Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment

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I haven’t been to a hair salon or makeup trailer yet that doesn’t have this in their go-to product stash. It’s no surprise that Moroccan Hair Oil has become a cult favorite and  Allure’s Readers’ Choice Award Winner  2012 and 2011. Hair loves this multi-tasker.

A few drops of this liquid gold post-shampooing makes this the perfect leave-in conditioner/ detangler. Hair drinks it up in seconds, leaving tresses super-soft and lustrous, with no added weight. As a styling product, it speeds up drying time, while imparting extra shine and manageability. And it’s superb as a treatment, nourishing your scalp, increasing elasticity, healing damaged hair and protecting it from UV damage. But remember, a little goes along way. It will take you ages to go through a bottle!

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But my two favorite uses are as a hair refresher and a mask. For those days I don’t get get around to shampooing, it’s the perfect reset, calming frizz and wiping out dullness.  All the poofiness and roughness is gone, leaving strands revived, hydrated and enveloped in a heavenly musky scent! And when hair feels extra abused, I slather it on, heat it up with my blow dryer, and leave it in overnight. Hair feels renewed, hydrated and silky for weeks.

And that’s not all. Haven’t tried this one yet but according to Moroccan’s site, a few drops massaged into hair before coloring, helps the dye penetrate and saturate your strands more deeply. The results? Hyper-vibrant color and shine!

Available for $40 at beauty supply stores or online at:

Moroccan Oil

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Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+

SPF is the most important anti-aging product you can have in your arsenal! And this is hands down my favorite SPF! Not only is it a great moisturizer but it’s the perfect sunscreen! This physical blocker, which is much safer for your skin then chemical ones, melts into your skin. There is no need to spend forever rubbing it in to get that white cast to disappear nor is it greasy, unlike most physical blockers. And it’s all natural and organic with a high broad spectrum SPF of 40+.

This moisturizing sunscreen absorbs into your skin in seconds and even doubles as a great primer! That’s how well it pairs with makeup, never rubbing off or balling up.  On top of all that, it’s excellent for sensitive skin, won’t make you break out, and has a light, barely discernible apricot scent. With the super anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties of Argan Oil (made up of 80% fatty acids) as one of its key ingredients, this  product will do wonders to protect your skin against oxidation, the leading cause of  premature aging.

As for me, I still use a moisturizer first and treat this as my sunscreen. But then again, I love extra moisture! If you need less hydration, than Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+ will be an all in one miracle worker for you!

From the Josie Maran’s site:

-Titanium Dioxide: 9.5%; provides full-spectrum sun protection against UVA/UVB rays.

-Zinc Oxide: 6%; provides full-spectrum sun protection against UVA/UVB rays.

-Argan Oil: Replenishes and repairs skin cells.

-Pomegranate Oil: Contains antioxidants, which improve elasticity and tone of skin.

-Jojoba Oil: Conditions the skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide 9.5%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%. INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract**, Caprylyl Glycol**, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Extract*, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone**, Ethylhexyl Palmitate**, Hexadecene Copolymer**, Hexylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate**, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Oil**, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol**.

*Certified Organic Ingredient
**Natural Ingredient

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+

Listed at $32 for 2 fl oz.:

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