Renpure Argan Oil: Measuring Up Against David Suzuki's Dirty Dozen


The Renpure Originals Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner





The Renpure Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner rate fairly low on the Dirty Dozen scale. They do contain a lot of ‘ethy’ sounding ingredients (PEG territory, potentially contaminated with ethylene oxide and dioxane), and a couple of other things that aren’t included in the Dirty Dozen, such as hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, but they stack up pretty well overall.

We’ve been able to purchase this Argan Oil line at our local grocery store in the regular shampoo/conditioner section (as opposed to the health food section). They don’t consistently carry every Renpure line (we’ve also tried the Organics line) but they always have some portion of it available. You can always find it here: http://www.renpure.com/. 

Here’s what I really liked:


Moroccan oil (the branded name for argan oil, which comes from the argan tree in Morocco) is considered extremely beneficial and nourishing for skin and hair. Having used this product over the course of many months I didn’t notice anything miraculous, but it is certainly a very nice product that has lasted months (great bottle size: $7.49/473mL). The texture is thick, and there’s a great natural lather. It certainly left my hair feeling soft and rejuvenated. I also really enjoyed how different the fragrance was from the more fruity and floral scents I’m used to getting in similar products.

A mixed review:


The fragrance is difficult to describe. It certainly isn’t floral. It’s almost musky, like a roasted nut. Although I thought this would make it more attractive to my teenage son, he wouldn’t use it because of the scent, but it can be tricky to please everyone with one product in our 5 person house.

If you’ve tried Renpure let me know in the comments below what you thought of their products, or post what you’d like to see reviewed using David Suzuki's Dirty Dozen.