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OilArganic Review: Dry Oil for Face and Body

By Beaut.ie | October 26 2011 | 17 Comments

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Here’s the latest argan-based love in my life: it’s OilArganic, it’s a whopper of a bottle, and it comes to us from the makers of Tan Organic, the Dragon’s Den success story. This is the next phase in the brand’s development and is marketed as a multi-purpose oil that you can use on body, face, nails and hair, that will also help improve scars and stretch marks.

So that usually means two things to me: expensive and that it won’t possibly perform. Well – first things first, it’s €24.99 for 100ml, so it’s extremely competitively priced. Secondly, while I didn’t try it on my gruaig, it’s definitely great on skin, facial or otherwise. In fact, there are loads of things to like about this and only a couple of small things I didn’t – both of which are purely cosmetic. The name’s a little clunky and I’d prefer a non-brown bottle which would also help it to stand out from the brand’s tans, but hey – the product’s good and that’s the most important thing.

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What I do really like is the smell – it’s delicious, citrussy and fresh. I like the pump. Oh sing hosannas, it’s mess-free. This has a proper spray nozzle that works well and dispenses a small amount each time so you’re not wasting it; particularly good for facial usage, which is what I have been calling it into play for. It’s not straight argan either: there’s an oil blend here that’s really nice and includes hemp seed, avocado, rose, olive, evening primrose and orange peel oils.  Rest assured that argan is high up the ingredients listing though – it comes in third.

So, in use now for a month, my skin likes this a lot.  I seem to benefit from an oil blend (and in fact newer batches of this will apparently contain borage too) like Liz Earle’s Superskin or Darphin’s Eight Flower Nectar. This isn’t quite as unctuous as either of those but it’s certainly a good buy for a lot of product at a very affordable price. Definitely one to look at if you’re an oil fan and you like a bit of value for money – you can really splash this about and not be terribly worried about running out quickly.

The last thing to say about this that while it has an organic claim on the bottle, the whole product is not certified yet by any of the certification bodies, which may confuse some. The product does contain several certified organic ingredients, and they’re indicated with asterisks on the back of the pack.

OilArganic is available from salons and pharmacies including Unicare nationwide and online at www.tanorganic.ie

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17 Replies to "OilArganic Review: Dry Oil for Face and Body"

  • mmmmmmmm the organic in the name and the stamp on the front are definately misleading (I know I know technically it says certified “ingredients”)………….. not impressed

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  • Kirstie/ Aisling

    Have ye done a post about organic certifications? It’s something I’ve been looking at more and more and to be honest I’m not all that sure what to look for. I would have swallowed that stamp om the front of that bottle saying it has certified organic ingredients – I would have assumed it was 100% organic and certified. Could ye do a post with symbols to look out for? Or if ye have done one, can you post the link?

    Thanks!

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  • Aisling

    Parsnip – great idea! I know we’ve done some stuff on this already, but it probably could do with a repost/update

    This oil sounds right up my street and very delicious

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  • have deffo done something on it before but will again, hang on a while for me as it’ll take some time to research. IN FACT will fit in nicely to a series I’m plannning on ethics, so may run in a couple of weeks time.

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  • Brilliant. Thanks Aisling, I look forward to that post.

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  • How dry is this, say for body use? I can’t bear stickiness and trying to pill clothes on over same.

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  • it’d be Nuxey-dry!

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  • This sounds lovely.

    Looking forward to your ethics series Kirstie.

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    • if I was Bill Cullen I’d be callin’ it ettikks

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  • Aisling

    Yeah call it “Etitics of organics with no spoof or waffil”

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  • Dammit! I’ve just taken the plunge and bought Trilogys’ rosehip oil.

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  • Does it have silicones in it? I don’t mind silicones on my skin actually, but my hair hates them – Morrocanoil made my hair a mess! Still looking for a good hair-oil that doesn’t contain any (or minimal) silicones.

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  • Liz – am 99.9% sure no there are none but will double check this evening!

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  • Hmmmm wasn’t mad on the TanOrganic so not sure about this, but saying that I’ll probably but it anyway! It really annoys me when companies bring out products that claim to be organic and when you read the ingredients only one or two are.

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  • Thanks Kristie! I’ll probably give it a shot, the price really isn’t unreasonable at all~

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  • You could get plain argan oil in foodie shops of course, for a hell of a lot less! Mix it with your rosehip oil and you have pretty much heaven-sent facial oil. Additional bonus: use the argan oil with food.

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  • Oh god I hated the smell of this got a whiff at the beauty show and it smelt like smelly socks !!!

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