Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Lip Treatment

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30 reviews

40% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$


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on 1/23/2017 5:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

These originally retailed for $18USD, but are being discontinued and are going for less than half that. I have the shade Kiss Me which is medium pink shade. This is meant to be a lip balm type product so the color is sheer. As others have stated the packaging is small, cheap, and unhygienic. This does contain a lot of plant oils and extracts, but I feel like there are better lip balms out there.

on 6/30/2016 8:58:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This product works the best of all lip products I have tried. It does seem to contain the chapping while doing a bit of plumping. Lips soft and full in the morning and doesn't interfere with lipstick. Actually lipstick looks really great when used with this.

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on 2/3/2015 2:09:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Well, I love these things and have only one complaint which is the packaging. It's adorable, but not the most hygienic, as other people have also stated. I have four colors: rosey, kiss me, heaven and sweet pea. I purchased the trio and 1 extra. I loved all the ones that came with the trio, but I'm not as fond of Sweet Pea. It has too much of an overwhelming rose scent, for me. However, all of these are extremely moisturizing and have definitely helped me through chapped lip season!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I got this in a set. I bought the set for the other products in it so this was a bonus to me. I found the packaging on this is cute, but not practical because it is tiny and hard to dig into. From the beginning I felt like this treatment had a horrible smell to it. It is not the worst smell, but it is pretty bad for something that is on my face that I can smell very easily. I have found that because of the horrible smell I never reach for this. I think it needs to have more of a fruity scent to it to improve it. I have had it for a while and I have only a small dip. When applying this it has a waxy texture to it that easily melts down. I find I still have to apply quite a bit to get a really great moisturized feeling to my lips. This is a pass for me. I think Josie has some great products, but this is not one of them.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I noticed this at sephora and thought I'd give it a shot. Unfortunately I didn't detect any green apple sent with the tester, if I had I would have never purchased it. I detest that sent. It's not strong so I figured if it was a good balm I would deal with it. I smoothed it on, I normally don't go for pot balms but once again I figured if it was good I could over look it. My lips were nice and slick and only a tiny bit glossy. But the third strike was lasting power. Unfortunately it wasn't long before I felt like I needed more. ( maybe 1 hour) I really wanted to like this but it just doesn't work for me. The only plus was the cute packaging.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I don't get why people hate this product so much! I love it; it's my go-to lip treatment. It soaks in quickly, which I like; I don't like have sticky lips all day. It feels very light and natural on my lips, and it leaves my lips literally the softest they've ever been. This product probably catches a lot of flack because it's not useful when it comes to protecting your lips from the elements, it's just supposed to treat them and make them softer.

on 10/25/2013 4:39:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Not a good product, all around. It's in a pretty container, but that's all it has going for it. First, the jar can be difficult to open--it's quite slick, and the screw-on cover is an awkward shape. And then once you get in, the balm itself is very solid. You really have to smush your finger over it a few times to warm it up and get some (which brings up a host of hygiene questions). The process is made even more awkward by the fact that the opening is fairly small, making it even more difficult to get out product. Once you get it out, it's quite slick and oily. It made no remarkable difference on my chapped lips--Aquaphor and Smith's Rosebud Salve are a thousand times more effective. It sort of sat on top of them for awhile, before it wore off.

Bottom line: not worth it. There are a ton of expensive lip products out there. If you're in Sephora looking at this, go for Fresh or Smith's Rosebud and you'll be much better off.

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Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I was expecting more from this product. Argan oil lip balm sounds amazing right? But it's almost the last ingredient on the list so not much actual argan oil in it. It made my lips peel and searching the ingredients it has oleyl alcohol- something I suspect to dry my lips out a lot.
This is definitely not a great lip balm. 2nd Josie maran product hat has greatly disappointed me.

on 10/16/2013 11:25:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This was part of a 500 point sampler from Sephora. The container started chipping where the lid screws on and bits of plastic got into the product which really wasn't doing anything for my lips. I don't know how something emollient like this does NOTHING. I thought I would use it up on my cuticles but after three nights of sleeping with it on fairly thickly it did NOTHING again. It also started smelling really rancid so out it goes. Apparently this was a regular full size product. I don't know how much it would cost but I wouldn't even buy it for one dollar. Really nasty product. Buy a Chap Stick Deep Renewal (or any other one for that matter) and you will be way ahead.

on 9/8/2013 9:02:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I said that if I ran out or lost I would repurchase, but really I am on the fence about it.

Sure it smells amazing and if I am being honest, when I forget I have it on and taste it, it isn't all that terrible either. It makes my lips silky smooth and the light color that it has is nice too.

But I only use this at night after LUSH Mint Julip lip scrub so the color really does not matter. And as a night lip treatment, it seems that it is absorbed within an hour making me reapply it multiple times throughout the night.

I think that for the 18 USD that this tiny pot costs, my money is better spent on LUSH's Lip Service which is less that half the price at 7.25 USD and definitely stays on the lips a while longer.

EDIT: I am taking this down from four lippies to two because it is definitely softening for the hour or so that this stays on, but I have pretty much given up using this since Lip Service is a superior product.

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