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