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I love using oils as part of my skincare regimen, particularly for my hands. As I've discussed before, I have the worst cuticles and nails in the universe, and the only thing that makes them bearable is to frequently apply oils and massage them in. They naturally callus (yes, your cuticles can callus), peel, split, break, and bleed, and no lotion or cream I’ve ever encountered could compare to the penetrating effects of an oil.
Before this product came my way, I’d never tried an Argan oil before. My oil of choice for some time has been jojoba – with the occasional addition of some coconut oil, but I think I may just have to add Argan oil into the rotation now! The Uni Argan Oil comes in a little bottle with a dropper cap. This is absolutely my favorite type of packaging for an oil, as it allows me to easily and hygienically dispense tiny drops of the product exactly where I want it. The bottle arrived safely and securely wrapped in bubble wrap and seals tightly – there wasn’t a single leak to be found.
The reason I’m such a fan of jojoba oil is because of how incredibly fast it absorbs. The molecule is so similar to natural skin oils that it’s readily soaked up as you rub it in, leaving your skin free from greasy fingers within minutes. I use coconut oil as a deep treatment – it’s very moisturizing, but it also tends to more sit on top of your skin rather than soak in. The Uni Argan Oil falls somewhere in between the two – it doesn’t absorb quite as quickly as jojoba oil, but it also does eventually soak in, unlike the coconut oil. For this reason, I like it best as an overnight treatment on days when I don’t need the intensity of coconut oil. Putting it on my cuticles before bed leaves me with supple, soft fingertips come morning.
On the negative side, I am a little bit put off by the scent of this product. It has a really strange fruity-earthy smell that isn’t very nice. It may be something that you get used to over time, but since I’m not planning to use it on a daily basis, I’m not expecting to acquire a tolerance. Since I haven’t used any other Argan oil products, I can’t say if this is a normal scent for Argan oil across the board or if it’s unique to the Uni Argan Oil.
All told, I love this oil and will use it often. It works wonderfully to soften and hydrate my cuticles, and I plan to give it a try on my face as well, since I think it would work fantastically as a deep treatment around the eyes.
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