A lot of people are confused as to the difference between Argan oil and Moroccan Oil, and wondering which is the best product. There are a few small differences, but as a whole, they are one with function. We are going to clear up the confusion and go over each product and what the uses and differences are.
So, here is the Argan Oil vs Moroccan Oil skinny.
What is Argan Oil?
Argan Oil is the purest form of the oil found in the Argan trees. These trees reside in the southwest region of Morocco. Argan oil is extracted from the nuts in the Argan trees and it is 100% organic.
Argan oil is amazing for the skin because of its rehydrating properties. It has Vitamin E in it, which is an anti-wrinkle agent. It helps prevent aging and keeps your skin hydrated and glowing. Some of the benefits are pure Argan Oil are:
Exfoliates, cleanses and moisturizes skin
Helps skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks, etc.
Moisturizes hair and can be used as a conditioner
Used in cooking, replacing olive oil
Organic in its purest form
What is Moroccan Oil?
Moroccan Oil is a modified (and heavily branded) form of Argan oil. Argan oil is the main ingredient in Moroccan Oil, but the oil has additives. The additives include silicones (Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone), Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and other ingredients. These ingredients assist in the smoothing of the hair and also act to strengthen your locks.
Both are great hair care products. The lesson here, is that while they are both great hair care products, only one of them is in its purest form. This is the Argan Oil. Moroccan Oil is great too, but it includes enhancing ingredients that help with smoothing frizz in hair. Argan oil is also more versatile and is used for food, hair, skin and nails. Moroccan oil is designed more for hair.
Hope this helps to debunk some myths or answer some questions concerning the difference in the two products.