I like trying out a lot of different make-up and skincare products, but my skin doesn’t always react well to all the things I use. Which, I think, is normal because no matter how natural the stuff I buy is, we are all still unique and we don’t react the same way to the many products there are out there. So, every time I try out a new product and my skin has a bad reaction (redness, unusual dryness, itching, …), I let it rest from my regular skincare routine for a couple of days.
Not using anything at all doesn’t exactly help the problem either, of course, because you can’t just leave dry and blemished skin without any care. I’ve tried different things and found that the best solution for me is only to use an oil in those cases. The one I’m using now is this 100% pure argan oil by The Ordinary and I really love it. I use it when my skin needs special attention and the next day my face looks much better. After cleansing I only apply the oil on my face and neck, that means no toners, serums or moisturisers.
Argan oil also does wonders for your hair. Especially if you have dry and straw-like hair, like I do. It says you have to work it through damp hair, but I don’t wash it every day (because you shouldn’t), so I apply it on dry hair before combing it. It adds shine and strength, and is a perfect product to use daily. The oil is absorbed pretty fast, so you don’t have to worry about stains or anything.
This oil is completely pure and unrefined, so it does have a distinct scent, but that’s totally natural. Personally, I really don’t think it’s as strong and bad as some reviews I’ve read claim. In fact, I find it kind of pleasant. Anyway, the scent goes away so fast, it’s not exactly a problem.
The price is also great, especially for what you get for it. I paid €6.95 for a 30ml bottle, which lasts for quite a long time. Overall, I think it’s an awesome product. It does what it promises. It feels high-end, but is not ridiculously overpriced. Definitely a must-have!
Hope this review was helpful. Thanks for reading and have an amazing day!
About the brand: The Ordinary is a Canadian brand from DECIEM “The Abnormal Beauty Company”, an umbrella of brands focused on integrity and on advanced functional and affordable beauty. The Ordinary offers honest, innovative and accessible skincare to everyone.
Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with advertising. I carefully choose and buy all the products I use myself, and my opinion is strictly personal.