Argan Oil


124 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Argania Spinosa Oil

on 11/24/2009 9:11:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Skincare has always been important to me. Hence why I joined this website to see what you guys made of other products before I went out and tried them myself.

Argan oil is simply the single most important discovery I have made for my own skin. Ordinarily my skin is oily/combination. I've never suffered greatly from breakouts anyway, but when I do, it's not nice. And the spots seem to last for ages before clearing.... The bane of my existence however, has always been an oily T-zone and open, visible pores on my nose. So when I stumbled across Argan oil, I was scepticle. How can an oil be used to combat oily skin?!

I gave it a try for over a week or so, and lo-and-behold, 1 week later, my T-zone was less shiny and my pores much tighter and smoother. Fast forward a couple of months, and I am glowing! My skin has never felt so free, so open, so smooth and SO radiant. A radiance to rival that promised by ANY high-end moisturiser on the market today. It has evened out small pigmentation patches and this has not gone unnoticed by people in the office and on the street. Seriously, I have been stopped by strangers who have commented on my skin....

I've done a lot of research into the benefits of what has been heralded by the NY Times as 'liquid gold' and to cut it brief, Argan oil is massively rich in Vitamin E and it penetrates the skin so quickly that you are left without a sticky, shiny residue.

I have two words left: BUY IT!

27 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

on 11/23/2009 12:25:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

On the nights I don't use my Yon-ka stuff, I use plain old argan oil. If you are on a budget, you can't do better than a bottle of this from a health food store. It's a wonderful moisturiser that gives your skin a visible glow and healthiness the next morning, and works on oilier skintones like mine. I also use it as a body oil as it is very effective on bad winter dry skin.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 11/7/2009 7:23:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My hair is long (waist length), dyed and thick. I have been using other oils so my hair has been healthy. In fact, my hair is the first thing that people notice about me and compliment me for. I heard that this is better than Morracanoil so I gave it a try. IMO, if you are buying this from Sally's, it has almost the same amount of silicone as Morracanoil. If you get this in 100% pure version, it does not do a thing about frizz. In fact, this made my hair feeling not so silky but rather stiff and greasy feeling. Bottom line is that I would stick to my Olive Oil.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought argan oil from my Sally Beauty, as it is supposed to be very good for hair. I use it on dry hair as a gloss serum, before straightening, and as a heavy treatment before shampooing. My hair is still very short, but I iron every other day and I have yet to see a split end, so something's working! I have a wound on my nose that came from when I dug too deep for a blackhead, so I put the oil on that today after reading these reviews. Will update on if it is beneficial for skin as well!

on 9/27/2009 5:37:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have combination, acne-prone, finicky skin and I love argan oil. It's my new favorite facial moisturizer/treatment, more moisturizing than jojoba or grapeseed oil, but lighter than olive, hemp seed or emu oil. And it doesn't break me out like evening primrose oil does.

I mix a few drops with my regular moisturizer (Desert Essence) when my skin is feeling especially dry, or use it alone at night if my skin is at all flaky (I use Tazorac and AHAs regularly). I invariably wake up with calm, soft skin. It actually seems to prevent or diminish zits and gives me the loveliest glow with regular use.

I also use the oil every night around my eyes. It helps keep the area nicely moisturized and soft and brightens a little too. An unexpected benefit is that it nourishes my eyelashes; they're stronger and a little thicker and longer than usual.

I get pure, organic, cold-pressed oil from Garden of Wisdom for a very fair price (The Josie Maran stuff is a rip-off at $48 for 1.7 oz; GOW's oil is about $8 for 1 oz).

I've already repurchased this once and will do so again. I now consider argan oil to be a staple in my skincare routine.

28 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

on 8/29/2009 4:35:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

A friend gave me some very pure Argan oil she bought from Morocco and it is really effective! I've been using just a very tiny bit around my eyes on top of my reg eye cream and the results are significant. My fine lines are much softer, the deeper lines are much less noticeable and the whole area looks more youthful. When I use AO on the rest of my face, I prefer to mix it 1:1 with jojoba oil so that it spreads more easily. By itself, AO is quite thick. So plus the fact that the oil benefits women's cooperatives in Morocco, I think it's def worth trying and far superior to many commercial concoctions.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 8/5/2009 6:30:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I've been using argan oil for about a week now and so far, so good. The scent isn't too pleasant but fades quickly. I use this oil as a nightly moisturiser and I find that only a few drops is enough, espescially if my face is a bit moist. It also absorbs a lot quicker than other oils I've used even though the oil seems somewhat thick. I haven't had any breakouts or irritation from this yet and I hope I won't get any because it's a really good nightly moisturiser without silicones or other gunk. It's not too expensive either since a little goes a long way for me. However, it hasn't changed my skin for the better or worse so it doesn't seem like a miracle cure. It also works nicely for moisturizing hands.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 5/21/2009 11:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I first came across argan oil in the "Moroccan Oil" that is sold in some hair salons. While the Moroccan Oil works great on hair, it is expensive and I hated the overwhelming and lasting musky scent. I researched argan oil and found it from an internet company called AAA Shea Butter. It is organic and virgin cold pressed. I use it on my hair for shine and softness. I just put a few drops in my hands, rub them together and then smooth over my dry hair. I also use this on my face, neck and chest in combination with coconut oil. Argan oil is wonderfully moisturizing and I feel it is keeping the wrinkles away.

The only negative is that the smell is horrible when it first comes out of the bottle. Thankfully, the scent fades completely away after a few minutes.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 5/21/2009 8:11:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have bought expensive creams forever and always had problems with my skin I use Argan oil now and it has changed my life. It is good for anti aging and it doesn't clog pores or break you out! It is amazing, my skin is smooth and soft! Try it!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 3/27/2009 1:14:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

don't ask me how, don't ask me why, but, i kid you not, this oil has cleared my skin of acne almost 100%!! i'm in my early twenties and have been struggling with mild to moderate acne since my teens. since i entered my twenties, it seemed to get worse. i've tried salicylic acid (PC's and almost every d/s brand available) and that did nothing; i've tried alpha hydroxy acid (PC's) and that seemed to make my blemishes worse; i've tried benzoyl peroxide, and while that seemed to work a little, it left me soo dry (even just 2.5%); and i've tried every combination of the three you can think of, various brands/types, and nothing has cleared up my skin. i'd always have at least (i stress that was the minimum; most of the time it was way more) five active blemishes at a time. all the while dealing with my horribly combination skin (pretty oily t-zone, drrrry and flakey in the cheeks). so, basically, my skin was a mess.

and then i stumbled upon this little miracle. i didn't really have much faith that it'd work, but i figured why not? well, i've been using this a few months now and my skin looks amazing. it doesn't prevent zits 100% for me. however, if i do breakout, its like one, maybe two, zits that last only a day or two...not several that last for weeks! so it helps blemishes heal a lot faster. not only that, but my skin is much more balanced in terms of moisture. my oily t-zone doesn't tend to get as oily, and my flakey, dry cheeks are no longer flakey and dry! i almost have "normal" skin...almost (my t-zone still gets a little shiney). my skin absolutely glows. the only issue i have with my skin now is post-acne red marks, and this oil isn't really doing much for them. but, for the time being, i'm okay with that.

so, how do i use it?

i use it only at night. the bottle i bought didn't come with a dropper, so i just use a q-tip to get some, mix it with my moisturizer, and then apply to my skin after cleansing. i'd estimate its about 4-5 large drops of the oil with one pump of my moisturizer (neutrogena's oil free moisture for combo skin). the oil sinks in pretty well after a while, but at first you may look a little shiney. i don't use this during the day because, since my skin is slightly oily, it's a bit too much moisture. a lot of people mention the smell, but i've honestly never noticed anything. if i get my nose close enough to the bottle, i notice a slight smell, but it's not like a pungent smell or anything. just smells like...oil i guess. and when i apply it to my skin, i don't notice anything at all. /p>

i bought this from an online retailer, so it's unbranded. it's just cold pressed, 100% pure argan oil. if you buy it in large quantities, it can get a bit pricey, but i paid about $8 for 1 ounce of it, so not too bad. this one ounce bottle is lasting pretty well too. but honestly, even if it cost triple that amount (and it does, plus more, if you're buying it from josie maran), i'd still totally buy it. if you're like me, having tried several products without much results, then i'd definitely give this a try.

17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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