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The Minimalist Product Review: Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil—Summer Skincare Savior

The Minimalist Product Review: Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil—Summer Skincare Savior

I love oil. Sounds gross, I know, but my combination skin really takes to it. I tend to have dry patches on my cheeks, chin and forehead that get worse as the weather gets warmer.

Since I added oil to my cleansing routine, I found a counterintuitive way to keep breakouts at bay, but unfortunately this doesn’t work as well during the hot summer months.

Enter Josie Maran Organic Argan oil! This 100% pure, cold-pressed, Moroccan oil is lightweight, rich in anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and other active substances that boast anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Research suggests its reputation as a healing “miracle” serum is well-deserved.

I couldn’t wait to try this product out and see if my experience would mirror the rave reviews. I should warn you up front about the cost, since that was my only ‘con’ for this product. The oil is $48 for a mere 1.7 oz, but don’t let the size fool you—a little goes a very long way.

The medicine dropper makes application precise, and after about a month of consistent use I hardly made a dent in the bottle.

Here's the info on Josie Maran Argan Oil:

What it is:
A lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails. 

What it does:
This 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that's rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe. 

What else you need to know:
100% Pure Argan Oil is first cold pressed to ensure the best quality, highest-grade oil. It is housed in a recyclable glass bottle and purchased from women's cooperatives in Morocco to support their social and economic welfare. These cooperatives work within a UNESCO biosphere reserve that ensures the protection and reforestation of Argan trees. 

What I love:
My skin drinks this up so well that I’ve been moved to replace my former loves, jojoba and coconut oil. Josie Maran Organic Argan oil absorbs easily, with no residue or greasy feel. It leaves my face with a nice healthy glow and it’s full of compounds that protect skin from the sun.

So far, I’ve used it as part of my facial regimen, to soothe dry cuticles, and as part of a deep conditioning treatment for natural hair- all with amazing results. Believe the hype, ladies. This stuff is the truth!

Bling Factor:

Pro: The ultimate moisturizing and skin-restoring product.

Con: Pricey! But my experience suggests it’s worth the coins, and a little goes a long way.

Buy Again: Absolutely.

Price: $48

Packaging: 5 blings, the dropper is pure genius

Overall: 5 Blings

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  • terez mccall

    Hi Amy, definitely give it a try and share your experience! I was initially skeptical, but I’m telling you, Argan oil has done wonders for my skin already.

  • Great post.  I can’t tell you how many times I have seen Josie on QVC and wanted to try her oil and of course seeing her products at sephora.