Argan Organics was founded by mum of three Aileen Smith. From an early age Aileen was inspired by the natural beauty of her family's farm to create natural skincare using local healing herbs and botanicals. One of her earliest memories, age 5 is picking wild elderflowers in the farm hedgerows and taking them home to squash into a rudimentary face cleanser to try on her compliant family.
Aileen has developed her dream of using organic herbs and plants with the quite remarkable skin enhancing benefits of pure organic argan oil. A small bottle of argan oil brought back from a holiday trip to Essaouira in Morocco and combined in her natural creams and skincare products was a revelation, Arganorganics was born. The range combines the beneficial powers of organic herbs, flower waters and pure essential oils with this remarkable oil, so precious that it is called liquid gold in Morocco. All the products are made by hand in small batches and are free from parabens, petrochemicals and sulphates and contain no artificial colours or fragrances, only the fabulous aromas of pure organic essential oils. The result is a gloriously scented, luxurious, and completely natural range that will protect and nourish your skin.
When I recieved this serum the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous packaging. At £14.99 this is a very affordable serum but the bottle makes is feel high end. The gold colour of the plastic bottle makes it look really luxurious. The pump is really handy for application ensuring that not too much is dispensed.
The serum contains the oils of argan, rosehip, rice bran and camellia to produce a beautifully moisturising product. It is suitable for all skin types and free from parabens and SLS. Aileen told me that in Japan it is considered a high honour to be referred to as a Rice Bran Beauty.
The serum absorbs quickly into the skin but I never like to have an oily product on my face during the day due to my makeup. I apply this product every night before bed. A little of this serum goes a long way. I use two pumps to cover my whole face and neck area. I massage the serum into my skin and then sleep in the product. The next morning my skin is positively glowing and is lovely and smooth. The smooth base allows for a smooth application of my makeup too. I have been using this daily for several weeks now and continue to love it. My skin is beautifully soft and smooth, I have had no break outs and I have a lovely glow.
I do have one negative about this product however and that is the smell. This product is all about the impressive natural ingredients and an artificial scent would really take away from that however I really don't like the scent of the serum. When I apply the product I find the smell fairly unpleasant however minutes after application I can't notice the fragrance and it certainly doesn't linger on the skin. Although not great the scent does not me off the product at all and is really my only gripe with this lovely, luxurious skin product.
To see more products from the range or to purchase see the website http://arganorganics.co.uk