The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil The Radiant Oil for Body & Hair

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil The Radiant Oil for Body & Hair

Price R220

Get it at The Body Shop and selected Clicks stores

While I love the feeling of argan oil and the effect it has on my hair and skin, I find most of the argan products I’ve tried since this oil became an international beauty trend are far too sweetly scented for my liking. It’s also the reason I tend to dismiss many argan oil products and not show as much excitement at their launch as many of my fellow beauty editors and bloggers.

Luckily for me, The Body Shop seems to understand that, while many of us adore the benefits of this oil, we’d also like something a little more beautiful in the scent department so that we don’t step out of the house smelling like we’ve just spent the night in a hot, incense-filled tent in the middle of the Sahara desert adorning ourselves with ancient oils.

I adore the scent of this dry oil – it’s rich and exotic, but to me it also has a soft floral air reminiscent of creamy white florals (think tuberose and magnolia) that cuts the sweetness and makes it a dream to apply to your body – both for nourishment and for fragrance.

Aside from Community Fair Trade argan oil (sourced from Morocco and pressed from argan nuts that are hand-cracked by Berber women) it also contains a decadent blend of supremely nourishing oils including marula, sweet almond, soybean and kukui.

The spray bottle is so convenient and makes it easy to apply the oil to your skin, where it sinks in effortlessly as you rub the silky liquid all over. It leaves skin soft, nourished and never greasy, making it a pleasure to apply at night too before going to sleep. You can also use it to condition the drier ends of your hair, smooth frizz and flyaways and to add a touch of shine.

Tip I like to apply it to the backs of my hands during the day and rub it into my nails and cuticles to nourish and keep them soft. You can also keep a small tin of the Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil for Hair & Body (R110) in your bag or desk drawer and use it on the go or in the office.

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