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If you’re a high school senior, you can probably relate when I say that last night and this morning were filled with lots of anxiety and hyperventilating. SAT scores…they can pretty much make or break your day. Fortunately, I saw some improvement, so it’s time for a celebratory lunge!
But you probably didn’t come here to see my beautiful stick figure drawings, so back to the question at hand.
Answer: about as pure as it gets. The ingredients list doesn’t even count as a list because it’s only one ingredient. And that would be Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil, also known as 100% Certified Organic Argan Oil).
A few years ago, I would have never even considered putting oil on my skin or hair. My mind has always associated oil with breakouts and grease, which is why I’ve been missing out until now! If you’ve read my reviews on Sensorielle or Pequi Oil (although that one’s not a pure oil), you know that I’ve completely changed my mind now. Oil (keep in mind, I’m talking about 100% Certified or cosmetic grade oil here) is awesome.
100% Pure’s offering comes packaged in a weighty, brown glass bottle. The pump dispenses the perfect amount of product, and the cap prevents any accidental spills or leaks.
Argan Oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which means it’s great for locking in moisture. This stuff adds serious shine and gloss to my hair, and is great for smoothing out dry patches on my skin. It’s never broken me out, even on the more oily areas of my face (my t-zone). You can also use this product on your cuticles, but I’ve already found my HG cuticle treatment, and I’m sticking with it.
As for the consistency, think along the lines of extra virgin olive oil. Argan Oil is completely transparent, and has a slightly green, nutty scent with that unidentifiable undertone all vegetable oils seem to share. It’s very faint and doesn’t bother me, but I’m just throwing it out there that this product does have a natural scent.
100% Pure Argan Oil retails at $19.00 for 1 fl oz. I balked at the price at first, but after a quick googling session, it seems that 100% certified argan oil tends to be on the pricey side. And there are definitely more expensive versions out there.
This argan oil is produced by a woman’s cooperative in Morocco, which shares profits among woman of the Berber tribe. The money earned provides healthcare and education to the local women, as well as support to the entire community. Oh, and did I mention that the packaging is made of recycled materials, and the label is printed with biodegradable, non-toxic vegetable ink?
Thumbs up for
All-natural, vegan product with equally pure (and cute) packaging.
Thumbs down for
Nothing I can think of at the moment. I would complain about the price if there were significantly less expensive options out there, but I couldn’t find any (again, it was a speedy googling session, so please do correct me if I’m wrong).
If you’re a fan of all natural brands, 100% Pure is definitely one to check out. Their Argan Oil is a great, multi-use product that performs well. If you’re interested, take a look here.
Have you ever used cold pressed oils on your face? What’s your favorite type of oil for skincare or haircare?
Full Disclosure: The product in this post was submitted for review, either by a PR firm or directly from the manufacturer. For more information, please see my disclaimer.