Review: Essence of Argan Oil
100% natural and organic
Skin healing properties
For both oily and dry skin types
Can be bought from Amazon
Avoid getting a FREE trial from www.essenceofargan.com/trial as it's very expensive if you stay as a client
If you don't cancel your free trial you will be entered into a monthly auto shipment program
Exact ingredients not listed on official website
Lack of specific clinical/scientific studies on argan oil's skin care benefits
UPDATE 8th of April 2017: We have recently received several complaints about Essence of Argan oil free trial scams, so as a safe alternative, we would recommend Moroccan Oil Argan oil instead. You can purchase it via Amazon UK by clicking here.
Essence of Argan is a natural and organic skin care product that uses argan oil, which has recently gained a lot of popularity and attention as the “liquid gold” from Morocco that has immense beauty and skin care benefits.
Because of the hype surrounding the product, we decided to take a look at Essence of Argan to see for ourselves whether it is a safe and effective skin care product to use.
Essence of Argan Review
Essence of Argan is 100% pure Moroccan Argan oil. This oil is derived from the nuts of the Argan tree, found mostly in the semi-desert regions of Morocco. Argan oil has been used for many centuries in Morocco by women as a natural moisturizer to protect their skin and restore aged skin. It was also traditionally used to treat dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, and skin inflammation, among its many other medicinal uses.
Today, Essence of Argan is available as a natural skin care lotion that protects, nourishes and revitalizes skin. It is said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and moisturize the skin, without clogging pores in the process. It is an extremely versatile product that can be used for the face, body, hair, and nails. Essence of Argan is easily absorbed and daily application is recommended for the best results.
We are also told that Essence of Argan has a multitude of uses. As well as reducing signs of aging and moisturizing the skin, it:
- balances pH of the skin
- reduces excess production of sebum
- clears acne and prevents breakouts
- repairs sun damaged skin
- treats psoriasis and eczema
- nourishes and conditions hair
- reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- moisturizes dry hair and scalp.
That’s a lot of things that Essence of Argan claims to do for the skin, body, hair and nails, and that’s not the whole of it!
Are the manufacturer’s claims about Essence of Argan true?
Essence of Argan is manufactured by Lifestyle Advantage Ltd. Apart from calling it “liquid gold”, the manufacturer makes a number of claims regarding the range of cosmetic benefits Essence of Argan has for the skin, hair and nails. Firstly, Essence of Argan is promoted as an anti-aging product that will “make you look up to 10 years younger”. By using the words “up to”, they are giving themselves enough lee way to be making a legitimate statement.
They are certain of argan oil’s abilities to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, which, as a result, will make a person look younger. To what extent it makes a person look younger (i.e. by how many years) will depend on how the product works for them.
According to their site, Essence of Argan can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 60 percent after 4 weeks of use.
Tied to this are the manufacturer’s strong claims relating to Essence of Argan’s moisturizing abilities. It says that the product causes a moisturization increase of more than 500% after 1 week, and a moisturization increase of more than 1000% after the first month. That is about 5 times more than any other natural skin product available on the market today. Just how it manages to do this will be looked at later in the review.
We couldn’t find any specific clinical or scientific studies on Argan oil’s skin care benefits. But the manufacturer’s claims have a basis in scientific research that show the positive effects of the different ingredients in Argan oil.
How does Essence of Argan work?
The manufacturer is right in telling us that argan oil’s beauty secret “lies in its unique composition”. Essence of Argan has a number of natural properties that are responsible for its cosmetic properties. It contains a unique combination of powerful ingredients, including high amounts of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E and more.
A list of ingredients and what effects they have will be outlined in detail below. But here we will give you a general idea of how Essence of Argan works to moisturize the skin and reduce the appearance of signs of aging.
Basically, Argan oil is composed of 80% of unsaturated essential fatty acids, which are used to help form the membrane of a skin cell. A thicker membrane is able to retain moisture in a cell better, and can also remove unwanted material from within the cell.
As such, a healthy skin cell requires a strong membrane to properly function. By increasing the amount of fatty acids to the skin, it will increase its ability to retain moisture. In doing so, this enables skin cells to function at their best capacity, which helps increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Essence of Argan is said to increase the skin’s moisture without causing an overproduction of oil, which tends to be a common side effect of a lot of moisturizers. This is because some moisturizers have high levels of saturated fatty acids (bad fats) which can’t be used to build membranes and instead block skin pores, causing an increase in sebum production. Argan oil, on the other hand, contains unsaturated fatty acids (the good fats) which helps maintain normal skin oil production.
What are the ingredients of Essence of Argan?
Essence of Argan essential oil contains a number of powerful ingredients that contribute to its skin care benefits. The official website does not have the complete and exact list of ingredients, but we found that pure argan oil contains these ingredients:
Vitamin E (tocopherol): A fat-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is a key ingredient in argan oil. As an antioxidant, vitamin E neutralizes free radicals in the body and prevents them from causing damage to cells and tissues. Its antioxidant properties make it an effective natural healing nutrient that has a number of benefits for the skin. Vitamin E reduces scars and signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. It also is known for acting as a natural moisturizer and protecting skin against sun damage.
Essential fatty acids: These are unsaturated fats that the body needs because it can’t synthesize them on its own. Our body requires these essential fatty acids to repair and build cell membranes. These include oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid of the omega-9 family, and linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid of the omega-6 family. These essential fatty acids help reduce the appearance wrinkles, soften the skin and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Squalene: This is a fat-soluble molecule that is also an antioxidant. It is able to bind to cell membranes in the body and act as an effective free radical scavenger. Squalene also has the ability to attach to fat-soluble toxins and help remove them from the body.
Carotenoids: These are fat-soluble pigment substances that are naturally found in plants. They can protect the eyes and skin from free radicals as well as UV radiation. Carotenoids also promote the health of skin and prevent the growth of skin cancer cells.
Phytosterols: They have anti-inflammatory effects and help to heal scars and can also prevent some skin cancers.
Ferulic acid: This is a natural plant antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and prevents cell damage from UV light, protecting against aging effects from the sun as well as skin cancer.
Polyphenols: These are plant chemicals that act as antioxidants that prevent cellular damage.
Does Essence of Argan have any side effects?
We couldn’t find any reports of side effects to Essence of Argan. Argan oil has been used as food and applied to the skin for centuries in Morocco. It continues to be used and much of the story remains the same. It can even be safely used in pregnant women and babies, unlike many other skincare products.
Essence of Argan is an all-natural and organic product, and it is safe to say that it can be deemed safe for use.
What are customers saying about Essence of Argan?
Argan oil has gained a lot of attention in the press, and its popularity amongst A-list celebrities is well known. The site actually features part of a recent press release about stars being given Essence of Argan to wear before attending the Toronto International Film Festival. It also has overwhelmingly positive reviews by celebrities using Essence of Argan, including the famous model Jacquelin Sanabia, and actress Lauren Alexon.
Customer reviews about Essence of Argan are telling a similar story about the product’s cosmetic and skincare benefits. They describe it as a versatile product, that makes them look younger and treats skin conditions successfully.
However, outside the site, there are some customer reviews that are not happy about the expensive price, and being charged for the monthly auto shipment product they were entered into after the free trial.
Where to buy Essence of Argan and how much do they cost?
Essence of Argan can be purchased from the company website. It is available in a range of different bottle sizes: 15ml, 30ml and 50ml, that come in different prices, from $40 to $100 depending on the bottle size.
Avoid a free 15 day trial of Essence of Argan because it requires payment of $5.99 for shipping and handling. After that, a monthly supply of Essence of Argan costs $83.30, plus shipping and handling will be charged from your credit card!
Anything else you need to know?
If you choose to give the free trial a go, you should read the fine print, as you will be automatically included in their monthly auto shipment program if you don’t cancel within the set period. You will be billed monthly $83.80 (plus shipping and handling) for a month’s supply of Essence of Argan. If you do not want to continue getting Essence of Argan after the trial, you need to contact them before the 15-day trial ends.
Also, there is a 30-day return policy for the product, but you need to acquire a return merchandise authorization number (RMA) from customer service. All returns need to be delivered within 15 days of contacting customer service. The company’s returns policy says that you will get charged the full price of $83.30 until they receive the product back, and then you will be issued your refund.
What’s our verdict?
As you can see, Essence of Argan claims to have many benefits for skin, hair, nails and acne. We found that it certainly does have a unique combination of powerful ingredients that have been proven to have positive benefits for skin care. Although we would’ve liked to see specific studies that demonstrate argan oil’s skin benefits, we are convinced that it is a skin care product you can give a go.
We didn’t find any side effects, and it’s a 100% natural and organic Moroccan oil that has been used for centuries for its positive health, beauty and skin care effects – which means that it is a safe and effective natural product to use.
Overall, after looking into the product, our opinion is that it’s safe product that has natural skin care benefits, and is an effective natural moisturizer and anti-aging product.
The biggest concern we have is their auto-shipment program after the free trial. You need to be careful with this, and if you want to avoid being billed for monthly supplies then you need to cancel within the 15 day period. As for returns, you need to make sure you obtain an RMA number and return the product within 15 days to the correct address.
So, keep away from the trial of Essence of Argan and buy similar products from reputable online shops.
Our recommendation is official Moroccan Oil on Amazon.
Wow, thanks a lot for this information, never would have guessed it’s such a scam. It really pays to read the small print on their website…
They got me the bastards and took 12/08 ACEITEAGAN518880740 34518880740 98,88 € from my card even without delivery.
Their site is no longer available so how do i stop this robbery?
I’m sorry to hear this has happened. We normally recommend to contact your credit card company, most of them are great, protecting their customers.
Let us know if it worked please so we can update others as well.
Team SkinCare Watchdog
Hi my name is Samantha I hope you can help I have just checked my bank. Now $125 has been taken out today for Argan oil I don’t know why. I did order a trial and I don’t want anymore. I cannot afford this at all I would like my money back can you help me
A mi me han estafado, pedí una muestra por la que pedían 4€ y además de no recibir nada, me han cobrado 98,88€. Alguien me puede decir que puedo hacer
en mi caso tambien me quitaron dinero y no se como puedo recuperarlo..¿por favor si alguien sabe…¿
They did the same to me I had to cancel my credit card as you can’t contact them …I can’t believe Facebook allows this to continue they just pop up with another company name ..
Exactly the same for me. I had our credit card company contact us regarding a transaction. I thought I was getting a one off Argan sample and thought it strange when idrotherapy turned up – twice! Can’t contact them… cards all cancelled. I’ll be wiser next time 🙁
THESE ESSENCE OF ARGAN OIL PEOPLE AND THE TELEVISION SERIES ‘THE SHARK TANK’ are PROMOTING AND ARE RESPONSIBLE for this SCAM. You stop/cancel your credit card IMMEDIATELY and report it to the your banks-fraud squad and they will likely advise you to ask your bank to ask the culprits for your money back which they took through this scam.
Same here thieving baststds..
I want a phone number as i never even order this but they sent it.. so i cancelled it they still charged me and they have taken for anorher lot if the crap ..
I have s phone number but it says its not connected ..
How do they get away with this ..grrrrrr
Send an email to email@example.com and they auto reply with phone numbers for many countries. I just got off the phone with them and I have to prove I never received the products. How do I do that?? I called my credit card company and they said that even if you cancel your card, it will auto process all pre-authorized transactions. She gave me tracking numbers for my products and I’m supposed to contact my local post office. I never signed for anything so I don’t know how that works…. frustrating! This product is not worth the money or the hassle. I could have bought legit Lancôme for less!
1-888-317-3387 call that number it is for essence of argon. My bank got me the number
Cancel your card and get a new one with new number!
Hace una semana pedí una muestra gratuita de Idrotherapy Tryal y otra de Essence of Argan con gastos de envío de 4.71 euros cada una que ya han sido cobrados de mi cuenta bancaria. Aun no me han llegado, y al leer los comentarios en esta página, he intentado anular el pedido, pero no me ha sido posible en el único numero de contacto disponible en la página 0034518880740 (contestador automático en inglés)… Y como me pongo en contacto con ellos para que no me hagan recarga o subscripción sin mi autorización? En definitiva una auténtica estafa!!
Thanks for your comment. We are not fluent in Spanish but we understand that you signed up for 2 trials, Idrotherapy trial and Essence of Argan trial. As you know we have reviewed Essence of Argan and Rejected it in our review because of the FREE trial scam. We have not reviewed Idrotherapy though and right now we can’t seem to find their website either. Something tells us this is another high risk product what comes with free trial and therefore for anyone else who reads this comment, please keep away from it.
Thanks again for your comment, Maria.
With best regards,
Team SkinCare Watchdog
Yes I got scammed too..as far as I remember I only ordered 1 sample,got 2..Idon’t know if monthly purchase was on ..didn’t see it. Their address is in Malta, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 44 203 608 3989…web sitewww.idrotherapy.com. Good luck and thanks for your work margaret
me hicieron lo mis
mo…por favor si ya sabes q se puede hacer…?
Hola he pedidos una muestra y pague los gastos de enio, ahora me han cargado el producto que no quiero devolverme el dinero ladrones
Hola, estoy en la misma situacion , pedí una muestra que me cobraron 4.90 euros y ahora han cargado a mi cuenta 98 euros, que puedo hacer para que me hagan la devolución del dinero? me han enviado a mi correo electrónico una confirmación de del supuesto pedido con el numero 1039836 con quien me puedo comunicar? estoy en españa
PIDELE A TU BANCO QUE RECUPERE TU DINERO Y CUENTO ANTES CANCELA LA VISA.
AVISA A TODA LA GENTE QUE CONOZCAS PARA QUE NO CAIGAN EN LO MISMO. QUE RABIA….
esto tiene que saberlo toda España y URGENTE!!!, porque siguen estafando
Hola, hice un pedido de dos muestras por 7,07€ cada una, si que llegaron y me las cobraron…pero ¡¡¡ sorpresa!!! me han cobrado después 98,88 y 117,99 x algo que no he pedido y que tampoco me han enviado. Estas empresas tiene por nombre HIDROTHERAY Y ESSENCE ARGAM.Por favor denuncien esta estafa y que los bancos nos devuelvan el importe de lo que nos ha robado esta falsa empresa
FRAUDE DE EMPRESA!!!! (ESSENCE OF ARGAN E HYDROTHERAPIE), TE ENGANCHAN CON QUE RECIBES MUESTRAS SOLO PARA CAPTAR TUS DATOS DE TARJETA VISA. Y LUEGO TE DESPLUMAN.
he visto que tienen miles de páginas donde estafan a la gente. y los número de contacto que tienen son falsos. sobre todo el de España no existe ese prefijo. LADRONES.
CANCELAR LA VISA, PORQUE HACEN CARGOS CADA MES Y LO QUE LES DA LA GANA. NO SABEMOS EXTACTAMENTE DONDE ESTAN. (ESTADOS UNIDOS, LONDRES, CHIPRE, ITALIA….. VETE TU A SABER.) TODO FALSO.
CUIDADO!!!! LLEVAN ROBANDO DESDE 2011 POR AHI. AHORA ESTAFAN A LOS ESPAÑOLES.
AVISAR A TODO EL MUNDO EN REDES SOCIALES.
A MI ME HAN ESTAFADO TAMBIEN, SOLICITE LOS 2 PRODUCTOS POR 4,71€ CADA UNO, ME LOS ENVIARON Y COBRARO ESE IMPORTE EN EL MES DE JULIO, PERO CUANDO HE VUELTO DE VACACIONES Y COMPROBADO LOS MOVIMIENTOS DE MI CUENTA, ME HE ENCONTRADO CONQUE HAN DESAPARECIDO 433, 75 € DE 4 CARGOS EFECTUADOS POR ESSENSE OF ARGAN E IDRIOTHERAPY, CUANDO NI HE SOLICITADO NI RECIBIDO NINGUN PRODUCTO COBRADOS EL 14,15,28 Y 29 DE AGOSTO, PORQUE COMO TIENEN MI NUMERO DE TARJETA SIGUEN HACIENDO TODOS LOS CARGOS E IMPORTES QUE QUIERE A MI CUENTA SIN ENVIARME NADA, ADEMAS YA LES AVISE CUANDO SOLICITE LOS PRODUCTOS DE PRUEBA GRATIS QUE NO QUERIA NI MAS PRODUCTOS NI SUSCRIPCIONES, PERO CLARO, NO ME HICIERON CASO. LO UNICO QUE HE PODIDO HACER ES CONGELAR Y ANULAR ESA TARJETA PARA QUE NO ME SIGAN SAQUEANDO LA CUENTA. QUIERO MI DINEROOO¡¡¡.SON USTEDES UNOS ESTAFADORES, ¡¡¡SINVERGUENZAS¡¡¡.
a mi esposa le ha pasado lo mismo,hizo un pedido de unos 7 e, y la recibio el 4 de agosto. luego el dia 18 nos han cargado 98,88 euros. al parecer la empresa estafadora esta ubicada en islas mauricio. es una estafa. hay que denunciar a la policia para que no sigan estafando a las personas ,
Acabo de ver el cargo de €98,88 a mi tarjeta involuntario, solo pedí las muestras “GRATIS” por las cuales pague €4,71 por cada producto, que lei en el periodico El Mundo.
Exhorto a los responsables de este FRAUDE llamese Debbie Morgan o cómo se llame a que acaben con esta trampa y me regresen mi dinero.
Pertenezco a un grupo de medios de comunicación influyente y haré junto a mi equipo todo lo necesario por dar a conocer a todo el mundo este Fraude, ya no se trata de los €100 si no de la falta de respesto hacia las personas.
I just saw the € 98.88 charge to my card samples involuntary asked only “FREE” why pay € 4.71 per each product, I read in the newspaper El Mundo.
I urge those responsible for this FRAUD is Debbie Morgan or how they call for ending this trap and my money back.
I belong to a group of influential media and with my team do everything necessary to make known to everyone this fraud, and not about the € 100 if not for the lack of respesto towards people.
Thanks for your comment, and we are sorry to hear you have been another victim of this scam.
I’m not sure if it’s the Google translator you have used or do you really think we, SkinCare Watchdog, have anything to do with the scam. As you can probably see we have warned our readers about possible problems when buying this product and have REJECTED it, meaning we do not recommend to buy it.
But I do hope you can use your contacts in the media to warn other people about it as well.
With Best Regards,
A MI ME HA OCURRIDO LO MISMO, LO UNICO QUE HE PODIDO HACER ES ANULAR LA VISA, PARA QUE NO SIGAN CARGANDO EN MI CUENTA LO QUE LES DE LA GANA SIN ENVIARME NINGUN PRODUCTO A CAMBIO, ADEMAS ME HAN HECHO 4 CARGOS EN AGOSTO SIN HABERLES PEDIDO NADA, Y POR SUPUESTO A CAMBIO DE NADA. SON UNOS ESTAFADORES Y UNOS SINVERGUENZAS, ¡QUIERO QUE ME DEVUELVAN MI DINERO YAAAAA¡¡¡¡¡-
You have to read the fine print which most of us don’t. I was scammed by another skincare product the same way, so contacted the company and cancelled my ‘order’. Thankfully I didn’t receive any more product or invoices, to be honest, thought I would.
It’s about time you did something. Stop saying you tried and do something. Get a lawyer. DO SOMETHING. What a rip off for many people??? PATTI
A mi también me ha ocurrido lo mismo, He visto el cargo de 98.88 en mi visa antes del día 1, he hablado con el banco pero no han podido paralizar el pago por tratarse de un pago con visa. Me han dado un impreso de reclamación que he tenido que rellenar relatando lo ocurrido y devolverlo firmado adjuntando denuncia policial. Veremos como acaba todo porque he escrito un monton de mails a esta gente sin respuesta alguna. A los que esteis afectados lo primero que teneis que hacer es anular la targeta que disteis para pagar los gastos de envio de la muestra “gratuita”, notificarlo a vuestro banco y hacer una denuncia en comisaria aportando estracto de la visa y los mails de confirmación de esa gentuza. Suerte.
Lo mismo nos pasó a nosotros. Pedimos las muestras gratuitas, y nos cobraron dos meses, uno 98€ y otro casi 110€. Hemos llamado al servicio: +34 518 88 0740; y se han disculpado. Nos han dicho que nos harán la devolución de todo el dinero, y cancelan las suscripciones.
A mi me ocurrio lo mismo,pedí las muestras gratuitas,me cobraron los gastos d envio y a la semana tenia dos pagos d 98,88 y 117,53
El banco me ha dicho q no puede devolverlos y tengo q tener la cuenta bloquedad para q no pasen mas d nuevo
si alguien ha conseguido la devolucion del importe ,x favor q diga como lo consiguió
Yo pedí también las muestras y me cobraron 7,07 y no enviaron nada, pero OHHH SORPRESA !!, me envían un email con la confirmación de un pedido que yo no hice y con un valor de e 88,98 , al dia siguiente recibo un paquete con los productos, pero… SI NO LOS HE PEDIDO, bueno, les envié enseguida un email que no se si les llegará, e inmediatamente llamé al banco para dar orden de no pago, pero INCREIBLE, no se puede, simplemente me mandaron rellenar un FORMULARIO DE CARGOS NO RECONOCIDOS, para que comiencen la investigación del comercio, yo les sugerí anular la tarjeta, pero me dijeron que no era solución, ni siquiera cambiar de cuenta, es que no me lo puedo creer, y tardan hasta 45 días en la investigación. Qué pasa si esta gente sigue haciéndome cargos, es que me parece alucinante que el banco no pueda paralizarlo.
Hola! estoy leyendo vuestros comentarios y quiero deciros que a mí también me ha pasado lo mismo, pedí unas muestras, que nunca llegaron y veo que me han cargado en la visa 98,88 y 117 € por algo que no he pedido; he conseguido hablar con ellos en el número 34518888320; me ha atendido un tal Alberto, suramericano y le he exigido anular mi pedido, pero, evidentemente, no ha hecho caso, me contestaba que la política de su empresa requería que yo devolviera las muestras una vez recibidas para anular los otros cargos. UNA AUTÉNTICA ESTAFA. He hablado con mi banco y me han dicho que pase por allí pero que, al haber hecho yo una compra en esa página, dudan que recupere el dinero por parte de VISA. Voy a poner una denuncia en Comisaría también, aunque dudo que sirva de mucho.
He puesto un comentario donde os decía el teléfono por el que podíais comunicar con esta gente pero no lo han publicado, no me atrevo a dejar mi email porque no me fio de esta gente
Yo soy otra engañada. Al día siguiente de recibir las muestras veo en mi correo electrónico la factura de 98,88 € y dos días más tarde otra de 117,99 €. Les envié correos en los que quería cancelar estas facturas y no me contestaron. En mi banco me decían que al aceptar sus condiciones parece ser que aceptas unas compras por tiempo indefinido. Entré en sus páginas para ver qué condiciones había aceptado y ví que hay 15 días para probar el producto y si no lo devuelves es que aceptas por ese “increíble precio” el suministro mensual de los productos. Procedía a hacer la devolución según sus condiciones para lo que tienes que llamar a un número de teléfono del extranjero y te dan un código de devolución que hay que indicar claramente en el paquete que después envié a Chipre. De esto hace 15 días y aún no he obtenido respuesta. Por todo lo que estoy viendo en internet, ya he cancelado la tarjeta pero en breve voy a cancelar la cuenta, porque por lo que comentan es la única forma de terminar con ello.
Quisiera saber como dar de baja la subscripción..ya he cancelado la visa y he puesto la denuncia..por suerte no me han cobrado si no las muestras pero tan solo hace 1 día q lo recibí el producto..me podríais ayudar por favor..por lo que tengo entendido da igual qUE llames al numeró que ponen ya que no te dan de baja..que impotencia estar en manos de estos ladrones. .
Yo estoy con el mismo problema. A mí si que me llego la muestra, pero luego me hicieron dos cargos más de casi 200€. También estoy pidiendo al banco que me devuelvan el dinero, pero todavía no se nada
A mi me ha pasado lo mismo, he denunciado a traves del banco como fraude y me van a devolver el dinero peor he tenido que dar de baja la tarjeta para que no sigan enviandome pagos, te cobran pero no envian el producto excepto el primero de 4 euros
Riesen Betrug 3000 Franken von Kreditkarte abgebucht….
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Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that will make the greatest changes.
Many thanks for sharing!
I am totally disgusted with this company and what they are doing is illegal. They wont answer the phone or reply to any emails so you CANT cancel within 14 days.
When you do finally get through they say you have to pay $9.95 per product for the “bottle charge”
Or pay $2.50 per product and postage at your own cost to return their empty bottles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These people are conniving and crooks and I hope they get caught up with soon
I am currently having the same problem. The only after sales customer service is with the distributors. They take my details and say I will be contacted…….this never happends. Called again today to be told that they do not have any direct contact details for my supplier (that’s what they have been told to say) Guess I have to cancel my credit card. Hard to believe that they are allowed to get away with this. It’s criminal. I don’t know where to go to report this scam.
I signed up to a free beauty trial product about 4 years ago which appears to be almost identical to this! I’m glad i googled the products before giving my cc details, as now I’ve read all these terrible reviews. All the same things happened. Unable to reach to cancel etc etc. When I eventually rang my bank and asked them advice, I cancelled my credit card. It was the only way around it. I still had to attempt to call them (it was a costly exercise back then making calls to the States & England!) Yes, I had one product being shipped from UK and the other from the US. It sounds so similar. Stay away! I’m so glad I looked into these products further & read all reviews above.
Hi same here in Australia I have lost $510 very expensive lesson
All I can say regarding the so-called ‘No Risk Free Trial’ of Essence of Argan and Idrotherapy is BEWARE. Don’t believe the nice graphics on the website, suggestions they are linked to celebrities and claims they have limited stock. It is a scam and they will milk you for money.
I ordered this ‘free trial’ after clicking on an ad link on CNN, a reputable news site. The company charged my account for the shipping fee as agreed and in the small print it said that they would automatically send me the product every month unless I called to cancel which seemed fair at the time and in line with what I knew risk-free to mean.
What they did not tell me at the time I ordered was that not only if I cancelled they would charge me a $2.50 restocking fee for each item but that if they didn’t received the returned product back to their office within 14 days from the date of the initial order with a special return code written on the envelope I would have to pay the full US$83 price each (you only received some of this info on a sheet included with your order rather than upfront, which didn’t give you the option to proceed or not with the order in the first place). The box with Essence of Argan had no sheet in it at all so I wasn’t even given these extra terms and conditions for this product at all.
Some other customers posted online that they were charged even after returning the product and even though they cancelled the monthly subscription. I called my bank immediately to cancel my credit card number.
Also, the so-called Essence of Argan smelled exactly like olive oil so I did some research online to find out more about authentic Argan Oil and although it can smell similar to olive oil it is supposed to smell nutty or sweet as well, depending on whether is is the cosmetic or culinary grade of Argan Oil, but mine smelled like neither..
It was also supposed to absorb quickly into the skin, but the product they sent was greasy and didn’t absorb well at all (much like olive oil) so it seemed like the product wasn’t authentic. Also, I broke out in a few pimples I didn’t previously have which real Argan Oil isn’t supposed to do. Olive oil is not harmful to the skin but is most certainly not Argan Oil and far cheaper to produce.
Don’t believe the hype in their ads. In their before and after photos, you will see a caption in extra small print that says the results are a depiction, not a true case study, which means they are not showing you a true testimony of what their product can do.
Just to be sure I was being fair, I went back to the site to double check I hadn’t missed anything in the small print, and clicked on ‘full terms and conditions’ and it was a dead link. None of these elaborate extra charges that they don’t tell you about up front were listed. This is NOT a risk-free, free trial, it is pretty close to a scam if you ask me. No wonder it is receiving so many complaints online. Beware, beware, beware!!
Thanks for your post your story and mine are exactly the same….very expensive lesson I have learned…..
This sight won’t let me leave a negative response lol
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my partner who eat well,exercises had zero improvement after eight weeks of using essence of argan.I told her coconut oil would probably be just as effective and cheaper
Thank you for your comments.. I was sent a bottle of essence of argan and now I can not find anywhere to cancel out the order. Please would you have anyway of doing this I dont want to be caught up in their scam.and would like to get my products from
Suppliers in New Zealand.
Please can you help me find a way to cancel out an order for Essence of Argan sent from over seas
Pam you have to call the Australian number on their site( actually you are calling Malta). Be firm and cancel the subscription. You will lose your money as once it is pending on your account it cannot be reversed
Please please tell me the number to call in Australia to cancel this deviating financial scam
Thank you for your advice …been scammed before ! Since shark tank was involved I thought it would be legit ! Won’t be buying this
I’v also been cought out with there scam on hooking you up to thier monthly scheem. Got in touch with my bank and they are looking into it since I’ve got no product and charged $131.68. What a rip off.
My skin reacted so this started some questions.and then I had nothing but issues. The site is a con. Nothing on the site is real and they make you think its from close to you which it is not. And the currency question is never solved. I am in NZ and what a drama it was. Their easy cancel is bullshit. It would not let me cancel and they always give you a customer service number. There is no email to cancel which is slack service. After credit card complaints and disputes I am finally going to get my money back as the product trial turned up but not the proper product.
This overpriced product is a total scam. These people need to be shut down so that they don’t rob money from others. They should be banned from advertising on well known web sites such as Amazon and Facebook. They trick you into a trial and then sign you up to receive their grossly overpriced products on a monthly basis. Then they claim that you signed up for it in their hidden terms and conditions. They have no respect for customers or concern for the fact that they deceiving people into purchasing their products. I can’t see how their business is even legal. DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THEM – EVER
I tried the oil and the wrinkle cream together as advertised and it was excellent. Definite results BUT I ordered through essence of argan. DONT DO IT!! I had the trial for 7 days only before they took out $270 dollars. I had to call Malta to cancel the subsequent order for a refund of only 50%. I have had to cancel my credit card to prevent further deductions. The woman I spoke to was rude and condescending WARNING!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your information. Well I also got taken. On the ad it just states rush my free trial sample. And yes next minute i have an email order. Credit card deducted the said amount. Unless you scroll right down to the the bottom of the ad. I didn’t due to the fact it had testimonials. All i saw was free trial sample. I thought it was fair enough to pay the shipping cost ONLY… The ad is false and misleading they are scam artists..still fighting to get my money back.. grrr
I need to speak to a rep as first of all i never received my first order and now there’s money took from my account for no reason. I want you to withdraw my bank details before there is trouble. Also I want a total refund. Call me on (phone number removed).
Fantastic to see our banks in this country are so understanding to their customers when led astray !
I tried for free trial for both products for 2 weeks and decided not to continue with subsequent monthly subscription. Rcvd an email yesterday from customer service statated d full amount and they’ve deducted from my card!! I replied the email mentioned abt my decision and they said could not make a cancellation thru an email but instead asking me to make all free toll call for cancellation . Tried few times to call but the number was incorrect!!
How do I go abt this matter? Do not wish to receive the products monthly. It’s too expensive!!!
Don’t go near anyone that is giving you a trial. You only pay for postage, so they say?
I never got product and they have billed me after 14 days?????
A huge scan.
A huge red alert. I am fighting to get my money back that they have taken illegally
Please contact me urgently. I’m annoyed about orders and your emails
I think you are getting us mixed up with the people behind the actual product. We do not sell Essence of Argan, we only review products.
I hope this helps.
Well I am really pissed off , I got essence of argon off the website that doctor OZ was promoting. Well they billed me 15/10 for $133.70 then 31/10 $147.00 and I don’t even have my second bottle and on the web they said every 30 days there email don’t work and phone has been disconnected. I don’t know what to do because they will keep taking money out. The web said 83.80 plus postage which was 6.49 in my maths that’s 90.29. So it is shit.
Also I want to say it does burn my eyes if I get it to close to the eyes.
Really sorry to hear about your experience.
We’d recommend contacting your bank or your credit card company, they should be able to help with it.
I got stung today and thankfully after reading the comments here I contacted my cc company. They cancelled my card and reimbursed the crazy amount of money taken, they are also disputing and investigating this fraudulent company.
This is my third attempt to get a reaction from ARAGAN. I bought a bottle of Aragan Nail treatment for my toe nails. I have used the product as per intructions for a month now and I still dont see any difference. I paid R249 for the product so I ither want my money back or a better product.
http://www.getessenceofargan.com/en-AU/contact.php Hi I trying to cancell product I got caught same as these guys with both products???? The number supplied +61 (0) 280 152 14 says its not connected please check number and all returns, please send to:
Essence of Argan
22-24 Wonderland Drive
NSW 2766, Australia
All customer service requests (including cancellation) can also be made via email, at:
When you send email comes back with
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain getessenceofargan.com by eforward1.registrar-servers.com. [18.104.22.168].
The error that the other server returned was:
550-5.1.1 : Recipient address rejected:
550-undeliverable address: unknown user:
Its terrible I cant contact either way. They dont send invoice with trial products how can this be returned and cancelled
Haven’t even had the chance to use it yet and already slammed with a $83.8 (for half!!! The rest was slated to charge my card on Monday!)
Calling credit card company now to have them band from charging my account!
Yep…sounds familiar…..shocking !!!!!
Same thing happened to me. Where did it say that the “free trial” price you paid was actually the shipping cost and that you will get billed $83.80 less than 14 days later? So really what they should do is show the bottle and try to sell it for $90 – they know no one would buy it so they resort to this fraudulous practice. “Sabrina” on the phone was nice enough to cancel my account but I have my doubts. Has anyone else been billed on a monthly basis after supposedly cancelling the trial? I might just ring Comm Bank and see if they can help me out. What a scam, but fortunately she told me that the bottle I received was a monthly size and that I would continue to receive monthly bills (and products) unless I cancel.
Yes sounds like my experience I am out $510.89 works out $127.00 a bottle for olive oil…..would love to get these people…..
Could I please join up with you. Please email all reviews, reports and advice.
Thank you very much.
I didn’t order this product but was just doing some research on whether to buy or not and whilst doing this I came across this info which might be helpful to those who are trying to cancel
This is the link, for some reason it won’t copy and paste so you may have to trype it in your search bar
I tried calling the Australian number which works so hope this is useful info which may help
This is a huge scam! If you sign up for a trial ( not free) , you are signing up for an expensive ineffective skin care which gets sent once a month!!! The terms and conditions hide it very well….don’t touch this company!!!!!r even to return the “trial” it costs !!!!!!!
The company selling the essence of argan, which i ordered, stupidly from the web-site is scamming purchasers, the main problem i encountered was that there was no shipping note or paperwork of any kind that accompanied the product, so i had difficulty in trying to find out how to return the goods, which i tried but didnt like. When i eventually got through to the toll free phone number (email didnt work) I found that in order to opt out of future deliveries I would have to pay a further pmt of $9.95 cancellation charges for each product (USD) x 2 plus the postage to the US, When i pointed out that the product came to me from Sydney NSW which is a distance of 130kms from me and nowhere near the USA (last time i looked) so why was i being instructed to send it overseas ? the story changed, I would just like to point out to other people, if the product is as good as the sellers claim it to be, they wouldnt have to resort to scamming people in order to sell it !!! Buyers Beware, All that glisters is NOT gold, ( liquid or otherwise ) !!! Shame on these people !!!
Subject: Cancellation within 14 days of contractual agreement.
l at any time, you can also email us your request at email@example.com
Your order confirmation number is: details removed
Essence of Argan Shipping : $5.99
Total credit card charge 5.99
This formally confirms my cancellation of any future shipments and charges to my credit card for your product. If I get charged 1 cent more then the agreed upon amount of $5.99
For the first sample bottle and also last bottle as I am cancelling on the same day as my order to get ensure I don’t get screwed to buy more product at the $83.89 price plus s&h.
I want confirmation by return mail that any account in my name for continued purchases of your product other the the one and only sample bottle has been cancelled.
If I do not receive this confirmation I will within 7 days contact my lawyer and have him formerly
Contact you on my behalf to confirm this contractual cancellation before the 14 days are passed and further penalties will be requested at this time.
Today’s date is January 16 2016 and is the same date as my sample order for $5.99
So I am 14 days ahead in requesting this cancellation.
Please send confirmation now…. Not in 7 days, now.
Sent from my iPad
Unfortunately there is no point notifying us about your cancellation as we are not related to Essence of Argan in any shape or form. I have removed your order details. Please get in touch with Essence of Argan people.
Please everyone considering essence of argon oil its a scam. I signed up for a free trial nothing about it is free. They have agents on the end of the phone in Thialland that are trained to confuse the purchaser into a purchase they no longer want they dont let you cancel easily its extremely difficult the product isnt worth all the false advertising and the cost is outrages my advice is if you have it send it back by express post and registered post dont throw it out it must be sent back. If you try and get a R.A.M no they want give it to you it stands for Return merchandise authority I had to threaten them with social media exposure before they would give me this number that they insist is written on the outside of the return mail I suggest you cancel any credit cards you may have already purchased this on its a huge byer beware its a huge scam
Thank you skincarewatchdog for this very informative site. I was about to sign up for the free trial for the Eccence of Argan product, luckily I thought I had better see if there were any scam complaints. I had fraudulent activity on my cc just prior to Xmas, and that was without signing up for free trials or such, so am very careful who I give cc details to. Thanks again for your site and good luck to everyone who got scammed.
Didn’t find this site in time and got scammed, i did not even receive my product and was charged the extra $83. After speaking to them all they can tell me that it was sent.. NOT GOOD. have reported this company to the ACCC.
Hey sounds like me can you let us all know how you get on with the ACCC as I have been told to cancel my card and try consumer affairs…..I very rarely use just my card if only I had used paypal…know for future could have saved $510
After I finish the trial order I ordered 2 bottles of same product essence of Argan oil but to my surprise it smells coconut oil. I felt I’m being rob costing me $ 112.
My concern is I never actually signed up for any trial yet somehow they got my bank account details and my home address – they even sent me the actual products. They took the trial money out but I noticed it straight away so had the bank cancel my card so hopefully they cannot get anymore money out. I don’t see how I can cancel my subscription as I never actually signed up!!!
Thanks for getting in touch.
You did well to cancel your card. I can’t really see any other way how they managed to get all your details unless you put them in.
Beware! I took advantage of a “sample” offer of both oil and idrotherapy following a Dr. Oz FB post.
I paid for both at the advertised special price but then was told I was getting a further supply at a much higher cost! I only had the goods for three days before my maste rcard showed the charge for a new supply which I hadn’t ordered! Still trying to have this adjusted!
I to have been scammed I got the free trial so they said. Than had 154 dollars ripped out my account 2 weeks ago and still have not received any thing. I have canceled my card I’m furious
I am from new Zealand and a very recent victim of their 16 day trial scam. I found a transaction of $176.00 on my credit card and then quickly pursued to retrieve it back. My goodness it wasn’t easy to get hold of them as none of their emails worked. Managed to get some details from a live chat on their website. I am waiting now in anticipation of my refund..grrrr I got very angry and rather annoyed that I was sucked in…Linda
Scheme , watch out!!! if you sign to get a trail they will use it to steal lots of money from your account. If you already sign for the trial you can stright cancel by calling them and it may work for u to get rid of them. In my case didn’t work and they stolen a lot of money for me. Poor philopino people they put them in their call centre to hear all day the not so happy people that call them al day, I assume, to complain on their management thifts
Can you please send me a number to contact them I am also trying to stop them raiding my account
my concern i never actually signed any conract with essence of argan.com they took money from my account aud $ 153.36 2 127.73 only i paid for trial. i need to cancel my subscription as i never signed
None of us signed anything it was in tiny print I’m out $510 good luck
my concern i nver actually signed up for any contract with essence of argan they took money from my account aud$153.36 @ 127.73 i need to cacel my subscription as i never actually signed up.
I’ve tried a few time to cancel my subscription but can never get to the ram form that’s supposed to be filled in
Please inform me the number to call in Australia or anywhere to get this horrible scam stopped . I cannot find any numbers to call Essence of bloody rip u off ! Desperate to cease them raiding my account .
Thank you so much for great article.
I fell into the trap of the free trial which cost me over $20 then I got hit with $125 after I cancelled only got a tiny trial of 20mils for $140 and no other products this is a total rip off
This company is a SCAM. We had to cancel our credit card to stop unauthorised charges. Don’t deal with Essence of Argon is our advice.
Yeah, they sucked me in too. I should have realised you get nothing for free! The free sample will cost me nearly $40, plus I’ve already paid for P&H.
What a con!
i think this company is a complete scam praying on people to scam them out of there money they offered a free trial which i paid for then they took another €94 for what i have no idea cause all i got two samples and there was no mention of any other charges when i was talking online to them because i wouldn’t have gone ahead with it im a pensioner but i forgot the likes of these companys take no prisoners
Hi, so right about these people taking no prisioners, cancelling my credit card was the only way to stop them taking more money (4 transactions) from my account…., this company has such limited contact details no email or phone number on their documents. The bank found a phone number for me to call them directly 0800 141482 I tried to speak to someone in their Customer Service she wouldn’t let me speak yelled at me told me it was too late to send the products back for a credit then hung up on me twice, after saying both times You Signed Up For This …..wow a free skin care sample now turned out to be a life membership ….their advertising is misleading
I am really disappointed in myself for being so stupid….
I tried a few time to ring and cancel my order but the took money from my account $138.72 @$145.27 please stop.
Thanks for getting in touch.
I’m sorry to hear you’ve been a victim to those scammers. The only way you really stop them taking payments from you is to cancel your credit card. So please contact your bank and ask them to do it ASAP.
Is a scam paid 95 .00 euro for a sample of 7.00 e they send through post now they take more money!!!!
After requesting just one sample of Argan oil it has never stopped coming. I have had at least 6 bottles delivered and after returning from holidays I see my Mastercard has been billed twice per month. I am out of pocket and do want any more of this product. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY MORE. i can’t pay and will cancel my credit card.
Do NOT go anywhere near this company. SCAM. They will rip off your debit card and keep making withdrawals from it. If you are in, or have gone in, cancel your card immediately. After an initial amount, of $10.00 in two short weeks it will start, the withdrawals..$148.00, $177.00 etc etc.Currently this company is in review in Australia for fraud.
This is a scam and I was caught. My credit card has now been cancelled as this is the only way to stop them stealing more money. Beware !!!
Biggest scam just been robbed out of pocket money $39.95 on something that does not work. Not sure why Anglina’s name is connected to this, she does have enough money.
Nice products, thanks for share a wonderful tips and knowledge about argan oil.
I also was scammed.I cancelled my card and my bank anz refunded the money within 2 business days $525.00 it is impossible to contact these people the terms only come up after they have confirmed the credit card payment.I know it’s a nuisance but cancel your card.don’t try and negotiate even if you can contact them.I wasn’t able to.
Biggest SCAM out…… Surprised they are STILL on the loose stealing money from unsuspecting customers. Authorities should have done something to get rid of these Bas-ards years ago
Hi,I really would like to buy & try the essence of argan oil but I went onto the Amazon site & they said that they don’t ship this product to South Australia,I’m very disappointed & I really want to buy this product,can u please let me know where I can possibly buy the product from within Adelaide,which won’t cost me the earth,regards Debbie.
I got sucked in to the same thing-ONLY way to Avoid this is to go to your bank & CANCEL your Credit Card.Then order a new one…..i found that after contacting the customer service area prior to cancelling my card they said they would be taking the next months payment as well – just for cancelling.Which prompted me to urgently CANCEL my Credit Card-there are no contracts to sign.The Small fine print obligates you to be stuck with the payments-worked out nearly $98 Aus depending on the Stock Market prices .Hope this helps. 🙂
I was just charged over 200.00 on my visa! I am so upset! I guess I will go to bank tomorrow! DO NOT APPLY FOR A FREE SAMPLE!
Thanks for your warnings
I used this so called FREE TRIAL. It cost me over $20 to try & over $40 to cancel when my skin had a terrible reaction to the product. Do NOT try Essence of Argon. It is a scam to take your money.
Hi my name is Kerrie. Just a question when u apply the oil do u wait about 5 minutes till it dries than apply the wrinkle cream.
When applying the oil due u wait till it dries before applying the wrinkle cream
Do not buy this product as l ordered a sample at 4.95 and so far they have taken over $150.00 out of my bank account, l have cancelled the order twice now and had to cancal my card as well, tryed to ring them but just got a massage only 1800 058 430. NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER, FEELING RIPPED OFF
They got me…Lucky enough to have stopped it first month and refund was given, fingers crossed it is over. Still cost me $50 with nothing to show for it. I suppose it has taught me not to get caught again.
I had 700 dollars taken out of my acccount before sample arrived..don’t touch this company…scam
I have been charged$134.80and $151.59 on my credit card ????I am taking legal action if my card is not refunded
It is not a “free trial”, I got caught too. If you read the fine print, it is only “free” for 14 days and if you do not cancel within that time they charge you for the first shipment and then 14 days later (which is one month from the start of the “free trial” )they will bill you for another month. I managed to cancel my order but had trouble trying to get refunds on the second lot which I have now returned. I don’t want to share yet what I did as I want to get the promised refund less the $9.99 per bottle return fee. I will share here once I get my refund.
Unfortunately I didn’t read the fine print and was sucked in to the scam. Do not order this product. It’s a rip off.
I had a lot of skin impurities before, but when I started using the Essence of Argan oil, I’ve been noticing my skin becoming clearer and smoother. I bought the 50ml bottle for my whole family because the kids and my husband have taken to using it! And the price is not even a question because the Argan oil has so many uses (hair,nails,body), etc!
Please please help!! I have enough bottles to last me a lifetime and just got another in the post!!! When i called the aus number to cancel it was a ridiculous U.S voice that couldnt do a thing!!! I NEED TO CANCEL ALL SHIPMENTS/ORDERS…. what the hell do i do? There’s no email add or anything! THESE PPL KEEP SENDING.!!!!
I think we should stay away from any business offering free trials full stop.
100% guaranteed scam!
Once the businesses get hold of your credit card number the only way to stop further payments being taken is to get crdt card cancelled immediately.
People are being scammed all over the world these unscrupulous businesses are making millions!.
I am so upset. Had an issue with my trial in the end paid full.prize. I opted out of the.program, asked for my details to be removed from the system. My ccard was charged $162.94NZD plus foreign fee $4.08NZD a couple days ago. No notice or anything to let me.know.
PSE REVERSE THIS AMOUNT back into my account pse.
I am anythings king again unscribe me from this program….await for reply..or email.me.pse….
DO NOT APPLY FOR FREE SAMPLE!! they milk your bank account!! social media fine print trickery!! SHAME ON THEM!! and SHAME ON SHARKTANK for backing this kind of advertising! very very disappointed
Well I just had a pleasant surprise, I called the 1800 058 430 number kept my cool. I didn’t receive my free trial, was charged $130.39 in June got a full refund, on 9th June charged again and received that one, refund 75% of that and they cancelled my account. I had closed my card and had a dispute in with the bank, I am one in a million happy hope some of you get the same results.
I mix it 50 50 with bay oil and it has given me a full head of hair again within I year. I am 74 and was half bald now even dead hair follicles have sprouted amazing!!
I was given a lifetime discount by that company
This product is awesome!, I have tried it for a month already and my face is glowing. I’m using it for my hair as well and it is softer.
I would not change it for anything in the World!
I have gone on to buy a full size bottle of Essence of Argan Oil. I still think very highly of this product. Compared with most other face oils, I am so happy that it sinks in and doesn’t sit on top of the skin like an oil slick. This makes it possible to wear makeup on top and wear during the day, this isn’t possible with most of the other oils.
564.88 they stole off me im elderly just wanted to try the free sample don’t know how to email or get it. Thought instructions would come with samples. Another bottle of oil turned up, they confused me. I said I’ll just keep it but no flippen more. I got my credit card statement and broke down in tears. Over 500 for stuff, in less than a month. i dont want or ordered.500 a sml jar of cream and 2sml oils.im devastated. This company has ruined me financially and 3 times they hung up on me. Once again i don’t know how to get emails.
I was very hesitant to try out this product due to reviews online so I called customer service to learn more about their promotion. Turns out to be the best decision I made. The oil is really great for my skin, it helped me reach a supple and soft skin. They even offered me a big discount when I called back and let them know Im interested on purchasing another bottle a month ago.
Unfortunately, I found this review too late. I entered into the trial, received 2 small samples of the products, tried it, liked it even. PDS states if you like the product “YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, YOU WILL BE BILLED FOR A 1 MONTH SUPPLY AND IT WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOU…” I didn’t receive the month’s supply so I contacted them, everything was twisted around so they could justify taking $395 from my account in a16 day period and tried to make it my fault for not emailing them.
Today they inform me that $395 was the “FULL PRICE” of THE TRIAL SIZED PRODUCT . So much side stepping and “FOOT IN MOUTH”freedom three “SHIFT SUPERVISOR “.
Lesson learnt.*!!! Funnily , I’vejust now found them advertising it for $83.30 per month. Plus postage, I must have paid the highest rates for postage in history.
I am really, really impressed with this oil. I have tried so many of them and this is the one I will be buying again. I love the way it feels, smells, and performs. Rarely do you find all of those things from oneoil, but this one really worked well for me. It goes on without feeling greasy and hydrates really well. It smells good, but isn’t so strong that it overpowers my perfume. I have noticed an improvement in my skin texture as well. I’ve used it on my entire body, and have to say ESSENCE OF ARGAN works well everywhere.
I have a very sensitive skin. I don’t use beauty products that much but I have noticed as I grow older, lines on my skin are becoming visible and it looks so dry. I was looking online and found this Essence of Argan and matched with Idrotherapy cream. I tried it for two weeks and I said “WOW, it works!” I can’t believe how effective these products are.
i have been using Essence of Argan oil on my skin and hair and it done amazing results. My sister also used Essence of Argan oil on her damaged hair, and the result now on her hair is just amazing. I will not regret enrolling to their Dollar a Day Promotion where i can get the Essence of Argan oil for only $29.99 plus i am receiving a bottle of argan infused shampoo as free gift!! wonderful and best oil i have used.
Total scam – I have phoned them after receiving and paying for a supply I received yesterday, they advise me my account has been cancelled – didn’t know I had an account and failed to read terms and conditions when requesting the FREE trial – all my fault, should know there is no FREE cheese in the mousetrap….
The oil is fantastic! I put it on all the dry parts of my skin, not just my face. It makes my skin so soft and supple. I will definitely purchase this again! Love the facial cleanser too- so gentle – and the serum and toning essence feel so refreshing.
After getting a free trial (for around $9.00) I have just discovered they have taken another $71 out of my credit card this month. I have received nothing for this and do not want to. How do I know they are not going to take any more money from me.
They say that when you try this Essence of Argan, it’s a scam. I hesitated to try at first but I took the risk. I NEVER REGRET trying this. The price is worth it! It really works for me and to my daughter who’s already 20 years old. We love this product so much. We’re a customer now for 2 years and we have a great deal!
The texture and the effect of Essence of Argan oil hason my skin is incredible! While I apply it, it feels so smooth and pleasant and after several minutes it is all absorbed by the skin, leaving you not greasy, but still very, very smooth. You need a small quantity to feel the difference, the ingredients seems to be really well selected and the price so much more affordable, that many of the other beauty products .
I bought this one for my mother. She’s been using it a few weeks now and likes the pleasant scent and the way it makes her skin feel – soft and moisturized. It is however, a good moisturizer – so if that’s what you’re looking for, then we recommend Essence of Argan oil.
I had severe acne both on my face and back and after trying countless of dermatologists’ treatment options, I’d still found myself frustrated by my debilitating acne problem. I finally found a program that did a fantastic job of showing me the right way… The holistic way! After less than a month using Essence of Argan oil, i can see that my acne are almost gone.
SCAM–I purchased the free trial and when I tried to cancel and return on the 14th day (their return policy says this is good), they stated they had already charged my account. I negotiated to keep the products and they were to credit me back the difference….close to 200.00….they did not! They then send me more product to the tune of 265.37 the next month and when I called them to state I had cancelled the previous month, they stated the girl who I cancelled with did not do step 2 of the 2 step purchase…meaning I was still on auto ship. My issue is they want me to drop the package in the mail with “return to sender” on it and they will only credit my charge card back the 265. once they receive the product back and I am concerned if this gets lost in the mail I will be out of pocket. I think they should credit me back and then I will send them their product…it is their mistake. They argued with me and I am now disputing my credit card company. Don’t buy these products from this company.
I started using this product last year after getting a free a trisl, I liked the product and I can even use it on my child’s skin. that’s why after getting the free trial I ordered for more and they have given me the best deals ever. I’ll recommend this product. It’s effective.
I’m so glad I risked for the trial. Now I am enjoying their Dollar a Day Promo. I loved the product. It made my skin smooth. I can really feel the difference.
A must try product! It’s Great
It doesn’t matter our old all young you are I’m 60 and just canceled my card it’s a appalling it’s allowed to happen
I got screwed too. What a joke for a comapny
I keep getting bottles of Essence of Argon. I don’t want or need anymore. How do I return this shipment of 2 bottles??????? I just had spinal surgery and I don’t want more Argan right now. I got an initial sample and that’s enough right now. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO RETURN THIS SECOND SHIPMENT….2 Packages. PLEASE!!!!!;
I don’t want receive any more of your products. Reading regarding a scam.
I was on the first page filling out my name and address info then went on to fill in the bank info which I didn’t do so I’m wondering if I need to worry about it. As I read on this site that they had money taken out of their bank?? Is that possible? Even if I didn’t fill in the bank info I’m worried ?
Many thanks for your feature. A lot is revealed from your study. From reading some observations I see reference to culinary Argan Oil. I should be glad if you could tell us the difference between cosmetic and culinary Argan Oil.
What a mapia company.
Ordered sample and they send me a 30ml and charge me C$120 ??
Because I didn’t cancel in 30 days?
I never ordered just get sample than do I have to report for good or not??
Anyway not good oil at all so oily and sticky.
Just be careful before you ordered…
Now I am stock with two bottles don’t know what to do.??
I had accepted a trial for 5.99 then account for debited for a full bottle. I just received in the mail. It has been returned to you.
My request is to get a refund. I am on a strict budget And also have mental issues. I am unable to call in to cancel and request a full refund.
I went into the deal Essence of Argan and something called idrtherapy ? becauce I thought it was an australian product when I seen delta Goodrum name on it. thought it would be trustworthy. Wow was I wrong. Would not recommend it. Every time I tried to cancel they kept dropping the price. eventually i kept it as it was cheaper to keep and cancel monthly payments. Still cost $60+ to keep overall. Never got to speak to an Australian. So it was not australian product. I really dont even like it. It was suppose to be only a trial. costly one at that.
Great product! It is just too perfect for my skin! I loved it!! It is sure a great find!
Thank you for the review of this product I wish I had seen this before entering into the so called FREE TRIAL process as they don’t have a no strings attached return policy. The “free trial” begins from the day you purchase the free trial. In order to send back the product it costs you shipping again or they try to talk you into a lower price. The product itself is a fast absorbing oil but didn’t offer any difference to the products I have already been using.
I was scammed as well. I did everything by the book and kept getting the run around . I even had a lawyer send a letter and no response. I usd a visa debit because I am on a disability income and credit cards are not suitable. No protection. I wish I had known about this site first. I am removing myself from Facebook now. Too irresponsible to their public.
I don’t understand how they can use people like the Princess to say it’s her company.
Essence Of Argan Company is paying people to post great reviews/comments on it’s site. The same women: Tohloria Lewis, Amanda Gibson, etc post comments on every beauty product site . This is fraud and false advertising. Don’t order the free sample, it is not free and they will charge your credit card for the full price bottle before you even receive your free sample and then they will not let you cancel your subscription because customer service is ridiculous. Stay away from this scam!!!!
I ordered a trial of two products (Idrotheraphy and Essence of Argan) for $6US each . I honestly thought I was buying samples, but what I was paying for was the freight fee. Then a few days laters, I got the product. I checked my CC statement and saw two charges of $118CAD each…Turns out this like a gym membership!!!! If you don’t call to cancel they will happily charge your credit card every month!!! I called customer service, after a very heated discussion I agreed to pay $30US for each bottle and get a refund for the balance. I usually don’t write reviews, but I do read them. So please, please, do not make the same mistake I made. Do not buy their JUNK!!! this is a scam!!!!!
DONT BUY ITS A SCAM
they will not let you just cancel. They charged you money for trial products and $20.00 to ship it back.
It cost more and they are only out to rip u off.
Buy the Woolies one. Much cheaper and it’s the same type of product. I just cancelled my “free trial”. Costs $9.99 to cancel and return the product or you have to pay $29 for keeping it and cancelling. Scammers
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT… THIS IS A SCAM… THEY SIGN YOU UP FOR MONTHLY DIRECT DEBIT. When you call to return they advise of the ridiculous amount to send back and then offer you to but it at a reduced amount. Then they “Omit” to advise you of the exchange price. They also charged me for a product i did not order and advised i must have selected this in the pay section. SCAM SCAM SCAM….
Having a product is a very good company. They are very good and loves watching TV. They arte often brought as her copy. I liked how the product woirks for my skin
I saw an ad through FB which was for another product these same ppl sell (same address in Malta) which was a me for 4.95 in my currency. There were no terms and conditions and the page kept saying it was a free product just pay the shipping to test. It came with another package with this argan oil in another package. Both had identical shipping papers plus a different web page (the FB one is long gone). I looked at the terms and conditions and was shocked to find they would be sending me more for USD99.99 monthly (they had charged me double the original amount twice in my visa at the start but I had no way to contact them until I got their 0800 # in the packages today. They immediately took USD9. 99 X 2 off me for generating a return number (grrr)… I’m returning their junk but it’s going to end up totalling around 80 bucks for the 4.50 item I was supposed to get and keep. My bank now knows and has blocked my card – total hassle – but they can’t get a cent more off me the crooks. FB will hear about this. SCAMMERS SCAMMERS SCAMMERS.
Be careful with this company. It’s a scam. They send you a small bottle of oil free with cost of postage of $9.00.
Then they will send you monthly supply at a cost of $99.00 per month.
If you decide to cancel it within 15days you have to send it back and they take $20.00 per item from your credit card for cancelling !
ITS A SCAM.
Do not buy online . Go to a shop!
I signed up for their risk free trial. I also experienced the same thing a few years back like most of the reviews I read here. But after reading their terms and condition I got to understand what really happened back then so I gave it a second chance (everybody deserves it). It took 5 days before it was shipped which is normal. I got to try it for 5 days and I called their hotline to cancel my trial but the representative offered me a trial extension which I think is reasonable because you really can’t feel the effect of a product if you haven’t tried it for atleast a week. And to my surprise the product really made difference. I use it on my hair and now my hair feels vibrant and more alive, no need to go to salon every week because I never had bad hair days ever since I used it. I think their service improved a lot unlike my first time ordering the item. No more hidden charges as they are explained very well to me every time I phone them. And the price? A very reasonable one for a lovely product. Not to mention the customer service that’s very helpful and friendly.
I accidentally clicked and ordered this on facebook. I only got to read and understand the terms and conditions on the email they sent me so i immediately called to cancel. The lovely representative enlightened me and offered me trial extension which I accepted because I think it’s no harm. At first I am not convinced considering the reviews I’ve read. But then, none of them say a word about the product itself and it’s all about the bad customer service which is very contradicting to my experience. I am happy to say that I am a very happy and satisfied consumer of Essence of Argan. On the plus side the price is very reasonable for an amazing product. My then dry, frizzy, and unruly hair is now soft, vibrant, and very much alive. There’s no turning back and I have no regrets trying the item. Highly recommend it!
i sent for the trial and after receiving the goods i saw the bad reviews i called the toll free number they advised me to try the products and they extended my trial period ,i called back and subscribed at a discounted price and i am really happy with this products
the essence of argan and the idrotherapy are amazing products using them together for a younger skin and using the oil for my hair as well and it really works
This Essence of Argan Oil help me treats my dry skin. I used a different face and lotion moisturizer but no changes at all. I asked for help with my dermatologist and she said I am lack of Vitamin E that cost me dryness of skin. One day I saw, the Essence advertised. It was a free trial. I signed it up and try the Essence of Argan OIl and it really amazed me of the results. The 14 days trial made my skin silky and moisturized so I decided to sign up for a monthly subscription, To those who have lacked Vitamin E like me try the Essence of Argan Oil and see for your self the best results.. I love you Essence of Argan.
Essence Of Argan was the first product I used for my skin and It was amazing! It worked well with my skin after a continues use of the product. still using it and will definitely recommend this to my friends and families.
Can’t believe that Kylie Gillies would be involved in such a scam. I have been caught before with a similar scam…Devil’s cream. Thank you for your objective report. I love Argan oil…use it for my hair and, yes my psoriasis and it is fabulous so no problem with the product…just the greed of some unscrupulous suppliers.
The epitome of Perfection as a wrinkle remover so as for my hair!!!!!!!! had it recommended to my friends and families, never have I doubted the Essence of argan company, aside from a very good result, I have been offered a very generous discount! every centavo is worth it! I LOVE EVERY DROP OF ESSENCE OF ARGAN OIL AND IDROTHERAPY CREAM!!!!!
These comments are dating back to 2013, so how is this company still scamming people in 2018??? They just scammed me! Shark Tank was mentioned (The Australian One)
i sent for the trial essence of argan oil and idrotherapy three months ago and now i am receiving the products for 29.99$ per products .. i am very happy with this products it’s really effective
Yes, these bastards that troll the internet with free samples are all the same, they get a card number then no end of it until card is cancelled. I got stuck even having not checked any boxes but got a phone call from a company rep. I said no just the sample or put my 5 bucks back on my card, in fact after a short conversation about an order I stated no way forget about this. 3 months later I discovered they stole over $400 from my card, I got $200 reimbursed later while on the phone with a manager but he fooled me and just refunded what he called the last 2 orders, then said previous account was closed so I lost about $275 to the bastards, lesson learned, never give a credit card number for a free sample no matter what the product is.
Total scam … Cant believe Carrie Bickmore was advertising this .. Unauthorised credit card use. 4-6 Weeks for refund they claim, which i doubt i will see again.need to cancel my card to stop more charges
Louis is the operator
Please cancel this order I don’t want this oil it’s simply taking up place here I used it once and I’m sure it’s good for some people but my skin reacted and I had a rash all over my face with huge red blotches
DO NOT SEND ANY MORE ITS GOING INTO THE BIN EVERY TIME I GET IT
using the idrotherapy and the essence of argan oil for three months now and i really enjoy it ,very effective products ,a little bit expensive but worth it
Scam. Steer well clear. Both them and their co-company Idrotherapy – they will use your bank details to rob you. I learned a VERY expensive lesson just after Christmas. How these people are still in business is beyond me. Oh and the one tiny bottle they did send? Smells like cat pee. Fluffy can probably help you out a lot cheaper than these thieves.
I have also been caught as I had to go away straight after my sample arrived due to a death in the family. Came back to find a charge on my credit card bill and no explanation on the phone made any difference. Have cancelled but feeling very ripped off.
very nice product it’s a little bit expensive but it is worth it , it’s pure and natural and not mixed with a lower quality oil or chemicals , i use it for may hair,face and for my daughter ‘s eczema and it really works
WTF is with this so could product!! You guys are FUCKEN SCAM!! taking money out of people’s account!! we are TAKING YOU PEOPLE FURTHER!!! STOP RIPPING PEOPLE OFF!!
I also got sucked in. I rang and they explained the fine print and I said I wanted to return it etc. eventually got them to refund 65% of the cost and I keep the product.
i am using the essence of argan for the last 3 months for my face and hair and it’s working amazing my hair is growing like never before and my skin is soft and glowing