Sunday, 12 January 2014

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Treatment Argan Oil

I've recently reviewed Live Clean's Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner (link), and today I have the Exotic Nectar Treatment Argan Oil* ($11.49 CAD/110ml) to share with you! While I had great results from the shampoo and conditioner, I was unfortunately quite disappointed with the argan oil.

"Exotic Nectar Oil Treatment is a light-weight treatment that restores natural shine and lustre making hair silky and shiny without feeling greasy.
Styling Tip: Apply a small amount to wet hair and distribute evenly. Style as usual. To control frizz, put a few drops in palm and smooth over hair as needed.

Silicone Free: Other anti frizz serums are derived from silicone dioxide, which is what sand is made of. Although natural to begin with, silicone dioxide undergoes a high level of chemical processing to be used as a cosmetic ingredient and as a result is undesirable due to the large ecological footprint produced. In addition, certain silicones, called siloxanes negatively impact aquatic life." - Live Clean

I've used quite a few different hair oils throughout the years, so I was quite surprised when I first squirted out this product into my palms. This product definitely feels more like a gel, and less like an oil. I was very skeptical when I noticed the texture, but nonetheless, I decided to still give it a try. I ran this gel through my locks, and let my hair air dry as usual. Once my hair had fully dried, I noticed that my hair felt a bit crunchy and it wasn't as soft as it normally is. It wasn't horrible, but I was disappointed with the results. I was really hoping that this product would be a winner, given it's great price point, and that it's made by a Canadian company. However, I just can't recommend this product. I think that Live Clean would be better off marketing this product as a gel infused with argan oil, as that's closer to the truth of what it is.  

I don't like posting negative reviews on my blog, but I do think that it's important to share not only stand out products, but also the products that I think you should avoid and not spend your money on. Have you tried Live Clean's Exotic Nectar Treatment Argan Oil? Did you like it, or were you left wanting more?


  1. i always appreciate your honesty, even when you don't like a product, it makes me trust all your reviews, so i think it's important to have balance (i have a negative review going up in the morning as well). in the case of this product, it doesn't even necessarily seem like a bad product, just a badly marketed one. i haven't tried anything from live clean before but the brand definitely has my interest from your reviews.

    1. Thank you so much! Exactly, if it was marketed as a gel, it would be a very different story. But when I use an oil, I expect an oily texture/formula! :)

  2. Thanks for the honest review! I'll have to skip on this one!


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