I have a confession to make beauties–I have a girl crush on Josie Maran. Not only is she gorgeous, she’s smart, she cares about the environment, and she seems friendly and down to earth when she’s on QVC. Oh, and she makes some awesome skincare, especially for us over 40 women. Josie was introduced to Argan Oil while on a photo shoot in France and has been a believer ever since. Josie Maran products are made with natural, 100% organic chemical free argan oil. Commonly referred to as “liquid gold” or “The Gold of Morocco”, Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It has astonishing healing, conditioning and anti-aging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe. Argan Oil is not only a “super food” for the skin and hair but for the whole body. It has twice as much Vitamin E as olive oil including vital antioxidants.
- as a moisturizer for dry skin on the face and body
- on split ends and dry hair
- to heal blemishes and acne scarring
- on nails and cuticles
- to help minimize fine lines
- to give a fresh and youthful glow to skin
Tell me that’s not a miracle in a bottle! I’ve been using Josie Maran Argan Oil for about 3 weeks now and I’m a believer! My skin waged a revolt just before I started using the argan oil and I had several dissidents (pimples) erupting around my chin. Strictly as a defense tactic, I picked at them and they were red, flaky and reeeeally ugly looking. I was hesitant to use oil to help with pimples, but two days after using Josie’s Argan Oil –the dissidents had retreated and I was starting to heal nicely–the redness and flakiness had totally disappeared after 3 days. This stuff really works! Argan oil has so many uses– I’m having a good time discovering more and more–a drop or two in the bathtub makes skin soft and silky, it’s a great cuticle oil and has been really good for my dry feet this winter. I love it! Argan Oil is available in 1.7 fl. oz. for $48, 4. fl. oz. for $96 or a “to go” size of 15ml for $14 which is a great way to try it.
First of all, kudos to Josie for putting more than a 15 SPF in a daily moisturizer! Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer 40+ ($32) is a natural formula that physically blocks UVA & UVB rays. Unlike traditional sun blocks, this natural formula is infused with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil, which repairs and reverses damage caused by the sun, fights sign of aging and improves skin tone for a radiant, renewed complexion. This sun block is extra mild and Paba free. Although it appears white and slighly thick coming out of the bottle, it’s lightweight on the skin and doesn’t have the whitish cast of a regular sunscreen. I will list the ingredients because I know some of you are very particuliar about what is in your sunscreen–as you well should be.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Hexadecene Copolymer, Decy Oeate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Organic Argan Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Capryl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Organic Aloe Barbadnesis (Aloe) Leaf Extract*, Organic Chamomilla Recutina (Matricaria) Extract*, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Natural Fragrance (Apricot Oil)**.
Josie’s Bare Naked Wipes ($12) are the best I’ve tried. I love facial wipes for those nights when I too tired to go through my whole nightly skincare routine but still want to get my makeup off rather than sleeping in it. The problem I’ve encountered in the past is that after using facial wipes for a few days (yes, I have weeks when I’m too tired to take off my makeup), they make my skin dry and my eye area gets sensitive. Bare Naked wipes are very mild and the cloth itself is really, really soft–must be because they are biodegradable. I also like the fact that they are fragrance free and have no pertochemicals. This is one of those products that demonstrates Josie’s committment to animals and nature. In support of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Polar Bear SOS initiative, a portion of every package sold will go to protect these endangered animals.
Argan Lip Treatment ($18) O-M-G –I adore this lip treatment! It smells sooooo good… like… yep—you guessed it–a fresh green apple! It’s all I can do not to eat it–unfortunately it doesn’t taste like a green apple–or maybe that’s a good thing, because I would just lick it off my lips all day. JM Lip Treatment has the most wonderful feel–it’s like buttah on the lips! Truly, it just melts into your lips and feels soooo good. You already know I’m a sucker for packaging, and just look at this cute little pot! It reminds me of Aladdin, I don’t know why and I don’t care–it’s cute.
The brand’s slogan is “Luxury with a conscience” and it certainly seems that they live up to it. Overall I’m quite impressed with Josie Maran skin care products. I really admire Josie’s commitment to the environment whether it’s donating a portion of her proceeds to a cause she believes in or by providing PETA approved, cruelty free makeup. I also have the Josie Maran Love Nest collection and really like those products as well. Next time I want to try her argan eye shadows and glosses and lipsticks and…and….and
A great way to try out the line at a bargain price is her Beauty in a Box: Orglamic Revolution Kit. You can find the limited edition kit on Sephora.com for $52 It has a bottle of Argan oil in the kit and lots of other great stuff. Santa can you hear me? I’ve been good—really!
I still have a girl crush on Josie Maran, I’m afraid if she keeps making such great products, it won’t go away soon. Hey maybe I can be like her older BFF (okay, really old BFF– okay, okay Mother) and we can dish about makeup and give each other makeovers! How ’bout it Josie, I’m not busy Friday night 🙂