Having been an oil user for some time, I am almost a complete oil convert, and hardly use any cream moisturizer anymore. There are just too many benefits with oil especially for its multipurpose functions. Unfortunately, oil is still slow in gaining popularity in Malaysia, and most of the perceptions will be: I have oily skin! I can’t use oil!
It’s true that it takes a while to get used to it, but once you are on it, you will never look back 😉
Melvita Organic Argan Oil – RM111/50ml
Introducing – Argan oil.
I have tried two oils from Melvita ( Rosehip and Avocado) and I must say that this is my favorite of the lot.
Also famously known as the ‘golden oil’, Melvita’s 100% pure organic Argan Oil is extracted by first cold pressing to maintain its premium quality. This rich oil contains fatty acids like Omega 6, and Omega 9 and plant sterols, which can efficiently repair, moisturize and protect skin, improve skin cell hydration, while improving skin elasticity and softness.
Being hand processed by the Moroccan women, I admire the effort that Melvita put to ensure fair-trading and offer job opportunities to the people in poorer countries.
Cold-pressed oils offer better health benefits as this technique means extracting the oil from kernels without the use of chemicals, and it’s produced at a low level heat without compromising the quality.
Looking yellow in the bottle, this oil is almost clear when it’s dispensed.
It’s runny and not as thick as rosehip or avocado oil. Best of all, it doesn’t smell of anything! It only has a light nutty smell but that disappears when you apply it.
It’s advisable to mix with Melvita rose floral water with argan oil to reduce the grease if you are not used to oil. Alternatively, you can also mix it with other toners.
For myself, I prefer to apply toner first, and pat on the oil while the skin is still moist. I find that the absorption is better when I do it this way. You might want to massage it a little till it is penetrated into skin.
My favorite thing to do is to rub the remaining on palm onto my hair as a hair serum, it’s easy and I won’t over do it.
I like that how this oil feels light on skin but it’s also moisturizing enough. It did not cause me any break out, but I am not sure about the long term effects. I guess I will only find out in another 10 year’s time 😉
Unfortunately, I am not liking the pump bottle of the oil, the oil somehow manages to leak out from the bottle and always makes a mess at the bottom. I’d much prefer it to be in a bottle with a pipette, or at least with am improved pump.
DIY tip: Mix 2 drops of argan oil with rose floral water and soak a clean paper mask in the mixture as a 5-min mask.