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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Josie Maran Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment

Finally, the third and final installment of Josie Maran skincare review trilogy!

Today we are talking about the Josie Maran Argan Milk. 

Argan Milk (I like anything that contains the word milk in it) is a milky-white serum that’s a complete emulsion of argan oil and purified water. It’s designed to have a lighter consistency than the original argan oil yet deliver just as, in not more, hydration. It’s been my personal experience that when you use oil in conjunction with water your skin, the hydration seeps in on a deeper level as opposed to just protect the outer layer of your skin.

According to Sephora, this product was formulated to:

“…pairs the deep hydration of purified water with skin-rejuvenating micro-droplets of Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil. Lightweight yet super-intensive, Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment penetrates deeply and absorbs quickly to fortify and repair skin for instant, long-lasting hydration that produces a fresh, radiant glow. Purified water plumps and hydrates while argan oil preserves and nourishes, locking moisture in and preserving skin's youthful cushion.” 

The packaging is one of things that I LOOOOOOVE about this product. The somewhat transparent teardrop-shaped glass bottle that makes the basic bitch in me squeal with delight. The dropper dispenses the precise amount of product drop by drop, so you wil never get too much product.

I also love how absorbent this product is compared with the original argan oil. Due to the addition of water, the product is a lot more liquid-y than its predecessor and feels very luxurious when massaged into the skin. Immediately after using this product, my skin is refreshed, radiant, and well moisturized.  

Unfortunately, that’s when the magic stops.

I have dry skin year-round and it’s made worse by the cold weather in Seattle (I woke up to a crisp 47 degrees this morning). This product is DEFINITELY not moisturizing enough by itself to keep my skin from flaking. While my skin is moisturized upon application of the product, the moisturization only lasts around 4 hours tops for me.

This product is one of the pricier items in Josie’s line, retailing at $56 for 1 oz of product. On the packaging it does suggest to use this in conjunction with Pure Argan Oil, but if I’m paying $56 for a measly 1 oz, you better bet your sweet ass that I’m looking for more than just a light “primer” for another product.

Overall, you might want to give this a try if you have normal/combo-oily skin. Dry-skinned gals, you’d most likely be better off taking your money elsewhere.

And the search goes on. #TheStruggleContinues

Hope this review was helpful for some of you. Stay tuned for more!




Ashley said...

As a long time follower, I am sooo glad you've started blogging again! Welcome back, Tao!

I don't think any of the JM skincare is worth the money. If you need to layer a milk, moisturizer, AND oil for hydration, something is seriously wrong with your line of products :T

Anonymous said...

I have been a long-time blog reader/YT watcher of yours! I'm so glad you have been reenergized to generate content again! Adored the husband tag you posted.