Viva Naturals pure argan oil contains high levels of vitamins A, C and E as well as essential fatty acids and antioxidants. These are the reasons for its efficacy in restoring the health of the skin, hair and nails, especially when coupled with healthy lifestyle habits.
- Authentic 100% organic argan oil
- Comes in a bottle with pump and optional dropper
- Delivers effective results for the skin, hair and nails
- Feels light on the skin and hair
- Has a slightly nutty smell that may turn off a few people although it’s natural and it dissipates on its own within a few minutes
The Viva Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil is among the best of its kind today for many reasons. This is manufactured using the cold press method so that little to none of its beneficial chemicals are lost during its production. This is also made from argan fruits that have been cultivated and harvested using sustainable methods.