Unlisted Brand • Argan oil • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am using pure argan oil bought from a Moroccan shop at ebay for less than 15 euros a 100ml bottle and I could not be happier. I initially bought it for my hair, as it is very damaged at the moment and unmanageable and frizzy, and when I apply it after blowdrying it, it looks smooth and softer. It is a miracle product. I also use it after washing my face, as I have some acne, and is helping me with my breakouts. Also, as a moisturizing lotion. I use it on my nails too and cuticules, and recently started applying it on elbows, to soften the rough skin there. AMAZING. This is the link to the store where I bought it: http://r.ebay.com/szgwJH
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The bomb. Its safe for my skin, no breakouts, superb moisturizing agent. Superb anti-ageing. Superb oil control. Superb healing properties. Im sure this, and my raw shea butter is d reason for my acnes scars to fade away. Cheaper than my RoC moisturizer. Holy grail. Nuff said.
Oh and did i mention my mom actually commented my face looked younger and plumper? Oh yes she did. And she's an honest lady. When she sees something ugly, she says it directly. Would totally buy this for her. Heck would totally recommend this to woman of all ages!
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. Initially i thot, the more, the better. But nooo. It clogges my pores. Caused me to have lil bumps at my cheeks and chin. I started by actually had to do ''dots'' of 3 at each side of my face. A dot at my chin, nose and forehead. And more at my neck. But then, it felt greasy and i thot it was normal. But its not. So now all i need is a drop, and smooth it betwn my palms, and with that one drop, i can massage it to my face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had some luck w/ Dremu Oil, so I wanted to try other oils that could be a cheaper alternative. I mixed a few drops of 100% argan oil with facial mist to use as a moisturizer for a week, and was not pleased w/ the results. My skin was finally clearing up from a very bad couple months of cystic acne, and after using this for a week my skin started to break out again. At first, I just noticed some clogged pores, then one or two pimples, then all of the sudden I get a handful along my chin/jaw in a day. AH! At the same time, it was not moisturizing my dry spots enough, so I still had patches of flaky skin here and there. Maybe it is the brand I got, but it had good reviews on Amazon. It is also around that time of the month, so maybe argan oil is not completely to blame, but I am scared to try it again since I also had a bad experience w/ 100% jojoba oil.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been using Argan Oil on the end of my long highlighted hair and the difference whenever I use it is remarkable! It makes the dry wiry ends look smooth which is some kind if miracle! It is easy to use - I just smooth a couple of drops on the damp ends and that's it! I don't even have to blow dry. But most miraculous is what it does for your skin! I used it today and immediately looked less wrinkly and more radiant! I'm keen to keep using it and save ££££s. it's a lot better than my Clinique and Lancôme moisturisers and surprisingly sinks in doesn't leave skin greasy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Simply put - argan oil works. It is the best moisturizer I have found for my skin. As a woman in my late 30's I'm starting to see the signs of aging - lines are now starting to appear around my eyes, lips, forehead, and neck. It takes a lot more time now for my skin to recover from running and exposure to the sun. Until I discovered argan oil, I tried practically every product under the sun to help moisturize my skin - from department store offerings such as Clinique's Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream to the much more expensive Crème de la Mer - with mixed results. My skin can be sensitive to the synthetic fragrances and petroleum-based ingredients found in so many mainstream beauty products. About a year ago my sister turned me on to argan oil. She's a skincare fanatic who loves trying out new products. When she talks beauty, I listen. My first experience using argan oil was with a sample bottle of Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil I received from my sister. I was shocked at how well it worked to moisturize and soften my skin. The lines on my face weren't as noticeable. The argan oil was light and absorbed very easily into my skin. Another brand of argan oil I highly recommend trying is Beta Naturals Pure Argan Oil. It is less-expensive and equally effective as the Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil. I can happily say that argan oil has replaced all of my other moisturizers - it's a much healthier choice - no synthetic fragrances and no petroleum-based ingredients.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This product is amazing! I bought a 100 ml bottle and it looks like it might last me for about 4 months (I only apply it on my face). Does not clog pores (at all, even less than pure shea butter, which is also non comedogenic). Do not hesitate to buy this! If I can give you an advice, do not buy from some expensive cosmetic company---waste of money! Just make sure, you are buying from a reputable seller. This oil is not cheap, but it should not be more expensive than say 25 dollars for 100 ml bottle.
Do a bit of research about Moroccan oil and its extraction, you will find that in fact all of it (if it is the real deal) is organic!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i bought a 10ml argan oil just to try it out. I have combination skin so i was a little hesitant to use it as a moisturizer but argan oil didn't break me out!! how awesome is that! i bought another argan oil (different brand) and tried it out and it also didn't break me out. i've been using it for two weeks and my hands and feet feels softer (i have rough H&F).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this!! I read so many great stories on this stuff, so I had to pick it up! I bought it in a shop right here in the Netherlands. It says 100% argan oil. My skin can get very oily and acne prone, but this stuff doesn't break me out! It's super hydrating and it's definitely giving me better skin structure! Oh and I'm using the bottle for almost 1,5 year now and I'm not even half way through it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is great!!!! Initially I got a little bottle off ebay for my hair, just as an add to the whole order. It is 100% organic argan oil. Now I use it on my face, and I've been through A LOT of bad experience with clogged pores and breakouts from oil.
Argan oil doesn't leave your skin "oily". I put it overnight on the whole face and wake up with great skin tone and without a butter pack on my face.
Argan oil actually DOES improve dark circles. Mine are caused by thin skin and are (were?) really bad, though every morning I actually see an improvement....damn, I stopped using concealer! And I've been using it since I was 15!
Argan oil is erasing my fine lines under eyes!!!! Initially I started using it on my face for this. I used to skip the sunblock a lot while surfing and got pretty bad lines for my age after a while, skin was super dry and it would just accentuate the lines when I smile. Well, argan oil WORKS for this. I'm not going back to a high-end moisturizer.
I will put it on my whole face overnight and under eyes in the morning, before sunblock and makeup.
Give it a try! Got mine from IQ natural.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Update: So I had to downgrade it from 5 to 4. Still great stuff but not as perfect as I had thought. Fabulous to use in mixtures for hair and skin. Best when paired with another oil.
Got mine from Garden Of Wisdom. Best stuff ever!! Love it. My skin drinks it in. Less oily than jojoba but the benefits are as good or better. Sinks in very quickly and leaves my skin looking healthy, dewy, plump, perfect. Well, as perfect as it can look with acne and hyper pigmentation spots.
For my hair, it's nice. I don't really use it for my hair as much as for my skin, but when I do, I mix it with what ever I was going to use anyways. Sometimes I'll use a drop and apply it to the very ends of my hair. Just the very, very, end bit. My hair is long and even though I don't heat style or otherwise torture my hair, my SO has a tendency to, umm...play with it and pull on it during certain activities. So I do have some damage that the oil helps to alleviate.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got the 100% pure Argan oil at a vitamin store and I absolutely love it. It cost me about 16$ for 2oz bottle but you need so little that it really is a fair price. I read on here that its a good moisturizer for the facial skin so to be safe I just put it my dry spots rather than my entire face. The next day I noticed white head clogs in the areas applied so unfortunately it didn't work for me but that is simply because of the oleic acid in Argan oil (oleic acid is found also in the oil your skin produces naturally ) I immagine this would be a fabulous oil for someone with truely dry skin though! I use it around my eyes and the skin is so supple now. Also I like the oil all over my body and hair. I put a tiny drop in my hands and run it through damp hair. My hair is long and fine and its very easy to use too much of the oil but through trial and error I know the perfect amount thatvworks for me. Love to add this to body moisturizer too! This is just a wonderful oil that you can customize to your specific needs.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Argan oil is amazing I put some on after I put some CHI silk infusion on and some of you might think that it is oily but that just depends on your hair type. I get mine at Sally beauty supply for like ten bucks and I have had mine for about a year and it is not even half down yet so the investment is totally worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is great stuff for hair and hands & nails, I don't like it as a facial moisturiser. I also use a little on elbows and knees. My hair is definitely easier to control and feels a lot silkier since using this. Styling time is somewhat reduced too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have a history of my skin getting irritated with everything. It has been 2 days, and I love this as a moisturizerso far. My skin feels hydrated, not oily, and seems to be glowing. I've been using Emu oil for about a year, and I like this much more. Once I run out of my Nuema Argan hair oil, I will replace it with this pure form. I paid $24.99 at the vitamin shoppe for 4 oz, you can't beat that.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So far so good with this!! I have been using Garden of Wisdoms argan oil for about 2 weeks now with great results! I have really sensitive skin that right now is combo w an oily t zone. I was worried that this would break me out b/c I have tried jojoba and olive oils with horrible results. This so far has done the opposite. If I ever have a pimple it heals it really fast. It has left my skin looking so glowy and clear! I am amazed! For those out there skeptical of trying oils, try this one!! I will update if this starts breaking me out but so far this has been a god-send for my skin!! I also love how easily this absorbs into the skin whereas the other oils I tried just sat on top and felt like they were suffocating my skin! Hope this helps someone!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Hazel
I was a total Morrocan Oil disciple but that stuff is super expensive and not easy to find where I live so I just buy a 100ml bottle of 100% pure Argan oil from Amazon for about £6 and add some Ylang Ylang oil for scent. Use it on my hair and my hair never looked so healthy, use it to take off make up, moisturise skin (although not near my super hormonal chin) and I really do consider it worth the hype.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. I've been using it for several months. My skin soaks it right up, it doesn't break me out or make me feel greasy. I love using it under sunscreen and m/u during the day since it's more lightweight for layering than thick moisturizers.
I usually just use a few drops mixed with an HA serum. Since it's gotten cold and my skin is more dry from winter, i just add a few extra drops than i did in warm weather. Will repurchase, I have already.
I've used both JM and GOW brands.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
While this is a pricey product, it does moisturize my thirsty hair well. It came with a dropper that makes dispersing easier. I usually mix argan oil in a small bottle (2 oz.) with several other oils (apricot, avocado, castor, grapeseed, jojoba, sweet almond, olive, etc.) to use in my hair daily ( a dime sized amount) as a moisturizer. My hair absorbs these oils well and it doesn't get weighted down or oily. I also use a few drops in my bath water, or mixed with coconut oil for a facial moisturizer in the winter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Over the years I've paired down my skin routine quite a bit. Instead of multiple types of cleansers and moisturizers, I'm down to one moisturizer, one cleanser, and one occasional exfoliating treatment. When I heard about Argan Oil, I had to try it. It sort of makes sense that oil would "trick" your skin into thinking it's hydrated enough so that the cycle of overproduction of oil would cease. Our hormones work the same way, so why not our skin? And the idea that I could use this on my hair, nails and body was intriguing.
I checked out the Josie Maran line and concluded that it was WAY too expensive. I ended up getting one off of Amazon and have been using it for about 6 months. Seriously: TWO drops moisturizes my entire face. I initially was mixing one drop with my regular moisturizer but slowly phased out my old moisturizer. I've had blackheads on my nose for 10 years that have never gone away until I started using argan oil. The acne scarring I did have has been greatly reduced. I use it around my eyes as well and my dark circles have been helped by it as well.
I also combine this with my body lotion. Once every other week, I get an exfoliating mitt and put oil on my body in the shower and scrub away. When I'm done, my skin is perfectly moisturized AND exfoliated. I use it on my nails. I mix it with my conditioner. I even got my husband to put it in his conditioner and his scalp is so much healthier.
If you're weary, get a small trial/travel size. Start with SMALL amounts and work your way up. Maybe you need 2-3 drops on your face. Maybe less. Try mixing it with your other products so you can gradually become accustomed to the texture. I think that rule of "too much of a good thing" applies here. While others have said it absorbs quickly, it certainly doesn't for me when I apply too much. I appreciate a dewy look, but I definitely don't want to greasy!
I'm trying to think of any downside to the oil and the only thing I can think of is it's a little expensive. However, the fact that it's a Fair Trade product and rather strictly distributed is a huge plus for me.
BUYER BEWARE: Look at the ingredients carefully. There's a big difference between "100% argan oil" and "Contains 100% argan oil." If it's truly argan oil and nothing else, it will only have one ingredient listed!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
Yes, it's fashionable and faddy. It's an oil. It'll moisturise. As with all oils, and anything else, YMMV.
It’s a lightweight oil, a light yellow-gold colour with a slight earthy smell. Similar viscosity, texture, fluidity, feel to oils like sunflower or mineral; not as light or dry as grapeseed, nor as heavy as almond, let alone olive. Features good (in human skin terms) balance of fatty acids and high doses of antioxidants. I decanted mine into amber glass bottles with plastic pump-tops: more practical than droppers/rubber squeezy droppers; while not completely sealed, they’re airtight, vs. removing the top every time. Some oils are sold in pump-bottles: Argan Oil Direct and Watts, for example.
Does the job of moisturising, without irritation or clogging (YMMV). Good on hair. No clogging or irritation.
Careful on contents (oil vs. oil blend) and brand: there are some serious rip-off merchants out there. List of sample prices at end of review. I tested out some cheap ones and some expensive ones (will copy-paste this review over there). Aside from slight differences in immediate smell--which fade rapidly--the results on skin and hair have been the same. Testing period: nearly 4 months (mid-July to early November).
USE ON SKIN:
Moisturises, but other (cheaper) oils work as well. If other oils haven’t worked for you, worth adding to your list of things to try.
1. Used on top of rosehip seed oil, on any drier patches of skin.
2. Tested out on some minor eczema (stress, work, the usual boring causes…): calmed well and moisturised. I used the oil alone, and I also used it under my usual stage 1 eczema stuff (A-Derma): works better than that cream on its own.
USE ON HAIR:
1. Pre-shampoo oil treatment: no difference in results, compared to using other oils. As it’s quite a thin dry oil and I have long fine thick hair, economically unviable. Preferred oils for this: the ones that actually do something useful to hair: avocado, jojoba, olive (coconut works too, but not good on my scalp and neck). But all of these (except jojoba) are too heavy to use on my hair, cos it's fine; though fine as hair-product ingredients, in moderation. But: argan mixed with olive, jojoba, or avocado works very nicely. Also, cheaper than argan alone.
2. 1-2 drops mixed with conditioner: great: either as a pre-wash (for the condition-wash-condition method, on long hair) or when conditioning or both.
3. A tiny drop just applied to the very ends of towel-dried hair, before usual styling product. From trial and error, I’ve figured out that on this hair anyway that has to be the minutest of teeny droplets; any more and hair greases up. I’d tried this before with other oils, and even the lightest of those that do actually do anything to hair were too heavy and greasebally. Argan or the argan/olive mix has a better finish on my (fine) hair; lighter, finer, more fluid. Bonus: I’ve needed less and less de-frizz stuff afterwards. Now using none: argan alone, or the argan mix, defrizzes. I leave hair to dry naturally, and it’s naturally slightly wavy with some tendencies to frizz. There’s been noticeably less of that. Which means saving money on my expensive anti-frizz stuff.
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR
1. Check the ingredient list: difference between “contains 100% pure argan oil” and “100% pure argan oil.”
2. Avoid being ripped off: ALL argan oil is sustainably-produced, organic, hand-crafted, and fair-trade. The trees only grow in a certain area of Morocco, protected by UNESCO biosphere mandate. The nuts are gathered and processed, and the oil produced and sold on, by Moroccan women’s cooperatives (with UNESCO, EU, and SDA support). They have a global monopoly. All the bigger western companies (Moroccanoil, Josie Maran and the like) selling argan oil and argan oil-based products buy their oil from these cooperatives, ℅ the intermediary of a small number of brokers and shippers. Except for a few small companies--mainly Moroccan and French + some US wholesalers--buying straight from the coops, skipping the intermediate stage and buying cheaper as more directly. In all cases: there’s a markup along the way.
In order of price per ounce. All prices are in USD: CAD tend to be higher (ex. JMO, where USD38.00 somehow works out as CAD50.00) + shipping.
Majestic Mountain Sage: $8.45/4 oz, $15.60/8 oz, $26.00/16 oz = $1.65-2.11 / oz
Mountain Rose Herbs: $17.00/4 oz, $29.00/8 oz, $49.00/16 oz = $3.06-4.25 / oz
Lotioncrafter: $9.20/1 oz, $15.95/2 oz, $27.60/4 oz, $47.60/8 oz = $5.95-9.20 / oz
Argan Oil and More: $9.99/1 oz, $17.99/2 oz, $28.99/4 oz, $54.99/8 oz = $6.87-9.99 / oz
Garden of Wisdom: $8.20/1 oz, $60.50/8 oz. = $7.56-8.20 / oz
Argana / Argan Oil Direct: $13.10/1.18 oz, $22.93/70 ml, $22.87/85 ml eco-refill, $39.32/140 ml = $6.42-11.34 / oz
MUAC: $10.00/1 oz, $32.00/4.5 oz = $7.11-10.00 / oz
Watts c/o Amazon: $13.45/1 oz, $17.45/2 oz, $27.45/4 oz = $6.86-13.45 / oz
The Posh Peddler: $9.95/1 oz, $33.95/4 oz, $48.95/6 oz (3 x 2 oz bottles) = $8.18-9.95 / oz
Melvita: $25.00/1.7 oz = $15.00 / oz
Eden Allure: $18.00/1 oz, $30.00/2 oz. = $15.00-18.00/oz
John Masters Organics: $38.00/2 oz = $19.00 / oz
Argan Sense: $35.00/1.7 oz = $21.00 / oz
Kahina: $82.00/3.4 oz = $24.60 / oz
Kae (aka Kaeline): $46.00/1.7 oz= $27.60 / oz
Josie Maran: $48.00/1.7 oz = $28.80 / oz
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