Friday, April 22, 2016

Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment Review

A while ago I made a purchase on Sephora’s website and decided to redeem some of my reward points. I’ve tried the Josie Maran Argan Oil before and honestly, wasn’t super impressed. It wasn’t necessarily bad but I didn’t think it was as great as all the hype it was getting. Even so, I decided to go ahead and try this product out because I thought that maybe this would be different. This treatment is meant to penetrate “deeply and absorbs quickly to fortify and repair skin for instant, long-lasting hydration that produces a fresh, radiant glow. Purified water plumps and hydrates, while argan oil preserves and nourishes, locking moisture in and preserving skin's youthful cushion.”  To find out if this product really delivers just keep on reading….

I like the look of this product because it looks very clean and chic with the white and rose gold packaging. However, I’m not crazy about the fact that this has a dropper tool. I normally love a dropper but it can be a bit hard to get the product out sometimes. It might be because this does have a slightly creamier consistency then other oils. The actual formula though is quite nice. I found it to be very lightweight on my skin and it absorbed pretty quickly. I find that some serum/oils can take a while to absorb but this absorbed pretty instantly. Even though it absorbs fast I can still feel a sort of “film” on my skin. I wouldn’t necessarily call it oily or greasy but more of a nourishing “veil” over my skin. A little can go a long way with this product so you don’t need much at all, but if you do use too much then I think it can feel oily or greasy. I would recommend starting out with a few drops and then add more if you feel you need it. I do feel like this product hydrated my skin quite well and lasted all day and/or night. I also felt this helped to calm some redness and add a little radiance to my skin. It didn’t cause any irritation to my somewhat sensitive skin and it didn’t cause any breakouts.

This product does in fact have some very nice characteristics but it is quite pricey. Some items can be worth the price, but is this one of those products? For me, it’s not. I know it’s 100% natural and the ingredients are what make it more expensive but I don’t feel it’s anything spectacular. I feel like I can compare this to rose hip oil because I find that they both have very similar results. The rose hip oil absorbs quickly into my skin, deeply nourishes, heals any irritation, redness or scarring and is a little more affordable. I use the Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil which costs $22 for 1 oz. I’m pretty sure the size of the Argan Milk that I have is 0.33 oz. which cost $20, while the 1 oz. size cost $56. Overall, I found the product very nice but I can get the same results with other products that are more cost friendly. If you have the money and don’t mind spending it then definitely give this product a try because I do believe it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. However, if you are like me and on a tighter budget but still want a great product that delivers great results then I would recommend trying the rose hip oil. 

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