I bought the small bottle at Sephora to try it. Its ok and does not irritate the skin or give breakouts but its not miraculous either. I dont think its moisturizing enough to use on its own during winter. I use it like a serum under my night cream. Even if its the light version, it makes the skin really shiny so I would never use it during the day. It penetrates pretty quickly and doesnt feel sticky. I tried the original version a few years ago and I liked it but not enough to rebuy it. You can find cheaper alternatives if you really want to use Argan Oil (in natural products stores). I think Argan is a very good oil but its a trend and its overhyped!
I didn't really like this product. It does go on light but it still makes your skin feel greasy. I only use this at night in the winter to make my skin less dry but it didn't seem to do much. It didn't give me pimples which is a plus but nothing to rave about. I have the L'Oreal Oil from CVS and honestly I like it much more.
Every winter i struggle with dehydrated skin and this year is no different......it's extra troublesome for me because i am also so acne prone and sensitive.......i the kind of people that get bad results out of something that works wonderfully for millions of people.......but then this came along as a small bottle samples you get from sephora's points.......and my skin has been behaving and feels much much better........i add two drops of this baby to my vichy serum and plus two drops of toners to create a super serum which my skin eats up in a flash........and then my skin becomes smooth and supple like nothing else i've used was able to do this..........although it didn't magically remove my acne but now my skin is definately not as stressed out and makeup applies easier.......ONE thing important is that you do not over apply.....when i add three/four drops instead of two i get more pimples and acne spots gets very scabby.........you just gotta read your skin and see what it likes......i've also came across argan oil from other company which is not as expensive......but so far this one seems to be good for me and so little of this is needed everytime.......the 5 mls bottle has lasted me for almost a month now..........and there's still some left.........so try it if u have a chance and ask for samplee!!!
Update: Upon further research I realize this breaks me out. Both kinds. *sigh* So much for an oil for your face.
I did like this better than the original... And what I had to say about that one was that I clog easily, get dry, and can't use chemicals. So I needed something moisturizing that wouldn't make the blemishes worse. Well, it was ok, but seemed to make the clogs appear quicker. This was better, but not perfect. I'm sure I clog on my own too, but I didn't feel it moisturized THAT much to make putting it on and paying the price worth it. It's better than most oils I've tried...I think I like Sea buckthorn the best so far. (But my husband complains that it smells and it also is orange, doesn't bother me). So unfortunately I probably won't get this again. At least I got to try it first.
If you love the idea and benefits of Argan oil, but can't seem to use it without your skin breaking out, give this a shot! I loved JM's regular Argan oil, but found it definitely took thick for me in the summertime... as well as, if i used it more than 1 night, i would get random bumps. I took a chance and got the small, $14 bottle of the Light version and I have NO issues! I was very surprised. I use it nightly now over my Retin A in the winter, and 1-2 drops in the daytime if it's especially cold outside... and I'm naturally more combo/oily. This isn't exactly matte, as the product says, but it definitely is a lighter consistency and gives the same benefits as the regular version in regards to moisturization. I haven't even finished my first $14 bottle, and when I am near a sephora next week, will be purchasing a back up because it's a great product to have when your skin is just parched from the cold or sunburned. I just wish it wasn't so expensive and/or someone made a similar 'light' version (garden of wisdom, please??)
I LOVE LOVE my regular Josie Maran Argan Oil so I thought I'd try her light version. I bought the teeny small $14 bottle from Sephora. I think that's an insane price for the scant amount you receive. The smell is different than the regular oil, but to me they feel basically the same upon application. I noticed the light oil leaves my face feeling slightly tacky and takes much longer to absorb. I will not repurchase the light version, I'll just stick to the original. If it's not broke don't fix it, right???
I bought the small $14 bottle of this and I am in love with the results. I had to force myself to keep trying and not review immediately. I've never tried the regular version but this version is so good I don't think I would bother. I use this on my face at night and the results are amazing. My skin has never looked better in the morning. It looks plump and even and I swear its helping my slight acne scarring. I was so impressed I tried it on my hair and nails, but it made my hair feel greasy and seems like a waste on cuticles, so ill stick to my face. Ill have to buy a great big bottle of this once I've used up some more oils, as its definitely the best I've come across. It sinks in a lot faster than rosehip. Also it's odour free which is a bonus with something natural!
I got a sample of this and used it for a few nights. I do not see any difference between this product and other oils (Tarte Maracuja Oil, Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Oil, etc.). I do not think that is necessarily a bad thing. It moisturizes nicely but I have yet to see a face oil that does not leave your face a bit oily in the beginning. I would buy this because I only use face oils at night, but perhaps it is a bit much for during the day.
Okay, so I have been an avid user of the regular Argan Oil for about a year now and I did love it, but I wanted to try the light because I felt my skin starting to become a bit more oily from using the Argan Oil (we all have different skin!). The light works WONDERS! BEYOND amazing!!! I no longer wake up with the "shine" that the regular argan oil gave me. My skin feels so perfectly hydrated and it's so extremely light and feels so good. My skin has never been better just from switching to the lighter formula. Josie does it again!
I literally just got this in the mail today, and I already love it. I feel like it's okay to wear during the day since it's the "light" version. It doesn't feel super greasy on my skin, surprisingly. I may get the regular one for when it gets colder, because I don't know if this version will be moisturizing enough during the winter. But so far, I love this product!