Argan Oil Benefits: Top 12 Uses for Healthy Skin and Hair - Dr. Axe

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Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits for Skin and Hair


Argan oil - Dr. Axe

Imagine a fruit so nutritious that goats will climb trees just to eat it! Inside that little fruit is the little nut that gives us argan oil.

For generations, natives of the Argan Woodlands in Morocco have pressed this nut to extract a precious oil with a number of skin and hair benefits.

Argan oil was (and still is) commonly used for wound treatment and rash relief and to nourish skin and hair. These slow-growing trees are so revered that in 1998 the Argan Forest was declared a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The good news is that to get argan oil benefits you don’t have to purchase luxury hair and skin care products. You can purchase just the oil, making it a versatile addition to your beauty routine.

Although 100 percent argan oil can be expensive, just a drop or two will nourish hair and skin throughout the day.

What Is Argan Oil?

It’s a rare oil that is high in both oleic (omega-9) and linoleic (omega-6) essential fatty acids. Both of these aid acne-prone skin, which studies show is usually deficient in linoleic acid in the sebum.

Depending on its sourcing, argan oil contains about 35 percent to 40 percent linoleic acid and 42 percent to 48 percent oleic acid. While linoleic acid can reduce inflammation and acne,and increase skin moisture, oleic acid can improve the skin’s permeability and assist other ingredients in penetrating the skin more easily.

Produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.), this plant oil is exclusive to Morocco, but historically argan oil use was not. People throughout the world have taken advantage of the many argan oil benefits to help treat skin infections, bug bites and skin rashes.

Today, it’s used by men and women who are seeking an effective, all-natural moisturizer for skin and hair.

Wondering why moroccan argon oil is so beneficial for your hair and skin? Simply look at its compounds. It contains:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin E
  • antioxidants
  • omega-6 fatty acids
  • linoleic acid

Research displays that when applied to skin, argan oil benefits include easing inflammation while moisturizing the skin. When applied externally, trocopherol from the vitamin E helps boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair.

This is exactly why cosmetic companies are including it in their high-end anti-aging, hair and skin care products.

Related: Mango Butter for Skin Repair, Healthier Hair & More


Here are 12 argan oil benefits and ways that you can incorporate this all-natural oil into your daily beauty regimen.

1. Nighttime Moisturizer

Argan oil absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue. After cleansing your skin with an all-natural cleanser, pour a single drop into your palm to warm. Apply in a circular motion to your face and neck.

In the cold months, or in dryer climates, you can suffer dry winter skin. You may need a second drop, but remember to use sparingly. This oil is gentle and safe to use around your eyes.

Apply one drop to your face, using a tapping motion, from the bridge of your nose to your temple and back again. Then apply a drop beneath your eyes with the same gentle tapping.

The vitamin A and vitamin E can help reduce fine wrinkles and keep this delicate area moisturized. Plus, a 2015 study indicates that argan oil benefits also includes its anti-aging effects.

2. Skin Toner

Skin toning is an important step in your skin care routine, and argan oil acts as an all-natural skin toner. It works to fight acne, age spots and sun damage — leaving you with a more even skin tone.

To make your own skin toner with argan, follow these instructions:

  1. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over a green tea bag, and let steep for 7–10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bag, and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil (orange, lemon or tea tree are great) and 2–4 drops of argan oil, and seal combination in a jar.
  4. Use morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing.

3. Exfoliant

Do-it-yourself exfoliators are not difficult to make and are significantly less expensive than what you can purchase in the store.

To experience the pure argan oil benefits while exfoliating, just do this:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with a couple of drops of argan in your hand.
  2. Rub into your face in a circular motion for two to four minutes.
  3. Pay special attention to acne-prone areas and areas that are dry.
  4. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.

Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while giving you a younger, fresher complexion. With the aid of the brown sugar, argan’s nutrients are more readily absorbed into your skin.

Use this exfoliator for more than just your face. If you have dry elbows or heels (or during an at-home pedicure), mix up a bit more to massage the dry and dead skin away.

4. Acne Remedy

Great news for anyone who is suffering from acne — organic argan oil has been proven to reduce sebum levels in individuals with oily skin. Women who have never had acne before are finding that in their 30s and 40s this pesky condition arises, and it is often difficult to treat.

Chemical creams can be expensive and, in the long run, truly do more harm than good. Argan oil’s essential fatty acids help reduce inflammation caused by acne (not to mention rashes, infections and bug bites) while helping soothe damaged skin cells.

If you are using argan oil as your moisturizer but are still fighting acne, consider adding it to your list of home remedies for acne. Place a drop in the palm of your hand, and lightly dab a bit extra into problem areas. To fight stubborn or persistent whiteheads, be sure to make the toner above, using a couple of drops of tea tree oil.

Research suggests that tea tree oil may complement these argan oil benefits beautifully with its rich antioxidant content and inherent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Together, they can help fight stubborn acne while reducing the inflammation and scarring.

Argan oil benefits for skin - Dr. Axe

5. Stretch Mark Remedy

Argan oil can help get rid of stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin. Research highlights that it improves skin elasticity and hydration.

Simply warm two to three drops of pure argan oil in the palms of your hands, and gently rub into your stomach, hips, thighs or any other potential problem areas.

The vitamin A and vitamin E help rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing, making stretch marks less likely to form. If you already have stretch marks, start by massaging argan oil and brown sugar into the affected areas before your next bath. Rinse well ,and apply the oil to the affected areas prior to dressing.

6. Razor Bumps and Burn Treatment

Razor bumps and razor burn are uncomfortable and unsightly. Argan oil is an effective treatment to soothe the skin after shaving, both for men after shaving their beards and for women after shaving their legs.

Warm a drop or two of the oil in your hands, and lightly massage into the affected area.

7. Whole-Body Moisturizer

You can also use argan oil as your whole-body moisturizer. Hopefully, you are already using an all-natural moisturizer (like coconut oil) on your body and avoiding the harsh hidden chemicals that are found in most lotions and moisturizers.

Add just a couple of drops of argan oil to your food-grade carrier oil of choice (coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond or sesame) to immediately reap all the benefits of this therapeutic natural oil. If you have dry patches on your heels, elbows or other areas, massage an extra drop into those areas for relief.

8. Leave-In Conditioner

Argan oil is not only beneficial to skin — it’s also great for hair. This non-greasy oil makes for the perfect leave-in conditioner that makes your hair easier to style while repairing those pesky split ends.

Argan oil helps tame frizz and fly-aways and protect against the heat of hair dryers, curlers and flat irons, all the while promoting body and a healthy shine.

There is some research indicating that oils rich in essential fatty acids, like those found in argan, can help thicken hair and prevent breakage or damage.

To improve the health of your hair, start with a drop (or for short hair a ½ drop may do), and warm in your palms before raking your fingers through your hair, paying special attention to your ends. Once complete, add a ½ drop to your fingertips, and massage into your scalp. Rub any excess into your face, neck or hands.

Argan oil benefits for hair - Dr. Axe

9. Overnight Deep Conditioning Treatment

If you have dry, brittle hair, once a week do an overnight deep conditioning treatment with argan oil. This will help keep your hair hydrated and protect your hair from damage.

Follow these steps:

  1. Warm 4–10 drops in your hands before massaging into your scalp. Continue applying all the way to the ends, twist and place a shower cap on top.
  2. Your natural body heat retained in the shower cap will help the oil penetrate, while keeping your pillowcase free of oil.
  3. In the morning, wash your hair, rinsing until all residue is gone.

If you have dandruff or dry scalp, do an overnight treatment twice per week until the dandruff is gone. Continue with weekly treatments or as needed.

10. Lip Conditioner

Argan oil benefits more than just your skin and hair. It makes for a wonderful lip treatment or lip balm substitute!

Rub in one to two drops, and wipe away any excess.

This will not only relieve any cracked lips, but also keep your lips soft, smooth and conditioned. Keep argan oil handy during the winter to prevent chapped lips.

11. Nail and Cuticle Treatment

Now, let’s talk about how this can help your nails! Argan oil’s non-greasy moisture is an ideal treatment for cuticles and nails.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Remove all polish from fingernails and toenails, and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Dot a fraction of a drop directly onto each nail, one at a time, and rub into the nail bed and cuticle.
  3. Leave on until all nails have been treated.
  4. Wash and rinse thoroughly, and then apply polish as desired.

The oil will not only help condition your nails, but it will also help keep your cuticles moisturized so you don’t develop painful hangnails.

12. Foot Treatment

If you have dry, cracking skin on your feet or heels, try using argan oil to hydrate and repair the skin. Simply rub two drops into your feet, paying special attention to the problem areas. Depending on how dry your skin is, you may need to apply a couple of more drops to fully moisturize the area.

Cover with a pair of cozy socks to give the oil a chance to soak in. Leave the socks on for at least 20 minutes, preferably overnight. Use a warm washcloth to remove the residual oil from the soles of your feet.

Argan oil benefits for nails - Dr. Axe

How to Use

As you can see, argan oil is easy to incorporate into your morning and evening beauty routine. To enjoy all the argan oil benefits, you can use it daily in the following ways:

  • treat dry skin and scalp
  • keep wrinkles at bay
  • treat acne
  • protect skin from sun damage and dry spots
  • support healthy skin aging
  • remove makeup
  • even out complexion
  • tame frizzy hair
  • deep condition and soften hair
  • improve hair texture and thickness
  • hydrate nail cuticles
  • repair dry, cracked hands and feet
  • minimize stretch marks
  • soften lips

It’s important to buy high-quality oil. A low-quality oil will not give you the same argan oil benefits because it doesn’t have the same concentration of nutrients.

When selecting the oil, look for one that’s:

  • 100 percent pure
  • organic
  • cold-pressed
  • unfiltered
  • non-deodorized

A good, pure argan oil will be more expensive, but when you look at the number of products (eye creams, moisturizers, lotions, hair-styling products, etc.) you can replace it with, it’s worth every penny.

How much argan oil should you use at a time? This varies a bit depending on where you’re using it, but remember that a little goes a long way.

For your skin, start with just a drop or two. The amount to use for hair depends on the thickness, texture, condition and length, but you’ll likely need anywhere from one to three drops.

Be sure to keep bottles out of direct sunlight and sealed tight. It is recommended to use the oil within six months of opening for optimal benefit. Start with a small bottle, and keep track of how long it lasts as the quality can degrade over time.

Related: PHAs for Skin: Polyhydroxy Acids Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

Side Effects

Be mindful when using argan oil if you have any nut allergies. While not technically a tree nut, it is a stone fruit, and the oils come from the nut. You can always test the oil on the inside of your arm first to make sure that you don’t have an allergic reaction.

Some people may have a sensitivity to argan oil, even if they don’t have any known allergies. If the oil irritates your skin or causes a rash, stop using it.

If you are using argan internally, there’s a chance of experiencing adverse reactions, such as upset stomach, bloating, gas, nausea and diarrhea. If you notice any of these argan oil side effects, or any other type of adverse reaction, stop using it immediately.

Final Thoughts

  • Argan oil comes form the kernels of argan trees native to Morocco. When it comes to skin and hair health, it’s a cosmetic powerhouse.
  • The benefits of this oil come from its nutrients, notably vitamin A, vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
  • You can use argan to hydrate your skin and hair, improve acne, minimize stretch marks and signs of aging, and even your complexion. In fact, it can take the place of many conventional beauty products.

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  1. verruca treatment Bristol on

    A healthy skin is better able to heal wounds and repair itself after injury, minimizing the risk of infection and scarring.

  2. Kim on

    Thank you for including all of the benefits as well as the how to use info which is so beneficial for people who want to get back to using natural products instead of ones with chemicals that I believe is a part of the problem causing some of the many skin issues we are experiencing these days. Especially those of us with Sensitive Skin like myself.

  3. Leslie on

    I’ve been using argan oil on my face due to sun damage and am very pleased and impressed with the results. But I did not realize all the additional opportunities for using it and will add several of these to my daily regimen. Thanks for the tips!

  4. Neva Van Wyk on

    I have started getting rashes and terrible itching over most of my body and and don’t know the cause. I’ve been using jojoba, coconut and lavender but I still itch. Any advice on what to do?

    • Kitty on

      I have the same problem and after doing some research found that I have a Histamine intolerance. Try doing some research!.

  5. Bernadette Fritz on

    Dr Axe! I love your helpful articles–you always tell the whole story. I did rate the argan at 5 stars, but the system only shows 4 and 1/2–technology! Also, the clary sage–I can’t wait to try them both. Will they always remain as part of your articles? sure hope so!

    Many thanks for all your hard work!

  6. malilashaeessentials on

    Mali-LaShae’ Essentials is an online beauty boutique which supplies, hair products, skincare, yoni care and more. We also supply our store Branded merchandise which includes, du-rags, haircare, men’s beard care and more.

  7. Diane S on

    Thank you for this informative article. I just purchased a leave in Argan oil hair product, and after only one use, it repaired my dry ends and my hair is smooth all throughout. It is like a miracle hair moisturizer. So I had to Google properties of Argan Oil and found this article. And after seeing my hair results, I believe every word of this article. Thank you for sharing this information with all of us readers.

  8. Shawn Spencer on

    Worst thing I ever did for my hair was using this as a conditioner even just a small amount. It left a heavy residue and was difficult to clean.

  9. Kay on

    I found. The article very informative. Thanks it will become part of my daily skin routine , I will also use on my hair once a week.

  10. Ms. Jyothi Mcminn on

    Thanks again for sharing your thoughts on this oil. Where can buy this for hair? In USA? I live in Arkansas. I am 78 and need to explore this. What is the price of this bottle.

    • crystal on

      josie maran is the top seller of authentic argan oil. she sells her products only on qvc online and on tv and it is authentic from them on that site (compared to amazon whoCLAIMS authenticity but ive recieved fake from amazon so i wouldnt buy from them. )–so just do a google search of josie maran and qvc. she has sales on there during holidays that are a little better than during the normal year but i just bought some and its divine! you can also buy straight from her website but i believe her prices on better on qvc (make sure to check both qvc and her website of josie maran .com to priceshop!)

      • Phyllis on

        You can also buy pure Moroccan Argon Oil from FRE Skincare. I’ve been using them and argon oil for years on both my skin and hair. Im 63 years old, but look 10 years younger I’ve been told.

  11. Nitin Soni on

    Thank you for sharing such an informative post.

    Wonderful to know! Recently I purchased a bottle of organic Argan Oil for my hair growth from Faimos ( UK vitamins and supplements store) and received it yesterday, I found they have good products, and this organic argan oil of morocco, the fragrance is really awesome, I love this product.


  12. Lorraine on

    Wow! Thanks for this article. I recently bought some pure oil in Abu Dhabi & was wondering how to use it for my hair & now I’ve learnt this and more! Will def be trying this for my skin too.

  13. Emma Clark on

    Thank you so much for sharing information. I am using Argan oil for skin but now I will use for my hair also.

  14. Amy on

    Does the toner have to be stored in the refrigerator or can it be stored in my bathroom cabinet at room temperature?

  15. Ann on

    I’d like to print part of your article for personal use and cannot find a way to do so. Tried to scroll to make selection and it won’ t let me. Also tried to remove pictures to print more efficiently. Please advise

    • Virginia Zerdelian on

      Another issue: I am trying to forward your articles via email but the selection is missing. Can you enable your customers to share the information via email, as well. Thank you.

  16. Marissa Masterson on

    What a great in-depth article! I may quote you on my website We made 100% Natural Argan Oil skin products!

  17. Leona on

    Being able to order genuine Argan oil and getting it shipped from Morocco for free and delivered in just 4 days is just PERFECT! I’m sharing with you the link:

  18. Charlene on

    Can Argan oil help my eyebrows grow faster . I just dunt have thick eyebrows .I went to threading my eyebrows and the lady Did it so thin … I dunt know way to do to make them grow fast and thicker … Please help .. Thank you so much .

    • crystal on

      want eyebrows to grow faster and thicker use black castor oil-its phenomenal. it takes about a week of daily use to see new growth but it works so good. i just bought a tiny container of black caster oil (not regular castor oil but instead make sure it s black castor oil) and it was cheap plus worked amazingly! i used on my eyebrows and my eyelashes. it was goopy on lashes so i used at night. you dont need a ton. it makes new lashes grow but once they are in they only last about 6 weeks then fall out. so just have to keep using.

  19. Kevin on

    I use good argan and love it on my face. However, when trying to treat my extremely dry hands (perhaps exema?) my hands become inflamed and itchy with oils which are supposed to be moisturizing and soothing. What am I doing wrong?

  20. Moroccan Blogger on

    Im Morocan, and i can’t live without Argan! We use it in every thing, with every thing! This article is amazing! Thank you for helping other how to use Argan Oil !

  21. Deborah on

    I’m trying to get away from harmful chemicals. (Going as natural as possible). My dermatologist told me to put petroleum jelly on a place where a skin cancer had been take off. I don’t use petroleum products. Not allergic, just don’t want petroleum on or in my body. Do you have a good non-petroleum jelly recipe? I do know about the olive oil and beeswax. Is there another one as oil ice oil goes rancid too quickly.

  22. Bosslady on

    This says chemical free toner?!?! Then proceeds to tell you to use essential oils. Ummm. What is NOT a chemical in your descriptions?! Really!? I’m so tired of people thinking they’ve gone “chemical free.” News flash: everything is a chemical including water. Essential oils are miltiple chemicals that make up the one oil. Try again! Try to educate people that they are still using chemicals but perhaps safer ones. And yes it does matter! How many people use these things and think they are safe no matter how used because they “aren’t chemicals”…

  23. Hypnogal on

    CORRECTION!!! OMG – I HAVE to correct this. Argan Oil is NOT high in LINOLEUM ACID!!!

    lol ——> Linoleum, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or canvas backing; pigments are often added to the materials.

    Argan Oil is high in LINOLEIC acid.<—————————-

    Argan oil – 42-48% oleic, 30-38% linoleic
    Oleic acid – very moisturizing, absorbs well, regenerative, anti-inflammatory
    Linoleic acid – improves skin’s barrier function, soothes itchy, dry skin, retains moisture, anti-inflammatory

    ALWAYS PROOFREAD BEFORE POSTING!!! WOW did I laugh my head off!

  24. Mia on

    Thank you for sharing this great information about Argan oil. I really enjoyed reading this post. I’ve found another source of information about Argan oil and I hope you don’t mind if I share it here. It’s



  25. Dagmara on

    I found this article some time ago and it convinced me to try out argan oil. And the results were better than expected. Now I think it has become my number one oil and I got so influenced by it I went and wrote my own version of introduction to argan oil benefits and uses.!beauty-around-the-world-maroccan-argan-/c1qor Gotta spread the word about something so useful :)

  26. Trudy Ray on

    I’ve just recently discovered Argan oil, and love it. I’m in my late 60’s, and have been using it on my face and neck for about 3 weeks. The changes to the texture of my skin is most noticeable. Wrinkles are less pronounced, and my skin is soft and glowing.

  27. Honor Wearing on

    I tried Argan oil for two weeks – just a couple of drops on my face & neck. It gave me six large blackheads so I can’t understand why people are touting its topical benefits. i believe it is a healthy oil to consume , however.

    • crystal on

      if it gave you blackheads then its probably not REAL. there are TOOOONS of fake argan oils out there. try josie maran oil. i believe true argan oil is non comediogenic.

  28. Sania on


    I am really pleased to read the review of this product and want to give it a try for the below problems;

    I am 46yrs unmarried women. After I got my waxing done I got black spots all over my hands and legs and I feel very embarrassed, Also I got black elbows and knees and inner area of the thighs. Will Argan oil help me in dealing with this problem?

    I got grey hair from very early age earlier I used to apply henna but it did not suit me so I shifted to hair color but in vain none of the brands did wonders and I have to used color every 3 to 4 days. Do you have a solution or suggestion for this problem of mine please help me.

    How do I buy this product in India?

    Thanks for your help in advance.


  29. Jacky on

    I have for the past 8 months been using a mixture of Argan oil and Shea butter to combat adult acne and keep my skin supple and wrinkle free; both of which have been effective thus far. I have however, for the last month, noticed a change in the effect of these substances on my skin. Although the acne is moderately controlled, my skin is drier and getting wrinkles, at the age of 36 years. I wonder whether it is due to the change in environment; having moved from England to Toronto??

    • Trudy Ray on

      Jacky, the dryness in the air around the Great Lakes in winter are most certainly a factor. I visited my family in Chicago for a week in February, and noticed dramatic differences in my skin and nails. Enjoy your new home, and I predict that once spring arrives and the weather changes, you’ll find yourself able to “forget about” the dry skin issues.

  30. Vanessa on

    I have been using Jose Moran argon oil for about 1 year now, I will never go back to creams or anything like it, this is all I need, it has been my skin saver, I have mild roceasa, and very very dry skin, my nose was so patchy and red I just couldn’t find a way out, I went to the oil and within a month I could not believe the DIFFERANCE, it’s healing it’s great under makeup, my skin is alive again I am 63 and have basic good genes, but life was catching up, I was using all the wrong things, can’t say enough, just the best product ever, please give it a try, use a month you won’t go back to anything else.

  31. Gabriela on

    I use it on my hair, but today i ran out of moisturizer and was wondering if this oil was any good on my skin… Turns out it is amazong for hair, skin, nails and so much more! I really enjoyed your blog Dr. Axe. Really helpful!

  32. Jamie Shafer on

    I discovered this wonderful oil through a friend who was living in Provence where it is popular. I used the oil on my 84 year old face for about 6 months and realized it was clearing up the senior acne on my face. And then started with oil on hair, both conditioner and shampoo, and now use it on my body with coconut oil. Use on hands and nails are stronger! Going to try on my lower legs which are ver dry. In short everywhere. I just hope we don’t run out – so shhhhh!

    We must stop the use of all products that cause cancer! So start with he argan – an amazing product from the land of the Berbers.

  33. Harriet k on

    I did not like Jose Marin Argan’s oil – its was too oily ! The Somaluxe Argan Oil has improved the appearance of my thick coarse hair and has made it feel really soft and tamed my wavy/curly hair. What I like most about it is that it does not leave my hair with a greasy residue the way Jose Marin Argan Oil does.

    • paul on

      No mention of the two grades of cosmetic Argan Oil for sale!
      One is better for skin problems the other for face and hair.

      One is single filtered and has an argan nut scent the other is scent free.

      There is only one company that sells coth that I could find.
      there is enough affiliate ads on this page already so i wont post a link/name.
      Do your own research!

      • crystal on

        one grade is used for cooking (culinary) and the other for skin which is then broken down in to
        3 grades
        this explains.

        There are two main types of Argan Oil.
        Culinary Argan Oil and cosmetic Argan Oil.

        Culinary Argan Oil is used for cooking and eating or nutritional supplements. It has a golden brown colour and a toasted, nutty smell.

        Culinary Argan Oil is very rich in vitamins, omega fatty acids and other nutrients. It has been used in Morocco in traditional medicine for the treatment of health problems.

        New research is now confirming the effects of culinary Argan Oil for health. Culinary Argan Oil is not suitable for cosmetic use.

        The 3 Grades of skin (Cosmetic) Argan Oil.
        – Single Filtered oil. This has a medium yellow colour and an Argan nut scent which is a natural olive/citrus smell.
        – Filtered with Active Carbon. A small amount of oil production in Morocco is doubled filtered using active carbon. This is an inert compound that removes sediment without affecting theoil. Carbon filtered oil has a lighter yellow colour and has a more perfumed, sweeter smell less like olive.
        – Double Filtered Oil. The purest grade of Argan Oil is filtered twice to remove all sediment. This oil has a pale yellow colour and almost no Argan nut fragrance

  34. Patty Meza on

    I started having all these dark brown spots on my face. At first it was just a small spot now it’s all over my forehead. I started using argon oil on my forehead and I swear the dark spots are actually not as dark anymore. Been about 2 weeks now. I’m so happy. Bc having that on your face really doesn’t make you feel so pretty. I’m loving the fact that it’s dininishing!!! I’m hoping they all go away ? If not at least not be as dark.

  35. cristina morrow on

    Hi Dr. Axe
    Thank you for this post, very helpful.
    Would i have to use argan oil everyday in order for stretch marks to reduce? Right now its more every third day.
    Would you recommend children (toddlers/babies) using argan oil for skin, hair, and even diaper rashes?

    Thank you again for your insight

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      I would use it daily on the stretch marks along with essential oils. I’m not able to give recommendations regarding using it with a child, sorry! I would consult with your physician

    • crystal on

      no you should use carcinogenic johnson and johnson products on children.
      yes you should ALWAYS use natural on kids and babies!! dr axe is a huge proponent of natural and this is natural

  36. Peggy on

    I love Argan oil & I have been using it for almost 2 years now. The best 100% organic, pure Argan Oil from Morocco. I have chronic dry eyes and since my
    eye lids are so dry. I rub it gently into my eyelids & it hydrates my eyelids & relieves some of the problem with the dry eye, Also it does not get into my eyes.
    My Ophthalmologist supports me 100% & tells me to keep using the Argan oil on my eyelids.

  37. Jennifer on

    I love Argan oil! I have been using it for about 5 months and it has improved my hair and skin. I buy Beta Naturals brand. Have you heard of it or know anything about the company?

  38. Jason on

    I love the SOmaluxe Argan oil also – my girl friend uses it for her nails – but i use it as a face moisturizer and it works so well…doesnt leave me greasy at all

  39. Dima Al Mahsiri on

    I love argan oil!
    I like to use it as a leave-on-conditioner. It help treat my frizzy hair and protect it when styling.
    Thanks for sharing these tips, I would love to use this oil for exfoliating my skin.

  40. MJA on

    My Wheaten terrier has 8cm tumor.the path report is not conclusive.may be sarcoma. I am interested in your thoughts about adding oils….frankencense, or what would you suggest?
    For myself I am interested in any skin care for sun damage spots….I grew up when we slathered baby oil !

  41. said slo on

    Hello and thank you for this amazing tips,

    I’m from the south of Morocco and our areas of this famous oil and I have saved you the real quality of the oil argan.

    form agadir Morocco

  42. Robyn on

    For months I suffered from facial rashes that went as far as my chest and behind my ears. Doctors couldn’t figure it out. Hives, rosacea, psoriasis, or food allergy? My skin was cracking and peeling. Basically I was a mess. It turns out that it was all a reaction to stress! One week after leaving my job, the rash disappeared. With my health insurance ending, I had to cancel the dermatology appointment for which I waited weeks! My physician recommended Argan Oil. It wasn’t easy to find in our area, but Target carried a nice brand. My skin is already reaping the benefits and I have had no reactions, especially by my eyes.

  43. Michel on

    Argan oil is way worth it – I use an argan oil that has no harmful chemicals, and can be used on hair & skin – its the Somaluxe Argan Oil – I love this product it leaves my hair smooth, silky, and shiny! I couldn’t keep my hands out of my hair because it was so soft and it’s light or at least for my thick straight hair! I just hate that it’s only one size but will definitely repurchase. I never do reviews on products but it’s so good that I had to tell someone!!

  44. Drew Todd on

    Hi Josh

    Seasons greetings to you and yours!

    How do you get one drop to spread on your entire face, I need about 5 drops to spread on my face?? What am I dong wrong?



  45. Amanda on

    Hi, very helpful blog! I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan oil on my hair wet and dry. It absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave my hair oily looking like so many other hair oils.

  46. Friederike on

    I love argan oil, i use it from head to toe and in everything. i make my own creams n hair products and have a large collection of different oils, and argan oil has and will always be my fav and best oil :) it help cleare up my acne when it was bad so i love the stuff for it.

  47. Teresa Sundberg on

    I’m amazed at all the incredible benefits of this oil! I’ll definitely be incorporating it into my daily beauty/moisturizing routine. I’m curious though, would this help at all with Psoriasis?

    • kylie on

      The Josie Moran at QVC is so expensive. Have you checked out They carry quality oils, teas, herbs/spices pretty much everything you can imagine & based out of Eugene OR. I’m sure Josie’s oil is good but it’s all about marketing & brand, you’re paying for her name & at that price it better come with Saffron too.

    • Carolyn on

      I have the Josie Maran Argan Oil but will certainly check out the source recommended by Dr. Axe since it is much less expensive, and I trust his recommendations. I saw a recent evaluation of a new day time moisturizer with sun screen by Josie Maran that was rated very highly. Have not tried it. I like the recommended uses that Dr. Axe has provided and will try the toner made from green tea with a couple of drops of argan oil.

    • Chris Perrine on

      Yes, the is a company called L’BRI Pure n’ Natural with an excellent line of all natural, aloe vera based skin care that is anti aging and works fantastic. And it is very affordable.

  48. Sharon Turow on

    Thank you for this information and all of the info you share. I have two questions? Can we buy the fruit and can we grow the trees? Thank you again, Sharon


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