On Thursday I made a trip with fellow bloggers to MOMO restaurant, just off Regent Street to learn about the brand new The Body Shop bath and bodycare range - Wild Argan Oil. Deep in the foothills of the Atlas mountains in Morocco grows the wild Argan tree - the only area in the world where it thrives naturally. Here, local Berber women hand-pick and meticulously hand-crack the best quality nuts, which are then slowly pressed to extract the purest, most radiant oil. For centuries, the Berber women have used Argan oil, traditionally as part of their hammam beauty rituals, to protect and nourish their skin and hair from the harsh Saharan winds and fierce sun. It is rich in essential fatty acids making it a superior skin-nourishing ingredient and earning it the title “Queen of Oils”. We've learnt how the women have started the cooperative in Targanine and how argan oil helps to enrich the lives of hundreds of local Berber women, including their families and communities.
Only 5% of the skin is on the face, so it's important not to forget the rest. Wild Argan Oil range* consists of eight products - some well known and loved and others brand new: Body Butter (RRP £13.00), The Radiant Oil for Body & Hair (RRP £14), Bubbling Bath (RRP £8), Rough Scrub (RRP £13), Body Lotion (RRP £8), Shower Gel (RRP £4), Miracle Solid Oil for Body & Hair (RRP £8) and Solid Oil Lips (RRP £4) - all available from 13th August.
For me there are two star products in the range: The Radiant Oil and Miracle Solid Oil. Radiant Oil has a spritzer bottle, perfect consistency, smells amazing and dries out fast - I had a pleasure to have a hand massage at the event using this oil and the sensation was amazing! You can safely use it on your body and hair - so I feel this product will quickly make its way into my monthly favourites. Miracle Solid Oil is quite different - this cute tin packaging hides solid multipurpose formula - you can also use it on hair and body, and it is perfect for all the rough spots on your body which need a little bit extra TLC like heels and elbows. I've found myself applying it on the cuticles and it did a great job.
Are you looking forward to Wild Argan Oil range?