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Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick


Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick

What it is:An organic and natural, multipurpose balm infused with Josie Maran's signature ingredient Argan Oil.What it does:Josie Maran's best-selling Argan Oil now comes in a stick form! This multipurpose balm offers all the benefits of the nourishing oil, which includes antiaging ingredients rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. A head-to-toe spot treatment for dry areas in need of moisture, this soothing balm conditions and repairs skin as it hydrates. Use it to moisturize chapped lips, soothe dry skin, tame fly aways, alleviate itching and stinging from insect bites, moisturize dry cuticles, relieve chafing skin, soothe stretch marks, calm sunburn, soothe waxed skin, and much, much more.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrance- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:Balm is housed in a recyclable stick.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick

Question
How long does it last?
Im looking for something portable and long lasting for the wintertime. will this fit the bill?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
cortney
(St. Louis, MO)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it last a while for me. It really moisturizes. It goes on greasy but once it dries it really hydrates and feels soft. i use it for everything though and it last a long time.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
arielaaaaaaaa
(Corpus Christi, tx)
answer 2
This absolutely fits the bill!
I live in very Northern Michigan and use it through very cold winters with great results.
I have one in my purse at all times, great for dry skin, lip balm and taming static hair.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rhianx
(Houghton, MI)
answer 3
Yes! Great for travel :)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
1mama3llamas
(Ocean City, NJ)
answer 4
This product has worked very well for me during the winter months. I keep it in my purse, use it on my face and lips after coming in from the cold. It goes on smoothly, feels so light and last quite a long time. I highly recommend it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
queenb007
(orange county, ny)
answer 5
Yes, it travels well and is great in the winter for dry skin. I've used it sparingly on my face and my lips as well as my cuticles.
answered 4 years ago
strawberrycurl
(Chantilly, VA)
answer 6
mine lasted two months
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
stepholmo
(Houston, Tx)
answer 7
This product is good for winter and summer needs. When you apply it your skin is immediatly better.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
BAMBAOUS
(NEW YORK, NY)
answer 8
What do you want it to last a long time doing? What functionality are you looking to find in this product?
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
FreshObsessive
(Bothell, WA)
answer 9
I think it would be really good for the wintertime. I think the natural healing oils will last much better than regular lotions or creams (and less risk of leakage in the purse!)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
annahawaii
(hawaii)
answer 10
Yes! I have extremely dry skin and curly hair and this product is wonderful. I had summer skin in the winter.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
KrissiV
(Alabama)
answer 11
Yes. I apply it every other day.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
redbird57
(Madison, MS)
Question
Texture
I just bought the small one for my lips yesterday, and when I first used it the texture of the product in the tube was smooth, Now, a few uses later the product in the tube has small bumps in it. Is this normal?
asked 5 years ago
nannyjenny
(chicago,IL)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, mine does this too. Just rub the stick on your hand before applying it to your lips to smooth the surface back out.
answered 4 years ago
mingie
(Maryland)
answer 2
Yes that is normal. I had the same issue. I am currently using the large stick and I kept the round plastic disc that came on top of it on the tube after each use. This seemed to help with the textural issues and has kept it smooth.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mrsbrownie
answer 3
Sometimes changes in tempurature will affect the appearance or texture of the product but it will not affect the effectiveness.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
BAMBAOUS
(NEW YORK, NY)
answer 4
I do not have bumps in mine...and I've been using mine for a week. Maybe exposing to heat or cold causes it to seperate...?

Maybe shipping conditions, a heat-vent in your car, or leaving it near an open window at night have caused it to heat/cool/seperate?
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
FreshObsessive
(Bothell, WA)
answer 5
That's exactly how mine is - it feels rather gritty.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
emcmarie
(Holland, MI)
answer 6
Yes, it is normal! When I first bought the smaller one that happened to me too. Having tried to make various chapsticks and balms etc myself, there are certain temperatures that need to be reached for the oil to properly blend. It is still safe if those temps aren't reached, but when the oil cools, it will feel grainy. There's nothing wrong with it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Seer87
(Eau Claire, WI)
answer 7
After using mine for a while, it is still fairly smooth. It may just be air bubbles or residue from your lips, but if you think it is something in the product, I would definitely bring it back to the store.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
RebeccaLT
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 8
yes. Its just that the first layer which was smoothed out by the factory is now gone. The stick has a gritty texture to it.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
helenam
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
Yes, mine as well has bumps in it but does not seem to be going onto my lips when applied.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hawaiinei
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 10
This happened to the very top of my stick after I left it in the hot car. I brought it back inside, wiped the bumps off the top, and now it's fine.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Golly
(McLean, VA)
answer 11
yeah, i think it's normal. mine did that too.
answered 5 years ago
sugarcactus
(New York, NY)
Question
Use on face? Use with sunscreen?
Can I use this in lieu of a moisturizer on my face? I'd like to cut down on the products I take with me when I travel.

Also can I put sunscreen above this? Will it make the sunscreen less effective?
asked 5 years ago
norajeans
(berkeley, CA)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the Argan (it is a moisturizer) after my toner and then use a powdered mineral foundation with SPF15. I have sensitive skin so I have to be selective about the product I place on my face. This routine works for my skin.

Once a product's seal is open (and is exposed to sunlight & varying degrees of temperature) it slowly loses it's efficacy. This is the same with sunscreen, moisturizers, and any cosmetic product. The SPF level ( pending your skin type and the activities you are doing ) determine how effective the SPF is for your skin type. I am medium-tan and generally use SPF15 in my products --- but I hate the feel of sunscreen and moisturizers with SPF on my face so I use SPF powder foundation instead.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
diaphanousaer
(California)
answer 2
I used this throughout this summer under and over sunscreen and never had a problem.

I also took it with me traveling and used it for everything, a great multipurpose item.

The Josie Maran argan sunscreen is also great if you need a gentle, nice smelling SPF.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rhianx
(Houghton, MI)
answer 3
The moisturizing stick is very rich, so I like to use it around my eye area only. I stick to the argan oil for everywhere else.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
iheartroxy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
You can use it to moisturize your face. But depending on your skin type it might be a little heavy, I use it when Im outside but when I get home I wash and use a night time moisturizer. You can put sunscreen over it but the sunscreen will not be as effective if you are sweating excessively e.g. sports.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
BAMBAOUS
(NEW YORK, NY)
answer 5
This product has a comprable texture to a light lip-balm or light salve. I would not apply it to my face as a moisturizer.

I can understand trying to minimize travel products, but this particular product is a good two-in-one for fly-aways and chapped lips, but I wouldn't use it as a general moisturizer for my face. :oS
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
FreshObsessive
(Bothell, WA)
answer 6
i wouldn't. it has something kinda tingly in it which makes me feel like using it all over, or on super raw skin would be kind of painful. maybe that doesn't bother you.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
caringiscool
(petaluma, ca)
answer 7
It depends on your skin type, but I think this would be too thick to use as a moisturizer. I have oily skin and cannot imagine spreading it on my skin in place of moisturizer. I would use it on elbows, knees, etc., but not on my facce.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
parisdetroit
(Detroit, MI)
answer 8
This product is a great moisturizer. I would recommend using it as such. I put it on at night on my face and neck instead of a night cream or lotion. Also, it really does soothe suburn so I see no reason why it would counteract the sunscreen you put on your face afterwards.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
2208
(AR)
answer 9
I wouldn't use it as an all-over moisturizer for face, just extra dry spots. It's also great when you have a pimple, believe it or not, because it helps sooth the skin and keeps it from drying out as it heals.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Golly
(McLean, VA)
answer 10
I use this all over my face, even under my eyes! Just make sure that you don't get it right around your eyes (it will sting) and you should be fine.

I do use another product on top of this but if I didn't live in such an extremely dry climate I wouldn't need to!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
aery
(Denver, CO)
answer 11
You could put sunscreen on top and it would be fine. I would rather use the oil for that purpose, but i would understand not wanting to travel with oil. Her tinted moisturizer might be nice for that. It has argan oil in it and has sunscreen.
answered 5 years ago
LizOmen
(Chicago, IL)
Question
how do you get product out of the bottom
good product love it but can't get product out of the bottom of stick any suggestions
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
sm1948
(wautoma wisconsin)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
9 answers
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answer 1
I've tried using a hammer to smash the tube, a screwdriver to pry out the bottom of the container and an ice pick to glean what's left! None of which works perfectly - and you can cut yourself on the container if you're not careful! Next time I'm trying a narrow plastic knife or something...(am searching for long cotton-swabs). Bottom line: This is thoughtless, inconsiderate and wasteful packaging, considering the high price.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
seasidewoman
(Amelia Island, FL)
answer 2
I use a Q-tip to get the product out of the bottom and then stick it in an empty and clean round container (like the one samples of moisturizer come in) I also do this with my lip sticks as well. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
glossyaddictions
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Perhaps using a sterile Q-tip/Cotton Swab would help. Put it in a small apothecary jar once you get it out to seal it, or just keep using a clean swab everytime.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
destinlove
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 4
i would use a clean q tip
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
fit4lifeluckly
(honolulu.HI)
answer 5
I used a cuticle stick/pusher to scoop it out.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
eeebailey
(Arlington Heights, IL)
answer 6
i usually just use my finger to scoop it out. you could also use a q-tip
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mp22
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
I have had success with using either a lip brush or a Q-tip to remove the product from the base of the tube. Just gently rub in a circular motion and apply.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jnue
(Arlington, TX)
answer 8
You can use a Qtip or cotton pad. I prefer the Qtip!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
teapotgirl
(Washington DC Metro area)
answer 9
Depends on what you want to do with it.... I use a Q-Tip and then put it where I need it to go.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tiffofc
(Detroit, MI)
Question
Does this make you break out?
A lot of the reviewers say this is greasier than the original argan oil, I was wondering, does this make you break out since it's a little greasier?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
infinitemickey
(chicago, il)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
8 answers
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answer 1
Haven't noticed that happening and I do get sensitivities from other products around eyes and cheeks. Nothing here. The purity of the oil must be the reason.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
megley
(moraga, ca)
answer 2
I break out at the drop of a dime, esp during hot and humid days. I have yet to break out with this product. I just gently dab the stick onto my skin (clean skin) and rub it in. Even tested it on the worst break out areas and so far it does a great job moisturizing without making my skin break out.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jnue
(Arlington, TX)
answer 3
I have used both the Argan Oil and the moisturizer stick. The stick is a lot more "greasy" than the oil. It is also a lot better moisturizer than the oil. If you have oily skin, I would think the stick is not a great idea and may cause blemishes. I rarely get acne but that is because I have very dry skin. If I get a blemish, I have over moisturized.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
teapotgirl
(Washington DC Metro area)
answer 4
Yes, it is THICKER... and has a creamier texture when on... but with my easily cranky skin... I have no problems!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tiffofc
(Detroit, MI)
answer 5
This product has actually helped to clear up my skin, I now use this as my night time moisturizer! lol. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth and I haven't had any new breakouts since using it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tracygirl64
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
I found the oil to cause me more little pimples on my forehead. So far the oil is intensive, but not causing any blemishes or unwanted shinyness. I liked the oil for winter, but it was too much for the spring weather. I love this stick and do not find it too oily and it is less greasy than the oil for sure! I am thinking of using the stick this coming Winter too because I like it so much!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
jessbop
(Alaska)
answer 7
I don't find this product any more greasy than the oil itself...both absorb quickly.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
dharma01
(San Ramon, CA)
answer 8
No this does not cause me to break out.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
lira
(Highgate Center, VT)
Question
How long does it last? And is this right for my skin type?
How long will this last if you use it day & night, every day as allover face moisturizer.
Also, I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin--everything irritates it. Is this gentle enough for my skin type?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
marvelous1
(New York, NY)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
7 answers
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answer 1
this is gentle enough for your sensitive skin. i have sensitive skin. it is super light weight on your face. im not sure about it lasting all day, because ive only applied it to wear for a couple of hours.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
zennyram
(Ozone Park, NY)
answer 2
I've been using it non stop for at least two months with no sign of the end of the stick.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
megley
(moraga, ca)
answer 3
I would try the JM Argan Oil for all over use! It was a life-changer for me. The solid stick is better for dry spots here and there.
answered 3 years ago
julink
(Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri)
answer 4
i have sensitive/combination skin, and i actually started using the argan oil because my facialist told me about how soothing it is. i've also used it as an all-over moisturizer to great results. i haven't had any issues with this stick breaking me out or anything
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mp22
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
I've been using this nearly every day since I got it a few weeks ago and it hasn't hardly gone down so I think it may last more than 3 months? Hard to say since I haven't had it very long. I have sensitive dry skin and I don't notice any redness, burn or swelling when I use this product. When I use this at night with my moisturizer it's pretty smooth in the morning and I put it on my dry patches before makeup, just parts that tend to get dryer on my face than others. I use it anywhere on my face. It has kind of a rough feel but it doesn't affect how the product works imo. I use it straight from the stick without any applicator and sometimes just use a finger to apply it on my lips. I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mojokitty
(Kalispell, MT)
answer 6
I have very sensitive skin, and have had NO problems using this stick or the Argan Oil.

My skin will break out at the drop of a hat, and gets eaten alive when I try to use any drug-store brands. So, that being said... I love this stuff. It respects my skin and makes it glow.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tiffofc
(Detroit, MI)
answer 7
I also have very sensitive skin and so far, my skin is loving it!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
eljonomo
(NY)
Question
Is this good to use under makeup?
I was just wondering, I didn't want to order it if I couldn't use it under my makeup. Would it be okay if I put a moisturizer over it before I put on my makeup?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
gallas
(Dalhart, TX)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
7 answers
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answer 1
you can definitely apply this before your makeup. i use it that way daily and works fine. just make sure after you apply it, rub it in with your fingertips. i recommend using the argan oil in the bottle just because this has a lemony, minty smell which i don't really enjoy.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
zennyram
(Ozone Park, NY)
answer 2
I wouldn't use this under make-up. It's too thick and oily.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
leikili
(hilo, HI)
answer 3
It feels close to petroleum jelly, but lighter. You would need to put it on and let it absorb into your skin at least a few minutes before applying makeup. Personally, I wouldn't put moisturizer on top of it. I use her color stick on my cheeks before applying makeup and it absorbs really well.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
radartammy
(Bridgeport WV)
answer 4
Yes! Rub it in to make sure it's absorbed, but I'd definitely wear it with makeup.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tess1977
(Kearney, NE)
answer 5
I used this under make up and it worked well for me. Here's how I did it:

1) I applied a small amount of the product to my palms and gently rubbed it on to my face
2) waited about three to five minutes for it to absorb a little
3) used a make up sponge to apply BB cream
4) dusted with light powder to set bb cream
5) applied eye make up, blush and lipstick per usual

I found that it kept my skin soft and glowing through the day
without making my face greasy like some moisturizers
will do under make up. I have not tried it with liquid foundation,
just the bb cream.
Good luck!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
MoxieGrit
(Portland OR)
answer 6
Nope, this caused my makeup to CLUMP UP and look like a hot mess. I tried it by itself, over moisturizer, under moisturizer and under a primer. I couldn't figure out why all of the sudden the foundation looked blotchy and terrible - it was this product!!!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Crystalynne
(Roseville, CA)
answer 7
No, I would not recommend this for under makeup - it's shiny and oily, and makeup would stick to it. It's better for extremely dry patches of skin, not for coating your entire face. It is not an easily-spreadable facial moisturizer - and adding another product on top of it would be overkill.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
seasidewoman
(Amelia Island, FL)
Question
This or the original liquid bottle?
I'm always on the search for something new to hydrate my skin and love the idea of this multipurpose product. Would you reccomend me getting this or is the original bottled oil version better?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
pooja7
(Toronto, Ontario)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
just get the original oil in the bottle, trust me its way better and easier to use. i ended up using this as a lip moisturizer and it has a funky, lemony, and minty smell which i didn't like much.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
zennyram
(Ozone Park, NY)
answer 2
I would choose the Argan Oil Liquid Bottle over anything. The moisturizing stick would be my next choice. The stick will last longer and as Argan Oil is on pricier end, I think this would do the job. :) Also, I worry about the Argan Oil spilling in my bag, so, that's one reason I got the stick. But, if you can splurge, go with the the Argan Oil.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Catayaakil
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I would go with the original if you care about the fragrance.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
leikili
(hilo, HI)
answer 4
Personally, I'd go for the argan oil rather than the moisturizing stick. I have the stick, and it's not as moisturizing plus it smells a little like pine sol. Disappointing. Love Josie Maran though!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
glowingpb
(Iowa)
answer 5
Stay away from this product - I have dry skin and this product didn't do anything. Stick with day and night creams.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Crystalynne
(Roseville, CA)
Question
curious about pricing schedule
i am wondering why the larger sizes of the oil and the stick cost more per ounce than the smaller sizes? it's a minute difference (less than a quarter per ounce) but i would think that an environmentally-conscious company would want to encourage the purchase of the larger sizes by lowering the price a bit or at the very least, charging the same amount.

does anyone know if there is a reason for this?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
lushbutterphly
(Pasadena, MD)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Probably because packaging costs more for the larger sizes, and maybe sell a bit less than smaller sizes.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
megley
(moraga, ca)
answer 2
I think that it may be the packaging that they use. Because the things they use are glass or plastic that is able to decompose, it might be more expensive to get these things. Also, the oil itself is pretty pricey.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
c4yosh
answer 3
Lol. I don't know that this is an environmentally conscious company. Their packaging is not recycleable, they do not talk about sustainable practices, and some of their products contain carmine--an animal by-product.

You'd think, if not for the environment, then in the spirit of sales they would drop prices for the larger sizes, but apparently not.

I noticed this too, and found it curious.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
FreshObsessive
(Bothell, WA)
answer 4
My calculations show that you are correct for the liquid oil (the smaller size is cheaper by the ounce) but that the stick is a SLIGHTY better deal when you purchase the larger size.

This seems like really faulty pricing to me, unless the smaller size is just meant to draw people in and they're hoping no one notices! :)
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
aery
(Denver, CO)
Question
"Soothe Stretch Marks?"
Can this be used to prevent stretch marks, or does it make exisiting ones fade? How well has this worked for that purpose? Is this best by putting on straight from the tube, or is it better to use something like a cosmetic brush?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
aquabunny
(TX)
on Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm not sure about stretch marks other than how it hydrates your skin- which it really does! It's such a great moisturizer, but I do say you can use the stick straight onto your skin- no brush needed. It doesn't clump and only a light layer is left on your skin from direct application.

It's a great nighttime moisturizer and I would even use it as a primer.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
HollyAS
(South Shore, MA)
answer 2
I've read that it does help stretch marks. I've used the stick for healing scabs on my face from the dermatologist and it healed perfectly. The product is all natural and seems to have natural healing properties.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sampam
(Santa Cruz, Ca)
answer 3
Not sure how it can "soothe" stretch marks. Unless the stretch marks are brand new (red) and hurt. Then, perhaps, this product could help out with the discomfort. I use it on fresh scars and it works better than just adding pure Vitamin E.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jnue
(Arlington, TX)
answer 4
i found that i add to any marks straight on and you won.t believe after time thay are less noticeable
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sm1948
(wautoma wisconsin)
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