Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

3.8

114 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Maracuja Oil


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I received the Tart Maracuja Oil as a travel size in my Tarte advent calendar holiday set. At first, I didn't think much of it. It didn't seem to have a smell at all straight from the bottle but when I put it on my face, it had a strong greasy french fry smell. I'm not sure if this is just me or if this happens to other people too. I started using this product night after night with a very light moisturizer underneath. I got used to the smell and now I love it! I have to be honest and say I don't see much of a difference in my skin although it seems a bit more moisturized. I recommend using this only at night for it can make your skin look a tad oily if you don't blend well. I like to take the dropper and run it across the tips of my fingers and pat it over my face and neck.



on 3/3/2015 11:48:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I had very dry skin in the winter of Canada (ouch) and I really needed some aid!

This is good and really relieves the skin in dry air. I really feel it.


on 2/26/2015 10:58:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I really adore this oil. I apply about 3 drops to face 2-3 times per week at night to replenish my skin. I think it'd be difficult to wear during the day unless you have very dry skin. As far as packaging goes, the bottles are cute but I think a squeeze dropper might work better as the button top is sometimes finicky to work with. No biggie though. The price is fair and they now sell travel size bottles which are really affordable. Product lasts a long time so you get your money's worth.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/19/2015 4:25:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Maracuja oil, I believe is pressed from either passionfruit, passionflower, or maybe even sesame seeds. Hence, the distinct scent. Sesame seed oil is a great massage oil for stiff muscles and joints, as it produces heat. That is probable why I feel heaviness and heat from the oil upon application. It is pretty oily at first, but gradually absorbs into my skin. However, I am not crazy about the texture: it's kind of gritty or dusty. Kind of like bring in dusty or sand place, and having a fine layer of dust stick to your skin while it's already grimy because you are an oily skin kind of girl. :P I can't say it works really well as an anti-aging treatment; or, maybe it works well enough to maintain what my skin already has.
That is why I docked it a few stars. Not horrible, but not great. Although the uncomfortable texture kind of makes me want to give it two stars.
Additionally, I purchased a set of three rollerballs, not the dropper type. Don't buy the rollerball: the inner plastic liner of the cap breaks apart, making it hard to screw shut - this happened to me for two of them. Also, one of rollerballs doesn't roll properly, making it such a pain to get the oil into my skin. Another reason stars/lippies/whatever are docked.
Maracuja oil is supposed to be very moisturizing and brightening to the skin; if you want to add it to you regime, then look elsewhere for the UNREFINED version. Tarte's, I have read, is REFINED. And, Tarte's maracuja oil is costly. another reason to dock stars.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this oil. That is saying a lot given how sensitive my skin truly is. I have combination skin that easily breaks out and can also have dryness and flakies. This oil solved and balanced my skin, hands down. It hydrated me so well and left my skin glowing and healthy. I have now run out and I look forward to repurchasing. I used this daily during my pregnancy due to its natural properties and fell in love with it. My skin was drier during pregnancy, but I even used it in the hot and humid months of summer. It did not break me out. It feels heavy at application, but then sinks in well. I used it alone during the summer, without an additional moisturizer. I do not love the scent - too nutty and too heady, and it did bother me a bit for the first half of my pregnancy, but if you can get past this odor, you will enjoy this oil. I also don't love the dropper bottle, it's not bad but it could be a lot better (like those used by Estee Lauder). It is pricey but a little goes a very long way. A mini sample bottle will last you months and months. The bottle itself looks pretty.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I am, it appears, one of the only 8 people on the entire planet who suffers from a nasty bumpy reaction after using Argan oil on my skin. I wanted to report back that this is a true HG for me.

I have a sad, because I can't even pretend.

(To date, my skin likes: rosehip oil, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, most essential oils)

Unfortunately, as with the Argan oil, the Maracuja oil is going to find a new home with one of my girls, because it's just not going to play nicely. Given that my skin has been here a lot longer than the oil, I have no qualms about choosing my skin first.

I rated it moderately highly because while the price makes me cringe, the reason the oil doesn't like me isn't actually the oil's fault. It works wonders for some. Just not me.

Oh almost forgot. I got the teeny size as part of a Tarte gift thingy. Love the blush!


on 1/19/2015 2:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Other

I was pleasantly surprised by how well this product works for me. I received it in a gift set that I treated myself to for Christmas which is why I gave the price category five lippies. In the gift set, I got a lot for my money so I thought it was a great deal. I understand that the price for this product alone is a little steep but in my opinion, I think it is well worth the price. You only need two or three drops of it so it lasts a long time, the packaging keeps the product stable, and the product's efficacy is pretty great.

I use several topical ointments from my dermatologist for various skin issues, including acne and rosacea. So I would say that my skin is a bit compromised. It is prone to dryness for a couple reasons: 1) I use two different acne products from my dermatologist that can by drying and 2) I live in a very cold climate--If I'm not outside in the cold, I'm in a building with drying heat that dulls my skin. Therefore, not any moisturizer would do for me.

This is the last product that I use during my nighttime beauty ritual. I take my makeup off, put the creams on from my dermatologist and then I put exactly three drops of this oil in the palm of my hand. The packaging is beautiful--purple and gold. On the top of it is a little button. Just press the button for each drop of oil that you want, unscrew it and push the button down once again to distribute the oil in your hand. Then I rub my hands together and massage the oil into my face, inhaling the delicious nutty scent as I go along. Honestly, this is something I look forward to. It's so relaxing and it's "me" time. It's my time to de-stress from the day, focus on my self, take a few deep breaths, etc. There is something about massaging an oil on your face that feels very elegant. This product has only one ingredient: Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil. Therefore I don't have to worry about it causing unnecessary irritation--the more ingredients a product has, the more likely it is to cause irritation.

When I massage it into my skin, I can feel my skin drink it up, so to speak. It absorbs fairly quickly and it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy. After it absorbs, I will touch my cheek to make sure I put enough on and it always feels like a baby's bottom! It certainly makes my skin feel supple.

The first time I applied it, I woke up the next morning and my skin was glowing. The redness from my rosacea was mostly gone and my skin looked more hydrated and healthy. In fact it was so hydrated, that I didn't need any morning moisturizer. After a month or so of using it, I still find that that's mostly the case. This product has gotten rid of most of the dry/flaky spots on my skin. This past week, I've had a small dry spot on my chin from the dermatological cream I've had to put on, but I just use a very tiny amount of moisturizer on it before applying my foundation and it gets rid of it. Prior to me using the Tarte oil, the moisturizer I sometimes use in the morning wouldn't work. So I feel like putting this oil on my face at night, makes the products the next morning work better for me.

I also think it's important to note that it hasn't caused any breakouts.

Everyone's skin is different but if you are curious about this product and want to try it out, I highly recommend it! Hopefully it will work as well for you as it did for me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I use this product when I run out of high beam highlighter, and also to soften the skin in the cold winter months. It adds a subtle sheen to my skin that I love and makes my make up look and sit better on my skin. I'm from a place with cold winters, and my cheeks redden and burn in the cold air sometimes, and this makes them stay nice and supple with no irritation. I always have a bottle on hand in winter. It's expensive, but a little goes a long way.


on 1/4/2015 10:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this. My redness has gone down. And just like with normal things i did have a few breakouts at first. But it got alot better the more i stuck with it. I just put one drop in my clinique moistizer at night. And amazing


on 12/18/2014 5:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

Like with all Tarte products, I was drawn in by the packaging. A cute little purple bottle with a wooden handle and golden embellishments, what's not to love? Well, after months of debate, I shelled out the $46 and bought it. That was about a month and a half ago, and I've been using this oil every day and every night since then. Contrary to Tarte's claims, this oil does NOTHING for me. It does absorb quick and takes away whatever momentary dryness I have. It does not, however, improve my skin's texture or tone nor does it control my oil production. If it wasn't for the ridiculous price, I would throw it away and stop using it. However, if you do want to try it, I recommend buying maracuja oil elsewhere. Many online health stores sell it for half the price and double the product, just without the attractive purple bottle.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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