I have a question, why does everyone say that it takes only 2-3 drops in your hands to be 'more than enough for the entire face' ! ?
It takes me at least 3 times, taking 3 drops out of the dropper each time, (about 6 drops in all) for my face to feel moisturized evenly!
Does anyone else experience this with Tarte Maracuja oil?
What am I missing? Got a free sample from Sephora and its a nice light moisturizer, but the bottle dropper is a PITA and it doesnt smell great. The one thing I do like is how it absorbs, very smooth, not oily. Doesnt seem like a miracle to me yet....
I have been using Izadora's Brazilian Secret Maracuja oil for quite a few months on my face and neck & am very happy with the results. I have very sensitive skin that breaks out easily from different products. I have had success with this maracuja oil that I found online. It absorbs into my skin nicely & really hydrates without lots of residual oil. It works better than argan oil. I now have a clear complexion unless I eat chocolate and then I have a problem. There is new research on chocolate that shows it really does cause fairly significant acne. I know that now that I have found something that works on my skin that chocolate does cause problems. When I eat chocolate I have breakouts within a few days. If I stay away from chocolate of all kinds I have perfectly clear skin. The Izadora's Brazilian Secret maracuja oil really works but isn't a miracle oil so I still have to stay away from other things that cause breakouts. For those that are still having problems with the maracuja I would suggest cutting out chocolate totally for a month to see the results. Other things that can cause acne issues are: some B vitamins, products with ingredients that can cause acne. Once you get a regimen that works for you it is easy to figure out problem areas. I recently changed from my YSL Foundation that costs $95 bottle to the new Chanel Foundation that, believe it or not, costs about half of the YSL. I loved the way the Chanel looked but had a terrible break out. I stopped using it and my face cleared and then about a month later tried it again - because I hated to toss out almost $50 worth of product - and it caused problems so now I am back to my expensive YSL & the maracuja oil. Both last a long time so it's worth it to have clear, radiant skin - so won't complain.
Packaging on the maracuja is great. It comes in a nice glass pump style dispenser that works really well. Great bottle.
I feel like this product is over-hyped, it just didn't work for me. I tried using it to calm my skin down during a break out (from over exfoliating), it made it worse. I was glad when my re-order of argan arrived & my skin could get back to normal. I'm just using this up on the rest of my body until it's gone.
I personally purchased the Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil. I realize it is very expensive, but my reasoning for purchasing this product would take me on a tangent (which I'll explain at the end)................
I would have NEVER dreamed of putting a straight-up oil on my face, as I have oily and acne-prone skin. Ever since my dermatologist told me 10 years ago that I shouldn't use any products with oil in them, I have steared clear of oils! That being said, I did some research on this oil as a result of looking for anti-aging products that were suitable for all skin types, and I liked what I read. I went and got a nice-sized sample from Sephora. I've been using maracuja oil for about 3 weeks now; well, I use it once, maaaaybe twice during the week at night all over my face, and every other night on my under-eye area. I LOVE how my skin feels when I wake up in a morning after I cleanse my face. It's soft, smooth, and surprisingly not oily. It's a nice change from my semi-dry morning face from using lots of acne meds. This oil hasn't really broken me out, which is AWESOME! I have gotten a few tiiiiiny little white heads (in inconspicuous spots thankfully), but it's nothing terrible (trust me, I've had worse). My skin does look a little brighter too. I can't really account for how well it reduces wrinkles or fine lines because I only have a few around my eyes, which so far haven't really gotten better (but the skin where they are located is much softer than before). I have been overall pleased with the results, and so I bought a full-sized bottle. I am interested in seeing how well it works when applied to my hair. Oh! And the Tarte bottle comes with a dropper attached to the lid that has a plunge-dispenser perfect for getting one drop at a time. If you are intrigued by this oil, you should attempt to get a sample and try it out for yourself.
And now as promised, the tangent: I was going to buy passion fruit oil from an online retailer (can't remember the name), which would cost me about $15 for 1.7 oz. Well, I was recently a victim of credit card fraud, and I assumed it was from a recent purchase I had made on a website I hadn't purchased from before. So now I'm very wary of buying stuff online. I paid $37 for this at Ulta (with a coupon, woohoo!), and I don't mind the extra spenditure because I didn't risk being a victim twice. Plus, if I end up hating it, I can always return it! The end :)
I purchased the Maracuja oil from natural bliss after a long obsession with Argan oil. The only reason I switched was because the Josie Maran Argan oil did not moisturizer enough. I loved the Natural Bliss oil and i felt like I had hit the jackpot, until two weeks later when I broke out around my jaw line, ears and neck. Yes.....neck area too! Now I can only use it in areas like my knees, elbows, cuticles. I was so upset because I've never broken out and now I fear it scarred my pale skin. I would not recommend this product to anyone for face use. I will also try the Elma&Sana maracuja oil instead since the reviews mention it has worked well on rosacea delicate skin.
I tried the Tart brand and it was okay. I used t use extra virgin olive oil and now I use coconut oil. I use oils on my hair and skin as they are both sensitive and dry. I didn't notice any spectacular results with this oil. It worked fine. I definitely prefer coconut oil, it gives my skin an awesome glow.
I had been wanting to try Maracuja oil for a while but I didn't want to shell out the ridiculous amount of money that the only name brand company advertising it was asking. In fact I've never seen a carrier or exotic oil sell for $40/oz from a natural skincare supplier or vendor. After researching a bit I found out that it was actually Passion Fruit oil and that I could get this from one of my favorite online vendors (Garden of Wisdom) for under $5 for an oz. Seriously? You can keep the cute purple bottle GoW's plastic squeeze bottle works perfectly weather I want to use a drop or a spoonful. I don't have to mess with a dropper or expose the oil to air or contaminates either. That being said this oil is richer than what I would normally use for my face but sinks in very quickly with no oily after feel. This leaves my skin very soft almost like I put on a light lotion and has quickly become a favorite. I have combo skin and this doesn't break me out or make me oily when I use it alone at night. Like most products it sinks in best when I use it right after a shower or after I wash my face and it's still slightly damp. A drop of this mixes well with sunscreen and my daily retinol cream with spf to lock in moisture without making me oily. It also gives a good base for makeup/powder. For those of you that get black heads when using oils be sure to use a toner with something like salicylic acid in it after washing. Oils are meant to provide a moisture barrier and regulate oil production by sealing in the moisture already in your skin which is why it's best to use them after showering or on damp skin. This shouldn't clog pores but dirt & oil can still be trapped there. If you repeatedly put this or anything else on over pores prone to build up without using something to clear them you are gonna get blackheads.
When used properly this is a great oil at an awesome price as long as you don't miss the pretty packaging. If you do you could always pick up a glass perfume bottle to keep it in and still save $$. I've purchased products from both the high end seller of this oil and GoW for years and if I had to choose between identical products I would go with GoW or one of the many other established natural product vendors available online. I usually get a equal or better quality product much cheaper and get any questions I might have answered right away.
This review is for the maracuja oil from Natural Bliss.
I was already a huge fan of Tarte's Maracuja oil, but wanted to see if it was possible to get more bang for my buck - and it was! I can purchase 8 oz. of Natural Bliss maracuja oil for a mere $35, as opposed to $46 for 1.7 oz. of Tarte's oil.
The NB oil is slightly darker than the Tarte oil, and a very light fruity smell that goes away soon after application. Prior to purchasing the NB oil, I had been using Tarte's product for the better part of a year. After using Natural Bliss for a month, I can report that the results are 100% identical to the results I get with Tarte!
The best part of being able to purchase so much more oil for less money from NB is that now I feel free to use it on other parts of my body with reckless abandon. I like to use it on my arms, legs and shoulders when I get out of the shower before drying off. It absorbs quickly when applied to wet skin and my skin stays soft until my next shower.
The one drawback this product has is the packaging - the bottles it comes in are clear. Maracuja oil contains a lot of Vitamin C, which is light sensitive. I purchased an amber glass bottle with a pump and poured all my NB oil into it to prevent oxidation and would recommend others do the same. It's a step I wish I didn't have to do, but for the money I'm saving and the fantastic results I'm getting, it's a very small sacrifice!
After reading tons of reviews about this oil (I first saw/heard about it on QVC when they were doing a product review of Tarte's version)--I absolutely had to try this--after reading another MUA's review, I purchased some from Natural Bliss and it arrived yesterday. I got the 4oz bottle for approx $20, which is a STEAL, mind you....the smell is very organic, not unpleasant--and after cleaning my face with my Clarisonic Mia using Philosophy's Purity Made Simple, I pumped out one pump (probably 4-6 drops worth) and warmed it up in my hands and then patted it all over my face, neck, and even eyelids, then proceeded to rub it in. At first the product seemed to sit there, giving me a sheen--then after about 5 minutes, it sank right into my skin, making it baby soft. I awoke this morning with baby soft, radiant skin--and this is from using this oil ONCE! My skin is very fair, sensitive, mostly dry--and the past 2 months I've been on a thyroid medication that seems to have brought on more "oilies" in my T-zone, my pores have enlarged, and my dry cheeks and forehead are even dryer than before. Originally for the past 6+ years I have relied solely on Philosophy's Hope in a Jar for normal skin and cleansed once a day with Purity Made Simple and my skin was a happy camper. Not any more--and having gone thru literally dozens of other products from Philosophy and other lines, from cheap drugstore thru expensive, I just felt MEH about my skin....that's why this oil intrigued me--and I'm SO excited....looking into the honey experiment for cleansing, too....
Try it if you're looking for supple, smooth, radiant skin--I turn 39 next week and have always taken care of my skin--I feel this oil will really become a staple to my daily routine from now on, and getting hubby to try it too on his overdried razorburned skin :) Hope this helps!