iHerb Customer Reviews
Morocco's best kept beauty secret.
12 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Leione on Mar 23, 2014
This soft, gentle, non-comedogenic oil suitable for all skin and hair types, including sensitive, acne-prone and mature, with a pleasant slightly nutty aroma is one of the rarest oils in the world and known in Morocco as the "oil of life", and for good reason - its composition and properties are unique and superior to those of other plant oils. Argan oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, linolenic), 18% saturated oils (palmitic and stearic), which makes it more resistant to oxidation than olive oil, and is very high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant helping neutralize free radicals, restore the skin's hydrolipid balance and prevent premature aging, which is particularly important for people living in harsh and polluted environments. And that's not the only unique thing about argan oil - it also contains carotenes, squalene and triterpenoid saponins known for their emollient, soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and sun-protective properties, plant sterols reducing irritation and inflammation, calming itching, deeply moisturizing and nourishing dry, damaged and sensitive skin, making it softer, smoother and more supple, improving skin tone, elasticity and complexion, preventing dryness and dehydration, and flavonoids encouraging cell renewal and regeneration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and stretch marks, restoring luster to dull, dry and lifeless hair. Due to its unique phytosterol composition it's especially effective in treating such conditions as acne, blemishes, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, dermatitis, as well as healing small wounds, cuts, burns and alleviating pain caused by sunburn and peeling skin. In addition to its cosmetic uses, argan oil is a culinary oil with a lot of health benefits as well: it lowers cholesterol levels by blocking cholesterol absorption from the intestines, facilitates digestion by increasing the concentration of pepsin in the gastric juice, reduces inflammation by soothing the stomach lining, stimulates blood circulation, protects against heart disease, boosts the immune system. I've been using this organic argan oil only for a few weeks, by the results speak for themselves: my complexion has improved, my skin is softer and smoother and has a healthy glow, my acne has cleared up, redness and inflammation is gone, some fine lines have faded, my scalp is no longer dry, itchy and flaky, my hair is healthier. Will definitely order it again.
Excellent oil for the skin and hair
6 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Umbridge on May 12, 2013
I use this oil for washing my face. Basically, I just use half a dropper full of oil, rub it on, then place a hot washcloth on my face for about 30 seconds before wiping it off. That's it! I have adult acne, but haven't had a breakout since I've been using it. I love it, and think it's very much worth the price. I sometimes dab a bit in my hair to tame flyaways, but there are a bunch of uses that you can surely find online for this oil.
Wonderful for the hair
2 people found the following review helpful
Posted by 4923889004691110184 on Sep 16, 2013
Well, who needs moroccanoil? It's much more effective and natural and just a few drops do the job. I apply it on hair and skin and wash it one hour later. Great effect!
Best skin oil ever
1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1423684 on Oct 20, 2013
I was concerned this was just another fad of the day. I have problematic skin from lupus and wasn't expecting much. There's not a lot of cremes and oils I can use without problems. This oil not only doesn't make it worse it is healing on my skin. Love it!
No puedo vivir sin él
1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by laurapeco on Feb 15, 2015
Me lo compré como mascarilla prelavado para hidratar las puntas, para lo que va bien. Pero para la piel es aún mejor, estoy tomando un tratamiento fuerte para el acné que me había resecado hasta el extremo la piel. Me lo pongo por las noches (es aceitoso, pero si te pones unas pocas gotas se puede soportar) y he conseguido que la piel, aunque seca, no se me irrite continuamente ni se me levante y tenga un aspecto normal. Mientras siga con el tratamiento no lo puedo dejar, y después no dudo en ponérmelo una o dos noches a la semana. También utilizo unas gotas para hidratar las puntas una vez que me he secado el pelo y en las manos (muy resecas por el tratamiento y por el frío). Es genial, al dia siguiente tienes la piel estupenda.