Josie Maran Argan Glow-to-Go 6 piece Moroccan Collection
I’ve made no secret of my love for QVC, right? I adore watching all the different presentations and seeing in depth information on new products on a daily basis. I have learned so much about different clothing/beauty/makeup/accessory lines that I wouldn’t have known if I didn’t watch. J’adore.
On that note, I have been eying the presentations on Argan oil for a year or so now and have been intrigued, yet hadn’t ordered until recently. I found this kit above that had a bunch of sample sizes of some of Josie’s bestselling products at a good “try me” price, so I went for it! First of all, the packaging was cute and it came quickly (as all QVC purchases do.) I don’t order as much from QVC as I want to, but I like the ease of getting products I can’t get in stores or in sizes that are bigger and cheaper than I can get at Ulta or Sephora (like my Philosophy lotion and perfume!)
What intrigued me about the oil is that I have some really dry spots under my eyes and in the winter I like to use an oil on my face at night to hold in more moisture. I have used Philosophy’s replenishing oil in the past, but wanted to try Argan oil after seeing it around everywhere. I have used it for couple of days now and I am astonished at how soft my skin is. It has a dropper that comes with the bottle (and it’s a pretty good size, too) that helps dispense the oil. I use about two drops in the palm of my hand and rub it together and put it on my face, concentrating on my cheeks and undereye. I also use it on my feet before bed and on my children’s faces after a bath. I’ll let you know how my skin reacts after a couple of weeks or so and if it breaks out, but I have heard that it is a miracle oil and (hopefully) won’t be a problem.
Also included in the kit was a body butter that smells like apricots and vanilla (yum.) I loved the smell and the feel, but I typically either use Amazing Grace or Pure Grace as my lotion (love fresh and clean scents.) I feel this is a nice indulgence and works well over the oil when I lotion my feet and hands before bed and may be good in a nightstand as a treat at the end of the day.
The hair serum was amazing and surprised me how well it worked. My hair is sort of wrecked right now at the ends due to some (fun?) hair experiments and this visibly made the ends look moisturized and not as damaged. It also had a lemony, natural smell to it, but it wasn’t overwhelming. I don’t like strong scents in products and this scent didn’t offend me. I have a coconut serum I have been buying for a year or so now, but Josie’s hair serum worked better and I may consider buying more (though I’ve heard straight up Argan oil can be used for the same purpose, I’ll have to try!)
The cleansing oil was fun as I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, cleaning with oil? It felt really nice and foamed up and did take off my makeup and my skin felt awesome afterwards. I wonder if it is overkill to use all these oil products or not? Note: I adore Philosophy Purity the best, but don’t often get it due to price.) I don’t have a current fave for facial cleansing now, this could work for now.
The SPF facial moisturizer was also wonderful, it felt nice going on and smelling really great. I currently use the Cetaphil SPF moisturizer and like it, but I’m not super attached. I also use the generic Oil of Olay daily moisturizer in a pinch. I’m not sure if I’m that into spending more for a product like this, but could be persuaded (I’m such a sucker!)
Lastly, a cleansing body oil was included that was nice (is nice worth it though?) I can be kept happy with simple Dove body wash or my Philosophy scented ones, so this was a fun change, but I’m not convinced enough to buy the full size.
All in all I would repurchase a bottle of the straight up Argan oil and would contemplate getting the hair serum and facial moisturizer. I like the feel and smell of these products and think they would mix well into my routine (and aging face, Hello! 33 next month!)
Tell me, have you tried Josie Maran’s Argan oil? What did you think?
Note: this is not a sponsored review, I just like this stuff!