I get excited when a new Trader Joe's product lands in the health and beauty aisle. And best of all, this isn't seasonal, but would still make a great gift especially if money is tight.
A quick comparison
The most similar product to this is a product I've gotten once from Sephora: Drunk Elephant's Marula Oil. It's a good product, but its price tag is even more breathtaking.
A one-ounce container will set you back $72. Yup. You read that correctly.
And while I like that product, I can't say that I like it $72 worth. And if you read through the reviews of the products a lot of people like it but also feel it isn't $72 worth of nice.
Enter Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil. This almost one-ounce bottle will set you back $6.99.
As an added bonus the packaging and bottle make it feel like it is worth more than the $7 price. The bottle has a really pretty ombre coloring.
The dropper works very well and didn't develop any leaks. Even the print on the package is a nice silvery color. All these make it feel expensive.
Testing this out
The oil looks like oil and does not have any fragrance to speak of. There is a subtle difference in scent from the Drunk Elephant brand. While I prefer the Drunk Elephant in terms of scent, I prefer pocketing the price difference.
I tried both out side by side one night. In the morning I honestly couldn't tell the difference between one product and the other. My face was nicely hydrated. You could potentially mix this into other lotions for added hydration.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil again. It's very well priced, feels expensive without being expensive.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil:
Out of the package you get:
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The Bottom Line
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Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil
Product Name: Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil
Product Description: Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil is new and competes well against more expensive brands.
Trader Joe's Marula Facial Oil is a new addition to an ever expanding health and beauty aisle.
- Outstanding value
- Nice moisturizer
- Great packaging
- Would make a nice gift
- It is quite a small package so it may just blend into the other items. Easy to miss if you aren't looking for it.