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Monday, 25 March 2013

Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Review

I had been using the old and trusty Moroccanoil since last year and although I didn't immediately see results, I stuck with it, finishing my 25 ml bottle. Over time I noticed that my hair had become much easier to de-tangle, felt silky and nourished. A 25 ml bottle of Moroccanoil costs £12.85* while a 100 ml bottle costs £30.45*. 

In February I wanted to try a new hair oil treatment, which are suddenly becoming popular on the high street. I scoured the shelves at Boots on the hair care isle and chose the Organix Renewing Moroccan Agran Oil because it was the cheapest (£6.99) I saw and really wanted to compare the cheapest oil treatment against the high end ''luxury'' treatment. 

I have been using Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil for 4 weeks now and apply it to towel dried hair, which I wash every 2-3 days. I pour out about two 10 pence size amounts into my hand and warm the oil up between my hands before applying it to the ends of my hair.

After the first use I noticed that the Organix Argan Oil was thinner in consistency and although still smells pleasant, it smells subtly different to Moroccanoil. 

What they have in similarities is substantial. Not only do they have the same benefits; strengthens hair, hydrates, protects against heat and UV, smooths and makes hair look healthy. They also have the same ingredients. So what you are paying £30.45* for you could be spending only £6.99 (Boots) for the same product with the same benefits! 

Ingredients in Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil & Moroccan oil

Both products have silicones; Dimethicone & Cyclomethicone (Organix has additional silicone Cyclopentasiloxane). These help de-tangle hair, protects hair from heat, smooths and adds a healthy shine.

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, from the seeds of the Argan tree containing fatty acids. The fatty acids provide free radical or antioxidant protection.

C12-15 alkyl benzoate is a naturally occurring ester of benzoic acid made from a reaction of Benzoic Acid and and C12-15 Alcohol. It smooths the hair.

Butylphenyl Methylpropional is a synthetic fragrance.

Coumarin (in Organix only) found in Tonka beans is used for it's fragrance of almonds and vanilla.

Linum usitatissimum also known as Linseed or Flax contains fatty acids which provide antioxidant benefits. 

Benzyl Benzoate, has excellent solvent properties, and can be used to dissolve other perfume materials.

Linalool, has a pleasant floral fragrance.

Limonene (In Organix only), is a hydrocarbon used for its distinct citrus fragrance.

CI 47000 & CI 21600 are colour additives which help natural colouring uniform and also enhance naturally occurring colours. 

I would also like to point out that despite the name ''Organix'' none of the products used are organic. Hence I don't see a link between their slogan ''Beauty Pure and Simple'' and their misleading brand name, since none of the naturally occurring ingredients used are organic and ''pure''.

 Personally, I have fallen in love with the Organix, because it has the same benefits as Moroccanoil for less than 5 times the price.

What do you think? Do you choose a Luxury product for the brand or would you be happy with a cheaper alternative with the same ingredients and benefits?

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  1. Im curently trying out different hair oils so I loved reading your comparison :) I've always wanted to try the cult morocconoil but never went to get it because of the price hoping I could get some cheaper alternatives first.
    I've tried a few already but I will sure give the organix one a go too now! x

    1. Thank you :) hope you enjoy it as much as I do X


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