Review: Defend Argan Oil Moisturizer

By: Thirteenth & Hudson

A few weeks ago we were very excited to receive our first beauty samples from Purelement Naturals. We received the Defend Argan Oil Moisturizer ($48). This moisturizer contains 100% Pure Argan Oil (contains vitamin E), lavender, frankincense, bergamot, carrot seed, myrrh, and geranium. These are all essential oils that are beneficial to skin problems such as acne, wrinkles, eczema, redness, and uneven skin tone. It is also multifaceted, an all-around beauty product; applicable to one’s face, body, and hair. We all tried out the moisturizer and worked it into our individual skin regiments. Here below are our individual experiences with Defend Argan Oil Moisturizer:

Kim: I have combination/ oily skin, so once I heard our samples were actually an oil–I freaked out. Oil on oil? Sounded like a disaster waiting to happen. Fortunately, that wasn’t my experience at all. I experimented with the oil, combining it with my usual nighttime moisturizer (Neutrogena’s Oil Free Moisture for Combination Skin) for a few nights and using it on it’s own once or twice. I absolutely LOVED the result! I woke up in the morning with my skin feeling incredibly refreshed. Obviously I was thrilled with the results, as I usually wake up dying to wash off the oily buildup my skin. Now, a simple splash of cool water and my moisturizer/ SPF combo is all I need for my face in the morning. Let me just tell you, when Purelement Naturals says “defend,” they mean it!

Katrina: I have normal skin so I rarely see any difference between moisturizers.  I was excited to try the oil moisturizer simply because it smelled so good.   I  wasn’t expecting it to do much for my skin but the Defend Argan Oil Moisturizer worked great as a nighttime moisturizer. I apply it before bed after washing my face with my daily cleanser and wake up to perfectly moisturized and soft skin. It’s feels so good that I don’t  even want to wash my face in the morning! I just rinse with lukewarm water instead.  After I rinse my face, my skin still feels moisturized, but I apply a dab (not even half of what I would usually apply) of my Aveeno moisturizer for the SPF. I also love that all you need is just two drops! A little goes a long way.

Sam: Before using the moisturizer I had skin that woke up looking dull and uneven, so I immediately thought to try this at night before bed. I apply it over my night serum. Just two drops; rubbing into my hands and all over my face and neck. I have combination/sensitive skin with the occasional hormonal flare ups, so the Argan Oil Defend Moisturizer made me feel like my skin has calmed down and the scent is intoxicating, puts me right to bed. (lol) In the morning, I now wake up with glowing skin that looks well rested, perfectly balanced, and not to mention so soft. I still have some left but when it’s empty I’m definitely going to get the full size bottle! This definitely has me curious as to what other goodies Purelement Naturals has to offer.

Thanks again, Purelement Naturals, for the taste of your liquid gold! We are official fans!

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7 responses to “Review: Defend Argan Oil Moisturizer

  1. You should try maracuja oil sometime. It’s great too 🙂

    • Interesting, do you use it on your skin? Which do you use?

      • I have tried products with Argan oil, but haven’t had luck. I’m sure it’s not because of the oil, but because of the other ingredients. Someday I’d like to try 100% pure Argan oil, but I don’t like to change my skincare routine too much because it confuses my skin.

        A few weeks ago a friend of mine extolled the virtues of maracuja and essentially convinced me to get some. I ordered 100% pure oil on Amazon and have been using it on my face day and night. It’s great! Helps regulate both oiliness and dryness, evens skin tone, etc. Has a bit of a smell that some people don’t like, but I don’t mind 🙂

      • The Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil doesn’t have much of a scent and can be used on hair and nails, it has Vitamin E so it’s pretty good for you and doesn’t cause breakouts. There are other Argan Oil brands that you can find at a health food store that has a cosmetics section. But Purelement oil worked on all of us and we all have different skin types, so that’s saying something. 😎

      • Definitely! Rock on 🙂 I’m a huge believer in the awesomeness of oils for skin and hair care. They all have some pretty powerful benefits.

  2. I love oils for my skin, as long as it’s not rainy out, then I look like a grease ball. I’ll have to check this one out. I love all three perspectives.

  3. Intrigued! Will definitely have to check this product out. Glad it works on all types of skin including oily. Always looking for the next best thing! Thanks for such a wonderful product review!

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