Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light Review

Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light Review

Hello everyone,

Today, I am reviewing Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light. After reading the review on the Josie Maran Argan Oil in the original formula on IMBB, I went ahead and tried the same. I liked it but it was a little greasy for my oily skin, so I did my research and found out that the same brand does have a lighter version of the argan oil for us oily skin ladies.  So, let us see if this one compares to the original formula.


Product Description:

This legendary 100% Pure Argan Oil is for those of you who love what argan oil does for your chapped skin, hair, and fine lines, and want a lighter touch for those sticky situations or humid summer days. Fighting oil with oil? It works! Argan Oil Light absorbs even faster than the original and it actually decreases sebum production with repeated use (sounds crazy but it is true). Get a semi-matte, radiant finish, no matter how oily your skin, and toss the blotting papers. This stuff is no lightweight when it comes to doing everything my original 100% Pure Argan Oil does: hydrating, balancing, repairing, replenishing. It’s just a shade less rich, for quicksilver absorption and a whisper-light feel. It is formulated without Parabens, sulfates and phthalates.



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$14 for 0.5 oz, $48 for 1.7 oz.



It is packaged in a tinted brown glass bottle with a dropper. I got the smaller bottle to try the product which I find handy to carry around in my purse if I feel the need to tame my flyaways on the go. The cap closes tightly; I have not had any spillage.


My Experience with Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light:

Due to my oily and acne-prone skin, I am compelled to use a lot of anti-acne products on my face. Regular usage of such products strips the skin off all oil, hence my skin has dark pigmentation, dry and flaky patches.  So, I wanted to try the miracle argan oil aka liquid gold. I tried the Josie Maran Argan Oil Original Formula.  Although I loved the results with it, but I did not like how greasy it left my skin. After researching, I bought the lighter version and I am glad I made this change. Now, I can enjoy the same benefits without being an oily mess. I use the argan oil light in a small amount every day and night after using my vitamin C serum.


It gets absorbed in to the skin quickly, without leaving any sticky residue. I have been using it for the past two weeks and can see positive results already. First of all, I don’t wake up as a grease monkey any more; this “fighting oil with oil” thing is actually working well for my skin. This provides good hydration and repairs my skin in the night and I start my day with silky smooth skin that glows in the morning. This oil is definitely healing my skin as I can see the uneven skin tone and flakiness caused by anti-acne medication to be getting a lot better.


It also provides a perfect base for applying makeup. After applying it, I wait for five minutes for the oil to sink in and then apply my makeup. It gives a beautiful luminous finish even with my matte foundation which otherwise tends to look quite flat.

Argan oil has helped me a lot this snowy winter by giving me manageable hair. Because of the cold and dry air outside, my hair gets so static, but thanks to this oil, it eliminates my static clingy hair problem, without weighing my hair down. Also, the hot showers that we enjoy during the winters, wash away the oils that bind the hair cuticle together causing hair to be frizzy and break easily, applying argan oil to the ends after my shower seems to be of great help. As of now, I am using my left over original formula for my hair and have reserved the lighter version exclusively for my face. One thing I do not like about this oil is the smell, it smells like cooking oil, but I can deal with it as it goes away in some time and also I know there is no additional fragrance added to the formula (as pure argan oil is supposed to smell bad).


Coming to its anti-aging abilities, it is too early for me to comment as I don’t believe any product can reduce any fine lines or wrinkles in 2 weeks, but I am hopeful it will help with further use.



Pros of Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light:

  • Lightweight version of argan oil.
  • Hydrates and repairs the skin.
  • Does not leave an oily residue.
  • Works well for oily skin, balances oil production.
  • Acts as a good primer for make up.
  • Does not cause breakouts.
  • Works well for moisturizing hair ends.
  • No parabens.

Cons of Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light:

  • It is expensive.
  • I am not very fond of the smell.

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If you are someone who swears by argan oil benefits but are scared it might be too oily for you, go ahead and try this light version, you will fall in love with it!

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12 thoughts on “Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light Review

  1. nice review… 🙂 argan oil seems to be a boon… *happy dance* *happy dance*
    waiting to hunt it down… *waiting* bt unavailability is a problem *cry* *cry* *cry*
    itz on my wish list.. *woot*

    1. Hi Jomol
      yes I got it from your reviews,we do have the same skin type. This can definitely help us balance the oil production on our skin.

    1. Hi Tashu
      Glad you liked it. Unfortunately i can not tell you where to find it in India but you can get international shipping from few websites but you will have to pay additional charges for that. or you can ask some one from your friends or family members visiting States to get it for you.
      Hope you get to try it soon.

  2. I love argan oil.. *hifive* I do hv common skin issues like jomol n u I guess.. *hifive*
    U may try using original formula on lips and eyes isha.. *haan ji* currently I use argan oil on lips & eyes as my eye cream finished off and it is more or less replacing my eye cream.. *haan ji*
    just adding a drop in ur skin care stuffs like night cream, day cream will be great rather than using alone if it feels heavy knw!!
    Wud love to try this light version nw as summers r stepping in n we need to switch to light weight oils nw.. *haan ji* super review isha.. *clap*

    1. Hi Neetu
      Thank you so much for the advice dear. I will definitely do that.
      and you, me and Jomol do have similar skin type, this will be very good for us in summers. *hifive*

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