While Josie Argan oil can be used for face, body, and hair, this is just for your face, and if you have oily/combination skin, this product is to die for! I used this many years ago until it was discontinued, then I began using Josie's a few years ago, which I also love. The only problem with Josie Argan Oil is I find I can only use it during the winter when my face is not producing as much oil. Josie also has a thicker texture, whereas Huile Lotus is more liquid and lighter. If you have dry skin, Clarins has another oil that targets that called Santal Face Treatment Oil. I've never used Santal because my skin is severely oily, but if quality is the same and I'm sure it is, I'd suggest Santal if you're having dry, flaky skin issues. Huile Lotus is moisturizing, but it's targeted for oily skin, and it has greatly curbed oil production for me. I think using Huile Lotus might be too drying for you, so I suggest Santal. I like Josie's Argan Oil, but I think if you're looking for something lighter, Santal is the way to go.
The Argan Oil made me breakout so needless to say I prefer the Lotus Oil. I have been using 3 drops (in the palm of my hands that I rub together in order to warm the product up, then pat on my face and neck) every night for 8 months now and it's just a little over halfway done. The color hasn't changed because I keep it stored away from light. It is made of essential oils, which are photosensitive (I believe that's why Josie Maran packages her in a dark bottle). Lastly, the Argan oil is a little more liquidy in texture, therefore a little less comforting on the skin than the Lotus oil.
The Clarins Lotus Face Treatment oil contains a blend of rosewood, geranium, and lotus extracts which help to purify skin, tighten pores, and refine the skin texture. The Clarins oil has a scent and the Josie Maran Argan Oil is completely fragrance free. Both of the oils will last you about the same amount of time, however, Josie Maran's Argan Oil can be used all over the body and face so if you intend to use it on your body and face, this bottle of oil may not last you as long as the Clarins oil because the Clarins oil is specifically formulated for use on the face only.
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