Rated 4.23 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this... but what is with the smell?
I love Argan Oil, both as a hair and a skincare product, but something about TO's version just smells 'off' to me. It's like a smoky rubber band smell that I've never come across in any brand of Argan oil before, and I've gone through dozens of them (usually no discernible aroma or a very faint nutty scent). It's also not the smell of an oil gone rancid, so I'm puzzled as to what it could be. Despite that, it functions just as well as any other brand. I use several drops every AM & PM on my face, and my skin is hydrated, any acne marks are gradually reduced too - due to its natural Vitamin E content. Over the years this is one oil that has worked wonders for me. Very few oils agree with my (combination-oily) skin type and most just end up causing further breakouts. Whenever I use this my skin looks flawless and whatever I apply over it such as my CC cream or any liquid foundation - just glides on smoothly and without me having to use a primer beforehand. I also use it on my hair whilst damp, to add a bit of shine and to condition it, by firstly rubbing a few drops between my palms and then running my hands through the lengths of my hair. If it wasn't for the smell this would have been an automatic re-purchase for me, especially considering its very reasonable price compared to other brands. -> My 'Ulta Beauty Top 7 must-have list' (thought it might be useful to share my 7 favorite beauty products of all time, focusing mainly on my purchases at Ulta) < - < 1. Hair Loss Treatment: Divine Herbal Hair Oil < 2. Eye Cream: Clinique All about eyes < 3. Lip Gloss: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil < 4. Makeup Remover: Lancome Bi Facil < 5. Pigmentation + Anti-Aging Serum: Divine Herbal Facial Treatment Serum < 6. Eyeliner: Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil < 7. Moisturizer: 'Lush' – Enzymion
Most Helpful Critical Review broke me out so bad
so i started using this on my face as a moisturizer and for the first couple of days it soothed my redness (which was my only skin problem) and my skin was glowing....haha. well bam a week later and i had painful cysts all over my chin even a couple on my cheeks which i never ever have broken out there before and my chin is full of closed comedones as well as my forehead. fml. well here i am 2 weeks later and i'm just now recovering by going back to the basics with my unscented dawn soap and cerave lotion, still trying to figure out how to get ride of these cc's. anyway, i threw it out and now i'm scared to use oils on my face at all. never again.
Reviewed by 86 customers LOVE IT!
Jessica from North Carolina
I had purchased this a while back but never used it until a few months ago and OH MY GOD, my hair loves it! A few drops after a shower (and hair still damp) the the next morning it looks and feels healthy! Dry damaged hair no more, I'm repurchasing for months to come for sure.
Hannah from Florida
Love this oil! I've used other argan oils before but this one is great. There is a slight nutty/woody smell to it (as there should be with good argan oils) but the smell dissipates quickly and is unnoticeable after a few minutes. I use it for my hair, any rough patches on my skin, on my nails before bed, and in combination with lotion on my feet and heels to help make them super soft. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good argan oil.
Lovely price for lovely hair!
Orchid from NC
I saw a lot of people saying this product had a bad smell but I believe their products were faulty! My product smells natural and clean. It blends with the smell of my shampoo. You really only need a few drops of the oil for your hair while it's wet! I will repurchase!
A good product!
Dot from Santa Barbara
This is a wonderful moisturizer.
Another amazing The Ordinary product!
Mama Ivy from NW Indiana
I use this almost daily over all my serums and even in my hair! It makes my face sooo smooth and moisturized l. I love The Ordinary products.
good for hair and skin!
anna from texas
this works for my hair and my skin. good product. recommend!
Josie from Texas
I use this for my foundation I just put one drop and it makes my skin look flawless amazing will definitely buy more love the ordinary products
Estelaluv from California
I would regularly use rose hip oil for hydration. I definitely love this oil a lot more than the rose hip. It is so hydrating it's insane! I wake up with nice plump skin. My only complaint would be the scent, it is not a pleasant scent at all. Other than that my go to over night oil.
If You Use Argan Oil - TRY THIS
KimiCabanna from Utah
I have been using argan oil for years and regularly purchased Josie Maran's version, saw the price and reviews of this one and figured I'd give it a go.
My skin sincerely cannot tell the difference since the switch, but my wallet could!
If you use argan oil in your regular routine, give this a try.
Amazing for EVERYTHING!
Weenie from TX
I use this on my fave at night, my hair, and also sensitive areas like stretch marks and it works for all!! Keeps my face smooth, hair shiny, and has helped strengthen weakened, stretched skin i have near my armpits (have faded the marks from red/purple to a white pale color almost my skin tone). 10/10 will be purchasing again!
The best! Love this so much!
Jenafruta from Winter Springs FL
During these covid days, I don't style my hair much. More wash and go run errands. I don't want to spend a ton of time and money on products when I don't see many people. My hair is wavy, color treated and somewhat course. This oil make my waves soft, shiny and manageable. I use on towel dried hair, really massaging in on ends. When I do style my hair for a day out, it works well to apply to ends before I blow dry & flat iron.
Staple oil for my dry skin
Gracie from California
I use it almost every night on my entire face and ends of my hair. Hydrating, softens my face so much, and adds shine to my hair. Also affordable!
A bit thick and smelly but good
Elle from Jacksonville FL
A good product when my skin or hair needs a serious moisturizing treatment.
JennnnY from Arizona
I love Argan oil so much. This oil is great for various skin and hair needs. I use this as a moisturizer on my face and for dry areas on my body. I also use it as a cuticle oil and as a lip oil. I have super dry, sensitive, and eczema prone skin and this has never caused any bad reaction. A plus is that there is no fragrance however it does have an oil smell, if you know what I mean, but that has never deterred me away from it. I also like to use this as a base/primer before makeup application and it gives me a dewy finish that I love. Sometimes I'll mix some of this into foundation or concealer and it makes the consistency perfect for my skin type.
AndiQuinn from West Palm Beach
I use this as my sealant after my morning and evening routines. I squeeze a small amount in my palms, rub them together and apply to my face and neck. It goes on evenly and gives me the protection that I need. For the day time, it gives me a little shine. The night protects my layering of serums. I love this line and have been using them for over a month. The results are astoundingly noticeable.
Great pre-conditioning treatment
Jade from Auburn, WA
Bought this as a night before conditioning treatment before washing my hair, was very moisturizing.
Seems to be working
Chandni from Fairfax, VA
Been using this on my hair daily. I massage a few drops at the top of my scalp and then work through the ends. Been using daily for about 2 weeks and i feel like my hair has been getting stronger and more moisturized. The smell can be strong but once in my hair i don't notice it. Haven't used it on my skin because it seems a little sticky but use as a hair oil.
Feels great on my face
Esme from California
It takes a while to set in but it is worth it .
great for frizzy hair
maya from ma
i run about three drops through my hair on each side and i've noticed a huge difference! it makes my hair much smoother, less frizzy, and easier to manage. i don't plan to use on my skin as my skin is already very oily so i'm not sure how good it is for that
A dry skin life saver
Mandy from Florida
I've tried so many oils, all of which are more expensive than this one, and this one is fantastic. I have horribly dry skin and this is my savior!
wanted to like this
Bri from somewhere in jersey
i tried using this three times and it always breaks me out. i'm going to finish this by using it as an oil cleanser.
MN from Buffalo
This is my 2nd purchase. It is a great face moisturizer. I have sensitive dry skin and it works great. I Used it once on my hair and I saw some improvement. I have long thick hair , little dry frizzy. I used it as an oil treatment left it on for few hours and I can tell in the next day of washing my hair my dry parts are more moisture. Will keep using it.
great oil at a great price
Nayely from New York City
After about a week of use my skin is so soft and supple. I also use it to help condition my skin when it gets dry or sensitive.
It is Organic
Becca from CA
Okay so I bought this with the intention of using it on my hair because I dye my hair and it gets Super dry on the ends. So to address the issue of the smell, there is an odor if you smell this product in the bottle. I wouldn't say it repulsive but it doesn't smell like flowers (ha). I think its important for your expectations to remember that it is organic and there aren't perfumes added to this so you can safely use it on your face without the irritation that fragrance can cause. With the small amount (about 4-5 drops) I put on my ends I cant even smell anything once its applied. It doesn't make my hair oily but obviously if you drench your hair in it then you hair will be oily. I used this directly on my scalp as well to help with my dry scalp and I feel like its helped a lot, my itchy scalp is doing way better. As far as my ends are concerned, it has really made a big difference. Although there is NO WAY to fix split ends, you can mask them and this definitely helps with that. Overall I am very happy and with the small amount that I use, this bottle will last quite a long time.
It's sticky !!!! 🤢
Liz from STOCKTON,CA
I hate the after feel to it, it feels really sticky and if your face it oily don't use this product