If everyone believed the old adage that says if something is too good to be true it probably is, there would be no such thing as the cosmetics industry. But hope (foolishness?) springs eternal! Enter Tarte's new product, Pure Maracuja Oil ($46). According to the company's literature, the oil is extracted from the "pure miracle" fruit, which was discovered in the jungles of the Amazon. Local women harvest the fruit only once a year and extract the oil by hand, which actually makes the $46 price tag seem a little low for all the work that goes into this product. Tarte did its own study and found the oil to create a bunch of amazing results: everything from reduced wrinkles and improved texture to smaller pores and more even skin tone. After 2 weeks of nightly application, our findings are slightly different: fewer dry spots and smoother texture but stubborn red blotches and fine lines remain. For now, this will replace our current night cream but we'll keep an eagle eye out for the true fountain of youth. Which we know is out there somewhere.... Right?
Full disclosure: Outblush received a free sample of this product.
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