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on 8/30/2016 12:16:00 AM
More reviews by angerawrs
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I got this a year ago as I was looking for a new moisturiser and a good friend recommended it. Disclaimer: I had very very bad cystic acne and my skin is extremely sensitive; I also recently went for facial spa before purchasing this moisturiser so my skin was getting better. I've used this religiously for a year and it's almost run out - my skin was completely in love with this moisturiser! On warm, summer days, I use 3 drops (I love the dropper tool) and I massaged it out across my skin. Note that it's an oil moisturiser so rubbing it between your palms before applying is a crucial step. On cold, winter days I usually change into another moisturiser but what I've noticed is that my skin doesn't break out at all even when I use this moisturiser or when I switched it over the colder days. It absorbs like a dream and it doesn't make you feel like your skin is covered in a layer of oil. A little goes a long way but sadly I have come to an end with it as I've just finished with it and I have decided to venture out on another product since the Sephora in my area have decided to discontinue with the import on this brand (rolls eyes).I would repurchase this in the future, maybe in another year's time as the price is quite high for a 50ml bottle.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/28/2016 6:52:00 AM
More reviews by Snathali
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Never sank in. Didn't break me out, but I didn't get even the slightest bit of moisture. Don't buy this. I prefer the fresh sea buckthorn oil. More hydrating. I asked my daughter who is 16 "what did you think about the Josie Maran Argan oils?" And she replied," it didn't really do anything". I asked her about the fresh oil, and she said she really liked that one! We thought the exact same thing!
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on 7/10/2016 1:12:00 PM
More reviews by productjunkie76
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
So my skin is combo oily acne prone. I think it is oddly sensitive, as almost every moisturizer has broken me out. I realized that my skin was probably breaking out due to some dehydration as well but again moisturizers caused so many breakouts for me. I tried the regular version of the argan oil and I think it was a bit too heavy for my skin. I decided to try the light version-I had a sample lying around- during the day-a few drops pressed into my skin after cleansing, toning and finacea application. I have been using for a few months now and I like it. My skin has actually calmed down and looks less red, zits are less inflamed, and not breaking out from it. I think I am breaking out less too because I have repaired the moisture barrier. I just bought a full size light and plan to use it daily from now on. If you have an issue where every moist seems to break you out or cause a reaction, try it!! There are always deals on QVC and on the JM site so look for a deal before you buy a big bottle.
on 7/9/2016 6:58:00 PM
More reviews by VagtasticVoyage
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Yet another Josie Maran Argan line review. Like I mentioned in my other ones, this is a good product, just vastly overpriced now that the market is saturated in argan oil products, and pure argan oils.This is the lighter version of the original 100% argan oil, and I used to use this POST-hydrator and serum, PRE-moisturizing cream, sunscreen, and skin primer. It made my skin feel a tiny bit "heavier", but absorbed much faster and felt less heavy than the original, hence using it in the AM under makeup. Overall, I was happy with this product, but cheaper and/or more innovative ones are out there in recent years. I also recommend Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil or Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer Oil, for a similar skin smoothing and caring effect under makeup.
on 1/14/2016 12:55:00 PM
More reviews by makeuplover50
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've been using this moisturizer lately, just 3 drops into my hands and rub (or pat) onto my face after cleansing, and it is amazing! It's great for my combination skin! My pores look so clean (which might also be my cleanser) and it soaks in fast for all-day moisture. It is super expensive, but it lasts a long time if you use it sparingly, it will be better for your money. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way! It is all-natural, vegan, and much more!As for packaging, its fine. It comes in a box as anything else does, and when I bought it (I bought mine at Sephora) I made sure that it didn't have any defects on it. So far so good! Will repurchase.
on 1/5/2016 7:12:00 AM
More reviews by chloe90
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I LOVE this stuff! I have dry skin and in the fall/winter months it seems that no matter what cleanser I use - even ones that claim to "hydrate"'- my face is always left super tight and dry, to say the least. I hate super thick facial moisturizers because they always tend to just sit on top of my skin and or inevitably migrate into my eyes, causing major irritation. Olive oil seems to sit and feel heavy on my skin. Going sans moisturizer/face oil isn't an option either since my skin ends up overproducting oil (to counteract the Mojave-esque dryness) and making me break out as a result. I received the small 0.16 oz bottle of this as part of a gift set and began to apply it post-face washing just for kicks. WOW this stuff really works. Even just using a few drops, I find this oil absorbs really fast (in about several minutes) and feels like nothing heavy is on the skin - hence the name. Usually I do this at night and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels ultra smooth, silky,.and refreshed! Granted, I'm in my early 20s but I can definitely see a difference from how rough feeling my skin used to be and how almost buttery it is after using this oil. I'd say the only major difference between the regular and light versions of the oil is that the regular version takes longer to sink into the skin. I love both versions and the fact that they're both multitasking (moisturizes hair, nails, etc). Just be sure to store the oil out of direct sunlight, as this makes it go bad faster. And set the bottle on a flat surface to avoid drops! Thank you, argan oil!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/10/2015 8:22:00 PM
More reviews by Ravenn
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I liked this product at the beginning as it made my skin so unbelievably soft! But about 4-5 days of using it, I now have acne and bumpy skin. Avoid if you have clog-prone skin!
on 8/27/2015 5:13:00 PM
More reviews by BeautyBoy88
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I am amazed by this product. Having combination skin that is sensitive, oily, and prone to breaking out, means I really have to find products that are miracle workers. I've heard so much about oil cleansing, using oils to moisturizer, anti aging oil treatments instead of serums, cleansing oils suspended in water (micellar water), etc. I had essentially written off being able to use an oil on my skin without being reduced to a sad, oily, acne ridden mess. This has not only not broken me out, it has given me the most incredible glow. a glow that isn't simply the result of being shiny, because I am NOT shiny. A glow that is the result of my overall skin tone evening out as though I've been airbrushed. This leaves a semi-matte finish on my skin that is not greasy to the touch at all. My skin appears to be plumper aka more hydrated, less red, less oily in my t zone, and have I mentioned this lit from within glow? I cleanse my skin and pat it dry. I usually spot treat any breakouts and apply a serum at this point. Sometimes I will use a micellar water before applying a serum. Double cleanses the skin and helps my serum stretch. Once that is absorbed I apply my moisturizer and eye cream and let those absorb. I follow it up with three or four drops of this oil and I rub it all over my hands and fingers and pat it onto my skin with my hands. Usually I pay my entire and face and neck for about 40 seconds. It sinks in after about 5/10 minutes. My skin responded to applying the oil this way the best. I know others have said they apply it like moisturizer and I feel that's not really effective with an oil. Oil should be applied last because it's likely heavier than anything else you're using. So I always apply things lightest to heaviest. Eye cream and oil always being last. If I feel a little oily after a long work day, I splash my face with water and pat dry. It instantly refreshes my skin without having to reapply moisturizer. The oil really keeps my hydrated and allows my skin to just do its thing and look good. It's been a simple addition to my skincare routine but aside from when I started using retinol, it's been one of the most effective additions. I think the packaging is great and the cost is a little steep at first but when you think about how you use a few drops at a time, it's a lot of bang for the buck. I use this on my lips, eyes, and face only. So for me, it's more cost effective than someone using it on their body and hair as well. I'd be happy if the small bottle lasted me two/three months. All I know is that I would buy this monthly if I had to. It's that good. It's a thin, silky, light gold oil that comes with a dropper in the screw lid. I keep it in my medicine cabinet and use it morning and night. This has also done wonders on my lips and around my eyes. Completely eliminating any dehydration or inflammation. It has really helped to calm my skin down and make me feel like I have good healthy skin. I could not rave more about it. Without a doubt, my holy grail product.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 7/7/2015 11:21:00 PM
More reviews by adara260
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Update: 1/16/16True rating: 3.5/5I've been using this on my peeling skin that I've gotten from using Retin A. This has been so effective in getting rid of the dry patches without leaving a greasy residue!I'm not quite why this is working better for me now, maybe the change in season? I'm glad I didn't through this bottle out!Bought a tiny bottle of this because I really wanted it to work for me by alas it doesn't regulate or reduce my t zone nor does it really moisturize my dry cheeks. This is definitely lighter then the original version. I will stick with the original for my cuticles and cheeks. This stuff is OK not great or worth repurchasing.I saw Josie on QVC recently and this argon oil doesn't seem to be as effective at anti-aging as good old retinol. Sorry to say but I love her oil cleanser!!!!
on 6/27/2015 10:18:00 PM
More reviews by PeeShee
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
I had a peel done and my skin was raw it was Friday so I was planning to stay home all wk end and let my face heal. Then something came up Saturday and I knew once I put on my makeup it would look horrible. So I figured let me put some of this oil on it can't hurt, omg my skin looked smooth and hydrated makeup went on flawlessly and no peeling. I love the original and this one is just as great.
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