Review: Acure Oils (Argan, Marula, Rosehip)


Acure has a variety of oils available, which are most commonly used as facial oils. Read on to find out what I think about the 3 that I tested!


These oils are:
- all natural, un-refined, cold-pressed
- cruelty-free and vegan
- multipurpose; use them on your face, body, or hair. I only tested them on my face though.

Available at: Whole Foods, Acureorganics.com, Vitacost, iHerb, Pharmaca
(FYI: I was sent these for review and I don't think the small sample sizes are sold.)

Acure Argan Oil (sample)

Acure Argan Oil*


Price: $12.99

USDA Certified Organic

"A true skin SUPER FOOD! Incredibly rich in Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids, and Proteins, Argan Oil helps fight lines, repair imperfections, minimize scars + stretch marks; all while restoring texture, elasticity and tone." -Acure

This was the oil I wanted to try first because it's so hyped up! I can see why it may be a staple to some people because it is hydrating and can be easily used to amp up the moisture in other products, but I didn't think this stood out as more amazing than the other oils. This takes a bit of time to absorb compared to what I was used to with using jojoba oil, but it's more moisturizing. I wouldn't say the absorption time is long though and if you have dry skin, it'll probably drink it up. Like jojoba oil, argan oil is good for acne because it'll help your skin heal without clogging your pores.

Acure's oils retain their natural color and scent, so the argan oil has a slight nutty smell. If you're not into that, Acure has some "aromatherapeutic" argan oils available in coconut, rose, and citrus ginger.

If you already know that you like argan oil or if you want to try it out, Acure's is very affordable for an organic oil (especially if you catch it on sale). I cringe at the fact that some argan oils go for 2-3x the price!

Acure Rosehip Oil

Acure Rosehip Oil*


Price: $10.99

USDA Certified Organic

"Rosehip oil is known as a balancing oil due to its low pH to help protect the skin's natural acid mantle while delivering essential fatty acids and vitamin E."-Acure
 
I noticed the most skin improvements while using the rosehip oil. I actually looked forward to examining my face in the mornings to see what progress was done during the night. Rosehip has been my friend, but it has a few downsides.

  •  To keep fresh, this needs to be refrigerated, while the other two oils are stable at room temperature. I've read articles that say rosehip oil can go bad in 6 months, but will keep for 2 years in the refrigerator.
  •  The smell. It smells like freshly cut grass.
  •  It's heavier than the argan and marula oils, so I prefer to only apply it at night.

This is the only oil I have in the proper full size packaging, but all Acure oils come in these glass pump jars, which I like. Although the glass is transparent, I read that their particular glass is UV protected and will protect the oil as much as dark/amber glass (which isn't as relevant with the rosehip oil, but good to know for the others). Also, one pump of the rosehip oil was a little too much for me, so I try not to press it down all the way. This bottle is going to last me months and months, so definitely a good value!

Acure Marula Oil (sample)

Acure Marula Oil*


Price: $15.99

"Works wonders on dry, chapped skin, scars and fine lines; Reducing skin redness; Helps maintain skin’s natural acid mantle" -Acure

After realizing that I preferred using rosehip oil at night and a lighter oil in the day, I popped open the marula oil. I found the argan and marula oil to be similar, but the marula oil is a little bit lighter and has a sweeter scent that reminds me of vanilla lattes. For these reasons, I like marula more than argan!

This article is helpful if you want to learn more about the nitty gritty differences between argan and marula, in terms of composition and benefits.

Downside: this one doesn't seem to be certified organic like the others, yet it's more expensive than the other two.


Overall: I like all these oils but I think argan oil is a little overrated. If you look into the benefits these have for the skin, you'll find that they share a lot in common, so it's all about finding the oil that works best for you!


PR Sample



Check out my Acure brand overview to see my favorite products and links to all my Acure reviews.




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4 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you about argan oil. I like it but not more than other oils (live rosehip oil, which nevertheless I do not use on a regular basis - even if it is very effective on stretch marks and worked wonders on my appendicitis scars). I have just received my marula oil by Acure and I can't wait to try it! I also read that it helps with redness, I hope so! :) And thank you for the link to the other article, which is also interesting.

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    1. Yay, glad to see you agree! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Let me know how you like the marula oil :)

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  2. Yes, marula can have a lovely scent, and works wonders - totally recommended!

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    1. Hehe, I see we have a marula fan here ;)

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