Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil ($14.95) is a new, permanent drugstore argan oil option that’s launching with the Physicians Formula Spring 2015 Collection. As far as major drugstore makeup brands go Physicians Formula is the first brand to take on the argan oil craze which is currently dying down slightly in the higher end beauty world. I’m actually surprised argan oil didn’t catch on sooner with drugstore brands since the trend is a little slower now.
Needless to say I think it’s exciting to see drugstore’s taking on this trend!
Shall we take a look?
Honestly, Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil will likely be a hot and highly debatable topic by many beauty budgeters out there. Why? Because Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil is $14.95 in price for 1 oz. At health food stores, online, etc you can get argan oil for around $5.99 at 2 oz and sometimes even larger sizes for a bit more…..so sure, it’ll be a debatable topic.
Personally, I didn’t mind the $14.95 since Physicians Formula is so often on sale at the drugstore you likely won’t ever pay full price. I paid $8.95 after getting a $3 instant coupon off the box at Harmons. I was fine with that price and felt it reasonable plus dare I say it has uber cute packaging?
This comes housed in a brown genie shaped bottle with a longer dropper for application. There absolutely nothing in it. No fragrance, no other ingredients, it’s simply 100% pure argan oil as promised. I find the texture a little thicker than Josie Maran’s Argan Oil and felt it was actually a bit slicker and greasier than her version as well as more hydrating. Maybe I’m crazy but it felt considerably more hydrating than Josie’s version to me. It did leave my face quite shiny after use with a bit of a film so I do suggest using a very small amount in the evening. It’s not a product that’s user friendly for daily use in my humblest and works best as a night treatment. It’s highly moisturizing so if you have drier skin it’ll work to ease flaky rougher areas on your face and you’ll wake up with very, very smooth skin in the AM. I use it on my face but it multitasks well on elbows, knees, legs, or even in your hair to ease frizz. It’s quite a multitasking little oil.
If you have finer lines under your eyes it makes an excellent prep for concealer. A small little drop prior to concealer will ease the application of your coverage and prevents it from caking and creasing into finer lines. A few drops in the evening before bed will leave your skin supple, plump, and super smooth and soft in the AM.
Needless to say Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil is a exciting launch. I love that they didn’t doctor this up by adding unnecessary ingredients or fragrances! It’s simply argan oil and that’s it.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil is launching at drugstores shortly (and is available now at Harmons).
Want to try it?