Argan Oil vs Jojoba Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/12/2017 to Skin Care

Two of the most popular oils in the private label skincare industry today are Jojoba and Argan. You can find them in everything from hair care products to body lotions and face oils. Both are touted as moisturizing oils that won’t clog pores and help keep the skin smooth and hair frizz free. We’ll admit, we like them both, and include both of them in our various private label skincare offerings. When sourced responsibly and used appropriately, each oil provides noticeable benefits. But are these two oils actually equal? Or does one come out on top?


First, some background: Jojoba oil comes to us from Arizona, California and parts of Mexico. It is technically not an oil but a plant wax with a beautiful golden color and chemical makeup that is very similar to that of human sebum. Argan oil comes from Morocco and is especially popular as a hair oil, though you can also find it in facial serums and similar private label skincare products.


For the the skin, both oils make great moisturizers. Some people prefer Argan for this purpose while others prefer Jojoba. Here at RainShadow we tend to lean a little more towards Jojoba for our preference when it comes to moisturizing the face and body, but that’s just our preference! Wonderful oil based private label skincare lines that focus on Argan do exist and their customers are very happy. If you’re not sure which you prefer, just try them both and see!


While both are great moisturizers for the skin, Argan excels in the hair moisturizing department, so if you’re looking to buy or make your own hair care, you might want to include Argan. Both oils do help with frizz control, while Jojoba is said to be extra helpful for those with dandruff.


For facial cleansing, Jojoba oil’s very close similarity to your skin’s natural sebum is a win, and it also has some antibacterial and dirt dissolving properties that make it extra effective for oil cleansing and removing makeup. However, Argan oil contains a polyphenol that is said to help skin cells turnover, which is great for anti aging. Both oils contain beneficial essential fatty acids, and Jojoba oil is particularly rich in vitamin E.


The verdict? They’re both great! It all comes down to a matter of preference, and if you can’t decide, go ahead and use them both on your hair, face and body for smooth, happy skin and shiny, bouncy hair.