Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil

Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil
100% Pure Argan Oil100% Pure Argan Oil

3.8

471 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

100% pure organic Argan Oil

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I was gifted a bottle of Josie Maran's 100% Argan oil and was excited to try it because of the rave reviews. Unfortunately, my sensitive, combination skin did not react well to this stuff. It seemed to plug my pores and gave me pimples and irritated skin wherever I used it. I'll use it up on my hair and perhaps as a body oil, but I definitely won't be putting this on my face again!



on 12/11/2016 10:39:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Argan oil is great. I use it as an after shower moisturizer. However, $40 for 1.7 oz is a rip off. I paid $17 for 4 oz from RejuveNaturals on Amazon for USDA certified organic, cold pressed argan oil and like this version even better.

Please, check out my notepad for $10 referral links to Paula's Choice and a few clothing retailers.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This product deserves the rave mua reviews. It's thick, luxurious and deeply hydrating. The serum is completely scent free and sinks deeply into your skin. I would only use this at night though even though it's sold as a day serum. It's a bit heavy to use under makeup. Great serum for dry or distressed winter skin.


on 12/5/2016 1:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Black

It's literally just one ingredient.... organic argan oil. You can buy the same exact product for $12 on Amazon instead of $96 at Sephora. The extra $74 is just for the name Josie Maran.

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on 11/15/2016 2:10:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Holy crap, this stuff is expensive. But it is so worth it - especially if you shop on QVC, they often have cheap bundle deals! That's how I got a hold of this product.

I have combo skin, dry around my mouth and normal everywhere else. I tend to always favor more hydrating makeup/skin care products. I had fallen in love with Josie Maran's new foundation, and was desperate to get it, so I ordered the only place it was available - QVC, as part of a bundle deal. It came with the foundation, this Argan Oil, the argan milk, and a few other things.

The website makes a huge list of claims that this product can do, so I think we'll go down the list.

Body - I have used this on a few dry patches on my body. It does, in fact, help smooth them out, especially if you rub in a few drops every day.

Face - obviously, this does work as a nice moisturizer. I have noticed my dry spots are not nearly as dry now that I am using this product. (To be fair, though, the same can be said of any hydrating moisturizer.)

Wrinkles - This isn't a miracle worker, so don't expect your wrinkles to completely disappear. That being said, I have noticed my undereye fine lines are reduced. I think people with mature skin will see more dramatic results than me.

Nails - Yeah, it works just fine there, too. I tend to use this or other oils to help with hangnails, it really helps them heal faster.

Hair - Can't comment. My hair doesn't need frizz control or anything like that.

Acne - I have been dealing with some hormonal breakouts lately, and while, again, this isn't a miracle worker, it is keeping the pimples under control. Everything is healing pretty fast and I am noticing that slowly, the breakouts are being curbed. (Obviously, though you shouldn't rely on this oil alone to fix acne. Wash, treat, and moisturize every day, that will help the best.)

Lips - yeah, it works, but I hate the feeling of oil on my lips. Others might like it better, I dunno.

Inflammation & Sunburn - no comment. I haven't had a chance to try it with these conditions.

Makeup - still can't comment. I use dewy foundations, so I don't need to mix this in with anything.

Is this oil a miracle worker? No, but it does do very well for many uses. Is it worth the price? I think so, but I can understand why others would elect for cheaper options.
Also, I notice a lot of people complain that this takes forever to absorb. That's true, if you're putting way too much on your face. All you need is 2 -3 drops in your hands - rub them together and smooth it on your face. That's all you need, and it will absorb much more quickly that way.

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on 11/4/2016 2:13:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My skin drinks this stuff up! I Love it! I use the regular strength stuff AM and PM and voila. I have dry and dehydrated skin and this stuff is a god send during the cold Canadian winters I have to suffer through. I spend a lot of time outdoors and this stuff works miracles.

Words of advice: Don't forget the spf!

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on 11/2/2016 9:03:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

My skin likes this oil. It hadn't performed miracles or anything but it's a solid choice when my skin's dry or irritated to add some extra moisture. I often add a few drops with whatever cream I'm using and sometimes mix it with my foundation for a more sheer, dewy look.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

saved my dead dry skin!!!! i can now use foundation without looking cakey because this is so hydrating! will purchase again and again.

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on 8/28/2016 6:56:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I didn't like this. Not hydrating at all! No improvement. Just sat above my skin and never absorbed! Try fresh oil. I loved the smell and how thick and moisturizing.my 16 year old daughter loves it too!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

As with my other Josie Maran reviews, this product was pretty effective and accurately marketed, but nowadays you can get MUCH cheaper, high quality pure 100% Argan Oil (which Josie and Morocanoil for haircare, made popular early on).

It was very moisturizing and high in vitamin E and antioxidants. Still one of my favorite oils by far in terms of texture, ease of use, non-clogging, and absorbability.

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