I received this product as part of a Bzz campaign. Since it was sent in the mail a few weeks ago, I have been using it daily.
When I first heard about the product, I was primarily interested in using it on my hair but I also started using it on my face (more about that below). I am always on the look out for a product that will make my thick (borderline coarse) hair soft and smooth and reduce the frizz. I also have dry coarse ends. Each time I shampoo (about 2-3 times per week), I use a deep conditioning treatment and some sort of smoothing/moisturizing/shining product on top of that. It is a constant battle to try to attain smooth, shiny, hydrated hair.
This product works amazingly well. I use it on damp hair and it does have to be used sparingly. I find that 5-7 sprays in the palm of my hand and then applied to my hair works well, most people would probably need even less. My hair comes out sleek, shiny and smooth and not greasy or weighed down. The result is very similar to the $20 Argan oil I like but this retails at only $5.99. I have tried applying with the spray pump and it was impossible to get an even application so my hair was greasy in spots and undernourished in others. I also tried applying more than 7 sprays and my hair was greasy but the grease was absorbed within a few hours. When I first got it, I tried it on dry hair and it made my hair greasy (again, it was absorbed in several hours). Still, if it made my dry hair greasy, I think it will make 99% of hair greasy and some people's hair may not absorb it as well.
Overall, as a hair product, I think this is probably best for thicker, drier hair, not fine, normal hair.
Onto the skin part: I have started using this on perpetually dry/flaky areas on my face (under eyes, around my nose, and forehead). I also use this on my hands and cuticles, which are perpetually dry (winter in New England). I use it at night and before I put on concealer in the morning. Again, I apply by spraying in my hand and using my fingers. It makes my concealer glide on. This seems to work so much better under makeup than a normal moisturizer, which always seems to create uneven spots. I also I think my fine under eye lines are looking diminished (or maybe I am just delusional). Perhaps that is because the concealer is not sinking into them.
It does not completely disappear into the skin immediately but within minutes, your skin feels hydrated not greasy. I would only use on dry areas not the whole face.
All in all, I think this is a great product for a great price. It smells amazing and is surprisingly lightweight. It is effective, gentle and inexpensive. This does not mean it is perfect: the packaging/application is not ideal. The spray does not work well for either my hair or my face (or my hands for that matter). For my face, I would prefer a felt pen like tip or a small brush. For my hair, probably just a squirt bottle would be better or a normal pump.
I'm a huge fan of dry oil because it makes my hair very shiny and straightens it out. I use it about once a month as a deep treatment and it helps prepare it for any use of heating treatments. I used this before going to prom and my straightened hair looked like i got a brazilian blowout. I have used other oils such as a moroccan oil which i think worked better for my hair but none the less it's a good dry oil to try at least once.
I've tried so many hair oils and shine treatments and I'm always left disappointed. Most oils leave my hair greasy and make me break out, and shine treatments contain silicone which looks great at first but dries out my hair after weeks of use. This is the first oil I've tried that looks really natural once my hair dries. I think the secret is to put it on just-out-of-the-shower hair and only use a little. Same thing with putting it on your skin, only use the tiniest bit and put on on very damp skin. I haven't tried it on my face yet because I'm so acne prone but I might try it since it hasn't caused any problems with my sensitive skin so far. I'm not sure of some of the other reviewers got an old bottle since oils can go rancid but mine smells wonderful. In the bottle it smells like citrus but on my hair and skin it smells like tropical candy. I'm really happy I found this product and it was only $5.99! That is so much cheaper than all the other hair oils I've been trying so far.
I received this product via bzzagent and was excited to try it. Garnier describes this as a miracle oil that can be used on your hair, body, and face. It contains olive, avocado, and shea oils which are to provide nourishment leaving your skin soft and hair silky. I gave it a go on my hair dry and damp. Both times my hair looked like it hadn't been washed in weeks. Grease city. I also tried it on my body and it did absorb pretty quickly but I still felt there was a bit of greasy residue left over. I didn't even think about putting it on my face because I only imagined the horrid breakout it would likely cause. If you have super thick and coarse hair, this might work for you...otherwise don't waste your time.
Everything about this oil sounded like perfection to me. The whole idea of it was fabulous, especially for my dry frizzy uber fine hair. But one spray and I just couldn't use it again. The smell was just repugnant to me. I tried to use it again, but just could not get past that smell. I am not talking, not my scent, it kind of made me gag. So before you try this smell it, just to be sure you can handle the scent.
I have been searching everywhere for a great dry oil - and I FINALLY found one with this product! Last year I bought a very expensive bottle of a French brand dry oil while in NYC and after I ran out I have been unable to find anything decent where I live (Chicago). The other day I ran across this product while at Target and noticed it was part of Garnier's new Argan Oil line. I've used other products within the line that are just so-so. But this dry oil is amazing. On the packaging it states that you can use it on your hair, skin and face. I have used it everywhere and it is mild and incredibly moisturizing and doesn't irritate my skin in the least. It is great on my hair; I use it after it is dry and it adds shine and tames frizz without making it oily. The best part of a good dry oil is the ability to get the benefits of an oil without any oily residue because dry oil absorbs quickly and dries (duh lol!) dry. Maybe why they call it DRY oil??! ;) Additionally, I use body oil or baby oil (the cheap thin kind) to shave. I have never ha razor burns or bumps since I started doing this. I've been using this dry oil as a pre AND post shave product and it is wonderful! I'm typically not a huge fan of Garnier products but I would highly recommend this very versatile product!