If you are reading this blog it is probably because you are either in love with argan oil, you are shopping around, or you just aren’t sure if argan oil is right for you and you are on the fence about buying your first bottle of argan oil. You’ve probably done your research and have found that there are a bunch of different brands of pure argan oil and you aren’t quite sure how to differentiate between them all. Start with quality. Quality is the most important factor in any product that you are going to be putting on your face. Without trying them all it is hard to differentiate between quality, but what you can do is weed out the non-organic brands. And by organic, that means everything that isn’t Eco Cert USDA approved. Amal Oils is 100% Organic and certified by EcoCert.
The second important factor is packaging. Oils are best kept in dark glass packaging because it protects the oil from damage from UVA and UVB rays. WIthout this protection the oil risks losing some of its most important nutrients. Eden Allure uses a plastic bottle.
The third factor that you will learn once you have started trying organic argan oils is that the scent and the texture of the oil will vary from producer to producer, and this is a major factor in compatible the oil is with your skin. Pure argan oil should never have a very strong smell, if you find it offensive chances are the oil has gone bad. Make sure that you are buying oil from a producer that has fresh product and is known for their argan oil.
And finally the last factor that you should look for is how the company supports the Berber women cooperatives in Morocco and the argan reforestation project. Both of these causes are very important for the continued availability of argan oil and to the wellbeing of the women in Morocco that make argan oil products available to us.
That leaves you with bout a handful of brands and the rest you can compare on price. One way to really help yourself out is to purchase online, and this goes for all beauty products. Going directly to the manufacturers site usually will save you some money as opposed to ordering from distributors like Sephora. You won’t regret spending the extra minute or two it takes to checkout online because it will save you from having to go to the store and wait in the checkout line.
There are two or three that you have probably seen in your research, Josie Maran ($48 for 1.67oz), Kahina ($36 for 1oz) and Amal Oils (2oz. for $28 with promotion). So if you are looking for argan oil at a discount prices, but aren’t willing to give up quality, then go for Amal Oils. The internet makes it so easy to buy argan oil that you’ll have your pure argan oil in 2-3 days and it won’t put a dent in your pocket.