Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment Review & Swatches
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment ($56) is a new way to enjoy Argan Oil. Launching for Spring 2014 this new formulation of Josie Maran Argan Oil is a milky formulation that delivers the same great benefits as Argan Oil in a lighter consistency.
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Unfortunately Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment is overpriced for what you get. This is a 1 oz size at $56 versus Josie’s original Argan Oil at $48 for 1.7 oz. The thing is you’re getting a more diluted formulation of the pure Argan Oil that Josie sells so I was a little shocked at the size and price difference between the two.
Basically you’re looking at a formula of 100% Pure Argan Oil suspended in purified water. The formula is supposed to be just as hydrating as the original Argan Oil but the water gives the product a lighter consistency that absorbs easily. Not that the original formula didn’t absorb easily but one of the nicest things about Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment is you’ll feel quite alright using at as a daily and nightly treatment versus the original formula which isn’t particularly friendly for AM use as it is a bit rich.
I have very dry skin and I have to say this isn’t nearly as good Argan Oil in terms of the hydration it provides. It’s fragrance free and it absorbs instantly into my skin. The texture reminds me of a thick, congealed gel. It feels very luxurious and it does soften skin without leaving a film on my skin. However, Argan Oil is most definitely the more hydrating product of the two formulas. I do like I can use this as a serum of sorts in the morning and following up with my other skin care products and not worry about it being too rich or concentrated. As my friend and reader so kindly pointed out in the comments below, this is actually supposed to be used as layer serum. So this first followed by the original Argan Oil is the proper application process which is suggested on the box. I think this is kinda pointless as really they are the same product just in a different formulation so I don’t really see the point of layering but it seems a necessary evil to get the best moisture for me…!
I think Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment might be a nice pick up for those with oily skin who are afraid of the original formula. However, for those with drier skin who do like the original formula you should stick with it as this version is not anymore hydrating plus it is simply a diluted formula of the original and more expensive!
It’s available now at QVC.com, Sephora.com, and Sephora stores.
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