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My Josie Maran Starting Line-Up

Still obsessed.

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Those are two words that sum up how I feel about every Josie Maran product I’ve ever tried. And I really need to stay away from when Josie herself goes on QVC because I become someone I don’t even know. I get all faint and feel like I HAVE to buy something. Aaaand, I always do. Yah. JM’s products are just so freaking awesome, y’all. These two babies are my absolute favorite. If you don’t try anything else from the line, you’ve got to try the argan oil…

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Argan oil is synonymous with Josie Maran as every single one of her products has argan oil in them. It works out beautifully because argan oil is a fantastically rich oil but doesn’t feel greasy. It doesn’t have much of a scent either.

What Sephora says about the Argan Oil,

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. (source) 

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A little of the oil goes a long way and like most natural oils, it has many different uses for hair, skin, nails, etc. I am loving this all over on my face at night. It’s the perfect end to the day and gives my skin that hydration I need without making my pores feel all clogged up. It retails for $48 so it isn’t exactly the cheapest oil on the market but dang…argan oil is like beauty superfood.

If you really want to dabble into JM without breaking the bank and want to get a product that you KNOW you’ll get some serious use out of, check out the Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40.

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Yes. Yes! I am living for this moisturizer. First of all, it is haaaaard to find a daily moisturizer that is preservative-free AND has enough SPF but doesn’t leave my face with that white film. You know the film I’m talking about, don’t you? My brown sisters can attest to having a hard time getting products with SPF to reallllly sink into the skin. You’re left with an unsightly ‘ghost face’ even after you spent 2 minutes vigorously rubbing moisturizer in the skin. It sucks but I so don’t have that problem with this moisturizer.

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What Sephora says about it,

“Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 is your skin’s first defense against premature aging. This natural formula physically deflects UVA rays that can cause up to 80 percent of premature aging. It also shields from the harmful UVB rays that we encounter on sunny days or at the beach. Unlike traditional sunscreens, this natural formula is infused with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil. This sunscreen is extra mild and fast absorbing and it can also double as a great makeup primer. Argan Daily Moisturizer is lightweight, paba free, and suitable for all skin types.” (source)

While I don’t actively purchase products that have anti-aging properties, I do believe in preventative care. The magical argan oil is dumped in the moisturizer and despite it having SPF 40 in it, it doesn’t smell too SPF-y. I can wear it daily without feeling like I’m prepping up for a day at the beach. It’s such a divine moisturizer and I can’t wait to see how it’ll act in the warmer months. It does darn well in the cooler season.

This moisturizer is priced at $32, but honestly, I only use 1/4 of a pump of it daily. It’ll last fooooorever. JM is sold at Sephora, Sephora.com and QVC.com and if you haven’t tried anything from the brand, hop to it.

But don’t be like me and get all addicted to QVC, y’all. And if you do – so help your wallet.

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  • http://www.peaceloveandglitter.com Kayla @ Peace Love and Glitter

    I love argan oil! I use it on my mainly on my hair, but I still love to boost my moisturizer with a drop of it. The moisturizer made my oily skin super shiny, but I love that it has a physical spf in it.

    • Brittany

      It’s awesome stuff, uh?

  • http://www.thelacqueredlady.com The Lacquered Lady

    I love her cleansing oil for face! Amazing! I also have her oil that I use in my hair. I tried the tinted moisturizer, but it was a bit too slick with my combination skin.

    • Brittany

      I adore her hair oil but haven’t tried the tinted moisturizer. The cleanser oil is niiiiiice. Yay for a fellow JM fan!

  • http://www.ivoryandolive.com Kim Carroll

    I’m with you! Next up for me is the Josie Argan Infinity Cream. Have you seen that? SWOON.

    • Brittany

      I saw it on QVC and how I DIDN’T make the purchase is beyond me.

  • http://www.project-swatch.com Emi at Project Swatch

    The Jose Maran moisturizer is my favorite daily sunscreen :)

    I know I need to wear sunscreen every day, but I hate sunscreen – the smell, the feel, etc. This is by FAR the best I’ve found in terms of being not-unpleasant, and from what I’ve read it’s a really excellent sunscreen too!

    However, if you want to get the full SPF benefit out of a sunscreen, you do need to use a sufficient amount – I use two pumps for my face, they say about 1/4 tsp for your face which is kind of a lot it turns out. There’s a lot of info out there if you google if you wanted to look into it more.

    • Brittany

      Looks like I’ll be doing some beauty homework tonight. :) But yes, I love how this doesn’t smell so sunscreen-y.

  • Farrah

    I am so glad I read your blog before going to Sephora this morning, just so happens that they have the JM Argan Oil as a 100 perk Beauty Insider gift!!! I can’t wait to try it out tonight!!

    • Brittany

      I knowwwww!! As if I needed a reason to order anything from Sephora. Eeeeep!

  • http://mousewings.dreamwidth.org/ Iris

    I’m trying the sunscreen. I love how it has SPF40. Anything under SPF30 doesn’t cut it for me.

    • Brittany

      You sound like me. I’m a high SPF lover myself.