Moroccan Natural Argan and Rose Serum

Moroccan Natural Argan and Rose Serum There seems to be a huge grey area surrounding the definition of ‘serum’ and so I want to just briefly touch on that before talking about Moroccan Natural’s Argan Rose treatment. Personally, I consider a serum to be a skincare treatment that’s a) runny and that b) contains a concentrated shot of ingredients. Many are moisturising, but that doesn’t have to be the primary purpose of a serum; it can be targeted at dark spots or unevenness of tone, at helping to prevent loss of elasticity, at treating acne. Quite often (mostly, in fact) the serums are incredibly light and oil-free, so it can be quite confusing when an oil-based treatment, such as the one above or those produced by Decleor are also labelled as a serum. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with an oil-blend being labelled as a serum – it’s runny, and you can argue that due to the essential oils, it’s a concentrated dose of beautifying ingredients – but personally, I think that ‘treatment oil’ is a nicer description and one that does them more justice. Because you can really get to work with an oil, massage it in for ages, buff it into the skin to get a beautiful glow – you can’t do that with a serum! Anyway, just a little aside – feel free to ignore it!

I have been using Moroccan Natural’s Argan Rose Serum (oil!) and it’s truly scrumptious. There are many Argan oil-based products on the market, but the quality and purity of the oil itself varies greatly. Quite a few huge super-brands have cottoned on to the Argan Trend and have produced products that are extremely low in actual Argan oil, so you do have to tread carefully and pick through the chaff. Even the amazing Moroccanoil, (which I love, incidentally!) is pretty low on actual Argan. So a real treat, then, that this Moroccan Natural version has Argan as the absolute master oil, with added rose geranium for an extra bit of toning. It’s extremely effective at moisturising and keeping the skin moisturised and will be priceless during the winter months!

I particularly like that this oil comes in a pump-action bottle so that you can really measure out small amounts and there’s less wastage. The quite pungent rose geranium smell masks the less attractive odour of the Argan and so the blend makes a perfect facial treatment. My recommendation? Use in the morning about half an hour before you apply makeup for a glowing, dewy finish. If you’re prone to breakouts or oiliness, miss out the T-Zone, but you’ll find that the blend absorbs beautifully into the skin.

Moroccan Natural Argan and Rose Serum is £17.50 from NutriBeauty Online

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  1. caroline
    October 26, 2011 / 9:11 am

    omg! i hateeeeeeeeeeee this new lay out of the website :(((( the previous one was the best! pleeeeaseee return to that one:( i dont even feel like visiting the website.

  2. daniel
    October 26, 2011 / 10:04 am

    My sister is a hairdresser and she bought in a big batch of all the Morrocanoil products. I went through the ingredients of the serum and a few other of the products and they are mainly Silicones so they are rubbish for the hair and coat in and smooth it but weigh it down and coat it . I dont know how the range has the cheek to call itself Morrocan oil as it contains so little of the actual oil. My sister used what she had and never bought it again. Instead she went to a herbal shop and bought a bottle of Pure Argan oil and uses that in the salon and on her face too.

  3. Misspapadita
    October 26, 2011 / 11:00 am

    Well, I wouldn’t say “I hate” the actual page, but TBH, I do prefer the old one, this one seems empty to me… But I WILL continue visiting the page daily whatever the layout!! :)
    About the Moroccan Oil, I’m trying to stay away from silicons and all that stuff for my hair, and for the face, I thing that silicons, since they cover up your skin with “like a mask” I have the feeling taht when used on daily basis, they’ll accelerate the process of ageing… What do you thing about it??
    BTW, excuse my english, I’m Spanish I today is one of these days when I can’t even think in my own language, so forget about English!!
    GRacias!! :)

  4. Natasha
    October 26, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I work in web design and I like the changes you’re making. The site feels a lot cleaner! The header is a little bit big for my liking at the moment (especially on a 15″ laptop screen) and your font size generous but I guess that’s a case of personal preference. Don’t feel discouraged by the negative feedback, some people just don’t like change.

    Good luck with it!

    • admin
      October 26, 2011 / 2:27 pm

      @Natasha great, thanks!! I’m working on the header issue, it takes up half the bloody page!! As a matter of interest, do you prefer seeing some text and then a ‘read more’ or do you like the images from the previous version where there was just a title? xx

  5. Tora
    October 26, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    Gosh, you’re all being rather harsh about the design now! I think it looks good! … albeit pink, but you know. It is a good colour for many things.


    for example. I’m sorry, I couldn’t think of anything. And I’m horrified to read these things on Morrocanoil, my go-to hair-oil! I love it :((( Why does it have to be soo baaad? SNIFF. Worst news I had all day!

    I totally agree with you on the serum vs. oil thing. And this seems a delight. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day! And good luck with the design of course!

    • admin
      October 26, 2011 / 7:30 pm

      @Tora thanks doll! Don’t be horrified by Moroccanoil, I think it’s great! Just don’t use it ALL the time… Most hair things have got some amount of silicone in, sometimes it’s the only thing that tames mine down!! xxx

  6. October 26, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    Finally! I’ve found a beauty blog that’s smart, funny, well-written and has similar tastes in products to me. Thank you, I now will spend more time I should be working reading your reviews:)

  7. November 29, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    Reading the comments regarding the beautifully written piece on Moroccan Natural ‘Argan and Rose Serum’ Please do not get this product confused with ‘Moroccan Oil’!

    Moroccan Natural takes great pains to ensure that there are no chemicals at all in their products, so please read the list of ingredients closely, you will find that it consists of pure Argan Oil and responsibly sourced essential oils

    Carole Fraser

    • Ruth
      November 29, 2011 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks Carole! It’s OK – I think these comments were in continuation of a previous discussion we all had on Moroccanoil and silicones! x

  8. Naz
    April 13, 2012 / 11:47 am

    Thanks for clarifying Ruth. I’ve used Moroccan oil products before – the hair oil is well perfumed more than anything else, the amount of Argan Oil is trace! Moroccan Natural products are organic (ie. silicone count is zilch) – fantastic products, I thoroughly recommend the soapless rhassoul clay body bar followed by the delicious body oil for the most luxurious bathing experience that you will ever have. My nephew had scalp cradle cap since he was born, the body bar on the scalp followed by massaging in the body oil has meant that cradle cap is now a distant memory!

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