Skin Care Superstars: Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

There are so many different skin types that I find skin care posts a little difficult.  I’ve decided to reserve the number of skin related posts I do to only the most important products.  Over the last five months, I’ve refined my skin care regimen and have gone from having oily skin, to having combination skin, to now having normal skin.  I plan on sharing all the products I’m currently using but want to start with Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

Maracuja Oil is the second type of oil I introduced to my skin.  The first was cleansing oil and they both have done wonders at purifying my skin.  I use three drops (seriously, that’s it!) of Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil at night after cleansing and before moisturizing.  It provides instant hydration, but does not make my skin greasy.  It also does not create more oil during the day.  If anything, the added hydration cuts down on the oil I was experiencing.

Tarte Maracuja Oil Dropper

Full of Vitamin C and essential fatty acids, Maracuja Oil (which is actually passion fruit oil) is known for hydration, brightening, toning, firming, and smoothing skin, for its anti-aging properties, and the gentle nature in which it can treat sensitive or acne-prone skin.

That’s a lot of claims for such a simple oil.  I can’t attest to all of them being true because they don’t all apply to my skin type.  I can, however, tell you that my skin went from combination to normal after I introduced it to Maracuja Oil.  I also noticed less cystic acne than previously and find it the only anti-aging treatment I’ve tried to date that doesn’t make my skin over-produce oil again.

Do you use oil for a skin treatment?


Price: $46.00

Availability: Tarte, Sephora

Summary: Perfect for all skin types, Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil hydrates, balances, and clears skin.  It provides anti-aging properties without causing excess oil.  Only needing 3 drops per use, the 1.7oz bottle will last a long time and is well worth the price.

10am Beauty Approved?: Yes – Highly Recommended

Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money.

  • Danielle

    I LOVE this oil! I have used up two of the deluxe sample sizes and it’s now on my list to purchase during the VIB sale later this week. It did the same for my skin…less oil production, noticeable radiance, dry patches gone. I loved it and can’t believe I haven’t repurchased yet!

    • Alison M

      I had two deluxe samples as well and the first lasted me 2-3 months. I knew after about a week that I’d be buying a full size bottle and caught a great deal at Ulta recently :)

  • Kelly C.

    this looks amazing! I think I want to try this out next time I get a gift card :D

    • Alison M

      Let me know if you give it a try!

  • xLoveHappyx

    wow this skin care oil sounds great. i’d never heard of it

    • Alison M

      It’s easy to overlook because Tarte is primarily a cosmetics brand. But they have some other skin care products that I want to look into as well now.

  • Kristi C.

    I have oily dehydrated skin. I have been playing with, for lack of a better term, facial oils for the last year or so. Have tried the Tarte one, Josie Maran argan, and am currently using a Philosophy one – when hope is not enough omega 3-6-9 replenishing oil. Haven’t settled on ‘the one’ yet. Clarins & Kiehls are still singing their siren song for me to try !

    • Alison M

      What do you mean by oily dehydrated skin? Do you mean it’s so dehydrated it’s overcompensating in oil production and making your skin oily? If that’s the case, that is *exactly* the issue I was having. I switched to a more gentle cleanser, started using The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturizer (the next in my skin series) and the oil, and made sure I was drinking adequate water. I’m now balanced and have normal skin :)

      • Kristi C.

        Yes, I have switched cleansers. In fact nothing in my routine now is for ‘oily’ skin. Once I figured out that I was stripping my skin & making the oiliness worse, I am making my way towards having normal skin. And the whole concept of using oil on my skin when I was already oily – that took a while for me to get my head wrapped around. Gentle cleanser, chemical rather than physical exfoliation most of the time, serum, oil patted over that and moisturizer as needed have made a huge difference in how my skin behaves. I still use the occasional clay mask but have found that the REN one is far less harsh on my skin. It draws stuff out of my pores but doesn’t crack & leave my face feeling parched like some other masks have done in the past.

        • Alison M

          Sounds like we have very similar skin…good to know! I actually got a sample of the REN mask and misplaced it as soon as I got home. I definitely need to try it though.

  • Angela

    Uh oh, seems like my wish list just got longer :) thanks, this might help my situation of super oily T with patchy, sad cheeks!

    • Alison M

      It could definitely help! Read Kristi’s comments below…you might have oily dehydrated skin as well. If that’s the case, then stay tuned to my upcoming skin care posts because they are all about how to get oily skin back to normal :)

      • Angela

        Pregnancy hormones aren’t helping, I’m sure, LOL. I will definitely keep watch for your recommendations on skin care :) Thanks again!

        • Alison M

          Oh have mercy!! Pregnancy hormones, then nursing hormones are what gave me problem skin to begin with! I had flawless skin as a teenager. Who knew it would cause such trouble as an adult! I’ve really honed in on caring for it though. Hope my future posts will help :) And congratulations on your little one! I wish your family all the best!

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