I’m a huge fan of Josie Maran’s skincare and cosmetics. Her luxurious formulations feature organic and natural ingredients that actually make you feel good about putting them on your skin. After falling in love with her Argan Oil Protect + Perfect Daily Moisturizer and Argan Color Sticks, I was anxious to try out one of her latest potions – the Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment – a lightweight, literally milk-like serum that features a simple blend of good-for-you ingredients.
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
The Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk is a 100% natural, ultra-hydrating serum. Formulated with purified water and Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil, its lightweight formula penetrates deeply to nourish and repair skin. Purified water plumps and hydrates while argan oil preserves and nourishes, locking moisture in and preserving skin’s youthful cushion. The long-lasting hydration translates into a fresh, radiant glow on the skin.
Recommended for: All skin types, especially severely dry and sensitive.
- Purified Water: Plumps and hydrates skin.
- 100% Pure Argan Oil: Nourishes and protects, locking moisture in and preserving skin’s youthful cushion.
Water**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Propanediol**, Glyceryl Caprylate**, Glyceryl Undecylenate**, Phosphatidylglycerol**, Sodium Benzoate**, Xanthan Gum**, Citric Acid**.
(Legend: Low Hazard, Moderate hazard, High hazard ingredients, according to EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.)
How to Use
Start by shaking the bottle to make sure the oil, water, and other ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. Then, massage 3-5 drops onto the face, day and night on cleansed skin. Follow with your favorite moisturizer (the serum works especially great combined with Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil/Pure Argan Oil Light.)
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Review
The Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk looks and feels like, well, milk – only a bit thicker. It has a consistency that’s a cross between a liquid serum and a cream, which glides effortlessly over the skin, especially for an oil-based serum.
As you can see from the photo above, the Pure Argan Milk adds an immediate, dewy glow to the skin. At the same time, it adds incredible softness, and leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
The serum absorbs in two stages. When first applied, it leaves skin glowing and super soft to the touch, with a slightly sticky/oily feeling. Smooth in the serum, give it a few minutes, and you’re left with incredibly hydrated and soft skin, with a slightly softer glow.
Because of its lightweight formula and how quickly it absorbs, this serum works amazingly well as a morning moisturizer + makeup primer duo. It preps skin by smoothing it out and adding a touch of illumination, without feeling overly greasy, oily, or sticky. Liquid foundation and BB cream can be applied over top for a flawless finish. For powders however, I’d recommend waiting until the serum has completely absorbed into the skin before applying.
The serum works surprisingly well on its own and can be used to replace your daily moisturizer all together. However, if you have dry skin and need the extra hydration, it can be easily layered under your usual moisturizer for a luxurious pre-treatment.
Overall, if you are looking for a hydrating yet lightweight, non-greasy serum that provides a smooth base for your makeup, Josie Maran’s Pure Argan Milk is worth a try, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. It features an uncomplicated list of skin-loving ingredients that are natural and organic – one’s that you can feel good about putting on your skin.
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