No Brand (DIY or homemade) • Argan Oil • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is my splurge product. I'm sure there are other oils that work just as well, but the aborption rate on this is fairly high and keeps my bod hydrated all day. I've bought mine from Garden of Wisdom and can tell it's the real deal -- at the real price about 60$ for 8 oz! They have a one ounce size, too. Love it and its nutty smell. I have been able to use it on my face without breakouts and use it as an eye moisturizer at night. It's great. Note that there is increased demand for this oil all over the world and I wouldn't be surprised if it gets diluted with other oils along the way if you don't buy from a reputable seller. I justify paying the higher price knowing that purchasing this oil supports women's cooperatives in Morrocco.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was previously a loyal user of coconut oil for hair treatments, but suddenly it stopped having a good effect on my hair like it used to. For reference, my hair is pretty damaged...I have a few split ends and my hair can feel dry because I chemically straighten it twice a year.
Anyway, I came across 100% pure Argan Oil and ordered it online. I'd heard of that brand called 'Morrocan Oil' but it's not 100% pure, so if you can, I'd recommend you getting the pure version instead. It came in a 100ml bottle and is the 'cold-pressed' version. I personally find the smell to be awful, but perhaps that's just me.
What I love about argan oil is that it has so many uses. Argan oil, is rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, including linoleic acid, Omega 6, and natural tocopherols. It's great for anti-aging, and nail care (mix it with equal part lemon juice and leave it on nails overnight -- when used regularly it strengthens brittle nails and softens cuticle). I'll be focusing on the hair uses, so onto my review :)
APPLICATION: I smother this from my midlengths to tips, and apply a slight bit to my scalp by massaging it in. It doesn't feel as oily as coconut oil, but applies in just the same way. Once I've put it on, I put a shower cap on and leave it on for about 5 or 6 hours. Afterwards, I wash and condition my hair as normal, leaving it to air dry.
RESULTS: Honestly, my hair has never felt so smooth. I thought coconut oil was good, but in comparison, argan oil is so much better. Once my hair had air dryed it wasn't as poufy as it usually is, and there were no nasty frizzies. My hair actually feels so soft and silky whenever I use this. It gives me nice shine and bounce to my dull/lifeless hair. Coconut oil didn't give me as good results as this. My hair is manageable and has no fly-aways. I've heard it prevents split-ends, so we shall see...I'll update in future.
I'd definately repurchase this, I don't find it too expensive either (I paid about £15 on special offer) and it's worth every penny. Only bad thing is the smell but I can live with that.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is for plain Argan Oil. I bought a small trial bottle of this for $8 and started using it on a couple spots on my hands where I have had eczema for years....itchy, red, raw, peeling with tiny blisters. Nothing previously has helped- Vaseline, Aquaphor, prescriptions all moisturied my hands but did nothing to change the spots of eczema. I used this for just under a week and I started noticing the spots looked drier and started flaking. The skin underneath looked healthier though so I kept up with it. At the end of 2 weeks my eczema spots were significantly reduced. At the end of a month, my eczema is GONE. First time in 8 years my hands have been totally clear of this. I have slowed to using the oil only once in awhile now...maybe once a week or less. No signs of it returning yet, and I will update if things change. Needless to say I am completely suprised and elated. I was expecting it to help moisturize but wasn't expecting things to go this well and for the eczema to actually go away.
I've also used a small amount of this mixed in with my Giovanni leave in conditioner on my hair with nice results. Leaves my hair soft and shiney. Great product and will continue to buy once this small bottle is gone!
Its been a few months since I started using this and Im still clear of eczema on my hands. No trace of it at all. This is the best they've looked in years! I'm still so impressed with this stuff. 10 stars!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Part of the new Josie Maran line of cosmetics which are eco-friendly, natural ingredients and recyclable packaging. If you have dry skin this would work for you, oily skin/acne prone skin would probably be too greasy. I added 1 drop to JM's TM and applied to my face. Makes my skin dewy and soft. I have an oily t-zone so after about 4 hours I dusted some powder on the shiny areas. My skin in the winter in Michigan needs extra moisture , in the summer this would be too oily for me to use. It comes in a glass bottle w/ an eyedropper so I have to be careful I don't break it. Says on the website that this can also be used on split ends and cuticles. I'm going to try applying to my cuticles at night and see if this works.