As I've said before, I'm a full-blown Sephora junkie. And recently in my monthly Play subscription box a cute little bottle of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil appeared. It was a teeny tiny .17 ounce bottle. It seemed nice. However, the full-size bottle is $49.
Testing this out
For $6.99, Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil is the same as the Josie Maran and clearly at a fraction of the price.
Only one of these products is labeled as being organic. And yes, that's the Trader Joe's bottle. Labeling a product as organic is far more regulated by the USDA than the term natural.
In terms of quality, I couldn't tell the difference between the two other than what my wallet told me.
Yes, the Josie Moran Argan Oil is rated at 4.5/5 stars. But you know what? This deserves it too. But for the price difference alone, I had to bump this up the extra half star.
Now, if you are unfamiliar with Argan Oil it is a really solid moisturizer that seems to be able to be used on skin, hair, and nails. It also makes for a good facial moisturizer.
Best of all, since it is lightweight it won't leave you feeling greasy. It absorbs really well.
I tried it in my hair, face, and as cuticle oil. All those applications worked really well.
And as a facial oil, I was happy to report the smell was pretty much minimal with no fragrances being added to this bottle.
Frequently asked questions
The following are commonly asked questions about this product
Yes, it is. I found it to be pretty comparable to a higher-priced brand.
Best of all my skin felt great, my winter cuticles seem smoother, and the ends of my hair felt healthier. All this without the greasiness that some oils have.
And this is a way better value than so many products out there.
This is available at Trader Joe's but can also be found through third-party sellers on Amazon.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil again when my current bottle runs out. It's a great value and solid item to try if you are curious about all the products on shelves that have Argan Oil in them.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil:
Ingredients and directions
Out of the package you get:
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil
Product Name: Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil
Product Description: Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil is sold at Trader Joe's for a fraction of the price elsewhere.
Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil is a hidden gem in the health and beauty section
- Great price
- Solid product
- Does not feel greasy and absorbs well where it is used.
- Nothing stands out
For $7 that is a steal especially it's organic and 100% pure. Great gift idea too.
Hey Alek! Yes $7 is a great price for this especially compared to how much it goes for elsewhere. No fancy packaging, but at the end of the day that all goes in the garbage. Thanks as always for stopping by!
So glad to hear that this product holds up to the more pricier versions out there. I have gotten samples of Josie Maran's and liked it but it certainly not worth the price tag of a full-size item. I will definitely have to put this on my next Trader Joe's shopping list.
Hey Dag! Would love to hear your thoughts on it when you get a chance to try it.