This is so expensive, $48.00, if you buy the full size product because it is such a little package. I bought the cheaper version, the smaller bottle for $14.00 at Sephora.
I have been using Argan Oil since Josie Maran's line came out and I believe it's worth the money. The psoriasis I developed a year ago behind my right ear is no longer itching me, my desert dry forehead is teenage soft and it hasn't been since 2004, and my pimples at the time rapidly healed, but you should know, I have pretty good skin to begin with. I highly recommend it.
I love this product for the little eyedropper it comes with, making it easy to get an exact amount with no waste. Also, it doesn't have all those additives that act as "fillers," it is 100% Argan Oil, and this is all you need to make the transition from your summer/fall skincare routine to your winter one! Before this, I was trying a bunch of different creams because DD by Clinique wasn't enough for my dry cheeks in the winter time, but I just started adding a few drops of this to any moisturizer I have and it lasts me 24 hours! No need to reapply in the morning, although I still do. My skin is combination, with oily spots on my nose mostly, but this doesn't make my skin greasy at all. Definitely recommend!
Pretty expensive but you get what you pay for. *Use with another moisturizer b/c it does have a matte effect. Helped with everything!! and made my skin glow
I have been struggling with acne for years. Not only did I get acne but I also had little red marks left. I feel like this product along with no longer using the make up I was using helped heal my acne and the red spots. I stopped using it and the clogged pores came back so I'll never be with out it! The only con I've noticed is that my skin seems drier.
I love this product! It has really refined my pores and balanced my skin. I am in my mid 30's, always had oily skin, enlarged pores; the more continuously I've used this, the better the results have been. I highly recommend this product. Plus, it's all natural.
1/2012 - My HG moisturizer! Love this stuff. I put as my base before spf.
5/19/11 - I just purchased Watts argan oil from Amazon. $19 for 2 oz. A deal compared to half an oz of JM oil. Man, I hope this gives the same effect as the Josie Maran argan oil.
3/30/11 UPDATE: I purchased my trustworthy Argan Oil again!! The jojoba oil just wasn't cutting it. It didn't moisturize my face enough leaving it itchy and bumpy in the tzone area during mid-day. Argan oil as a base is a must for me!
3/18/11 UPDATE: I ran out of my argan oil. I started using my organic jojoba oil instead as a base. Works just as good so far.
I WAS combating dry, problematic skin. I seem to break out no matter what product I use. So decided to try Josie Maran Argan oil. I played smart and purchased the travel size for $15 at Sephora. I am more than overjoyed with the results. My skin has returned to it's normal more balanced state. No more breakouts! My skin is soft, smoother, supple. I thought I was just getting older but this renewed my skin to it's youthful vigor. I apply this first, then moisturizer with spf then primer. My makeup has never looked better. It's an oil but dries quickly yet leaves skin moisturized. It has a faint smell but it doesn't linger. Been a user for about a months and use 3 drops in the a.m. and p.m. I highly recommend this product!! I hope this product works for you too!
This worked great for the first week or so, and then it dried my skin out terribly...which was completely unexpected. I have dry skin, so I was expecting this to provide some extra moisture, but it somehow did the opposite. If you have normal skin, I'd say give it a try. It absorbs quickly and is odorless, and I love that it's a natural line so I'm disappointed it didn't work for me. UPDATE: The MUA at Sephora told me this is a "mattifying" oil so that explains the reason for the drying effect.
I looooove this oil! I have combination skin that gets really patchy is some areas and no lotion will help fix it. This oil will keep my face soft and moist for days. Ive tried other oils, including avacodo and jojoba, and while those all work fine, I like argan oil the most cause it seems to absorbs fastest, and it has no scent. The only argan oil i've ever tried is the Jose Maran, so I can not say it there's a cheaper dupe..but either way the product is wonderful :)
I absolutely love this argan oil. I was very scared to put this on my because I already have oily skin and I usually have occasional breaks outs. I haven't had not one break out since using this product and it doesn't make my skin more oily or less oily. this product is expensive but I don't mind the price tag because my skin looks beautiful. I forgot 2 mention that I had a break right before using this argan oil and I had a very ugly dark spot on my face the dark spot was gone within 2 weeks of using argan oil. I use this on my hair occasionally I prefer the the JM. Argan oil hair serum.
Argan oil truly is a miracle product.
However,this company must be making a killing in profits due to their selling price. I purchased a half ounce of this product when my usual stash ran out. I paid $15 at Sephora. A week later,I purchased 4 ounces of organic cold pressed argan oil online for $30 and free two day shipping. You do the math. With savings like that,I will gladly wait two days for my online purchase versus paying for this product.