Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer is a chemical-free, Argan oil infused sunblock that I picked up randomly at one of those evil bins at Sephora during checkout. I wasn't sure how my dry, sensitive skin would react to this product so, I picked up the smaller size. Turns out, my skin actually loves it! The small size is super convenient to just throw into your purse and the pump tube is perfect for dispensing with minimum wastage.
The texture is more like a fluid, quite watery and super easy to spread. It does contain Argan oil but, absorbs super fast, is non-greasy and does not leave that whitish cast most sunscreens do. It does have a strong smell that most sunscreens do that quickly fades once applied. Thanks to the Argan oil in this sunscreen, I can skip my moisturizer most of the time and my skin still feels totally soft & hydrated. I'm not sure if people with oily skin would like it as much since, it does not leave your skin matte. I use this primarily for my face and neck and I can definitely say, I don't burn as much in the sun as I used to before! 
What's more? It's formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals and all those nasties. It is quite pricey ($14 for 0.5 oz;$32 for 2oz) for a basic sunblock especially, if you tend to use it on your body but, I use this only for my face and neck. As a natural product, it does tend to separate so, make sure to shake it well before using. I love this stuff & would totally recommend it if you are looking for a chemical-free sunblock with a good SPF factor, that also doubles up as a great moisturizer!

Available at all Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com.

Have you tried the Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+ ? 

10 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this, but I may want to, summer time and all! xD

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  2. @AOYV - It is! Definitely check it out! :)

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  3. @Vijii - Yeah, now's the prefect time to try it. Let me know if you like it! :)

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  4. This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing I wasn't familiar with this product. :)

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  5. I got the Josie Maran hair serum from the same evil bins at sephora and they made my hair SO fricking greasy like no other product has ever made my hair.Actually not even greasy , it wa slike somebody glued pieces of my hair together! You wont believe , it took me 3 separate washes (with Meera shikakai powder , mind you) to get that grease out. I have no idea if it was just me or that one bottle , but BOY I am never going near Josie Maran coz of that one reason!!

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  6. @Vintage Makeup - You're welcome.It's definitely worth checking out :)

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  7. @Jan - I've never tried the hair serum but making hair so slick is definitely nasty! :( Did you by any chance use a lil too much? Whatever it is, 3 washes is just too much to get the gunk out! The sunblock is not so greasy but it definitely doesn't dry to a matte finish - I kinda like it :)Btw, been a while since I used meera :P The smell is so nostalgic!

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  8. No , I used the tiniest amount possible! I was terrified for a couple of days and thought I ruined my hair. But rough scrubbing action from meera got my hair back to normalcy ,phew!
    Yeah meera is actually quite nice..Loved the herbal smell :)

    Got back home only a while back.Call u tomm.

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  9. Now apparently there is also a the shampoo version of meera :P haha! k, speak to u today.

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