A while ago Marula oil was the latest oil craze—a rosehip oil 2.0 with similar results yet a lighter texture and different distinct scent. Now I love fresh rosehip oil and have gone through countless bottles, but I wasn’t keen on the pricepoint for the Drunk Elephant one as the first encounter with marula oil. The ordinary has two major things going for it—a very low price point and a 100% pure cold-pressed formula, ideal if you want to have some DIY in your bathroom.
You can use this product much like any other oil on the market—on skin, hair, nails, lips, added to makeup, you name it. I for one used this purely for the skin as a layering tool to keep in hydration or boost a sub-par product with some extra nourishment. I always apply it on damp skin or on top of a serum. It doesn’t smell bad, unlike their argan oil, and feels very light in texture as it sinks in quite fast. Depending on how much you use this is a subtle glow enhancer or will turn you into a shiny object. It paired really nicely with a few basic moisturizers I had laying around, I incorporated it mostly at night when you can afford to look shiny. As a cold-pressed product, this oil will contain a ton of vitamins, essential fatty acids and a bit of antioxidants to keep your skin and hair looking healthy.
There’s no going wrong with this oil but if you want to get rid of it quickly you can get creative by adding it to other body products. I’ve repurchased this one and after I finish my second bottle I’ll move on to something else. Nothing out of the ordinary but a good introduction to Marula oil none the less.