FYI, Nourish Argan Skin Renew Moisturiser now comes in a tube. Mine’s in a jar because it’s a sample.
A generous sample I’ve been testing for weeks. So I feel like I can give you my honest opinion about it.
Hint: I tried to like it, but we just don’t get on. Here’s why:
What’s In Nourish Argan Skin Renew?
JOJOBA SEED OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Just because Nourish Argan Skin Renew is named after Argan oil, doesn’t mean that’s the main oil used here.
That honour goes to jojoba oil, a lightweight oil that’s practically identical to human sebum. You know what that means?
It’s super moisturising and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue behind – even on oily skin!
P.S. Did you know that jojoba is pronounced “ho-ho-bah”?
Related: 6 Skincare Uses For Jojoba Oil
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5 TO BOOST COLLAGEN
Palmitoyl tripeptide-5 is a peptide that boosts collagen.
Or so the manufacturer says. They did a study where they asked 45 people to use 1% and 2.5% Palmitoyl tripetide-5 twice a day for 84 days. The results? This peptide reduced the appearance of wrinkles by 7 and 12% respectively.
I’m shocked (in a good way!) they tested it on real people. Usually, manufacturers test this stuff on skin cells in a Petri dish and then tell you the results apply to humans too. 🙄
So, yeah, Palmitoyl Tripeptide may not be as useless as other peptides.
The catch? I doubt there’s 1% Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 in Nourish Argan Skin Renew. Don’t expect quick results.
Related: The Truth About Peptides In Skincare: Do They Work?
ARGAN OIL TO MOISTURISE AND FIGHT WRINKLES
Argan may not be the main oil in Nourish Argan Skin Renew, but it still deserves a mention.
Derived from the kernels of the Argan tree, Argan oil is rich in fatty acids that strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, deeply moisturise skin and leave it soft and smooth.
Linoleic acid (one of the main fatty acids in argan oil) goes the extra mile. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and irritation and may even help treat acne.
Related: Can You Fight Acne With Oils?
ROSE OF JERICHO TO HYDRATE SKIN
I’m mentioning rose of Jericho because some websites that sell Nourish Argan Skin Renew claim that “formulating a product with Rose of Jericho allows the creation of a product that will detect the changes in the skin and provide the necessary solution.”
No! No! No! Skincare can’t do that! A cream doesn’t have a computer inside that tells it “oh you’re getting a little drier today so I’ll give you more moisture” or “you have enough moisture today so I’ll hydrate you less.”
The cream moisturises the same way whatever your skin type and needs are. It’s your job to tailor your skincare to your needs. If you find the cream is too moisturising for you, switch to something lighter. Don’t expect the cream to become lighter for you!
To add insult to injury, there’s so little rose extract here I doubt it does anything but make the cream smell good.
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I wouldn’t call the texture of Nourish Argan Skin Renew thick, but it’s not lightweight either. It spreads easily and absorbs quickly on my slightly dry skin. For oily skin, it may be a tad too much.
The reason this cream and I don’t get along? I just can’t stand the scent. The frankincense is really strong and overpowering. It lingers around for ages and… it’s just not my taste.
How To Use It
In the AM, in between serum and sunscreen. At night, it’s the last step of your skincare routine.
Performance & Personal Opinion
If you can put up with the overpowering scent (hey, your scent taste may be so different from mine, you dig this stuff), Nourish Argan Skin Renew does a great job at moisturising skin.
I used it at night and, after every application, my skin was softer and smoother. The cream also plumped up my skin, so my fine lines looked smaller.
Most importantly at this time of the year, it strengthened my skin’s protective barrier so the cold winter winds can’t dry it out as much as they’d like to. Without a good moisturiser, my skin’d be flaky now.
I’m pretty happy with the moisturizer. But please Nourish… tone down the scent a notch or two!
Who Is This For?
Who Is This NOT For?
- Oily skin
- Acne-prone skin
- Sensitive skin
- Anyone who doesn’t like strong scents in their skincare products
A see-through bottle with a self-locking pump that eliminates the need for a separate plastic cap.
Does Nourish Argan Skin Renew Live Up To Its Claims?
|A powerful anti-ageing daily moisturiser, clinically proven to dramatically boost hydration.||It boosts hydration and has some anti-aging properties.|
|This luxurious daily moisturiser increases skin hydration, nourishes, smooths and firms the skin, helping to minimise signs of ageing.||Mostly true. It doesn’t firm skin that well, but everything else is true.|
|Precious oils of Frankincense, Myrrh & Borage rejuvenate the skin whilst the remarkable Rose of Jericho optimises hydration and strengthens skin cells to reduce fine lines.||Frankincense, Myrrh & Borage can irritate sensitive skin. Plus, rejuvenate is such a vague term, it doesn’t really mean anything. And rose of Jericho can’t optimise hydration and strengthen cells – especially not in the tiny amount used here.|
Price & Availability
£28.00 at Feel Unique
Do You Need It?
If you can take the scent, it does the moisturising job well.
Dupes & Alternatives
Aqua, Simmondsia Chinesis (jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-‐5, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Levulinate, Levulinic Acid, Argania Sponosa Kernal Oil*, Selaginella Lepidophylla (rose Of Jericho) Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Crambe Abyssinica (abysinnian Kale) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (borage) Seed Oil*, Rosa Caninca (wild Rose) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Sterate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis (aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Tocopherol, Boswellia Carterii (frankincense) Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (ginger) Root Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (myrrh) Oil, Limonene. *organic Ingredient.