Have I mentioned how peculiar I am now about my skin? I am nearly obsessed about it and in fact I am always on a hunt for a good toner, moisturizer, mask, cleanser, scrub, yadayadayadayada. After a disappointing experience with Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser, I’m supposed to buy the Panoxyl Cleanser just to try out if Benzoyl Peroxide would work for me.
Just as I was heading to the counter to pay, a Sales Lady approached me and offered me Argan Oil. Well, after hearing so much about how miraculously wonderful Moroccan Argan Oil is, I was pretty tempted to buy. It was around PHP1000++ when I asked and because I was short with cash, I declined the offer. But the sales lady insisted and offered me the soap instead. It’s the Instant Glow Pure Moroccan Argan Soap. I got it at Watson’s for PHP249.75. Still pricey for a piece of Soap but the SL told me about seeing the best result just after 5-10 days. She was pretty convicted when she said it, so I guess I had to try it. J
When I checked the ingredients at the back, I was surprised about how plenty the active ingredients were in this soap. There’s Argan Oil of course as the main ingredient, Glycerin, Snake Oil, sweet almond, Witch Hazel Extract, Licorice, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Shea butter, Castor Oil, and Bee Propolis Extract. I have made quiet a research about some of the ingredients and here are the skin benefits each one contributes to our skin.
Glycerin- used as moisturizer and treat skin disorder i.e. eczema
Snake oil- moisturizer and treats swelling and skin disorders
Sweet almond- softens and soothes skin and also heals acne scars.
Witch hazel- acts as an anti inflammatory, treats sun damage and the like.
Licorice- helps heal acne and brightens and whitens skin.
Coconut oil- has vitamin E that maintains smoothness. Also has anti ageing properties and repairs skin damage.
Palm oil- skin cancer fighting and also has anti-ageing properties.
Castor oil- fights blemishes, great skin moisturizer and prevents excess oiliness.
Bee propolis extract- anti-microbial and is known to fight cancer cells.
Shea butter- antioxidant, wrinkle repairing and produces collagen that makes skin stronger and younger.
And of course Agran Oil which heals scars (i.e. acne scars), also anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, anti-ageing and protects our skin from the Sun. Argan is well known in Morocco and is actually referred to as the tree of life. This tree is also pretty extinct and I guess only grows in Morocco. Since Argan Oil nowadays is much raved in the US and other countries, this brand is the only thing I saw here in the Philippines that offers skin care with Argan Oil. I don’t see any competition yet. Probably it hasn’t been that popular unlike Papaya Soap and Lemon Soap that you see everywhere.
Since I’ve tried it for about two weeks now, I can really tell that my skin definitely transformed from decent to amazing. I still have pimples thought but I can tell, the soap is healing them. When you wet and lather the soap, it doesn’t have a foamy texture rather than a thick and rich creamy texture. I massaged it on my face for about 2 minutes and when you wash off the soap, you’d feel suppleness already. Just after three days, I saw my face really brightened and oil isn’t much of an issue already. Just to give credits to my toner and moisturizer, I am using Celeteque Dermo Science Acne Solutions Line for both. I know they also contributed well enough for me to have this youthful glow and a less acne prone skin.
What I don’t like about this soap though is the coconutty oil smell. I know this is an all natural soap but I am not a fan of the scent of coconut oil. I guess I just have to stop complaining and instead be thankful about this wonderful soap. The amount of disappointment I felt with the Neutrogena Cleanser equals the happiness and contentment I experienced with this Instant Glow Pure Moroccan Argan Soap. This is definitely a must-try for you ladies of all skin types.
I am definitely going to try the Argan Oil soon. Guess I have to save up more. I’d give this hot stuff a 9/10, one point debited because of the scent. Geez, so much skin care products in line for me to try out! Also this can be purchased in any Watson’s or SM Department store near you. Have you tried Argan Products lately? Please let me know!