[Review + Giveaway] Argan Oil by Naturelle d’Orient

The guys from an online store called www.mylife-store.com were really nice to sponsor me one of their best-selling product to try – Argan Oil by Naturelle d’Orient.

What is Naturelle d’Orient Argan Oil?

Inspired by the ancestral traditions of the Berber women and the rituals of the hammam, Naturelle d’Orient, a French brand, offers an authentic and sophisticated cosmetic range. Their products, which all contain unscented, pure and organic Argan Oil, offer to the modern women the secrets of a millennium-old know-how to preserve their beauty and their well-being. Argan Oil hails from the rare Argan Trees native to Morocco and it is a rare oil with exceptional properties.

This 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil has multipurpose benefits for face, body and hair. That makes it a very versatile beauty product. It could be used on the face as a moisturizer, on body to hydrate and tone, on hair to revive the shine and reduce dry frizzy ends & on nails to revive strength in brittle nails and soften cuticles. Amazing, isn’t it?

Furthermore, it is a highly regenerative oil that nourishes and slows down the signs of aging. Argan oil is naturally rich in antioxidants (vitamin E and polyphenols), Omega 6 fatty acids (linoleic acid) and Omega 9, Argan oil is recognized for its nourishing and protective virtues. With its antioxidant properties, it contributes to fight against skin aging signs and the slackening of the skin.

Unlike many Argan Oil products in the market, Naturelle d’Orient Argan Oil is 100% pure and organic certified.

How to use:

Face: Apply a 2 – 3 drops maximum on a perfectly clean skin. Gently massage the oil onto the face avoiding contact with the eye. You can dab a little oil content with your fingers onto the side and lower area of the eye, this help to reduce wrinkle appearance. Application of argan oil on the face helps with keeping it hydrated and combats dryness on the face. It is also known to reduce acne and doesn’t encourage any breakouts at all.

My thoughts: I have not used any oil products directly on my face except for tea tree oil. So I was initially skeptical about using this as a moisturizer but after reading that Argan Oil reduces acne and won’t encourage breakouts. I decided to give it a try. Even with my sensitive skin due to my pregnancy, I was surprised to see how it did not cause any skin irritations.

Each morning, I wake up to pumped up, hydrated skin. In fact, Argan oil is great for sensitive skin too. The texture is pretty light-weight and very quickly absorbed by the skin as you can see from the photos above.

So this oil may seem a tad bit pricey but you will end up saving in the long run. Because a little goes a long way, you just need 1 drop for the entire face and neck.

Body:  Warm up the oil in your hands prior to applying and proceed with massaging the oil onto your body. Focus on the dry patches like your elbows as argan oil has very hydrating properties. The oil absorbs well and quick into your skin. It can help to tone up your body, protect your skin and provide regenerative benefits. You can also mix argan oil into your moisturising lotion to apply onto the body, this is very effective as argan oil can boost the effect of your moisturiser. Use after shower and 3 – 4 times a week.

My Thoughts: I tend to get dry, patchy legs because I hardly moisturize them and I also sleep in an air-conditioned bedroom. Argan oil has been of great help in keeping my legs moisturized. I’ve also been applying it on my tummy as I’ve read that Argan oil is great in preventing stretch marks too. And so far so good, no signs of stretch marks and hopefully none till the end of my pregnancy.

Regular application of Argan oil during pregnancy supplements the skin against the possible breakdown of the elasticity of skin. It prevents the breakdown of essential structural proteins like collagen and elastin. It also aids the skin to rejuvenate itself by the natural regeneration of Elastin and Collagen at the cellular level. 

    Concentration of Linoleic acid in Argan oil is three times higher than in olive oil. This essential fatty acid has a very pivotal role in the preservation of cell integrity. The higher the cell integrity the higher will be the elasticity of skin. High content of tocopherols in Argan oil gives it the ability to guard against the reactivity of free radicals. It is highly anti-stress and thus preserves the integrity and elasticity of skin and naturally protects it against oxidation. Firm and tight functioning of skin is dependent upon this elasticity and it prevents the external and internal damage to the skin. Argan oil also cures the discoloration of the skin resulting from stretch marks. (Source: http://www.arganoilsociety.org)

Hair:  To recover strength and shine to your hair, apply few drops of argan oil to your hair tips 30 minutes before shower. You can even apply it for an overnight treatment just like a hair mask. To treat your frizzy and dry hair, apply the oil to towel dry or dry clean hair before you head out. Apply from the hair ends and use small quantities each time. The oil doesn’t leave a greasy feel and it very light on the hair as it absorbs quickly.

My Thoughts: I tend to have dry, frizzy hair with lots of fly away ends. These could be calmed down with just a drop of Argan oil. Even the dry ends were tamed with a little touch of Argan oil.

Nails: To get healthier nails that don’t split, peel or look dry, look no further than argan oil to cure these problems. It nourishes and restores strength in nails, as well as prevents chipping of nails. Give your nails a regenerating bath with a mixture of 20 drops of Argan oil and lemon juice from half a lemon. Soak your nails in mixture for a full 15 minutes and do this once or twice a week.

My Thoughts: I have not tried this yet but as I also apply the Argan oil with my bare hands. However, I have noticed that my nails have been less prone to chips. It could be attributed to the Argan oil.

So where to get this wonderful product?

Naturelle d’Orient Argan Oil, 50ml is available at www.mylife-store.com

Do note that there is a SPECIAL PROMO for specially for you, my dear readers:

Introductory Special Price is $49 for 50ml (usual $65) + bonus extra 8ml. Enter code CHARGAN at shopping cart summary page to enjoy special price. So head down to www.mylife-store.com now!

How to win one?

Yes, now it’s your chance to win a full sized bottle of Naturelle d’Orient Argan Oil, 50ml worth S$65!

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