Unlisted Brand • Passion fruit (Maracuja) oil • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Pure Maracuja oil comes from the passion fruit. It is yellow in color, and has a very subtle, fruity scent. It is more moisturizing than argan oil, and does not clog pores. As a matter of fact, my skin has been the clearest since I have switched to this oil. It has the amazing ability to balance oiliness. I no longer have an oily T-zone and no longer require a midday powder touch up. Makeup goes on smoothly, without the need for primer. You can use it all over -face, eyes, body, hair. I do not buy it from Tarte - it is overpriced and I think it is more refined, thus eliminating its potency. I buy it from a free trade company from Amazon and it costs around $25 for 2 oz. It is cost-effective for me to use this product - a little goes a long way and I have eliminated every other face and eye cream from my regimen,with the exception of a 1% retinol cream I occasionally use at night for a little extra smoothing. I use it day and night on face, neck, and eye area. It's the most universal, effective, and cost effective product I have ever used.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have used maracuja oil for 2 weeks now, I got mine from my natural bliss. I haven't tried any other maracuja oil.
I think this oil smells disgusting, I contacted them to see if I got a bad batch or something but all they said was they were sorry I didn't like the smell. The smell faded the next morning which was good, but the craziest part was the way my skin looked the very next day, plumped up and bright, I could even feel it on my pillow as I pressed my cheek against it, I thought wow this is amazing!!!
Well, those results were probably a fluke because after that day, my skin went back to its original state, dry, deflated and dull. And since I have been using it, I do see little tiny breakouts on my cheek every other day or so. I am not sure if this is for acne prone skin but a lot of people say its healed their acne.
Overall, I'm on the fence, I most likely will not repurchase this brand, but try maybe the Tarte brand, Oca-brazil and Providencia Beauty. I want those first day results back!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
-antibacterial (minimizes blemishes)
-a little bit goes a long way
-can be used on skin and hair
-hardly a con, but I believe the shelf-life is only around 6 months. Storing it in a dark, cool place (like your fridge) will help prevent the oil from going rancid. And buy small batches!
This is the only thing that truly moisturizes my skin, gets rid of dullness/flakiness, and just leaves my skin looking plump and radiant. I use it as a night time moisturizer and I wake up with awesome looking skin. I could see this working really well on mature skin. As amazing as this stuff is, I still think it's important to have a good cleansing regimen as well, or this might start to clog your pores.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think everyone should at least try this oil. I am amazed at how much my skin loves it. It leaves my skin soft, supple & glowing. Skin tone seems more even and the appearance of wrinkles are diminished. My skin is naturally oily, but when I use this oil my skin is perfectly balanced. Weird huh? It also seems to heal pimples. Whenever I get one, I dab the oil on & the pimple stops growing and goes away. I wish I had found this 20 years ago. Even though it seems expensive, the oil goes a long, long way & the bottle should last months.
This, like anything else, won't work for everyone but it should be tried.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Absolutely can't say enough about this oil! I tried mynaturalbliss, tarte, and FNWL and providenciacosmetics.com and they are all fabulous! But my favorite is the providencia maracuja oil because this is the only oil that gives me a sparkly glow. strange to explain but that's what I have been hearing from friends and family... my face has gotten this beautiful glow even without makeup. and makeup goes on beautifully. this oil has balanced my skin out so that I am not breaking out anymore and again, I can't say enough about the glow. My whole family including my husband uses this oil after seeing my results and they are all hooked! I am not sure if it's the maracuja oil by itself or the cleansing oil that I use, but together they make your skin glow glow glow!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
From the Garden of Wisdom website (which is where I purchased mine):
"Passion fruit seed oil is rich with vitamin A and potassium to help keep skin healthy. As well as being nourishing, passion fruit seed oil is antibacterial, so is good for use on acne prone skin. As an anti-inflammatory and naturally anti-itch, this oil will help to reduce swelling and irritation of the skin."
My skin is quite a challenge. I am acne/clog prone and also suffer from hypersensitivity and rosacea. My skin is combo-oily, but very easily dehydrated. I have a very hard time finding products that work for me as it seems to be that if it doesn't clog me up or cause break outs, it irritates my skin or vice versa.
I think I may have found a winner here with Passion Fruit aka Maracuja oil. I use this as a moisturizer. For cleansing, I stick with Mineral Oil due to the much lower cost. Passion Fruit Seed oil is both lightweight and moisturizing and has no smell that I can discern. I have seen a decrease in redness/itchiness and also no new breakouts or clogs (except one night where I decided to try Squalane oil instead - big mistake). Pre-existing zits go away faster and it appears to be helping to cut down on my oil production (going through fewer blot sheets). I use 2 drops on slightly damp skin and it sinks in very fast with no residue. I also use it under my eyes without issue.
For reference, Jojoba broke me out and I hated the texture, Apricot Kernel broke me out and did not sink in very well, Grapeseed was too drying and caused flaking, Squalane was too emollient/hydrating and broke me out. Avocado is okay but leaning towards the side of too emollient.
Am I saying this will work for you? Definitely not. Oils are one of the trickiest things to pick out when it comes to skincare. All I can say is that it works great for me and is absolutely worth a shot for anyone with similar issues. I will repurchase as long as it works for me. Last thing - do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on the Tarte Maracuja ($46 for 1.7 oz) when you can get 1 oz for $4.75 or 4 oz for $15.60 from Garden of Wisdom. They are the same thing and you will be supporting small business (I am not affiliated - I just hate to see people get ripped off). Then all you need is a pretty glass dropper bottle and off you go :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use Tarte's Maracuja oil. I absolutely love this oil. I have combo skin that is mostly dry, especially in the winter. This oil has been so wonderful for me. It makes my skin super soft and has really changed my skin. I think this little bottle will last an entire year because it only takes a couple drops.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
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....
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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 :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had this sitting around under my bathroom sink since last summer. Had no idea what to use an oil for since I have very oily skin.I didn't want to use it in my hair because I only had a sample size, and I was already using other oil for my hair. I had this and JM ( Josie Maran) argan oil. One day I decided to google the oils and see what people use them for. I read they are very good for skin, and decided to give it a go. Seeing as I have oily skin, and a few acne scars, and was looking for something to just make my skin look better. I used the JM argan oil first, and wasn't happy, I broke out a few days after using it. So gave that a break, and started using the Tarte Maracuja oil. To my surprise it did something totally unexpected. It made my very oily skin dissapear! Crazy! I was litteraly blotting my face every 2 hours. Sooo annoying. After I started using this in the morning, my oily skin vanished. Now I only need to blot 2-3 times a day, and even then its not an oil slick like it used to be. I also noticed my few acne scars on my chin were less noticable. My whole face just looks better, more even. I do have to use a moisturizer with it, or I do notice dry patches on my cheeks, but my face has always been dry in areas.
How I use: I apply 2-3 drops in the palm of my hand, then rub my hands together to distribute evenly. Then I pat/press not rub the oil all over my face. Use ur palms and fingers to pat/press and then gently smooth the oil all over, and a bit on your neck to. If you give it a few min afterwards, you noice the oil dissapearing slightly into the skin. Then I apply my normal day moisturizer over it. ( for ref I use la roche-rosay Effaclar M for day and Vichy normaderm nuit for night)
I also think my primer has a fair play in it as well. Hourglass mineral Veil.(see my review on this) I started using this before I tried the oil and notice a difference, but not as much as when I introduced the Maracuja Oil. I will continue with this routine until it starts to fail me.
I will update if something changes.
If this helps another women out there with crazy oily skin I will be happy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Unfortunately my experience with this oil hasn't been positive.
I recently managed to get my skin to the point where there were only two small active pimples on my face and was looking to incorporate oils into my regimen to cope with winter dryness. After reading all of the amazing reviews for maracuja oil I thought it would be perfect for my clog-prone skin but I couldn't have been more wrong- after just 5 days of light use my skin went haywire! I had huge zits popping up in places I wouldn't have even imagined (under my eyes, along my cheekbones, next to my ears!) I didn't even experience a reaction this bad with coconut oil so I was quite alarmed to find something so "non-comedogenic" doing this to my face.
It's been about a week now since I stopped using it and thankfully I haven't had any more breakouts so I can say for sure that this is what caused them. Sigh. I think I'm just cursed.
I'll try using this up on my neck or in my hair and will update later with the results.
ETA: This also caused me to break out on my neck which almost never happens. I'm starting to think that I may be allergic to it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got mine at Oca-Brazil, too. What prompted me the most was the person who said how well it improved their neck area. While I have been very diligent since a young age (18) in taking care of my face, I haven't been so diligent with my neck and chest area. It's not like my face looks 50 and the rest looks 70, but I sure wish I had taken care of ALL areas (hint, hint you younger ladies!). My neck is basically ok, but because of sun damage (I am assuming) and I also am very large-breasted and side sleeping, I have lines/wrinkles at the base of my neck (where it meets the shoulder) and right above my breasts, as well as redness on my chest. I mean, it can get red enough that people ask me if I've been in the sun. This year I just got drier and honestly, I think I was just plain using too many products on my skin. After hearing so much about oils and oil cleansing, I tried it with nothing to lose. Well, in about 3 days, the redness AND lines were significant diminished. Significantly as in probably 50-75% better! My face was smoother, more refined with pores less noticeable, too. All for $9 (one ounce). Sometimes when it's warmer out, it's a little too much to put on my face neat so I mix a drop with my regular moisturizer. It seems a little hard to spread evenly on my face so I use a little blob (about half a dime size) of aloe gel and mix the oil (2-3 drops) into it at night after spritzing my face with a witch hazel type toner (in cooler months, I use it with rose water), but I'm sure you could use water as well, and it spreads wonderfully, plus it helps seal in the moisture. I now use a couple of different oils ... either I combine them or alternate days or I use one for morning and a different one at bedtime to get the various benefits of each oil. No longer will I use high-priced, ineffective creams, serums and potions. Next time I order, I will get a larger amount and start mixing it into body lotions.
EDITED 10/18: I should have clarified in my original review that I still use some serums, etc. (Vit. C and an AHA) but have drastically cut down on the ones I had been using and kept to these two, and I no longer buy fancy, useless-ingredient-laden moisturizers ... it's Cerave PM for me (I don't use the AM version because I hate the feel of sunscreen). I use both the Vit. C and AHA (at separate times) under the oil ... usually Vit. C serum during the day since it's water based (vs. creamy/greasy) and the AHA at night.