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Argan Oil Moroccan Organic Pure 16 fl oz Liquid Gold
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on 2/13/2017 12:49:00 PM
More reviews by jules5668
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This was my first oil based cleaner and it took some getting used to. If I'm wearing makeup, I use it as part of a two step cleansing process and find that it works best for my oily/combination skin to apply as the first step. I use a few pumps, covering my entire face and eyes. I will usually allow the product to penetrate before taking a warm cloth/splashing cool water over my face for removal. This product doesn't typically remove my eye makeup alone. Also I often still use my Clarisonic in additional to cleanser after this to ensure all makeup is removed and for exfoliation. Although wasn't a fan of the packaging, I had leaking/spills multiple times even when using the lock on the top. Overall this is a great product. I love how natural this feels!
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on 2/12/2017 8:13:00 PM
More reviews by MatureMakeupMoxie
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
At first I hated this product! I had just finished my Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil and QVC had a Josie Maran gift set that included this product. So here's the trick. Vigorously shake the bottle. Pump 2-3 times. Rub between your DRY hands and apply to your DRY face and start to emulsify your makeup. Take 2-3 minutes to allow for your makeup to breakdown, and then finally wipe away with a wet wash cloth. I use waterproof mascara on occasion and this product does not remove it all the way, so I still must use an eye makeup remover. I also wear long wearing foundation a few days a week, and I see traces of it on my toner pads, but not in an amount that I would consider the product ineffectiveI like this product. I don't think think it is my HG cleanser, but it is higher on the list than the CeraVe or Cetaphil cleansers that are nice on the skin but don't remove diddly.I liked the Burt's bees but man...the smell was unpleasant. I do think it was a little bit better insofar as breaking down my makeup, but I believe the Josie Maran brand is a better quality. Definitely smells better that's for sure!
on 1/2/2017 7:40:00 PM
More reviews by nykrod112
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Im not sure why it's getting a 3.5 out of 5. I love this cleanser!!! Im super lazy when it comes to taking off makeup and all i do is just rub this on my face, massage, and rinse off. This even takes off my waterproof mascara (ok not 100% but nothing does on the first try). Like i said, i love it. I did receive this as a gift from a friend but i will be buying this on my own once its gone.
on 10/24/2016 9:22:00 PM
More reviews by edencapwell
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have a deluxe sample of this. My usual is Purity but Lately I have been cleansing with a mix of castor oil & jojoba, sometimes avocado. I thought this was straight up oil and it's not. Sadly this didn't do my skin any favors . It left my skin slightly slightly dry compared obviously with my oil method. I prefer Purity much better. I can't get past the smell and potential irritating ingredients this includes. Not a fan, would not recommend.
on 10/14/2016 6:18:00 PM
More reviews by AnitaCK
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've been using this product for 1-2 years and love it. I want to clear something up that I'm seeing in other comments: This is not a thick oil, not should you need to apply it to damp or wet skin. What I learned is that the ingredients can separate. The first time I used it, after using a tiny sample bottle, I was shocked by how thick and sticky it seemed. I contacted Josie Maran customer support, and they quickly responded that I should try to shake the bottle before using. When I looked more closely at the bottle, I could see one liquid floating over another. As soon as I mixed it (I don't shake because eventually some will leak), it felt thinner and silky—as it did with my sample use. (I gave it a 3 for packaging quality.)
on 9/4/2016 11:59:00 PM
More reviews by Asianlily
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This was an underwhelming product. I was looking for a gentle and effective cleansing oil and read some rave reviews on another website so I decided to give it a go. It is definitely thicker and stickier than other cleansing oils I have tried and that would have been alright if it did its job. It did not do a great job of removing eye makeup so I had to rub quite a bit to get the majority of product of my eyes. The worse part, it is extremely drying. It left my skin feeling very tight and that is un-acceptable. I do not recommend this product and I will not be repurchasing but I feel skincare is very personal, something that works for me may not work for you. However, this oil is not cheap so I would be hesitant to purchase without getting a sample.
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on 7/9/2016 6:48:00 PM
More reviews by VagtasticVoyage
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This was my first Oil-based cleanser I'd ever bought four or so years ago. It was….very unremarkable, but it did all it said it would hence the three-star rating. There are much better ones out there that don't sting the eyes, and are less sticky-thick.
on 7/2/2016 2:58:00 PM
More reviews by mecepeda
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I'm on my second bottle of this product and couldn't be happier with it. It thoroughly cleans my combination/pily skin without stripping it, and is perfect for year around use. I would even argue that my skin goes through less breakouts now than before. My only complaint is the packaging - I leave this bottle on my bathroom counter and after I pump out a bit, a little ring of oil always end up near the base (I suspect that the top leaks somewhat). Otherwise, this is a great product and I will repurchase.
on 6/10/2016 1:02:00 PM
More reviews by angellove1705
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
I first tried this in one of Josie Maran's sampler packs. This was not my first oil cleanser, but it ended up becoming my favorite. I used the full 2 oz bottle and then purchased and used the full 6 oz bottle. I love the scent of this oil cleanser. It is citrus scented without being cloying. I also love the feel of applying this cleanser and how my skin feels after washing it off. I only need to use one pump usually to cover my whole face. I rub it in usually for the whole minute. Then I start to rub in a little water to loosen it up before splashing with more water. This rinses off easily and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I have combination skin and I feel this is just right for my skin. Would definitely repurchase.
on 5/20/2016 9:02:00 PM
More reviews by alucinor
This is the second oil cleanser that I've tried and I really like it. I'm reviewing the travel size so the packaging and price were fine by me. It is thick, but it shouldn't be dragging across your face--people struggling with that just need to add a teeny tiny bit of moisture! I actually like to use this in the shower after my face has been steamed. It leaves skin very soft and I didn't experience any dryness or tightness. It doesn't always remove all my makeup - but if I buff it in correctly (ie. not be lazy with it) it does a pretty good job. I love oil cleansers because they're perfect for my combo skin. I also love that this is natural and has simple ingredients. The smell doesn't bother me, it's very faint.
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