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Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil

What it is:A lightweight oil to deeply hydrate and treat skin, hair, and nails. What it is formulated to do:This legendary, 100 percent pure Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids to deeply hydrate and nourish skin. Grown organically in Morocco, the multitasking formula contains astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to create a nourished, youthful-looking complexion. It easily absorbs into skin, delivering a fresh, dewy glow, and keeps you looking beautiful from head to toe. Great for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin, it may also be used to treat split ends and soften cuticles. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Pure Argan Oil is first cold pressed to ensure the best quality, highest-grade oil. It is housed in a recyclable glass bottle and purchased from women's cooperatives in Morocco to support their social and economic welfare. These cooperatives work within a UNESCO biosphere reserve that ensures the protection and reforestation of Argan trees. Research results:In a 4-week clinical test: - 83% of women showed significantly improved skin hydration - Participants saw a visible reduction in coarse wrinkles and fine lines in the eye area
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil

Question
How long the travel size last?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(CA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
8 answers
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answer 1
I haven't tried the product yet, but I am planning to and I reconmend you to get the travel size no matter what. I did the math and if you buy travel sizes you get more for your money. I think it is saving like 30 cents if you were to buy travel sizes as apposed to the bigger size. However, the jumbo size is better value (a $112 value for $98). So even so, it really isnt that bad to do travel sizes still.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
brynnabug
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
I used it twice a day on my face and after my bath on my hands and arms. It took about 2 months to use it all. You only need to use a drop or two.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
tryingthings
(Mpls., MN)
answer 3
I've had it a few months and it's about halfway gone. I put it on most nights. Just a couple drops does the trick for me.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lilac21
answer 4
It will depend on how much you use. I have been using a drop every night for six weeks now and I have over 90% of the product still remaining.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
shreena13
(Atlanta)
answer 5
I only needed about 3 drops a night so it lasted me about 2 months. Definitely long enough to decide if you want to invest in the larger size (which I did).
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
ashleerene
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 6
It has lasted me and my husband a little over 2 months (with both of us using it once a day for our face)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
sian421
(Columbia)
answer 7
It will last about a week if you only use about twice for hair, and daily for face. Depends on how much you use.... it does not take a lot. Of course, the big bottle is a better deal, but this is a nice travel size!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
eannd
(Washington, DC)
answer 8
IT LASTS FOR ABOUT A WEEK, YOU DONT NEED ALOT A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY...AND I PROMISE YOU WILL LOVE IT...I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR SKIN AND HAIR ENDS, LOV LOV LOV IT..
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lynnlovsephs
(HOWARD BEACH, NEW YORK)
Question
Using with tea tree oil
I use tea tree oil for acne, both day and night. When would I apply the argan oil? Before or after?
asked 5 years ago
ChinaDoll1979
(Puyallup, WA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
8 answers
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answer 1
If you're using tea tree oil and it's working for you, I'd apply argan oil and spot treat with tea tree oil.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kritty180
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
apply together....your skin will drink it up and glow, you will love it...
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lynnlovsephs
(HOWARD BEACH, NEW YORK)
answer 3
Forget tea tree oil.....just use this instead. It doesn't burn and it has almost no scent. Try the small bottle if you don't want to commit to a large purchase. Alternatively, use it over the tea tree oil if you absolutely have to. I would just use tea tree oil as a spot treatment, again if you absolutely have to.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Therapist
(Ontario)
answer 4
personally, I would think of tea tree as a treatment. Thus, going on before your moisturizer. Make sure your tea tree is diluted because it can be SUPER strong if just using in the essential oil form. I like to put it in a bottle mix a few drop with rose water, then mist all over face after cleansing. After, put Argan oil on where you get driest, if you suffer from acne you tend to have oilier skin, this can be more geared for drier skin types so put it in the drier areas ( around eyes, mouth, nose) then if you need more moisture add to other areas. :-)
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
jlander5
(winston salem, nc)
answer 5
Tree oil is very harsh and made me break out more, I would try the argan oil by itself
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
tarte54
(Benicia, CA)
answer 6
Since you should apply lighter formulas first. I'd do tea tree oil then argan oil.
Or rotate every other night.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
skincarejunkie3
(Toledo, Oh)
answer 7
I use tree tea oil too, and typically put that on first, then add the argan oil after the tree tea oil has been absorbed.
answered 5 years ago
munch38
(Hoboken, NJ)
answer 8
You can use the Argan Oil day & night. Apply the Argan Oil first & then the tea tree oil.
answered 5 years ago
tigris
(St Paul, MN)
Question
Do you use this product alone and all year round?
Once the oil has absorbed, do you need any other moisturizer on top? What about the winter months? My skin is normal sometimes combo. Most of my winter creams are heavier for my dry cheeks and I would like to be more cost effective. Thank you!
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
bennie19
(Atlanta, GA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
All of the oils still need a moisturizer over the top at night. Let it soak in, then use your regular moisturizer
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
conlee
(Kansas)
answer 2
When using any of the oils, you still need to use a moisturizer over the top. After you clean your face, rub in the oil. Wait awhile until it soaks in and then cover with your regular moisturizer. I only use the oil at night on my face. I put a few drops in the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and then rub my hands through my hair while it is still wet after washing
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
conlee
(Kansas)
answer 3
I have combo skin as well and I use this product all year round. What the skin needs it drink in. After used a couple of times you will no more of how much to use and where it is needed most. Ex: liveral around eyes and small amount on the rest of the face. This is the only product that is needed . No other moisturizer is needed, this does the job. I would never pay the pricetag on this product if I still needed moisturizer after appling it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
crazylady16807
(Louisville, KY)
answer 4
I use it alone and under a tinted moisturizer. Since it is not greasy it can be used either way
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
yuki64
(Durham, NC)
answer 5
I just started using it this winter. I like to apply my regular moisturizing cream on top of it, but I may stop this for summer. I always change routines with the seasons.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
I have (had) sensitive and dry skin. I wear it alone at night after cleansing and then I wear it on top of my moisturizer in the morning as my primer. I use only 3 drops in the morning but about 5 at night.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
mommyoftwins24
(CA)
answer 7
I don't usually need anything else and I have a slightly oily t-zone and dry sometimes flaky chin and cheek area.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
bluestormnavi
(Somewhere, CA)
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Will it help my oily/acne prone skin?
I know it says that it is OK for acne, but is it really? My skin is super oily and breaks out all the time in the summer, I'm on a Rx to help it but have been wanting to try something new and I'm turning the big 30 soon so I'm starting to worry about sagging skin and lines.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
naelynn
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
Believe it or not yes! By applying oil to your face it actually tricks your skin into thinking it's producing even more oil than it was before, which results in your skin to stop producing as much.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BeautybyBritt
(Massachetts)
answer 2
Try it on a section of your face where you already breakout, so it does break you out more its a small controlled area. I have acne on my chin and it seems not to aggravate it. Also use a small amount, 1-2 drops is more than enough for me
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
agdala
(San Diego, Ca)
answer 3
This stuff is a great compliment to my current acne/anti-aging treatments: Retin A Micro and Spiranolactone (the best treatment available for hormonal acne, imo).
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
mlew
(Mount Vernon, WA)
answer 4
Somehow this actually makes me produce less oil. i am very oily as well. I can use a primer under my foundation, and I still have an oil slick on my face within an hour. When I use this, which I use exclusively now, morning and night, i actually notice that my face is NOT greasy, and I don't have that oil-slick look, ever! It balances out the oil. I have not broken out once, and that is saying a lot for my skin! Oh, I'm 27 by the way.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 5
I am 34 and still get breakouts (does it EVER end??) and this product does not cause me any further issues. In fact, I have had fewer breakouts. I've been using it only a few weeks, but my skin is really soft. I have noticed that my natural oil production is way down. Maybe because this stuff absorbs so much better than other lotions and creams (like attracts like). Give it a try, return it if you don't like it, what have you got to lose?
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
radar626
(New Jersey)
answer 6
I live in high heat Arizona and have dealt with unrelentless acne..and this has definatly cleared it up! My skin looks so much better! And I have tried almost EVERY Sephora product for acne with no avail!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
myia
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 7
YES!! It cleared up my acne, and i have oily skin....totally works!!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Kelley77
(Deerfield beach, fl)
Question
What is the best product to use to help lighten a scar?
I have two scars on my arms from stiches. I would like to lighten them and my doctor told me to use a mosturizer on them. I would like to find the best prodcut.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
This is great at healing scars, but if you have something particularly severe, try Mederma. You can often find a store brand-version of Mederma for half the price.

Mederma hasn't been great for my acne scars since it breaks me out, but the argan oil has been fantastic.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kritty180
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I think this product has helped the appearance of my facial scars, probably due to the high level of vitamin e...also you could try vitamin e oil. My favorite is e gem vitamin e oil drops by carlson labs...hope this helps :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
irishcherokee
(Batavia, Ohio)
answer 3
Mederma would probably work best for a scar, or cocoa butter. I use palmers and its not an instant fix, but will lighten
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
maxandbella
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
i would recomend using a vitamin c topical treatment i have been using one i make myself every day on a really bad scar on my arm and now its almost gone i cant believe it! as far as the argan oil all it will really do for your scar is keep it moisturized you need something that is going to strengthen your collagen in the dermal layer of your skin in order to see any improvements.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ashleybeyazian
(columbus, oh)
answer 5
If your scars are old there really isnt too much you can do at this point, big scars are the type of thing you need to work on as soon as the injury heals. You can try silver silicone, a retinol product or coco butter on newer scars (less than a year old) to help diminish them but anything that has set in past that you are pretty much stuck with.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kaytedidnt
(Louisville, KY)
answer 6
Mederma or Neocutis. This is per my dermatologist :)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
heatherloves138
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 7
I would suggest asking your question on BeautyTalk for advice from your peers and Sephora's beauty experts: http://bit.ly/oipnmr. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
janinebt
Question
Pore clogging?
Does this product clog pores?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
cherrieb
(Worcester, MA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
I have huge pores and I have never found something to add moisture to my skin that didn't clog my pores and break my sensitive dry skin out until I found this.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
dianapanzy
answer 2
Definitely does NOT clog pores! I have had problems with severe acne in the past and I avoid like the plague any product that clogs pores. I'm now on my second bottle and have bopught it for my boyfriend and my aunt!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
mbarr
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 3
I don't think so, it hasn't on my skin.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
tryingthings
(Mpls., MN)
answer 4
no. this product does not clog pores
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
msdaisy888
(NEW YORK, NY)
answer 5
This Argan oil is absolutely fine to use for problematic skin as it's 100% organic. My daughter suffers from acne and eczema and she uses this often to moisturize and soothe her skin. BEWARE of other Morocan Argan Oil products that aren't 100% pure as they usually contain silicons that can clog the pores and cause irritation. They're usually a lot cheaper and inexpensive, but aren't very good for hair or skin. Check the ingredients before buying.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
Stevie11769
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
answer 6
No
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
ciaraleximom
(Tucson AZ)
answer 7
I've only used it on my face a few times, always with a light pat... with that, I haven't noticed my pores clogging.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
vrad417
(NYC/LA, CA)
Question
Will this aggravate my acne prone skin?
This product sounds amazing, and seems like THE product I've been looking for as far as simplicity, ease of use and I LOVE that its all natural! I, however, have acne-PRONE skin. I say 'prone' because it is under control, but I have oily skin and therefore am, and always will be prone to acne. Has anyone with oily skin used this, and if so, did it cause you to break out or not?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
sweetheart92
(Mpls, MN)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
I have dry acne prone sensitive skin and this product doesn't aggravate my skin in fact my skin looks better.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
dianapanzy
answer 2
My skin is oily, but also has dry areas (around my eyes and nose). I think it would be too oily to put all over my face. I used it on my dry areas and it did not cause breakouts. Maybe try the small size.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
gretchenfs
(West Pittston, PA)
answer 3
I have really oily skin, acne prone, too. I have used this for 2+ weeks now & am amazed at the results. Been using mainly at night.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lillenelenape
(Red Lodge, Montana)
answer 4
Me too! I have acne prone skin...due to having oily skin, I was reluctant, but, I tried adding it to my face after my facial regimen and I got two bumps afterwards. I would be careful, if your skin is oily, you don't want to clog your pores with more oil.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
shadae
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 5
I have oily/acne prone skin and this product has been great. Certain oils are ok for oily skin. I am also using Boscia makeup breakup cleansing oil which has been ok for my skin
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
zgirl76
(Coral Springs, Fl)
answer 6
I don't think this will be a problem for acne prone skin. I have oily skin and haven't had any increase in breakouts since using the argan oil. You only use a few drops and your skin soaks it up, and it's never left me feeling the least bit greasy. I've seen small sample bottles in the store--maybe give that a try to see how it works. Despite being an oil, it's very lightweight.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
whimsywings
(charlottesville, va)
answer 7
I have acne prone combination skin, it's EXTREMELY oily with dry patches. This product helped control both issues. It helped control my oil production and I had less dry spots and I had a nice glow. But I began breaking out. I had new zits on my face daily. Every morning I woke up with new zits. I used it for a few weeks but the problem never resolved. It's suppose to help acne prone skin but clearly there are exceptions. From all the reviews I read most people love this oil, but it just didn't agree with my skin.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
aliya3
Question
I'm wondering if this oil has much of a scent? I really want to try it but a lot of scents (natural included) give me really awful headaches.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
akstarr81
(Anchorage, Alaska)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
I am on chemo and for some reason my sense of smell is really sensitive and I don't smell anything when I am using it.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
dianapanzy
answer 2
I've never really noticed a scent. most people (i've read) said it smells nutty or if you get a cheaper brand smells really aweful
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jjm09d
answer 3
Personally, I do not think this has any scent whatsoever. Besides, you only have to apply such a small amount with water that any scent it does have is very diluted.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
makeupjunkienew
(Fort Myers, FL)
answer 4
With my first bottle, there was a faint citrus scent. I just received my second bottle and it did not have any scent at all. I also bought a bottle of 100% argan oil from Whole Foods and that one had a slight nutty scent (my friend thought it smelled like the Japanese genmaicha tea). Whatever scent there is, it will disappear after you apply to your skin.

From the Josie Maran package, they said each batch of argan oil will smell differently.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
8888
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
I did not notice a scent when I used the sample size from my summer bronzer pack.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
ogrewife
(moscow, idaho)
answer 6
I'm on my second bottle and have not noticed any strong scent at all. If you do buy this product in the stick form (they have it- it's great) it does seem to have a lemony smell. I just use the stick on my cuticles and elbows- it's a wonder product. The oil itself has no strong distinctive odor. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jacksonvillemom
(Jacksonville, Florida)
answer 7
I love the non-scented Argan Oil.. you hardly smell anything. It's fabulous.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
denhaag
(New York, New York)
Question
Can I use this with my regular moisturizer? I have dry skin and it still feels tight when I use this alone.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
potfv
(Boston, MA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes use it before your moisturizer and it will help your skin absorb more moisture.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
dianapanzy
answer 2
I use it under (or over depending which I grab first) Philosophy's hope in a jar. and haven't had any problems at all.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nikjm
(Atlanta)
answer 3
I had the same question. One of the girls that works at my local sephora told me that using it with a moisturizer would be fine. Her only suggestion is to use a moisturizer with a built in SPF only because the oil does not have one.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
elvg
(Delhi, CA)
answer 4
Yes. I use this with another moisturizer all of the time. Works well.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lradata
(COS, CO)
answer 5
you MUST ADD a moisurizer as this product does not moisturise at all!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
cherepaha
answer 6
I use my oil under day and night moisturizes everyday. My skin is not oily at all. It has reduced my fine lines and wrinkles.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sassygirlgrace
(Baldwin, GA)
answer 7
I have very dry skin so I mix a couple drops into my moisturizer before applying it and it works really well. Not greasy at all, just gives the moisturizer a boost!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lannf
(Tolland, CT)
Question
Can you use without putting any other moisturizer under it
can use use this product as just a moisturizer for the day and not use a other under it
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
schama92
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes and if you did want to add a moisturizer you would add it after the argan oil.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
dianapanzy
answer 2
You can wear it alone, but you may want to consider mixing a couple of drops in with your daily SPF moisturizer for the day.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jojo22
(bronx, ny)
answer 3
i use this instead of a moisturizer and swear by it! my skin isn't really dry, though. sometimes i use a primer over it, but not always.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sarahmichelle19
(Oregon)
answer 4
Yes, it works well as a stand-alone moisturizer! I use it under mineral makeup and it prevents flaking.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
chellebean00
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
I use it just as a moisturizer and it works just fine on its own.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
graceful01
(los angeles, ca)
answer 6
I think you can use it alone as a moisturizer. I use what's left on my hands from putting it into my hair, to rub on elbows, etc.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
over40indothan
(Dothan, AL)
answer 7
You do not need to add another moisturizer if you are using this oil!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
annajade
(Tampa, FL)
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