Ever since I’ve started diving more into essential oils and their effects, I’ve always managed to hear about Cliganic in one way or another. Whether it’s been as the main subject in a conversation or just a quick mention, Cliganic has been one of the brands that people have spoken well about – quite frequently.
So I decided to write a Cliganic jojoba oil review, to really put the brand to the test and tell you a bit about my personal experience with their products. I chose the jojoba oil simply because I’m currently looking for one to use myself. The more natural I can go with my treatment, the better!
One problem with essential oils is that they are not regulated by the FDA. This opens up to companies who want to make a quick buck by making false claims towards you, the customer. So this issue will be one of the main focuses in this review.
Of course, I’ll also take a look at the overall quality of the oil, pros, cons, smell etc. The stuff you obviously would always want to know about.
So let’s get crackin’!
Who Are Cliganic?
Cliganic is a company located in the San Francisco Bay area. It was started by consumers of the beauty industry, who had grown tired of products containing artificial ingredients, chemicals and additives.
With a goal to provide consumers (like you) with pure and natural products, Cliganic set out to create beauty products free of harmful chemicals, parabens, SLS or any other synthetic additives.
All of their products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals, which is always a good thing in my eyes.
Is This Oil Truly Organic?
As I mentioned in the intro of this review, there are several companies taking advantage of the essential oils industry not being regulated. This often leads to products labeled as “organic” or “100% pure”, without any real proof to the claim.
Thankfully, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives manufacturers a chance to certify their organic products. A USDA-certification is an assurance that the manufacturing process protects natural resources, conserves biodiversity and uses only approved substances. This is usually demonstrated with a “USDA organic” label on the product packaging.
Cliganic’s jojoba oil is, of course, organic USDA certified. Why else would I keep babbling on about certifications. They’re not that interesting.
Jojoba Oil Works On All Skin Types
Cliganic Jojoba Oil Review: High Quality, Low Price
So we’ve established that Cliganic’s jojoba oil definitely is organic. Good! That means we can take a closer look at the product at hand.
The oil comes in two sizes:
- 4 oz dark amber glass bottle with a glass dropper.
- 16 oz dark amber PET bottle with a pump.
Since the oil is kept in dark ember bottles, it remains protected from UV-light, which slows down the oxidation process. Your oil will simply last longer.
And speaking of being long-lasting, Cliganic’s jojoba oil has a shelf-life of 3 years after the production date. So I can’t really see this going bad before you’ve had a chance to use it all up.
The glass bottle could be shipped in better packaging, though. I’ve seen plenty of cases where either the bottle or dropper have been broken on arrival. Cleaning up after a broken bottle of jojoba oil is… quite messy.
Luckly, Cliganic offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. They’re pretty quick at replacing the broken products and you always have an option to get your money back if you’d like that instead.
I’m really happy with the scent of the oil. The jojoba oil smells exactly like it should – fairly nutty with a scent that fades soon after applying it onto your skin. Many questionable jojoba products tend to have an awful smell that sticks with you for longer periods.
I’ve been using the oil for three weeks now, and all I can say is WOW.
I have combination skin and my T-zone tends to always get the most oily. But with this jojoba oil, my skin looks so much better. Actually, I could see a difference after just 4 days, when the area around my nose was a little less oily than it otherwise used to be.
However, my forehead was still a mess. Luckily, I’m seeing vast improvements in that area too and I don’t seem to break out as much as I used to.
When it comes to high quality products like this, price isn’t really an issue for me. If a product can truly help me, I’ll gladly pay for it. But the fact of the matter is that this oil is actually quite affordable, so there’s no need to fork out all of your hard-earned cash! (About $11-$13 for a 4 oz bottle, and $28-$30 for the 16 oz)
Unless you need huge amounts of oil, the 4 oz bottle will do just fine and last for quite a long time. You only need to add like 6-8 drops of oil to your moisturizer or just use it as is. 6-8 drops is a very little amount when you compare what’s inside the bottle.
Even though the Cliganic jojoba oil seems very effective, I still have acne, but it’s without a doubt helping me clearing my skin! And I’m really excited to see what this can do for me over the coming months. Time will tell, as they say.
- Balances oil production. I’ve been using the oil for three weeks, and my T-zone is way less oily now. It’s actually quite pleasant to look at!
- Quick results. I noticed a difference of oiliness, especially around my nose, after only 4 days.
- Kind smell. The oil smells like jojoba oil is supposed to. That wonderful, fairly nutty smell. Mmh!
- Pure organic. Organic USDA certified. The oil is both organic and responsible!
- Long-lasting. A 4 oz bottle will last you months, as you’ll only need 6-8 drops per use.
- Cruelty-free. This is certified oil that has not been tested on animals.
- Packaging could be better. The glass bottle sometimes arrive broken. The packaging could be better when shipping.
- Some dislike the smell. Some consumers have reported that they are not very fond of the smell at all. Try just one drop on your skin to see (smell?) if this oil is for you.
What Are My Alternatives?
If you truly can’t stand the smell of the jojoba oil, you might want to try a completely different product, like an acne face wash or a fragrance-free moisturizer.
There are also refined jojoba oils, which usually are clear liquids without any scent, but as I haven’t tested any of them myself I cannot really recommend any either. I’d suggest doing a quick search on Google or Amazon to find one that sounds promising and give that one a try.
However, refined oils are less effective than raw, since they lose important nutritional properties during the refining process. Personally, I think it’s worth enduring the smell from the jojoba oil. It fades fairly quickly after applying it to your skin.
Finding an oil that’s truly organic and can do wonders for your acne may sound like a fairy tale, but I can assure you that it isn’t.
The Cliganic jojoba oil is one of few products I’ve tested that show promising results within just a few days. After only 4 days, the area around my nose was significantly less oily. My combination skin is looking a lot better after three weeks, and my the oil in my T-zone is a lot less apparent.
While I’m still fighting my acne, this jojoba oil is something I’ll definitely keep using in my evening routine. Personally I use it in my face mask and the results, so far, are stunning. I’m very eager to see what the coming months will have to offer in terms of clear skin!
Whether you’ve got oily, combination or dry skin, give this jojoba oil a try. Get the cheaper 4 oz bottle and test it for a few weeks. Either use it as is, or add it to your moisturizer. And let me know how it works for you!
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