LIQUID GOLD

Facial oils continue to hold their place as the most popular skincare treatment on the market. There are now literally hundreds to choose from and options for every skin type.

So which one do you choose? The first thing you want to look for is the ingredients. The most potent and effective oils are going to be the ones that are 100% natural, cold pressed and unrefined, with no chemical additives or silicones. Josie Maran Argan Oil is a perfect example, which is why I have been a dedicated user for years.

There have been several new products from her line over the years (I use her cleansing oil, scrub and honey body balms religiously), but her newest product knocks all other oils I have tried out of the park!

The new Argan Reserve Healthy Skin Concentrate is literally liquid gold! The holy grail of pure facial oils. Unlike the original oils, this concentrated is made up of other parts of the argan tree including the leaves and argan press cake.

Firstly, each bottle is signed and marked with a number indicating which batch it came from. This oil is so unique in that it it will be made in limited quantities each year when the leaves are sustainably harvested. I have bought a few bottles just to ensure I always have a backup!

I love the rich golden color and it absorbs like a dream! I use it as the last step in my skincare routine after all of my other products have thoroughly absorbed. The smell is a bit stronger than the original oil, but not unpleasant by any means, just a bit more herbal with a nutty nuance.

The results have been phenomenal! My skin has never been more smooth and radiant, which is saying something because I actually have great skin. (No not naturally! Great skin takes a ton of work, sunscreen, the right products, and a ton of water consumption!)

If you have been curious to try a facial oil for the first time, or are looking to switch what you are currently using, I recommend this one above all others!

Josie Maran Healthy Skin Concentrate Argan Oil $78

THREE NEW DRY SHAMPOOS TO TRY NOW

I have a love/hate relationship with dry shampoo. Most I have tried end up leaving a sticky residue on my hair that weighs it down, then I just want to wash my hair. Some of them just smell too strong for my preference, I do not want my hair to overpower my perfume.

Currently, I am a fan of the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray, but that will not stop me from trying to find the next best thing.

Macadamia Professional Dry Shampoo $25
Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo $25

This dry shampoo contains some oil absorbing starches, plus Macadamia and Argan oil for moisturizing. Some dry shampoos will dry your hair out too much, so the addition of these oils will most likely eliminate that problem, I have tried Macadamia Professional products in the past, and their Nourishing Moisture hair mask is one of my favourites. Their products always smell amazing and not too strong, so that is a plus.

Morrocanoil Dry Shampoo Light and Dark Tones $26
Morrocanoil Dry Shampoo Light and Dark Tones $26

Morrocanoil has come up with an interesting new take on dry shampoo, with two new formulas especially designed for different hair tones; one for light and one for dark. Of course with all of their products, Argan oil is going to be the key moisturizing ingredient in this. I think we can all agree that part of the appeal of Morrocanoil products is their signature scent. If this product smells like the rest of them, I am sold!

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk $20
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk $20

I love products that contain any kind of oat extract, oil, or milk. It is so soothing and good for skin and scalp. I have not tried any Klorane products yet, but this has gotten some amazing reviews already. I love that this also comes in a 1 oz. travel size, so perfect to stash in my carry on!

What is your favourite dry shampoo?