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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Josie Maran Argan Oil

If you've followed me throughout the years, you will know how crucial a GOOD moisturizer is to someone with extremely dry skin like me. It's scary to think about how much money I've spent in my quest for the best moisturizer, and while I've tried many great ones, the search is never-ending. 

I'm sure many of you have heard of the Josie Maran and her famous (infamous?) 100% Pure Argan Oil. Some would even say that Josie single-handedly brought Argan Oil to the cult status at which it sits today. 

Admittedly, they have a damn good walking advertisement. I mean...just look at her (she's 36)... She looks so damn good!!! 

Not gonna lie, Josie's always been my favorite Maybelline model. 

Half the reason why I even spent $48 for a 1.7oz of this argan oil was so I could personally try out the secret (or not so secret) potion Josie uses to keep her skin radiant and wrinkle free. Maybe that way I could finally look so nonchalantly chic while my gorgeous husband plays with my gorgeous kids in front of our gorgeous house. 

Ok, so without further daydreaming, how is the product? 

First, let's see what the product claims to do:

According to the Sephora website: 

What it is:
A lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails. 

What it does:
This 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that's rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe. "

According to me:

This lightly colored and SLIGHTLY scented oil comes in a amber glass bottle with a dropper. 

The pros:

  • The texture is light and quickly absorbed in the skin. 
  • It has almost no scent. While I don't really care if the skincare product is scented or not, this would be great for people who are sensitive to scents. 
  • It really does moisturize and is multi purpose. I use it as pre-shampoo hair treatment, moisturizer for face and body, and it's also fabulous as cuticle oil.
  • Josie...'Nuff said

The cons:

  • Expensive! The one I got is 1.7oz bottle for $47. 

Since argan oil is produced from the kernels from argan tree unique to a certain region in Morocco, the trees and the people who process/extract the oil are protected by several international agencies. You can start to read some here, but a simple Google search will yield a lot more reading material. 

Bottom line is, if you are getting real argan oil (not the stupid argan oil infused synthetic crap), you're most likely getting the oil from the same place regardless of price. I've heard great things about Pura d'or and Majestic Mountain Sage

Again, Josie Maran pure argan oil is great. However, in my opinion, it is way overpriced for what it is. Therefore, I would not spend $47 on this product again. 

Hope this review was helpful. As always, thanks for stopping by my blog. See you next time!



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