February 3, 2011

Josie Maran Argan Firming Day and Night Eye Cream Review

I was quite excited to check out the new Josie Maran Argan Firming Day and Night Eye Cream which launched exclusively on QVC recently. I haven’t yet seen it anywhere else aside from QVC. I kinda dig how QVC gets all these new products and exclusives first lately.

There are any number of things that I find appealing about this eye cream one of which was the twist top design that houses not one but two eye creams, one for evening and one for day.

I’ve used it nearing a month now and here are my thoughts!

A dual ended eye cream for use in the day and in the evening.

The key benefit here would be the fact you’re not getting one eye cream but two. The bottle is designed with two twist off pots on either end that each house one eye cream. The beige colored jar contains the day cream and the purple one houses the night cream.

Each eye cream addresses specific problems and contains ingredients to benefit these areas. The day cream contains Vitamin C for brightening up the eye area and giving it a freshly rested look where as the night cream has a more hydrating formula effective for treating drier, older eyes plus acts to reduce the look of wrinkles.

Both formulas are gorgeous creations as they absorb easily and leave the eye area nice and hydrated. The plus size is how quickly this absorbs as many eye creams have a nasty habit of laying on top of the skin. The formula isn’t too rich as I do not notice a hooded, puffy appearance when using this nor have I experienced milia when using the eye cream which I’m prone too when trying out eye creams that are a bit too rich.

I was hopeful that this would treat my biggest woe, puffiness, but sadly it did nothing in the realms of easing my baggage however it does hydrate well and the day cream does seem to brighten up tired eyes. I have finer lines under my eyes but I blame this on dryness and the night cream seemed to ease this considerably therefore erasing the signs of fine eyes as well as fatigue and dryness.

This may prove a little too lightweight for some as if you’re experiencing severe dryness this might not do the trick as it’s considerably lighter compared to some of my other eye creams.

I was hopeful it would ease puffiness but it sadly did not.

The $68 makes me wince however you can chalk it up as a one time purchase for both your day and night eye cream!

  • Anyone who needs a fast absorbing eye cream for use prior to makeup and concealer.
  • Anyone who has issues with richer eye creams that make their eyes puffy, hooded, or create other issues.
  • Anyone who likes the idea of having their night and day cream in convenient package!

  • Those who need intense moisture for drier eyes.
  • Those with heavier lines and aging signs under their eyes (it promises to firm but I can’t say if it does this as I don’t need firming as of yet however for those who have such an issue or are showing the advanced signs of aging you may need to seek something stronger).

I liked this alot but I felt like I might need a tad bit more moisture at times (chalk that up to the crazy winter we’ve been having around here) however my eyes did look considerably less tired after nearing a month of use. The price is a bit of a deal breaker as the pots are smaller and I’d say I could get a month or two more out of this before needing to repurchase, ouch! But I’ll consider a repurchase in the future as I love how quick absorbing this is and how it gave my eyes a bit of a lift.

Nice stuff just wish the price was a bit better and hopeful for a bit more moisture on the night cream side.

Tried it?


Do share!

Available at www.qvc.com

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • KristyQ

    Thanks, Muse! I want to try this…especially for travelling – it seems so easy to just bring one item and have both of your eye creams with you 🙂 Maybe you could save for summer use if you need more moisture in the winter??

    • the Muse

      I def love kristy ;-D wish it would ease puffiness a bit better but yes great Summer moisturizer or just a day one in all honesty as I don’t like heavier eye creams in the day :D!


    The pots are so, so tiny and the price is steep. But as long as it doesn’t create puffiness, I might give it a try. Love products with vitamin C.

  • Nunuiviet

    Hi the muse have u found your HG eye cream yet? As for me I still haven’t .I have one fine line under my right eye and it bothers me a lot!
    Anyway just keep posting reviews , I’m always interested in reading them!

    • the Muse

      not really nunu! I have alot of likes but none are really hg ;-D I’m seeking that ultimate cream that actually eases puff :D!

  • Shannon

    I suffer from eye puffiness and was told by a cosmetician to use gel eye products as cream products will add to the puffiness – has anyone else heard this before?

  • Bonnie

    Have not tried the eye cream yet, but I recently hauled a few Josie products, and so far, I LOVE all of them…there’s something about that argan oil!!!

  • jasmine

    this sounds awfully tempting to my pockets… 2 eye cremes for the price of 1!! btw, i totally HATE eye creams that take years to be absorbed, my philosophy hope eye cream sucked big time… gonna try this after i finish using my laneige(for AM) and philosopy one (PM)