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Berber Gold Pure Organic Argan Oil- reader reviewed and rejected


Contains organic argan oil; softens skin


Does not absorb well; may clog pores
June 9, 2013 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 2 Comments
Argan oil users will appreciate the low price point

Reviewed by Miree

I was excited when I found out that I would have the chance to try Berber Gold Pure Organic Argan Oil ($35). The popularity of this rare “liquid gold” in the past few years makes it one of the most coveted oils available in the skincare market. This natural oil, indigenous to Morocco, is known to be a rich source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids that protect the skin from harmful free radicals. It regenerates and revitalizes the cells of your skin and hair. It’s not to be mistaken for Moroccanoil, which is commercially produced in a factory. The Berber argan oil is undiluted and extracted manually for at least 12 hours by the Berber women of Morocco. Before trying the oil, I looked at their website to find out more about the product and what makes this oil different from the rest.

Berber Gold Pure Organic Argan Oil claims to be the best and purest argan oil on the planet. Another claim is that by working directly on the reactivation of cells the argan oil can diminish and even eliminate wrinkles completely. This was music to my ears and prompted me start using the product pronto. I was curious to see if this oil could stand up to the hype.

The product came in a slender glass bottle that contains 50 ml. It has a golden color with a slight smoky/nutty scent. It is priced at $35, which is relatively lower than other leading brands. I first used it on my face and specific areas of concern – the fine lines that are starting to develop around my eyes and forehead, and some laugh lines around my mouth. I applied two to three small drops, gently massaging it on a cleansed face in the morning and at night.

Since I have dry and very sensitive skin, my skin thrives on moisture all day and all year round.  A few minutes after application, I checked my skin and was expecting it to quickly absorb the oil but that wasn’t the case. I found that it didn’t allow easy absorption, and my face was still oily to touch. On the second day, I had small breakouts on my forehead and cheek. Though they were small and went away a few days later, I was quite disappointed. Despite making sure that I evenly applied the oil and gently massaged it on my face, it may still have clogged my pores. Despite this result, I continued to use it for three more weeks determined to see some good results. After four weeks of use, I noticed that my skin became softer. To my dismay, it didn’t really do much as far as diminishing or eliminating wrinkles; the fine lines were still there, unchanged.

Later, I decided to try it on my hair and scalp. As suggested in the Berber Gold website, I added it to my shampoo and conditioner. I wanted to see if it would help smooth my easily tangled hair. I was hoping that my hair would instantly feel silky and smooth during and after washing. Well, I didn’t feel that nor did I feel it as I was running a comb through my wet hair. It didn’t have enough slip to detangle. When my hair dried, it felt just like my normal hair.

As for the scalp treatment, I rubbed a few drops of oil directly on my scalp. Though it may have hydrated my scalp, it also left my hair and scalp looking greasy.

Overall, this is a nice natural organic argan oil, but it is not a miracle product for me and I would not recommend this product.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Pure Virgin Argan Oil

  • August 13, 2013

    by Carole

    I have been using Berber Gold Argan Oil now for about 6 months. My first use was similar to yours whereas it seemed to not absorb well. After some experimentation, I found I was using too much....a little goes a long way with this product. One drop massaged on my hand then onto my face leaves a wonderful, non greasy glow, while erasing fine lines. I can honestly say I have had many compliments about the state of my skin since using this product. I often apply a lotion over and the oil seems to boost the effect of the lotion. When applied to my hair, it left a beautiful shine with no chemical buildup, while relaxing the frizz on humid days. A friend who has been using it for a couple of months found her dark spots fading, she uses it before bed nightly. In my opinion, this is a wonderful product.

  • August 3, 2013

    by Hafid

    I was reading this article and I felt I had to write this comment to share my experience with Berber Gold argan oil.

    The oil is 100% pure and Organic. Certified from Morocco. So if Berber Gold is greasy as the author is claiming, all 100% pure argan oil will have the same review. Right?! But That's not the case in this website.

    My wife and I use Berber Gold argan oil, and we are happy with it. I am from Morocco and I grew up with Argan oil and how to use it. The key here is to know the quantity to use on your skin and hair for the best results. If you have dry skin, and you use 3 drops, I can guarantee it will feel oily and greasy. You need to use one single drop first and let it absorb, then add an other drop and run it for couple minutes until it dries. If your hands are still dry, then you can go ahead and add an other drop and rub your hands again and let it absorb nicely.

    The secret here is to give the oil time to absorb. Same apply for the hair and face.

    From my modest experience. 100% pure argan oil is the same. But if you do your home work and investigate the company resources by asking them where they get their oil in Morocco, most of them will not answer this question. I was shocked when Berber Gold did, and After I investigated a little more. They seem like a decent importer of Argan oil. I know exactly where they buy it and with who they deal in Morocco. They deal with the best recognized cooperatives in Morocco.

    So do your home work before you buy any 100% PURE ARGAN OIL and don't hesitate to ask these companies questions about where they get their oil.

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