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Josie Maran Argan Balm

What it is:A multitasking balm that acts as a natural solution for dry or dehydrated skin.What it does:Infused with Argan Oil, this deeply moisturizing balm creates a barrier on the skin to seal in hydration, provide protection, and offer nourishment. The fragrance-free, petroleum-free formula leaves the skin soft and supple. Shea Butter and essential oils provide additional moisture. Apply this balm liberally over the body to instantly send relief to rough patches, dry lips, and even frizzy hair. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran Argan Balm

Question
Gritty feel?
I scanned the reviews for any mention of this, but couldn't find any. The balm seems to moisturize pretty effectively, but it also has a gritty feel that I don't particularly enjoy. Has anyone else noticed this (is it meant to have an exfoliating effect) or is my item defective? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
sofiar
(Providence, RI)
on Argan Balm
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Your item is defective, and I hope it NOT too late for you to return. This balm should be SMOOTH as silk. I have received numerous batches that were gritty, and had to return. It's kind of a gamble. I don't know if it goes bad or what, but it's very annoying to have to return.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
Catie2
answer 2
There's definitely a little "grit", which, I think, aids in exfoliation (for my lips). I use this around my eyes, too, and, of course, I don't want it to be rough there, so I melt it a little on my fingers before I pat it around my eyes. The grittiness is there only when the product is cold, I notice. As it warms and melts, it becomes buttery smooth. Maybe it's the shea butter? I've used "pure" shea butter and I remember it felt a little gritty like that when it wasn't warmed.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
Thank you all for your answers.
The grit did not dissolve when I warmed the balm in my hands or when I applied it to my skin. Maybe I got a defective product. I returned it, and I will not repurchase.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
sofiar
(Providence, RI)
answer 4
Mine also has a gritty feel to it. I rub it between my hands to warm up the product before applying and then rub it on my skin. I do feel the grittiness, but once it's on my skin I no longer feel it. I also use it on my lips and feel the grittiness at first, but that disappears once the product melts into the skin. I'm not sure why some balms are gritty and others aren't. I've researched online and haven't found any answers. Since the gritty feeling disappears once it's melted into my skin, it doesn't bother me so much.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
imtoots
(Columbus, OH)
answer 5
Yes, I have noticed the "gritty" feel, so I do not use it on my lips.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Amflyerlvr
(Williamsville NY)
answer 6
Yes, their is a slight gritty feeling, but I just kept rubbing into my skin, and didn't notice that gritty feeling. I really love this stuff!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
bingosue57
(Ca)
answer 7
I absolutely love mine for lips - it is so moisturizing. A little too slippery for me for skin, but I haven't used it on elbows or feet. Probably afraid to us it up too fast because of the price. Mine has no gritty feel whatsoever. Just smooth. I'd take it back and exchange it if you have any question.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
answer 8
Mine also has a gritty feel to it. I just try to work it into my skin a little more. Yours is not defective. I have dealt with the grit because it is so soothing and intensive moisture.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
michmo
(boston, ma)
Question
Compare to her Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
I tried Josie Argan stick for my dry lips, but I did not care for the texture or fragrance, plus it was not long lasting on the lips. How does the balm compare to the moisturizing stick in terms of texture and lasting hydration? Thanks
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Argan Balm
6 answers
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answer 1
The stick has some "tingling" ingredients like menthol and rosemary, which is very popular in lip balms. These ingredients have a very strong "cool", minty
scent. (Personally I think it smells medicinal). The stick feels waxier, and it's especially good on feet callouses and on the dry skin that peels between fingers. The texture of the stick is similar to classic "chap stick". The stick acts more like a "protectant", while the balm adds a LOT of moisture and softening. The balm doesn't have menthol, and it's creamier and melts quickly. The balm has a texture similar to butter.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
In my opinion, the balm and the stick are almost identical.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
tabbott
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I did exactly the same thing. This has no taste and is amazing. It stays put and is a little thicker in texture than the balm. I just can't say enough good things about it. I think you will love it too. It will last a really long time as the jar is good sized (so for me it is not a size I can carry in my purse - too big - but I keep it at home and use it when I know my fingers are clean). I was put off by the price, but figured I could always return it. I love it. It is not going back!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
Long lasting moisture, no scent.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lakerdre
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 5
I bought both the stick and the balm and I definitely prefer the balm. In my experience, the balm lasts longer and doesn't irritate my skin. There are definitely other ingredients in the stick that aren't in the balm because my skin reacts to the stick and I've never had any issues with the balm.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
megansp
(Florham Park, NJ)
answer 6
It works even better than the Argan stick for lips!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
FeelinBeautiful
(MO)
Question
Gritty?
I purchased a kit that came with this in it, but it feels really gritty. Did I just get a bad batch, or it supposed to have the grit for exfoliation?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
bethny
(florence, sc)
on Argan Balm
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You got a BAD BATCH...hopefully it's not too late for you to return. I have had this happen numerous times to me...it's always a gamble when I buy this. It should be smooth as silk.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
Catie2
answer 2
There's definitely a little "grit", which, I think, aids in exfoliation (for my lips). I use this around my eyes, too, and, of course, I don't want it to be rough there, so I melt it a little on my fingers before I pat it around my eyes. The grittiness is there only when the product is cold, I notice. As it warms and melts, it becomes buttery smooth. Maybe it's the shea butter? I've used "pure" shea butter and I remember it felt a little gritty like that when it wasn't warmed.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
I bought the full product and it is not gritty at all.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
beth2princess
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
I also got mine in a kit and have noticed it is a little gritty. There are brown flecks left on my hands after I use it. Perhaps we got ours from the same batch.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
katandcat
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 5
I have no grit in mine. It should be thick and creamy.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
roseberries
(Columbus, Indiana)
Question
would this be good to use on my pregnant belly instead of lotion?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
girlafraid
(Taylor, Mi)
on Argan Balm
4 answers
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answer 1
Absolutely!! I believe it moisturize better than most stretch mark creams. I am 25 weeks into my pregnancy and so far this product has been amazing.
answered 10 months ago
fluffyfluffy
answer 2
It contains she a butter which is an excellent ingredient in the prevention of stretch marks
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Lola4334
answer 3
Definitely! It is super hydrating and feels amazing on the skin.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
HooGal
(Houston, Texas)
answer 4
You might find it too greasy, but if used lightly it might work. I found it wasn't as moisturizing as her whipped body lotion and my skin would be dry again by mid day.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pyxie
(Georgia)
Question
Can I put this on my eye lids and under my eyes
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
goose513
(Islip terrace ny)
on Argan Balm
4 answers
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answer 1
I use it around my eyes every single night. It really sooths any irritation from my .5% Tretinoin, and keeps the skin soft. Personally, I wouldn't use one of the fragranced balms (i.e. Warm Vanilla) around my eyes, because my eyes are sensitive to scent. But this "original" formula is fantastic. It seems to "fill in" fine lines too.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
I would not use this in the eye area.
Too rich and a slippery base for make-up.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Amflyerlvr
(Williamsville NY)
answer 3
Yes the product contains she a butter and Argan oil.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Lola4334
answer 4
Its unscented. I do it. You don't need much as it is a heavy balm.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
tabbott
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Argan Balm VS Infinity Cream
I am torn between purchasing the two products (I don't think that I really need both). Of the two, which is the better product???
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
earlady
(La Mesa, Ca)
on Argan Balm
3 answers
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answer 1
The argan balm is very, very rich. The infinity cream is much lighter and absorbs more quickly. I use the argan balm only at night.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Amflyerlvr
(Williamsville NY)
answer 2
I cannot speak for the other one, but I LOVE the Argan Balm. It is so wonderful. I use it on my lips as it is a tiny bit thicker than what I normally use, so for winter it's been wonderful. Maybe a little too slick for me for my skin, but others like it. It has no taste or scent either. I tried some of her other lip products and they taste awful.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I have both and like each of them. I tend to use them for different purposes though. I use the infinity cream as intensive moisture for my face or random dry patches. The balm I use on my lips, cuticles, and also on small dry areas. The balm is easy to transport, but can be gritty. I like the cream in the tube, but mine separates a little bit and sometimes just comes out oily not creamy. You can't really go wrong with either one.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
michmo
(boston, ma)
Question
Just for moisturizing? Does it help heal cuts/rashes? Quickly?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
212lee
(North Smithfield, RI)
on Argan Balm
3 answers
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answer 1
Don't know about cuts or rashes but it's fabulous for stopping the itch from insect bites.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
I use this on my cracked lips all the time and I can tell a difference in them.
answered 2 years ago
crh2490
(Southwest, VA)
answer 3
I use my Argan Balm on my hands to help heal cuts and rashes all the time! I find minor cuts heal better when the skin is moisturized and healthy, and this balm definitely helps with that!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
makeupmeghann
(Oakville, Ontario)
Question
Can you use it on your face?
i want to mix it with moisturizer and use it on my face. I have dry, flaky skin from acne treatments and I thought this might help but I don't want it to break me out....
asked 6 months ago
capulette
(Johnson City, TN)
on Argan Balm
3 answers
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answer 1
I use it around my eyes, at night, and on my nose. It fills in fine lines around my eyes. The skin on my nose gets irritated and practically shreds during allery season, because I have to blow my nose all the time. My nose can feel like it's covered with sand paper. This balm soothes it right away, makes it feel soft, and stops the flaking.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
I would not use this as a face moisturizer. It's too heavy. Rather I have used in in very specific areas, for only a few days in a row. Like I had a severe dry patch under my lip, depending on how bad a dry patch can get you may want to see a dermatologist. Try the creamy oil for face from Josie or the milk as a serum under a rich moisturizer. Camu Camu from Peter Thomas Roth is also great.
answered 4 months ago
purplesirenivy
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 3
Personally, I would not use argan balm on my face. It is very rich.
Argan oil, in my opinion, is lighter and much better suited for the face.
Good luck.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Amflyerlvr
(Williamsville NY)
Question
What are the ingredients of Josie Marin's Argan Balm as listed on the product itself and/or its box?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(LA)
on Argan Balm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Taken from the Josie Maran website.

INGREDIENTS - Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Beeswax, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Orange Peel Wax, Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract**, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit**, Citrus Nobilis (Madarin Orange) Peel Extract**, Bassia Latifolia Seed (Mowrah) Butter**, Tocopherol.

*Certified Organic Ingredient
**Natural Ingredient
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
sillies
(Rolling Hills Estates, CA)
answer 2
INGREDIENTS - Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Beeswax, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Orange Peel Wax, Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract**, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit**, Citrus Nobilis (Madarin Orange) Peel Extract**, Bassia Latifolia Seed (Mowrah) Butter**, Tocopherol.

*Certified Organic Ingredient
**Natural Ingredient
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
e3lak
(Dubuque, IA)
Question
Anyone used this on dry scalp?
I have horribly dry scalp (just moved to the desert). It's not dandruff. Has anyone used this on dry scalp and did it help?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
riseandgrind
(Salt Lake City)
on Argan Balm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product is very very rich and I would not recommend using it on the scalp. It wouldn't hurt to visit a sephora retail store so give it a try before forking out the money. Be sure to use a very small amount.
answered 10 months ago
fluffyfluffy
answer 2
As this product contains she a butter and Argan oil. It can be safely used on the scalp and/or as pre wah treatment
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Lola4334
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