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Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil

Which skin type is it good for?✔ Oily✔ Dry✔ SensitiveWhat it is:A 100 percent natural, organic, and antioxidant-rich oil to hydrate and nourish skin, hair, and nails.Solutions for:- Dryness- Fine lines and wrinkles- Loss of firmness and elasticityIf you want to know more… 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. Especially great for sensitive and acne-prone skin, it may also be used to treat split ends and soften cuticles.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- PhthalatesWhat 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
Allergic Reactions?
I'd like to know what kind of allergic reactions if any people had to this product and if you did have an allergic reaction, are you normally allergic to nuts or other things.
asked 7 years, 5 months ago
Hello1
(Boston, MA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm allergic to everything! I have yet to have a single problem with this product and I've been using it for months.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
keywestred
(Chattanooga, TN)
answer 2
I have been diagnosed with a lot of skin issues over the years, including psoriasis and eczema, and let me tell you this is not the LEAST bit irritating. I even used it on my legs where I've always had the worst case of psoriasis, and nothing but smoothness! It's amazing!! I'm not allergic to nuts, so i can't answer that, sorry.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
ITS ALL NATURAL,SO I DOUBT YOU WILL HAVE ANY REACTION, YOUR SKIN WILL LOVE IT....BUT IF YOU ARE THAT SENSITIVE, CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE...THEY WILL HAVE THAT ANSWE
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
lynnlovsephs
(HOWARD BEACH, NEW YORK)
answer 4
I'm allergic to nuts and decided to give this a try, as I've successfully used other nut products before without any sort of reaction. Unfortunately, I had a bad allergic reaction to this the second time I used it. So be cautious. However, many other people have used it with great success.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
barbiegirl12
(Vancouver, Canada.)
answer 5
you should be fine. The Argania Spinosa tree is very much like the Karite tree (which is what we get Shea from). Meaning, to get either, you are getting it from a FRUIT bearing tree, which both have pits and then seeds, which is where the shea/argan extracts are derived from.
By comparison, the Ojon products use Ojon NUT oil, which is ALSO a tree, but it is a NUT bearing tree, not a FRUIT bearing tree.

So as long as you don't have a particular allergy to Argan tree fruit, you would be fine.

If you have an allergy to tree nuts, you might not want to use Ojon though!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
mubymelissalyn
(Chicagoland, IL)
answer 6
as with the Ojon products, anyone with an allergy to any nut products should beware of some of the natural products. they DO contain nut oils. some people are allergic to specific nuts, and natural or not, allergic reactions CAN happen! just ask any Sephora cast member, at your local store, to supply you with a small few drops of the product, and performt eh patch test on your forearm.
answered 7 years, 5 months ago
xander
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How long the travel size last?
asked 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years, 10 months ago
lynnlovsephs
(HOWARD BEACH, NEW YORK)
Question
I thought oil was bad for your face
Why is this so special that despite the fact that almost all moisturizers are advertised as being oil free, everyone is saying this is a wonder product? Based on the rating, it obviously really is that awesome. But I'm so confused by it. And also, as dumb as it sounds, what exactly is it for? Some people say one drop is enough of a moisturizer for them. Others say they add a few drops to their normal moisturizer. I know everyone's skin needs a different, and I think that's part of what's adding to my confusion. I guess it has so many uses that I don't even know where to start.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
bethny
(florence, sc)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
8 answers
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answer 1
That's a controversy. There are good oils and bad oils. This is amazing for your skin trust me, no matter how oily or dry you are
answered 1 year ago
Nathankp99
answer 2
All-natural oils are actually very good for your skin. Oils derived from petrochemicals are terrible for you and this is the oil that is missing from the "oil-free" products.

In my opinion the best skin care products are like the best whole food--it contains as few ingredients as possible. :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
pixiesdust
(Havre de Grace, MD)
answer 3
Yes it's wonderful! Use it for your hair,cuticles,skin,face. It moisturizes and your skin just absorbs it. Especially if you have dry skin. It has beneficial properties such as the argan oil which is found from the argan tree which has lived for hundreds of years (if I'm not mistaken) preserves your skin. The more hydrated your skin the more supple it is. This I believe contains essential vitamins for your skin. You can achieve dewy skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
strawberry143
answer 4
I have oily, acne prone skin. I bought it for my hair, hands and feet but ended up using it on my face when I ran out of moisturizer last winter. Did not break me out (EVERYTHING breaks me out normally) and I was not oily and shiny. I have no idea why it worked. I only used a tiny drop on the face. Great if you use it in the winter. I don't think I would try it in the summer :)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
rmkm
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Hi. I use the Argan oil as a facial moisturizer. I like it so much better than lotions and creams, especially during the summer months. I've actually been using a full dropper full lately because I've been spending a lot of time in the sun and I want to protect and nurish the delicate skin on my face. I rub it between my palms and smooth all over my face, including the eye area. It absorbs super fast and I can just use a tinted moisturizer or foundation (if you prefer) and go. My skin looks beautiful, glowing and clean. It makes my summer tan skin pop! I know not all products are a win for everyone's skin types/needs, so maybe try the small $14 one to see if it works for you. If you can't use it on your face for whatever reason, you could always use it on your nails. Hope this helps! :)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
dancerjen
(Hampton, VA)
answer 6
I started by using it at night only to see how it affected my face. Once I started feeling how soft my skin was the next morning I started using it in the morning under my makeup as well. I don't use as much in the morning as I do at night for 2 reasons, I don't need to because of the moisture in my skin from the night and because I want to conserve the product.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
deerkari
(Calgary, AB)
answer 7
thought the same. dont know why this oil is different but it is. does not make me break out, and everything makes my sensitive, acne prone skin breakout or atleast clogs my pores.
this stuff is amazing.
i use one drop for each eye--its enough to cover eyelid, under eye and sides where crows feet and fine lines can appear
then i use about 5 drops (drop onto center of my palm) then dab w fingers onto each part of my face, especially rubbing into my acne scars.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
sephoraloves
(Edison, NJ)
answer 8
I use it as a moisturizer under my make up and at night before I go to bed. It is not oily just soothing. I have notices fine lines and wrinkles disappear while using this product. I highly recommend it.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
terridougherty
(Warren, IN)
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Can this argan oil be used on hair?
My stylist used argan oil to control my frizzies and it worked pretty well. would this be the same product?
asked 6 years, 10 months ago
darado
(encinitas, ca)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
you absolutely can use this product on your hair! and i recommend that you do so ASAP! i'm a black woman with naturally super curly-- kinky, even-- hair that endures a lot of torture: chemical relaxers, coloring, AND heat styling. obviously i need a product to protect from and repair damage, and this is just the product i turn to. i've been using it for only a month now and my hair is shinier, bouncier, less frizzy, and i've gotten tons of compliments from friends and strangers alike! it certainly is a must buy. if you have finer hair, i would suggest rubbing just ONE drop (it's very concentrated) between your palms and distributing through your hair starting with the ends and working your way up toward the top.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
heyychillout
(Orlando, Fl)
answer 2
Yep, you can use this on your hair. Just dilute it with a bit of water.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
CindyGeorge
answer 3
i've heard that it can be used anywhere which is part of its appeal. i've recently used it on my scalp where my part is when it got sunburt which really helped with embarrassing peeling
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
susieqooo
(Ventura,ca)
answer 4
Yes.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
tigris
(St Paul, MN)
answer 5
No, not the same product as your stylist. That is probably Moroccan Oil. Please do not put this in your hair. It is wonderful on skin and cuticles only.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Therapist
(Ontario)
answer 6
Yes, it is recommended for split ends. I worked a small amount (like four single drops) into the ends of my hair. It helped the appearance a lot. Not sure if it treats them or not, but it looked better.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
cattabella
(Katy, TX)
answer 7
I doubt it. The product my hairdresser used & sold to me is called Agadir & it's fabulous. It makes my hair super soft, shiny, not greasy & I don't need any other styling products. The Josie Maran product did non of those things for my hair.
answered 6 years, 9 months ago
happykamper
(Greenwood vlg, CO)
Question
what's in it ?
is there a detailed list of ingredients ?
asked 6 years, 6 months ago
tatish
(New York)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
just argan oil with vitamin e and essential fatty acids, all natural and great for your skin and hair.....it gives you a natural glow to your skin without the greasy feel...
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
lynnlovsephs
(HOWARD BEACH, NEW YORK)
answer 2
100% organic argania spinosa kernel oil.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
tigris
(St Paul, MN)
answer 3
Organic Argan Oil. You can clinc on the sephora site or on Josie's site for the ls it, but I believe that is all there is inside that bottle.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Therapist
(Ontario)
answer 4
The only ingredient in this bottle is Argan oil.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Gege
(Snellville, GA)
answer 5
its 100% Argan oil. 100 percent, as in, that is THE (singular) ingredient.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
mubymelissalyn
(Chicagoland, IL)
answer 6
Argon oil is the only ingredient. That's it.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
cattabella
(Katy, TX)
answer 7
There is only one ingredient - Argan Oil.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
maryb505
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
My bottle does not show the actual size, but measures approx. 2" in height ... would this be the full size or travel size version?
Thanks in advance for your help!
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
BarbMac
(Honesdale, PA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
travel size...but a little goes a long way....you need just a drop to ge that argan glow, and mix it with a moisturizer, you will love it, i do
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
lynnlovsephs
(HOWARD BEACH, NEW YORK)
answer 2
Sounds like you have the small one.
answered 6 years ago
ekinfla
(Clearwater, FL)
answer 3
The size is 1.7 ounces. Small and pricey. Not worth the money imo. You can get much cheaper oils that perform on par with this oil.
answered 6 years ago
ingenue01
answer 4
Travel size
answered 6 years ago
creolafe86
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
that's the travel size.
answered 6 years ago
lafree58
(Orlando, FL)
answer 6
I think it's a travel size but I have to tell you... a little goes a LONG way. Just a few drops are all you need for any area.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
jacksonvillemom
(Jacksonville, Florida)
answer 7
That is the actual size of the full version of pure Argan oil. The bigger bottle has other additives
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Gege
(Snellville, GA)
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What does this smell like?
I have been hunting for a new moisturizer for my acne prone skin thats also extremely dry...it seems like many of the ones I have tried thus far have an awful smell. What does this smell like??
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
lane12356
(Alabama)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
To me it smells like canola oil you would use for cooking. I didn't like the smell at all which was my main reason for not purchasing this product.
answered 6 months ago
88Jess88
answer 2
My only real problem with this product so far is that it doesn't have a nice smell - it doesn't really smell like anything, so it is inoffensive, but if i am going to use it in my hair, i would like it to smell good. If you are going to use it primarily as a facial moisturizer then you may WANT it to be fragrance free, which it is in my opinion.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
bambam77
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
Some people complain that the argan oil smells bad, but I haven't noticed a strong scent from it and it absorbs quickly enough that any scent quickly dissipates.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
ashleerene
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 4
The oil really has little to no scent at all. Certainly very pleasant.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
macattack
(Springfield, MA)
answer 5
This oil barely has any smell to it. I highly recommend it.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
sian421
(Columbia)
answer 6
Very light scent that absorbs very quickly so it won't clash with your perfume or other scents.........
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
karats
(Calgary Alberta)
answer 7
I haven't noticed an odor at all and I'm pretty sensitive to smells.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
pregoramasaurus
(Dubuque, IA)
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Will this fit into my skincare routine?
So far I use the Boscia Clear Complexion cleanser in the am and pm. For a moisturizer I use DDF Ultra-Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew in the morning and Hope in a Jar at night. I don't really like the Hope in a Jar and was thinking of replacing it with this Argan Oil. I have combination and sensitive skin. I keep spending more and more money trying to get my skin to be perfect. Does this sound like this would be a good switch?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
chelsp
(Jupiter, FL)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
You should read the famous Caroline Hirons blog. She is a skin expert and when she even mentions a product places sell out of it. She says to layer oils, serums and moisturizers like a sandwich for best results.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dianapanzy
answer 2
Best moisturizer I have found. You can buy the sample size for $14 (at a Sephora store) and gave it a try, - then I purchased the large size.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
tryingthings
(Mpls., MN)
answer 3
Used to use Philosophy too, but stopped and use Dr Denese. It has been amazing so, not willing to put this on my face. I would give it a try. Is supposed to be really good.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
craftqn
(Parkland, Florida)
answer 4
I'd say it's definitely worth a try. The small argan oil is very affordable, and a little goes a long way.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
catherinesolo
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 5
For personalized product recommendations, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I have both combination & sensitive skin, and this product was of interest to me both because I understand oil to be the newest wave of answers for skincare (cleanser & moisturiser) and also it is 100% pure therefore theoretically shouldn't aggravate my sensitivity. I love the product and will happily continue to use it. I suggest you try the small size ($14) before committing to it, but give it a full two weeks before making up your mind - especially if you haven't used an oil as a moisturiser before, it can take a little adjusting, even just because of the texture. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
noames
(NY, NY)
answer 7
This is one of the best products out there. I'm a firm believer in Argan oil. It's very lightweight and I have sensitive skin but have not had any problems with it. My skin look so much better after I began using it. Start with the travel size to try it out. I very happy with it. You only need to use a small amount.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
makeupgirl200
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Pore clogging?
Does this product clog pores?
asked 5 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 year, 1 month 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 5 years, 9 months ago
mbarr
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 3
I don't think so, it hasn't on my skin.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
tryingthings
(Mpls., MN)
answer 4
no. this product does not clog pores
answered 5 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 5 years, 9 months ago
Stevie11769
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
answer 6
No
answered 5 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 5 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 5 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 year, 1 month 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years, 7 months ago
aliya3
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