Trader Joe's 100% organic argan oil

Trader Joe's 100% organic argan oil
100% organic argan oil

3.8

10 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

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on 1/14/2018 3:26:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love argan oil as a hair and facial moisturizer, but this one from TJ's has a horrible smell. Manure is the right word for it. I'm wondering if perhaps I got a bad batch....



on 12/31/2017 7:02:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

loveeeee. 6 bucks for a light oil that doesn't break me out or irritate my skin (unlike coconut oil, olive oil, etc.) Granted I only use it on my hands/nails and face/neck. Occasionally I use it on my hair as an overnight mask of sorts, but my hair is wayyy too fine and naturally oily to use this as a styling product. Absorbs super quickly into the skin and makes a nice pre-makeup base. Not sure why people think this smells like manure unless they got a rancid batch which can happen with Trader Joes. To me it has a very subtle but pleasant fruity smell.

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on 12/12/2017 7:38:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Cheaper alternative to Josie Maran, yes but do I get the same results, no :) When I first saw this was very excited to purchase it since the cost was soo low. But the smell is badddd :( Thought it goes away after the first few minutes...the greasy factor is the deal breaker for me.This oil is a tad bit more oily(3/4 drops) so I used it on the body not for the face. Love the price point but sadly it did not work for me. Search continues :P


Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This was RANCID when I got it. Again oil is NOT supposed to smell like MANURE if it does THROW IT OUT. You are better off spending the $ for high quality oil.


on 11/9/2017 4:23:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up as an alternative to the Josie Maran argan oil. $6.99 vs $48? Yes, please. My bottle does have a very light "organic" scent - what I would call slightly grassy or maybe even nutty. It's only noticeable if you stick your nose in the bottle & take a deep whiff, and personally I do not find it bothersome at all. I also can't detect it at all when I use the oil. The light scent is because the oil is raw and unrefined. (Argan oils that have no scent a la Josie Maran have been deodorized or processed with heat. Also note that a light "manure" scent does not mean rancid oil.) I am 42 with normal to dry skin, and problems with winter dryness. I strictly use this on my face. I sometimes mix 1 drop into my foundation to act as a primer/moisturizer, but mostly I use it as a night treatment. After cleansing, toning & serum, I use about 5 drops spread over my entire face and let it soak in. I haven't had one single issue with my usual flaky dryness since starting this. Each morning my skin is clear and smooth. After using it for several months, my skin is overall more hydrated, in better condition, and I am definitely seeing some anti-aging benefits as far as reduction in fine lines & wrinkles. I'm thrilled with how well this works, and I will continue to repurchase as long as Trader Joe's sells it! I've had my bottle since May (it's November now), use it daily, and I'm not even halfway through it. In my opinion, this is one of the best beauty bargains in Trader Joe's.

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on 11/6/2017 6:59:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

My favorite argan oil and I’ve tried them all...dirt cheap for the quality. It is the real deal, too...

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on 11/6/2017 6:45:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up at TJ's back in February when I first saw it on shelves. I've had good results in the past with oil cleansing and moisturizing (DHC) and was curious about argan oil and had done a lot of research on what to look for, but didn't want to pay Josie Maran prices. I thought for $6.99 + tax it was worth trying. I have been using it several months now and have been loving it. I use about 3-4 drops at a time. The lines around my eyes are much softer and my skin looks hydrated and plump. I have not had any breakouts from using argan oil. It works well under CeraVe AM for daytime and alone or over AHA at night. I only wish this had a pump instead of a dropper, but I love it and will repurchase. I almost always use it 2x a day and will easily get another 1.5-2 months out of this bottle. It's a good choice if you want to give argan oil a try without spending too much.

For those looking at argan oil, it's all organic, but should be cold pressed/first press, pale yellow in color and little fragrance, maybe just a hint of nuttiness. If it has a strong smell chances are it went bad or is mixed something else.

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on 7/5/2017 10:25:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Cool

Hair: Silver, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

Great stuff, much cheaper than Physician's Formula. Hard to find a product with only argan oil, nothing else. As for the smell, I like it! Maybe the other reviewer got a bad bottle, perhaps it had gone rancid? Mine reminds me of a hint of tree tea oil. I use it primarily on the ends of my hair, letting it sit for fifteen minutes or more before I shampoo so that the ends don't get dried out.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I couldn't with this one, it smells like straight manure. I will not repurchase.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Saw this at TJs today for $6.99 so I couldn't resist! I applied after cleansing and exfoliating this evening. Feels silky going on the skin, seems to absorb nicely. No detectable odor, if tHere is an odor my toner is overpowering it (I just use a rose witch hazel toner). Love the packaging - a dark bottle with a dropper. I'll update soon with any skin changes. Hoping for some evening of my complexion or reduction of fine lines! I would settle for some nice moisturizing without breakouts. I also plan to try it on my hair. Can't beat the price!!

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