"Argan Oil restores the skin's natural moisture and pH balance while nourishing skin cells by replenishing essentially fatty acids. The unique oil blend is also formulated with luxurious almond, safflower seed and grape seed oil, as well as age-defying antioxidants that not only cleanse the surface, but renew every layer of the skin. The non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling moisturized, never tight or try."
two weeks ago i walked into my local Sephora looking to re-up on my Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes and a few other things. while there my favorite SA Laurie told me to give the Argan Cleansing Oil a try and swore that it would work wonders for my oily skin and that i'd love it more than i did the Bear Naked Wipes.
the idea of using oil to control oil didn't seem logical...
but you guys know i'm always looking for something to control the shine, so i purchased it, went home and immediately started using it (i instagrammed the photo above the first day i used it).
here's how it works: i pump 3-4 pumps (1-2 if i'm not wearing makeup) into my hands and massage into my dry skin; then i wet my hands with warm water and massage until it turns a milky consistency; then rinse with lukewarm water.
i was stunned that my skin didn't feel oily after rinsing, but it didn't strip my skin of all moisture like so many cleansers that are meant for oily skin. it does a super job at breaking down makeup (even waterproof mascara & my MUFE Waterproof Brow Corrector). the first time i used it i was so skeptical that i immediately went behind it with my NARS Make Up Removing Water and there was zero trace of makeup. good stuff.
fast forward two weeks and i head to the ladies room at work for my usual afternoon blotting session and realized my face wasn't greasy at all. there was a hint of shine on my nose, but that was it. that NEVER happens! and i have Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing Oil to thank. this product is the bees knees! i recommend it to anyone who has oily skin and is looking for something that will do an effective job at cleansing and also help to control oil. you won't be disappointed!
the 6 fl. oz bottle of Josie Maran Argan Oil retails for $32 and is available online, at Sephora or QVC (which also sells a 12 fl. oz bottle for $49.48). the price may seem a bit steep, but you use so little that the bottle will last you a while. i've been using mine every day and have barely made a dent in it.
have you tried the oil cleansing method? did you get great results?