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Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter

What it is:A velvety, hydrating body butter that's whipped to perfection.What it does:Josie Maran's signature ingredient, argan oil, is spun into a unique creamy butter to easily revitalize skin and restore softness while improving skin's texture. Powerful antioxidants enrich and nourish your skin as you indulge your senses with a subtle all-natural aroma.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:Argan oil is produced from the argan tree in the semideserts of Morocco. This oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which have antiaging properties. This organic ingredient is known to help and prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and sebum production. It is your answer to healthy, youthful, and radiant skin and hair.
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter

Question
How dominant is the vanilla scent in this body butter?
I am not a big Vanilla fan. Unless it's enveloped w/ another scent. Thank you!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
phoenixfan
(Waddell, AZ)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
The vanilla scent is very light and is not overpowering. It has a sweet fragrance to it and delivers lots of moisture to the skin.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I actually can not smell the vanilla in this at all, it is a very apricot fruity scent. I don't think you'd have anything to worry about, the vanilla is so muted that the apricot is all I smell. But if you absolutly hated vanilla I'd stick with the citrus one just in case.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mismis
(Ripley, WV)
answer 3
I have tried the vanilla and the sweet citrus. The vanilla was a little too overwhelming, a little too cutesy.
The sweet citrus is calming and subtle, a very good choice
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
taleen
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
the vanilla is very subdued, the apricot note is dominant and the combination overall is clean, soft , fresh and not at all overpowering. I think it's a subtle backdrop for layering on your fragrance.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1goodthing
(Fresh Meadows, NY)
answer 5
I feel the same way about vanilla-scented products...not a big fan. However, it's the apricot that is the more dominant scent in this body butter. And since I'm a big "fruity" scent kind of person, I love the smell! Not too heavy, not too wimpy...just right!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
daviswilson
(Brownsboro, AL)
answer 6
Very subtle, it smells nutty and sexy.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(orlando, fla.)
answer 7
The dominant scent is the apricot. It is nothing like the typical vanilla lotion. Think fresh peaches! Lovely.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
niki50
(Washington, DC)
answer 8
I do not get much vanilla scent at all....much more citrus, kind grapefruit-y.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
callmebetty
(Southern Oregon)
answer 9
You're not gonna smell like a Jello Pudding Pop - thanks to the sweet apritcot notes - but it's definitely a confectionary scent. If you're interested, though, men love it!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
noneed
(Corolla, NC)
answer 10
I'm the same. I like vanilla with another scent and this one spells more like apricots. It's lovely!
answered 3 years ago
sweetpea16
(Rochester, NY)
answer 11
It sort-of reminds me of apricots and cream...with nuts on top. I think the nutty scent comes from the actual argan oil.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
quesoluvr
(Bethlehem, PA)
answer 12
You really cannot smell much vanilla at all. Which disappointed me because I was excited about the combo scent. It smells good tho. Fruity.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
camcam125
(cincinnati, oh)
Question
Does the product come with a seal?
I ordered this product on Sephora and when I opened it there was no seal.

Thanks
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you'll have to get your own seal. Do you have a big bathtub?
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Jbaboo
(Napa, CA)
answer 2
My Sweet Citrus body butter did not come with a seal. I have bought body butter from bath and bodyworks in the past which did not come sealed either. I don't belive creams are pakaged with a seal.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
eve0
(California)
answer 3
There was a seal in mine, but wasn't sealed. It just layed on top
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
jenno75
(yuba city, ca)
answer 4
Yes comes with a cover/ seal.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
juliejh828
(Newark, NJ)
answer 5
My jar of sweet citrus did come with a seal and the jar in the store had one as well ... not sure why yours didn't ....
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
taleen
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 6
YES, when I got my shipment the jar was sealed in a little jiffy pak and there was a seal within the jar when I opened it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1goodthing
(Fresh Meadows, NY)
answer 7
Mine had a clear plastic seal on the outside around the lid, but not under the lid.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
allaboutmoi
(PHX, AZ)
answer 8
i believe it does not come with a seal....mine arrived without one as well. funny, i wondered the same thing when i received it, but since it came in a plastic envelope, the lid was on tight...and the product didn't seem short, or contaminated...i didn't worry about it too much.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
milkleg
(Miami, FL)
answer 9
Mine didn't, and I ordered it online so it came right from the warehouse! I'm sure it's fine.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
janelle819
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 10
When I ordered mine from Sephora. Their wasn't a seal on mine either.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
bnaturalgrl
(Maryland)
answer 11
When I have ordered these argan oil body butters from Josie Maran's own website fall 2010 and this past spring, they did have seals. However, I just ordered three from Sephora within the past week and they did not have seals. So, I guess either Sephora in general does not have seals on these body butters or Josie Maran's company is no longer sealing them. I hope this helped.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sunylittleboots
Question
Is this tacky or sticky feeling on the skin?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
glorimar12
(Viera, FL)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely not tacky or sticky.
answered 9 months ago
Caramella
(New York)
answer 2
I use the sweet citrus and the vanilla apricot, and they are not sticky or tacky. The body butters absorb nicely. The scents are light, and don't interfere with any colognes or perfumes you use.
answered 9 months ago
bingosue57
(Ca)
answer 3
Not at all tacky or sticky.. very smooth and not oily, but leaves skin moisturized
answered 10 months ago
lv2teach
(fresno, ca)
answer 4
This lotion has a wonderful texture and doesn't feel tacky or sticky. It does, however, smell awful.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
BeautyMusings
answer 5
Nope, not at all.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
AniDaniela
(Orange County, CA)
answer 6
No, it feels velvety soft and nicely sinks into the skin
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kaasia
(Las Vegas)
answer 7
Absorbs quickly and leaves no tacky, sticky feeling.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Jbaboo
(Napa, CA)
answer 8
The body butter leaves no sticky or tacky feel. It quickly melts into the skin with a smooth finish.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
EBecks
(Madison , WI)
answer 9
Not at all. It's very moisturizing and leaves a slight oily residue, but less so than other oil products.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ArteOnEnd
(Queens, NY)
answer 10
Absolutely not. It absorbs instantly into the skin. It is not tacky feeling at all.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
emilyn0814
(Troy, Ohio)
Question
Can you use this on your face?
I have a sample of this and love it! I wanted to know if it was ok to use on your face or not. Thanks!!
asked 11 months ago
3makeuplovers
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
9 answers
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answer 1
In my opinion, I wouldn't use any body butters on my face. I love Josie Maran's Light Oil for my face---it absorbs quickly and easily and doesn't clog my pores like you think an oil would do.
answered 2 weeks ago
utfords
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 2
I personally would not use it on the face. It is a very thick and slightly oily lotion. It is great on the body, but as for the face, I feel like it would make it unnecessarily oily and may cause breakouts if you are prone to them.
answered 1 month ago
Lexx2552
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 3
I use it on my face all the time and I just love it!
answered 3 months ago
mygreathair12
(Rigby Idaho)
answer 4
Yes! I've been using it on my face for a month or so. Remarkable. My skin is brighter, softer, red & beginning age spots have nearly disappeared. Also getting rid of micro bumps under skin surface that developed from sunburn in my teens. Great on my dry hands too. I really love this cream.
answered 8 months ago
gemini7
(Suffolk, VA)
answer 5
It would probably be safe to use on the face but I believe its a BODY BUTTER.
There are so many other products made specifically for the skin on your face that would probably be better suited
answered 9 months ago
Caramella
(New York)
answer 6
I have heard of people using it on their face, but its more of a body moisturizer.
answered 9 months ago
bingosue57
(Ca)
answer 7
I have used it on my neck and face without any problem, though I only use it on my face when it seems too dry. I have super sensitive skin and usually break out with most cremes - even meant for the face. This one has been great.
answered 10 months ago
lv2teach
answer 8
I would not do so. Might be too thick for face, might clog your pores or cause an allergic reaction to sensitive skin.
answered 11 months ago
Tina55
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 9
Hi 3makeuplovers-

The product is not formulated for the face and can be used on the body only. We suggest the Josie Maran Jumbo Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+ http://bit.ly/17YIPSf
answered 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Argan Balm or this one?
I was wondering if I should get this or the balm? What's the difference besides this one being scented?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Bay Area, CA)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
8 answers
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answer 1
The balm is much, much richer and imo much better. It has a slightly natural nutty scent from the oil it's made with. BUT - the balm probably isn't good for large areas as it's very dense and pricey, so it's best for spot treatment like on elbows, hands and feet or wherever your driest areas are. I personally don't find the body butter to be hydrating enough but it works for a lot of people. Get samples of both!
answered 8 months ago
songbirdkels
(Orange County, CA)
answer 2
The balm is best used on rough areas, ie; heels of your feet. The body butter is an all over moisturizer. I have both, but I would never be without the body butter.
answered 9 months ago
bingosue57
(Ca)
answer 3
I never tried balm by Josie Maran, but most are difficult to absorb. This aborbs immediately and skin stays hydrated all day.
answered 11 months ago
BigDreamer
(North East, USA)
answer 4
The Argan Balm has a waxy texture. I use it a lot and think it's a great product as a lip and cuticle moisturizer, or swipe it on an especially dry patch of skin such as an elbow. But...its waxy texture doesn't really lend itself to be an overall moisturizer like a lotion or body butter would.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
BeautyMusings
answer 5
Don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SANDI55
(Citra, FL)
answer 6
While I love the balm this is easier to apply because of the whipped consistency. As I am extremely scent sensitive I find the citrus scent light and appealing.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
JustDe
(New York, NY)
answer 7
This one is the best!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
debbiedoodles
answer 8
This product is far more hydrating than the balm. The balm has a waxier kind of texture and absorbs much quicker. The balm is much better for the lips, though.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ArteOnEnd
(Queens, NY)
Question
Is this item illuminating?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
jeeeezum
(Sacramento, CA)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does have a slight sheen to it that leave a gorgeous glow on the skin.
answered 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
It does leave a sheen on the skin without have any shine or shimmer in it.
answered 8 months ago
Coco625
(youngstown,ohio)
answer 3
Not illuminating.
answered 11 months ago
BigDreamer
(North East, USA)
answer 4
It doesn't have light reflecting properties, but it does make your skin look as if it has a bit of a sheen to it.
answered 1 year ago
JenMcAwesome
(Mountain Home, Idaho)
answer 5
In my opinion, this product adds a sheen (and if you use too much a baby oil like shine) but not what I would call illuminating. It
doesn't have any glitter or sparkle. I have seen another version of this product that does have those qualities. This one is plain.
answered 1 year ago
nwittmer
(Pinehurst, NC)
answer 6
No this body butter is not illuminating. There is no sheen to it when absorbed into your skin.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
siphorajunkie
(Saratoga Springs, NY)
answer 7
There is a light shimmer for about ten minutes, then as it is absorbed into skin, the shimmer fades but one is most definitely left with the hydration and moisture this product delivers. No long term illuminizer, for that use her other product designed for that.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
garysgal
(New Rochelle, NY)
Question
What is the difference between this jar and the other that says Vanilla and Apricot?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
code3junkie
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The other one has a citrus scent.
answered 8 months ago
Coco625
(youngstown,ohio)
answer 2
Just the scents I have try both.
answered 9 months ago
djsh
(Baltimore,MD)
answer 3
There are two varieties, I believe. One is citrus scented and the other is the vanilla and apricot.
answered 10 months ago
zoelovesshoes
(Canada)
answer 4
The jar has a light texture and spreads super easily. The tube of hand creme is thicker and has a different texture and smell. While i have used this on my neck and face, I definitely wouldn't use the tube of hand lotion for those purposes because it is really specific for hands.
answered 10 months ago
lv2teach
(fresno, ca)
answer 5
I wonder if the other one is a glass jar???
answered 11 months ago
BigDreamer
(North East, USA)
answer 6
dON'T KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SANDI55
(cITRA, fl)
answer 7
This one has "radiance", meaning a lot of shimmer. The other one I'm sure is just a lotion and has no shimmer in it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SeaStern
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Does this wonderful body butter have any exfoliating properties at all?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
stevieshoney
(New Iberia, LA)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
beth2516
answer 2
No but she also makes a Argan Oil sugar scrub that is awesome.
answered 8 months ago
Coco625
(youngstown,ohio)
answer 3
No. I believe it is purely hydrating.
answered 9 months ago
Caramella
(New York)
answer 4
Don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SANDI55
(Citra, FL)
answer 5
No
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Jbaboo
answer 6
No, it does not exfoliate your skin. It has lots of hydration and leaves you skin feeling soft and smooth.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
melissabt
Question
What can you compare the smells to?
Since I've seen such great reviews, but have never smelled these in person, what can you compare the scents to so I know which one I'd rather purchase? What main smell is in the Sweet Citrus? Orange? Flowery? Thank you!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
xtaylor
(Virginia Beach, VA)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It doesn't really smell like vanilla or apricot... more like the grapefruit scents.. fairly citrus, with a fruit undertone. I don't generally like anything with vanilla in it and I love this. Light and fresh with a little fruit
answered 10 months ago
lv2teach
(fresno, ca)
answer 2
To me, Sweet Citrus smells like grapefruit. The Vanilla & Apricot scent is harder to peg. It had an odd earthy smell that tickled my nose. Then 15 or so minutes after I applied the lotion to my skin, it smelled vaguely of apricot.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
BeautyMusings
answer 3
This product smelled sooo nasty I returned it the day after it arrived. Absolutely nothing fruity or flowery about it. Just a bad, bad odor.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Budah
(Northwest USA)
answer 4
Josie's body butters aren't scented like any others I've tried. Not too sweet, just very refreshing.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
trissy100
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 5
It's a light fragrance of apricots. Quite fresh.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ArteOnEnd
(Queens, NY)
answer 6
I tried the citrus and if you've tried the Fresh Sugar body butter or spray, it reminds me a little of that. Very mild fragrance and very pleasant. It doesn't really stay with you, which is fine with me.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
grannycee
(Bradley, Ca)
Question
Metallic smell?
I just received this lovely lotion today. It is everything that all the other reviewers have said - so airy and soft, absolutely dreamy on the skin BUT to me it has a very odd almost metallic smell after it is applied to skin. I normally am not an ultra sensitive smeller so this is really baffling me. Anyone have the same reaction or maybe its gone rancid? Would love to continue using it but don't know if I can stomache the smell. I bought the Apricot Vanilla.
asked 2 years ago
flirtygurl
(Santa Cruz,CA)
on Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would return it. I haven't noticed a metallic smell, it may be a bad batch!
answered 7 months ago
nsaenz
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 2
I got the sweet citrus and it has a bit of a weed smell to it for a few minutes, but it went away and the lovely citrus smell came back out. It might just be our body's PH balance or hormones. I hope the smell cleared up like it did for me!
answered 1 year ago
JenMcAwesome
(Mountain Home, Idaho)
answer 3
I also purchased the apricot vanilla & hated the foul smell. I returned it the day after it arrived.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Budah
answer 4
No...it smells great!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Jbaboo
(Napa, CA)
answer 5
I get the same smell sometimes with my Vanilla Apricot. I find the citrus doesn't have that aftersmell... Maybe try that next time?
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Laur11045
answer 6
I got the small version of the vanilla apricot body butter (in the Moroccan Bazaar best seller collection) and really cannot stand the smell.
It reminds of blue cheese. Perhaps there is a bad batch of the body butter going around??
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
mademoiselley
(Chicago, IL)
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