I decided to buy the full size version after trying out the mini version that was in the tarte of giving holiday set. I have hyper-sensitive skin and it's a miracle when i discover a skincare product that doesn't break me out or cause me to have some sort of allergic reaction. This oil is great! it really moisturizes my dry skin without leaving it oily. I use this at night only, not during the day. I have noticed my skin looking brighter, more refreshed and slightly firmer as well! The only thing i don't like about this product (aside from the price) is the dispenser. My goodness, it's awful! the button dropper is finicky and clumsy! I would have much preferred the rubber cap style. I might transfer the whole lot into another bottle since the button dispenser is cumbersome to use.. All in all, it's pricey, yes...but seeing as my selection when it comes to skincare is like the size of a drop of water... i would say it's worth it and would repurchase!
For reference: I am allergic to Argan Oil, but I have no reaction to this. Also, I have used coconut oil as a moisturizer on my body. It does a good job for the body but on my face, it makes it itchy! Marajuca Oil doesn't give me any reaction and in the morning my face looks refreshed and bright.
I have very dry skin, and it gets worse in the winter
It is clear, few break outs
Tarte Oil made no difference - maybe because of my routine, or it just is not for me
MY Moisturizing Routine
I rely on hyaluronic acid a key element in many of the HE creams that are super moisturizing like Hydroxatone .....(I buy wholesale online for $89 and mix in my own Cera Ve or other cream)
I also use all types of oil on my face and body
I love NUXE (that has a host of natural oils in a mix)
Jojoba oil (this is one of my favorites as it does not go bad or stale)
I even use mineral oil to remove make up and that old ladies pink Jergans cleanser / make up remover as it is the best you will ever find
I bought the TARTE .6 oz ($17) at Sephora
Roller ball application no leak great for travel and easy to apply
Price (I now know where to buy all of my natural oils for a fraction of the price and will self mix)
Shelf life: - these plant oils, except jojoba, have a max 2 yr shelf life some only 6 mo
How do you know you are getting really fresh product unless you buy from an oil specialty shop?
I really have seen no difference whatsoever
I have been using this more on my chest - where I typically do not use the oils etc (not as dry) and again have not encountered any difference
I have not had any issues with the oil - I just have not had any more results than before
I LOVE this oil! It really helped balance my skin and clear my acne (when I had it) and clogged pores. I wake up to normal skin. There's no oil, and no flakey patches. Just soft, supple, normal skin. I am absolutely in love with it and started with the rollerball and bought the full size recently. I had the rollerball trial version for a few months and had the same problem as another reviewer with it breaking like an eggshell. The rollerball version is too tall for how big the diameter is, and it's always tipping over on my counter. It finally tipped one too many times, I guess, and just completely shattered. I also think it's unhygienic to place to rollerball directly on your skin, as the ball will touch your face and go back into the product. Awful packaging, though neither of these is an issue with the full size bottle.
Quick tip: I sometimes mix a few drops of this with a drop of argan oil for a moisturizing boost.
I started using coconut oil on my skin to learn if my skin type would take to oils well. My acne spotted Face cleared up, my skin was radiant, and super soft!! I absolutely loved the results and mentioned something to my coworker about using oils vs drugstore moisturizers. She recommended this oil claiming that it was way better than coconut oil. Well I did see some immediate affects but I don't notice them long term. The packaging is HORRENDOUS but very pretty. So much of a hassle to work with it though. All in all, I don't regret buying this, I like combining it with my primer to give my makeup a nice glow but I wouldn't buy it again. Too expensive for the little result it gives. Coconut oil is far superior in my opinion and much cheaper/easier to apply/ smells better
I got a small bottle of this with a holiday set. This is the first time using any type of oil and I didn't know what to expect. My face is naturally oily so I have been using this on my neck. It goes on nice and makes my skin feel smooth. There is a slight almost nutty scent but that no longer bothers me. It absorbs really really nicely and doesn't feel a bit oily.
One good thing about this, is while the price is expensive it will last you forever!
I do really like this oil but you have to apply it everyday. The effects of it are only very temporary. For that reason I'm not sure that I would buy it again.
I don't even know how I got this....I think I bought a lot one day on Sephora and they threw it in as a freebie maybe? It was in my drawer a few months ago and I finally tried it....SO glad I did. It's an HG! I use it at night as a hydrator and around the areas prone to aging (safe for all around the eyes), and I also use it before I put on my makeup. I don't know what it is, but it makes my skin tone brighter and clearer....just healthier. It makes my makeup go on soooooo smooth. I've never had a product make such a difference, overnight. It's so light, doesn't break me out, has no offensive odor. My skin just drinks it up and feels so smooth afterward. i have no doubt that it will keep fine lines from turning into wrinkles. One bottle lasts forever, and the dropper is easy to use. It is well worth the money, especially because of how long it will last. This is the pantheon of my all-time beauty products and in the "permanent lineup"! It really makes a notable difference in my complexion.
As a person with dry skin, I don't find this oil to be particularly moisturizing. I think I just prefer heavier creams. If you prefer the texture of gels (because this oil absorbs very quickly), you'd like this product. I think it forms a good barrier/seal, so that if you have a rich night cream, this would be good to layer on top.
This is a product I'd use in the summer as opposed to a dry winter.
Still, this oil will make your skin look dewy. My favorite thing to do when I know I'm about to get a bad breakout is to apply this after my night skin routine (wash and apply AHA), and then drink a lot of water before I fall asleep. In the morning, my skin looks very plump and dewy.
I don't know if I'd buy it again because it's very expensive to me. Even though it has lasted me a long time due to the dropper packaging, I don't know if it's something I really need. On the plus side, this did not break me out so if you are interested in trying it, don't be worried about that. This is pure maracuja oil, so unless you have a nut allergy, yo probably won't have an adverse reaction.
This came in a set I bought from Tarte. I used it at night as a facial moisturizer and it did a nice job. Didn't have any problems with it and it did not seem to break me out. Wont be running out to repurchase this, even though it is fairly nice, because it is a bit pricey for my taste and didn't change or improve my skin radically.
I am in love with this oil! I in cosmetics so you can believe me when I say that I've tried a lot of different things on my skin.. This has been the best so far. I tried the Josie Maran Argan oil before this and even though I have very dry skin it began to break me out. I feel that as it's a very heavy oil it was clogging my pores. The Maracuja oil on the other hand has done nothing but make my skin look and feel amazing. I've been using it as my day and night moisturizer and it sits brilliantly underneath makeup. My skin is soft and supple and the vitamin C is working to get rid of blemish scars. Definitely recommend this product... Worth every penny!
I love oils. Not the type my face produces but the type I use to manage it! Oil cleansers and moisturizers are one of the best things I've ever done for my skin. I have combination, acne prone skin so finding something that addresses all the issues I have is difficult. I've pretty much abandoned all moisturizers (except for oils) because I find they clog my pores. Oils are more natural and are better received by my skin. Oil cleansers are also less stripping and more nourishing. My skin is more balanced using oils.
I got this in a sample size with a 500-point reward from Sephora. As usual, I was afraid to try it because my skin is so finicky and a lot of things can cause a breakout. But when I finally dove in and gave it a try, I've been very pleased. I was previously using Josie Maran's argan oil. I started using that in the winter, but once summer rolled around I found it was too heavy. This Tarte one is just perfect for summer. Its lighter so I feel like it absorbs better than the argan oil. I use 2 drops in the morning (even though its supposed to be a nighttime product). It moisturizes well and I don't get too oily.
The bottle is typical of most oils - a glass bottle with a dropper. The dropper I have works well, but not sure about the full size. I don't know how good it is at all it claims to do (reduce irritation, inflammation, brighten dull skin) because I use other products that may affect the results but I do find my skin is looking radiant. Not sure how well it is going to hold up in our -40 degree weather in the winter though. TBD.
In summary, I think if you like oils, you will probably also enjoy this one. If you find argan oil too heavy, you should give this a try!