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SCAM ALERT! Sunflower oil...
on 6 July 2012
I wish I had read the reviews of the other oils sold by the same seller before purchasing this based on the one positive review. I noticed many people saying the exact same thing as I thought when I recieved my 'argan oil'; the bottle is unsealed and filled up with sunflower oil. One person said she ordered 4 different oils, but when they arrived it was all the same oil in each of the bottles - sunflower oil.
It does not absorb into the skin easily and leaves a greasy film, whereas argan oil is the exact opposite. Sunflower oil is a good natural moisturiser/hair conditioner, which is why people posting positive results about how their skin feels soft think that this product is the real deal. But sunflower oil is no where near as good as argan oil, and no one should be cheated out of £8 for 100ml of sunflower oil, when it costs about £1 a litre in your local supermarket!
I have a bottle of sunflower oil in my kitchen, so I poured some into a glass, alongside the 'argan oil' just to double check/confirm my doubts. It was the same colour, had the same faint aroma and the EXACT same taste.
I sent an email to Naissance and they refunded my money without question, they didn't even try to deny they had done it, perhaps to prevent me from taking further action.
I just want to warn you all out there, you get what you pay for. Cheap argan oil is probably not argan oil, or has been heavily diluted with cheap vegetable oils. You are best buying the real stuff from a genuine certified company, which will unfortunately come with a price tag, but at least you know it was worth it.