Obsession of the Week: Argan Cleansing Oil

Josie Maran argan cleansing oilOh Sephora. I love you and I hate you all at once.

My friend Janine and I can (and have) gotten lost in Sephora for hours. Between the range of beauty products they have there and the gorgeous packaging so many of the brands have (two of our faves are Benefit and Bliss), it’s our own personal heaven.

The last time we snuck out for some big girl shopping, I realized that I was somehow not signed up for their little Beauty Insider club. What the heck? So I signed up on the spot. I’m totally down for building reward points and getting free products for getting my shopping fix.

I managed to control my spending during that trip even though I really, really wanted to try Josie Maran argan oil. I walked out with nothing but eye shadow, but the universe had different plans for me. I hit up the Sephora site later in the week for a birthday present and, holy shiiiiiit, one of the free samples they were giving away was Josie Maran argan cleansing oil. Hollerrrr. I totally checked that little box and went on my merry way.

And let me tell you: it’s amazing.

It smells good (I seriously want to lick my own face after I use it), it feels good (even though it’s an oil it’s not greasy), and it leaves your skin glowing. Those three things right there would normally be enough for me. Add to it the fact that it’s 100% organic, environmentally friendly and empowers women in male-dominated rural Morocco and you’ve got a lifelong fan.

Now, it is a little pricey for this drugstore beauty queen. As in $32 for 6 ounces. But–and listen carefully because you won’t hear me say this too often–it is totally worth it.

First of all, it’s an oil and a little bit of it goes a long way. Second, it kills a couple of birds with one stone: it’s a cleansing oil, makeup remover and anti-aging moisturizing treatment. And–I don’t know if you’ve gotten the gist of this yet–it’s amazing!

In fact, I love it so much that I plan on treating myself to the 100% argan oil–which can be used everywhere from your face to your hair and cuticles and is even more expensive.

To learn more about argan oil, check out Josie Maran’s website.

What’s your favorite beauty product to splurge on?

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6 Comments

  1. I have seen this and was kinda considering trying it. You make it sound so amazing that I’m gonna have to do it!! I’m obsessed with Fekkai Shea Butter shampoo/cond. I got a free sample and after trying it I had to splurge! It smells SO yummy I just want to eat my hair.

  2. I looove DHC’s oil cleanser, so I’d be interested in the Josie Maran version. Although, I have her 100% argan oil and it makes my face itchy. 🙁 Luckily I only bought the small bottle, so now I have a really expensive cuticle moisturizer. Doh! LOL!

    1. I love DHC’s oil cleanser too! I waited until I ran out of it to try this one and it’s really similar.

      Totally bummer about the straight argan oil! My sister got it for me for my birthday and I’m in loooooove. You can use it in your hair too!

  3. Ooohh! That sounds divine! I may have to try this out. With my second pregnancy, I am still waiting for that “glow”. Right now, my skin is just dry, dry, dry. As for my fave thing to splurge on, it’s a pedicure!!! ~Sarah

    1. Do it! It’s seriously awesome and the smell alone is worth it! My sister got me the straight up argan oil for my birthday, which is fab too (though it doesn’t smell like anything).

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