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Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

What it is:An ultralightweight, quick-absorbing version of Josie’s cult-favorite 100% Pure Argan Oil. What it is formulated to do: A featherweight version of the world champion of oils, 100% Pure Argan Oil Light moisturizes deeply and absorbs quickly, leaving a semi-matte finish. Produced by Moroccan women's co-ops, this top-grade Argan Oil is extracted from the nut of the argan tree, then first-cold-pressed to protect its healthy, hydrating properties. Wear it under makeup or instead of makeup, and fear not if your skin is oily. This must-have oil actually reduces sebum production, so it is ideal for all skin types, especially breakout-prone and sensitive. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: “I’ve been asking chemists for years if there was a way to get an ultralightweight version of Argan Oil. After years of development, using a proprietary process we are able to release the lightest elements of Argan Oil while still maintaining all the amazing skin benefits. This new, ultrafast-absorbing version is the perfect partner to my classic 100% Pure Argan Oil.”—Josie Maran Research results: Argan Oil is clinically proven to significantly improve skin. In a 4-week consumer study: - 86% agreed skin felt and looked more hydrated and supple - 84% agreed skin felt and looked smoother - 82% agreed skin felt and looked more radiant - 84% agreed skin texture improved - 81% agreed skin felt more balanced - 80% agree skin felt calmer and soothed
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

Question
It would be helpful to know how much to use at one time.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
vonnie
(Lubbock, Texas)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
11 answers
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answer 1
I use 5-6 drops on my face and neck every morning.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kmolder86
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 2
Just a few drops wheather your using it for your face, hair,nail,or anywhere else. A little goes a long way!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
thesupergirl
(Lafayette la)
answer 3
I usually use one drop for each cheek, which I then blend downward into my chin area. I use another drop or two for my nose and forehead, depending on the level of dryness I'm experiencing. Honestly- In my experience, it's hard to use too much.... start with a few drops for your face, and then add more if needed.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
lollygagger24
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 4
I use about 5 drops on my fingertips for morning and night for on my face.. about 2-3 more if I'm pulling it further down my neck and chest.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MEDonnelly
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 5
it should say on the bottle the "recomended" dose, but really, this stuff cannot hurt your skin!! lube it up or use sparingly its up to you!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Carlibug
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 6
I just put a few drops in the palm of my hand and rub them together and apply to my face..feels wonderful
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
boomer15
(Chicago il)
answer 7
A few drops should be plenty! Just enough to cover your skin, not saturate it. You can also combine 1-2 drops in with your moisturizer
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
daniellep09
(Calgary, AB)
answer 8
I now have incorporated this a few drops of this oil into all of my usual skin and hair care treatments and am loving the results. My hair is shiny and doesn't frizz, and my skin is hydrated, but not oily/greasy. Some light scarring on my chin has started to lighten despite sun exposure. I'm no scientist, and this is no study, but I really like it! I prefer Timeless Skin Care Argan Oil. There is a slight scent to the oil - a scent that I happen to enjoy, but is not what I would consider aromatic by any stretch.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SoInLovewithME
(Oregon, WA)
answer 9
you can start off by using 2 drops. If that is to much then use a drop and a half.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
mizzmandee
(Anchorage, AK)
answer 10
If you are using on just your face I would advise placing just a small dot on the back of your hand. With this oil a little goes a long way.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Aztra
answer 11
I use two drops on my face and two drops on my neck. You could always add another drop or two if you feel your skin needs more.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jazzy1969
(Kentucky)
Question
My skin is combination and sensitive , so my question is what is better for me , 100 percent Pure Argan oil or light version?
asked 10 months ago
odessa88
(Cleveland, OH)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've had pretty good luck so far using this on my sensitive/acne-prone skin. It sinks in and feels very silky, I even put it on my acne prone areas and it doesn't seem to affect it. The regular seems to stay on the skin a little longer and feel a little thicker. I'd start with this lighter version and if isn't giving you enough moisture than move to the regular
answered 9 months ago
ashleynor
(Oregon)
answer 2
I have combination and sensitive skin and was given the Light version as a sample from Sephora. It is very lightweight and moisturizes where I need it to and makes my oily t-zone less oily! I have not tried the regular version, but I love this light one so much I figured I'd just stick with it!
answered 9 months ago
Michele408
(Gilroy, CA)
answer 3
I would deff try the lighter version first. Thts the one i purchased. And it does feel lighter, scent wise and oil base wise.
answered 9 months ago
svenicial
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Both are "100% Pure". The light version is less viscous and dries/absorbs faster.
answered 9 months ago
kp11
answer 5
I also have sensitive combination skin. I've tried both products. The regular version is a lot heavier and seemed to cause little white pimples. The light version is like a miracle for my skin. I wear it day and night. My skin has never looked or felt better. No irritation whatsoever and any traces of acne in my T-zone are gone! I've been using it for 2 weeks.
answered 9 months ago
kristiineverett
(Everett, WA)
answer 6
I also have sensitive combination skin and I have just tried the light and I love it! It is hydrating enough, but not too heavy
answered 10 months ago
xoxohcm123
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
Either formula will be good for sensitive skin however, if your combination skin is more on the dry side I'd suggest using the original but if its more on the oily side try the light version. In either case its important to use it sparingly, only two to three drops so you're not just soaking the skin in oil.
answered 10 months ago
briana11
(Seattle, WA)
answer 8
Light. I have tried both and light is perfect for oily, dehydrated, large pores skin.
answered 10 months ago
cucaracha
(alpharetta, ga)
Question
As a moisturizer
I have combination skin that can be acne prone, but is sensitive too. Is this a good moisturizer to use in the morning after serum but before makeup?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
bookgeek552
(New York, NY)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
7 answers
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answer 1
I have combination/oily skin and I'm acne prone (especially if I don't get enough sleep). This works fantastically for me. It has not made me break out at all and you would think it would since it's oil. But I've read that as long as the moisture in your skin is as even as possible, you won't break out so badly. I only use about 3 drops (I'll use 4 at night since the colder seasons are approaching) on my entire face. And if it doesn't work on your face, you can use it on the ends of your hair or cuticles. But I really do hope it works out for you. It really is amazing.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
graymatters
(Fremont, CA)
answer 2
Yes, it is. I have combination skin with acne and this is a great product to use.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
thesupergirl
(Lafayette la)
answer 3
I also have combination/oily and definitely sensitive/acne prone skin.. I use this every morning as my moisturizer under my makeup as well as before bed almost as a night treatment. I don't use any other serums or anything so I can't comment on using them together but it's perfect for any time and even under makeup! I was hesitant that it would make me oily but it is actually a great base for applying foundation.. makes it glide on very beautifully and smooth!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MEDonnelly
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 4
This is good for combination skin. I generally use it first then moisturizer/sun screen and makeup over that- has worked very well
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kandlyogini
(Fairfax,VA)
answer 5
Yes. Give it a little bit of time to soak in before applying your makeup otherwise it will smear around and remain oily. Typically I wash my face then apply this, wait about 20 minutes then apply my makeup. What is so great about this product is that though it does absorb, it doesn't "disappear" like other moisturizers, if you know what I mean. Skins remains dewy but not oily, giving that fresh, awake look. I love it!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
aemangold
(Nashville, TN)
answer 6
Its a great moisturizer for an oilier skin type. The argan oil light is going to help neutralize oil production on your face while still providing hydration. The light formula is a great alternative to the original because it leaves a semi-matte finish and feels light on your skin. If you are reluctant to use it by itself you can also mix it in with your moisturizer!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
daniellep09
(Calgary, AB)
answer 7
I have incorporated this a few drops of this oil into all of my usual skin and hair care treatments and am loving the results. My hair is shiny and doesn't frizz, and my skin is hydrated, but not oily/greasy. Some light scarring on my chin has started to lighten despite sun exposure. I'm no scientist, and this is no study, but I really like it! There is a slight scent to the oil - a scent that I happen to enjoy, but is not what I would consider aromatic by any stretch.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SoInLovewithME
(Oregon, WA)
Question
Mt noise has redness around it, would this oil help make the redness go away?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
GothicSparkle
(Tucson, AZ)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
6 answers
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answer 1
I have redness and dry patches around my nose, once I started using this product all of that went away. TRY IT!
answered 1 year ago
PleaseMe
(Albany, NY)
answer 2
This helps with the redness on my skin caused by my acne. Give it a trry!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kmolder86
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 3
no, its just going to moiturize your skin and make it soft and supple.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Carlibug
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 4
Yes. I've always had some redness and dry skin around my nose, but then I quit smoking and it became so much worse. I tried so many products and nothing worked, until I found this miracle. I drop a little on each side and on my nose, gently rub it in and literally can see it working. It helps significantly the first time you apply it; When I first bought it I used it everyday and after a week I noticed the flaky skin and redness had decreased a lot. Now, it's gone! I also have combination skin and was worried that it might make the normal/more oily areas too oily, but it didn't. My skin is clear, smooth, doesn't itch, and just feels so good. Seriously amazing.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
aemangold
(Nashville, TN)
answer 5
It may not be any immediate results, but with continued use you should start to see improvements. I would suggest Lancome's Visionnaire serum for more FASTER results!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ilovemakeup90
(Blaine, MN)
answer 6
I don't see why it wouldn't. It will moisturize the area without irritating it, or making too oily. Redness is usually a sign of dryness - so give it a try!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
andysinclair
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Question
What is the difference between Argan Oil Light and regular Argan Oil?
Hello, does anybody know what the difference is between the Pure Argan Oil Light vs. the regular Argan Oil?
asked 10 months ago
raincloud
(LA, CA)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
6 answers
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answer 1
I think the light one is meant to be matte, so it's not that "oily" or greasy as the original one? I could be wrong but I found the light one to be less greasy on my hair and skin.
answered 9 months ago
MinaB88
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Chemically, I'm not certain. The heavier compounds are probably filtered/separated out. As far as the product goes, the light version is less viscous and absorbs faster. I've used both the regular and light for my hair and the "drying" time is somewhat noticeable. However, for my skin, the light takes about 2-3 minutes to absorb. I put it on and then brush my teeth while it soaks in.
answered 9 months ago
kp11
answer 3
If you have Oily/Combination skin, than you would want to use the Argan Oil Light. The products are identical, except the Light version is (obviously) a little lighter and formulated for skin that doesn't need quite as much hydration.
answered 10 months ago
Amorsiempre122
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
The light isn't as heavy/rich as the original, in my opinion the original is better for night time and the light can be used during the day over makeup but it all depends on your skin type!
answered 10 months ago
sabmarie
(Montreal, QC)
answer 5
The light argan oil is much lighter on the skin, which allows it to absorb even faster. The regular argan oil is a bit more of a heavy formula, which is great for extremely dry skintypes.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
Its lighter than the original. Great for oily skin and large pores.
answered 10 months ago
cucaracha
(alpharetta, ga)
Question
Safe to Use On Lashes?
I've never used oils before, and some have mentioned using this on eyelids. Could this be considered for use, sparingly, on upper lashes? Has anyone used it this way? Or would it be better, in your opinion, to stick with something such as rose-hip oil ( which I've heard is good for lash-conditioning )? Thanks in advance.
asked 10 months ago
shmoovee
(MN)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
6 answers
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answer 1
Great for all overall usage!
answered 8 months ago
AJDaws
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
I have used the light version on my face (including eye area) morning and night for several weeks now with nothing but great effects and results! I am a combo/oily skin gal and have found that the light version is a fantastic addition to my routine. It helped get rid of a few dry patches on my face due to the cold climate and weather here in MN and I've even used it on my hair after a shower with great results.
answered 8 months ago
MinneapolisKara
(Burnsville, MN)
answer 3
Your hair and skin sound exactly like mine. I went with the light, the original was too heavy/slick. This absorbs quickly, keeps oil at bay, and moisturizes dry areas. Also, I tend to use dry oil spray for my hair (organix makes a nice one...also, living proof makes a great hair mask if you're looking for something to moisturize but not weigh down).
answered 8 months ago
haleychristine
(St. Charles, MO)
answer 4
While I've never used this specifically for my lashes, I have gotten some in my eye just because I applied to too close to my eyes. It was probably mixed with my own face's oil and sweat so that's what it felt like - sweat in my eyes. It wasn't a bad burning feeling but it was definitely uncomfortable. Of course, anything not pH balanced for your eyes will fell uncomfortable.
answered 9 months ago
kp11
answer 5
Yes. I use it on my eyelids and gently brush it up the lashes with my fingers. I do this because with the original formula I noticed my lashes slowly getting thicker and longer. Unfortunately has the same effect on my legs and feel like I need to shave more often.
answered 10 months ago
lebeauty
(Orlando FL)
answer 6
Yes, but I've never heard of anyone having dry eyelashes…try also using Josie's Cleansing Oil, so you're not too rough on your eyes when you're removing your mascara/eye make up...
answered 10 months ago
pickyartist
(Dover, DE)
Question
How best to layer with sunscreen? Under, or over?
Love, love, love the light argan oil, but am unsure best way to wear with sunscreen--which to put on first?
asked 6 months ago
SaraF9925
(Chicago, IL)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
5 answers
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answer 1
I have always been told lotions/sunscreens are the last layer to lock everything in...
answered 5 months ago
rnmomofk3
answer 2
Josie recommends you apply it under sunscreen. I use her daily argan oil moisturizer with 47 spf (!) over top of the oil. Love it
answered 5 months ago
crystal2499
answer 3
nooo! never never never use this and put your face to sun light! it will damage your skin and accelerate your natural aging process, and give you spots! you don`t want that! right? only use it at night
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
ChioOrlando
answer 4
over sunscreen, i use that way daily.
answered 6 months ago
sravanthi
(MD)
answer 5
Hi there! We recommend using this before applying sunscreen, giving it ample time to soak into the skin.
answered 6 months ago
kevinbt
Question
What is the difference in Light and regular?
I have seen there are two different products, the argan oil, and argan oil light. I do not know the difference or which one I should consider for my hair and skin. I am combination/t-zone, and my hair is fine, but I have a lot of it.
Whats the difference? Any suggestions which is better?
asked 9 months ago
glamourjock
(Toronto Ontario)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've been using the Regular version since May 2012 and tried the Light version for the first time last night. Below's a list of differences/similarities I've noticed:

FEEL: Compared to the Regular, the Light is definitely lighter and doesn't have as much of a "shine". However, both still do hydrate my skin.

INGREDIENTS: I no longer have the exterior packaging for both but I do remember being surprised that the Light had more ingredients than the Regular. I believe the additional ingredients "help" make the Light a lighter version. Also, on the actual bottle's label, only the Regular has "Organic" on it.

SMELL: The Light has a smell that isn't pleasant; and it caught me off-guard because the Regular has little to no scent to it.

OVERALL: I much prefer the Regular and will be going back to it pronto.

Lastly, I have dry, sensitive skin. And I haven't used it for my hair but I think the Regular would be a better product for that use. Good luck.
answered 8 months ago
wherespetra
answer 2
I would go with the light version if you plan on using it for your hair and skin.
answered 8 months ago
Cosmomom
(Bay Area , ca)
answer 3
I believe the Light is more wearable during the day, too. It's not as "heavy" and it dries to a matte finish as well! I have really oily skin during the afternoon, and really dry in the morning--and I use the light and it's been great. I think if you want a thinner, fast-absorbing, lighter consistency to the oil, pick the Light, but if you want to use it on your hair, body, etc. you might want to go with the original version.
answered 9 months ago
Hailes16
(Columbus, OH)
answer 4
Okay so knowing the above, which one is better to use?
answered 9 months ago
glamourjock
(Toronto Ontario)
answer 5
Aragon oil is the straight oil extract and the light is an 'ester' of the oil. It goes through a different process to create the end product. Normally the original oil is broken down by alcohol. Or rather the acid in the oil is. That's as basic of a way I can think of to explain it ... It just goes through a different chemical procedure. Hope I could help.
answered 9 months ago
Ashables
(Orlando, Fl)
Question
Does anyone use this on their hair?
I want an oil that is light and moisturizing for my curly hair, but I'm trying to avoid silicones (which is in her argan hair serum) seeing that it messes with my curls so I'm looking into argan oils. Has anyone used this on their hair? Thoughts? Comments?
asked 1 year ago
NatalieBird
(Lubbock, TX)
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
5 answers
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answer 1
I use it for my skin & hair! After putting it on my face, I use the excess oil on my hands and run them through my hair. LOVE it on my hair!
answered 7 months ago
SarahBeth89
answer 2
I haven't tried the Light on my hair, but it does seem to have a thinner more absorbent consistency--so I think it might take a bit more product to actually get enough to absorb into your hair. But, if you want something that's super lightweight, you might like this!
answered 9 months ago
Hailes16
(Columbus, OH)
answer 3
I've used both the regular and light versions on my hair. Both are fantastic. The light version absorbs just a little bit faster.
answered 9 months ago
kp11
answer 4
I would not use this on your hair. I know it says you can, but I tried it one morning after running out of my regular moroccan oil. I couldn't blow dry my hair fully because it was so greasy. I had to wear my hair up all day because it was so oily looking. I have to say that it did moisturize it very well the next day though after I washed it out. I just wouldn't recommend putting it on your hair if you don't want to use it like a mask though.
answered 1 year ago
katekatlynn
(Commerce, MI)
answer 5
I would think seeing that it doesn't leave my face oily...which is extremely oily anyway...it would be beneficial for your curls. Never have tried it myself, but that is a good idea!
answered 1 year ago
Chicipoo
(Stanwood,WA)
Question
Can I Use it for the under eye area as an eye cream?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
nadia12
on 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely. I prefer to use it at night all over my face. I make sure to get the product right under my eyes and around my entire eye area.
answered 1 year ago
fashionqueen19
(Las Cruces, NM)
answer 2
yes you can. I feel it also hydrates your under eye area but you will still want to use an eye cream to take care of what ever concerns you have. I use the oil all over and under my eyes to condition my lashes and it also helps removes unwanted eyeliner and mascara.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
mizzmandee
(Anchorage, AK)
answer 3
I haven't tried using it as an eye moisturizer, but I mix a couple drops into my facial lotion and rub into my entire face including the eye area and haven't had any issues. I would suggest finding a designated eye cream that you like and then mixing a drop or two into it as often as you feel comfortable with.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
jolenewa
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
You can, but just remember that this is a lightweight oil. If you don't need lots of moisture for your under-eye area, this will work well for you. But, if you have very dry under-eye area, I would recommend to also use an actual eye cream.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
tracygirl64
(Sacramento, CA)
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