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L’uvalla Argan Oil Serum- reader reviewed

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin, Dry Skin, Oily Skin
October 11, 2012 Reviewed by Mark 5 Comments
Among the things I was sure I’d leave behind when I transitioned from teen to adult was my daily struggle with hyperactive oil glands. A true double-edged sword, the blessing is skin that has aged more slowly than other skin types, but yet is cursed with breakouts, congested pores, and the seemingly ever present shiny face. It’s a daily battle. At work I keep toner and cotton balls in a drawer, blotting papers are stashed in the car console and, in a pinch, tissues help swipe away the excess oil.

I recently decided to take a different approach and asked the TIA staff to keep me in mind when they have a face oil to try out. Instead of beginning the day with a squeaky clean freshly washed face that would soon become oily, I would apply a light face oil after cleansing to hopefully prevent my skin from producing excess oil throughout the day. They soon sent me L’uvalla Argan Oil Serum (1oz/$55) to give a try. An anti-aging serum composed of only six ingredients: four organic oils (argan, lavendin, ylang ylang, and rose geranium), vitamin E and lotus flower extract.

On my first use, I dispensed a few drops into my hand and warmed it between my palms before applying to my face and neck. As might be expected from the ingredients list, this has a nice lavender scent that disappears shortly. This is not a super light oil, so it doesn’t absorb quickly or completely into the skin. Instead, it seemed to sit mostly on top of the skin for about an hour after application. I used less the second time around, counting out only two drops and warming between my palms to aid application. After repeating this for five mornings I determined it was not the amount I used, but the oil itself. It is a rather rich oil that just takes time to skin in, but won’t completely. Hence it left my skin with a slight oily feel and a bit of sheen – just what I didn’t want to begin my day with.

Although it wasn’t working out as I had hoped for use during the day, I did want to see what benefits it might give me so I began to use it at night. The directions don’t specify when to use, so to allow it to absorb I applied the oil to a clean face about an hour before bed. After a couple of weeks of nightly use I could see that it seemed to hold in moisture, kept my skin soft and improved the color (making it look fresher).

Although this didn’t quite work out for my needs, I think it would work well for anyone dealing with dry skin issues.

Ingredients: Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Organic Lavendin Oil, Lotus Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Organic Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Organic Rose Geranium Flower Oil
  • October 13, 2012

    by Yuval Selik

    Hi Mark, I am one of the owners of L'uvalla and I wanted to thank you for your comments and review. Unfortunately even though using the serum will provide results for oilier skin, it is specifically designed for normal to very dry skin. Since this is one of the only 1st cold pressed Argan Oil serums on the market, it is very potent and should be used sparingly. I suggest using it at night before sleep and if you have oilier skin to only use it once or twice a week at night sparingly. Again thank you for your review.

  • October 12, 2012

    by Mark

    Oksana - thanks so much - I haven't tried any products from the SUKI line so I'll put these on my wish list.

  • October 11, 2012

    by Oksana

    hi, Mark
    I currently use SUKI Purifying oil blend during the day - I mix 2 drops of the oil with a few drops of water in the palm of my hand, and then apply. It works rather well in terms of oil-control. I like SUKI Nourishing oil even more.

  • October 11, 2012

    by Mark

    Jan - thanks for the recommendations - it's encouraging to know that someone else has found success.

  • October 11, 2012

    by Jan

    I use a similar serum, but use it only at night. I, too, found it wasn't appropriate under my daily makeup.

    It has completely reversed the oiliness of my skin! I was a bit skeptical at first, but tried it after reading "No More Dirty Looks." I use Duchess Marden AntiAging Serum, and alternate with Intelligent Nutrients AntiAging Serum.
    Keep trying them- you'll find one that you like!

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