This is part 5 of a series on InstaNatural’s products. InstaNatural is US company based in Florida with beauty and skincare products inspired by nature. They pride themselves on using natural and organic ingredients from the around the globe.
- 100% Pure Certified Organic Virgin Argan Oil
This oil comes in a brown glass bottle with a nice pump. Because it is pure argan oil, it has a strong aroma that is best described as nutty and fruity. I have used argan oil in many different hair oils before, but never 100% argan, so the smell was unexpected and hit me right in the face.
The main advantage of pure argan oil as opposed to an oil blend is how multipurpose it can be. The oil can be used as a leave in hair treatment on towel dried hair, which is my main use, and it can also be used on your face, cuticles, or anywhere that needs extra nourishment. If you have dry skin, the best way to use argan oil in your skincare routine is to pat it on after your regular moisturizer to ‘seal in’ the hydration. I have heard of some people using it as a cleanser in the Oil Cleansing Method (to learn more about OCM, check out /r/SkincareAddiction’s post), although I’m not sure about it’s comedogenic rating. When it comes to OCM though, I would recommend an oil cleanser with an emulsifier, such as Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil, which can be rinsed off with water.
- Argan Oil
- Amino Acid Complex
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Vitamin B5
This hair mask should be applied to towel dried hair and rinsed off after 5-15 minutes. It can also be used in the shower, after shampoo, in lieu of conditioner. The Argan Oil Hair Mask smells primarily like shea butter and argan oil, and has the look and consistency of conditioner. I found this difficult to rinse off – more difficult than LUSH Fluff Eaze but easier than Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Plus. When it comes to hair treatments, the LUSH Fluff Eaze is still my HG (although it’s important to note that Fluff Eaze is meant to be applied to dry hair, followed by a shampoo).