Review: Melvita Argan+ Face Oil

I never had much luck with face oils. I tried just a couple, and then I gave up. I really didn’t want to try again just in case I break out unnecessarily. I can live without face oils, but I can’t live with breakouts, thank you very much. I first heard of argan oil from a fellow blogger, who then raved about the Josie Maran Argan Oil. I was curious, of course, but couldn’t get my hands on one. I didn’t want to spend extra for international shipping, and then to find out my skin can’t take it.



Melvita Argan Oil



A few months back, along with the Melvita Rose Floral Water, I was sent this Argan+ Face Oil (30ml, RM196). The thing about this Argan Oil is that it’s a dry touch face oil so it is lightweight and has a non greasy finish. I’ve been adding it to my moisturizer at night (just 1 drop instead of the recommended 3 drops) and no breakouts. In fact, my face looks more supple the next day without being oily. I love this most as a facial mask. I use about a dozen drops of the oil (about one full squeeze of the dropper) and use it to thoroughly massage my face and neck. It is recommended to wipe off excess oil after 10 minutes, but I just go to sleep. It is good to note that I do not get oily patches on my pillow and I do not wake up to oil soaked face. I actually wake up to baby soft skin and smaller pores! Wish the pores stay small though 😛



Argan oil dropper Melvita Argan Oil ingredients



Also, I’d like to point out this is not 100% Argan Oil, as you can see in the ingredient list. Melvita also has another Argan Oil that is pure argan oil, no other ingredients added. I believe that is 50ml, RM138. That can be used on your face, body, hands, legs, and cuticles as well. Btw, while this is a face oil, I’ve also been adding a few drops of this to my stretch mark cream – I need all the help I can get!

Have you tried this before? For someone who’s been afraid of face oils, I’m happy to report that this quelled all my fears. I did not break out, I didn’t turn oil slick and I actually really like it! If you’re in Malaysia, you can get it online here <non affiliated>. If you use face oils, what’s your favourite?



xoxo Lily



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  • Hey Lily, I haven’t tried this one yet but Melvita seems to make pretty good products! My new facial oil obsession is the Verso one, but I’m also looking into Sunday Riley oils because I heard they are really good!

    • Lily

      I’ve been reading lots about Luna and my interest is peaked. However, with my recent run in with the customs and knowing more about how they actually work, I don’t have the confidence to import cosmetics anymore.

  • Like you I have to be careful with face oils, or else I break out. Everyone raves about the Sunday Riley Luna, but that made me break out too. But I just read Paris’ post on face oils, so I’m going to try her tips about application. Hopefully that’ll make it better for me.

    • Lily

      I think that’s the thing with oils though. In my books, it really is a make or break (literally breakout!). I’m still playing it safe. A little at a time!

  • We get Melvita here so I’ll have to check this one out! I actually turned into quite the oil fanatic 🙂

    • Lily

      Ah good to know. I’m still an oil pessimist but I’m really lucky this worked!

  • Liz

    I’ve used a Melvita that’s now discontinued I think – it was pretty good, especially on top of lightweight serums or mists. I have a Marula now that’s pretty awesome but I use just a few drops. I’ll try your massage tactic in the winter!

    • Lily

      The massage idea is actually recommended by this Argan+ oil, so it’s not my idea! I love it though, and it’s become a weekly ritual

  • Jaa

    Dang… was hoping it’s a permanent solution for pores. LOL Thanks for breaking my heart, Lily! ;D I think I tried the Josie Maran one once and quite liked it! I moved on to something else of course because I like experimenting. Can’t be a good thing for skincare, though. I really should stick to the regimen that works!

    • Lily

      Haha nope. I don’t know if there’s any permanent solution for pores out there. I’m like you too – should stick to something that works but I keep wandering. I blame blogging 🙂

  • I am always intrigued about dry face oils. I haven’t tried anything from Melvita yet but I believe we have the brand (have seen it somewhere). The way you apply it as a face mask is so interesting, never thought about it. I might give it a go with Clarins Orchidee which I am testing at the moment. Too many products, just one face haha

    • Lily

      I know Sara. We all have just one face! Lately, I’ve been having the same thoughts over and over – what’s the point in having so many things and blogging? Really?

    • The things we put our faces through!!! I feel sorry for my skin sometimes… lol! And Lily, it’s true… I’m getting stressed out with having way too many products and nowhere to stash them!

  • Hi Lily, so glad you finally found a facial oil that you can use! I used to break out from facial oils too, and then I realized those oils contained mineral oils (not 100% plant based) and that was driving my skin insane. You can almost tell from the texture, if it feels overly silky and watery, chances are there’s some silicons and mineral oil in the mix. But once I got over that hurdle, I too discovered how amazing facial oils can be! My absolute favorite right now is Tatcha’s camellia oil with gold flakes, and I also loved May Lindstrom’s Youth Dew.

    • Lily

      Ah yes, the amazing Tatcha and May Lindstrom. I don’t know if I still have the confidence to buy online though.