Rana 100% Pure Argan Oil

Rana 100% Pure Argan Oil

Rana* are a new Argan Oil brand based in Essex. The duo behind Rana, Neil and Eylem wanted to bring 100% Argan Oil to the UK as it’s not an easy find. The likes of Moroccan Oil and similar brands out there are not 100% Argan and mostly contain silicones and other  ingredients. Not saying they are bad products but I would group them in the ‘styling’ category. If you want deep nourishment in the hair then those oils won’t suffice. Pure Argan oil can be used all over the body and face too unlike the latter oils.

Generally, pure Argan Oil smells horrendous. I have two 100 percent-ers in my cupboard that are gage worthy, I also have a couple with non offensive scents that I would like to question their 100% claim. Rana is the ‘nicer’ smelling out of the three but it’s still not that great. It’s too be expected and I don’t need a peg for the nose so we can waiver it. It took me a while to figure out the scent but I have come to the conclusion it smells of Chorizo. 
Strange but true. 
As this comes in a spray form I couldn’t help myself and sprayed directly on my face as soon as it popped through the door. Bad mistake. The spray isn’t particularly efficient and quirts one long line of oil rather than a mist. This resulted in too much on my skin and it felt greasy and uncomfortable. I tried again when my skin was acting up a few day’s later but this time I squirted a teeny amount into my hand and massaged into my face.This had a much better result and my skin felt soft and nourished instantly and sorted my bad skin day! The scent also dissipates pretty quick so don’t let that put you off.

Rana can be used under makeup, I haven’t tried applying makeup over the top as I prefer to use oils at night and serums in the day but you are not left with much residue so it would be quite possible to work. I have also been using this as a hair treatment, leave it on the mid-lengths to ends over night and wake up (after washing of course) to soft hair. Lastly this works wonders on the cuticles, mine are constantly dry and this restores and hydrates in an instant.

I have been a big advocate for Argan Oil for a couple of years as there are so many benefits to the Moroccan oil. Using this particular brand has made me realise that perhaps I have been using my other pure oils incorrectly on the face and that the less is more approach seems more appropriate. Will have to don a peg and dig them out for a face testing once I have used Rana up as my skin is a happy bunny once again.

Find Rana here and they sell a few other skincare products 

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*PR Sample



  1. 19th August 2013 / 6:48 pm

    haha chorizo! Great review though x

    • 19th August 2013 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks! Ha yes it really does, cooked chorizo though πŸ˜‰ x

  2. 19th August 2013 / 7:37 pm

    I have an argan oil from morocco (it isn't pure) but my gosh does it have a strong scent. Mine is seriously nutty!

    • 19th August 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Better than Chorizo then πŸ˜‰

  3. 19th August 2013 / 7:37 pm

    Interesting post and not a brand I'm familiar with. I prefer a blend with argan oil because of the fragrance.

    • 19th August 2013 / 7:41 pm

      Don't blame you! This scent is manageable…

  4. 4th October 2013 / 6:05 pm

    I love argan oil! I prefer it to be deodorised though, the smell is a little too much for me.

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