Commonly referred to as Moroccan oil because it comes primarily from that country, Argan oil has become the buzz word in beauty products this season. Viva La Dog Spa, the French themed boutique brand of Cardinal Laboratories in Azusa, CA, has introduced a 2oz. bottle of Argan oil, Viva La Dog Spa Moroccan Oil, to aid in dog grooming. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids which are excellent for moisturizing dry skin and hair. It's also instrumental in retaining moisture. It's used in cosmetic and hair care products to rehydrate dry hair and skin as well as a remedy for acne and flaky dermatitis. Spas and nail salons offer it as a special treatment to soften cuticles and moisturize dry skin.
Cardinal's Research and Development labs formulate the same rich humectant that is used in beauty salons and spas for Viva. For dogs, it adds shine and manageability to dry, dull, lackluster coats. It softens and moisturizes, allowing the tangle to be combed out. A little of the thick, fresh-scented oil goes a long way and it noticeably softens the hands that apply it. Originally for people, this exotic restoring oil works well for all types of dog coats.