Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil Review

Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil

Hello everyone

Hope all of you are enjoying this cool weather in good health and spirit! Today am here to talk about a product that can be called liquid gold, needless to say it is my best finding so far, which heals and solves all my skin concerns from head to toe. This is the only goodie, which always holds VIP position in my washroom, my bedside table and in my hubby’s vanity clutch after honey. It is a must have anti-ageing, hydrating stuff and what not in our winter care regimen! Any guesses.. 😉 Well the secret is out; here I come with Josie Maran 100 % pure argan oil.


I am pretty sure all of you must be well aware of the beauty benefits of argan oil by now, courtesy our progressive & active team IMBB. So I take this opportunity to continue with legacy and inform you more about Josie Maran. It’s going to be slight long post, as I want to cover every possible benefit of this liquid gold I experienced in this 1.5 month!

Introductory information of Josie Maran cosmetics (Sourced from net): Johanna Selhorst “Josie” Maran (born May 8, 1978) is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur. In 2007 she started Josie Maran Cosmetics (JCM), with 100% Pure Argan Oil as her signature ingredient. Today, JMC is a global brand with the motto, “Luxury with a Conscience.” They use pure, Fair Trade Argan Oil, grown and harvested responsibly by co-ops of Moroccan women who earn a living wage. They also partner with earth-loving, women-empowering organizations, use eco-friendly packaging, and as they say they never stop striving to improve their products and their impact on the world.

What it is: This 100% Pure Argan Oil is legendary oil that’s rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It’s gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. A mini-me version of the original iconic oil, ideal for slipping in your handbag or taking on a flight. It packs up easier, but packs no less of a healing punch. Now you can moisturize, touch up, and absorb that Argan goodness on the go.


What’s in it: No less potent for being a little more compact, this 15 ml bottle contains nothing but 100% Pure Argan Oil. It’s as pure and simple as that.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

Price: $ 14.00 for 0.5 fl oz (15 ml) travel size, $ 48.00 for 1.7 fl oz (50 ml) deluxe size and $ 96.00 for 4.0 fl oz (120 ml) luxury size.

Packaging: This precious liquid gold looks light pale yellow in color and slight runny in texture. It comes in ordinary dark glass bottle with dropper packaging which reminds me of our childhood cough & cold syrup bottles.. 😛 lol Its available in 3 convenient sizes which are travel friendly and spill proof.


My Experience with Josie Maran Argan Oil:

Well I am getting addicted to 100 % natural tag line these days. I don’t know how far my addiction would lead me but I try my best to feed my skin with organic natural products inside and outside as of now.. 😛 I was in search of decent and natural argan oil, ever since I read about it on IMBB. I came across many brands like Moroccan argan oil, and local argan oils as well but all of them were meant for hair. Moreover, I read some of them were chemical treated and not genuine enough. Josie Maran, seems genuine and great option as I have been using this oil since month and half now and I can notice a commendable change in my skin & hair over all.

The USP of Josie Maran oil is it’s multi-tasking. I use it as a hair serum, as a cuticle serum, as an anti-ageing serum and what not. Initially I was worried to invest in large pack as I never knew how it would work on oily skin. I opted for its travel pack and you won’t believe the travel pack served me for 3 sufficient weeks and now I am on my way to finish 2nd bottle. Using oil on face was bothersome for me but it’s interesting to observe that this light oil quickly dissipates in skin with gentle massage strokes leaving behind dewy skin. It is very light on skin and does not clog pores. It never broke me out nor it irritated my skin, I felt a nice dewy sheen on my face every time after using it alone or in combination with my moisturiser. Now I regularly add 2 drops of argan oil in my day/night face moisturiser apart from face packs, scrubs and sometimes in my bath water as well. And I feel my skin get benefits of this liquid gold in every possible way as it looks super clean, well nourished and hydrated and now the results are well visible to others as I often fetch flattering compliments from hubby even.


I can also see it heals those fine lines which may lead to scary wrinkles.. 😛 During winters I often noticed dozens of lines while laughing and talking, once you notice them you won’t be able to concentrate anywhere other than your laugh and expressions in front of mirror..:P Believe me or not when I say that those fine lines are completely smoothed out and some are even vanished, I actually laugh out loud, make expressions for my baby without fear of getting those lines, sounds funny but its true! I also used it as hair serum and it really helped me in combating severe hair fall which was my second biggest nightmare (after fine lines issue got resolved) since I became mother. My hair were noticed on bath rugs, bed sheets and even in kitchen carpets but after using argan oil I hardly notice any hairs in comb now, isn’t it amazing (I also used olive oil + almond oil concoction with argan oil for 2 months)! This oil successfully passed hair test for my hubby too, who was suffering from same hair fall and dandruff. All I can see is shiny healthy hairs and I often fetch compliments for my faster hair growth now.

Besides this, I mix 4-5 drops of argan oil with my body lotion regularly before slathering it on skin and I can see my knees and joints look much clean and less pigmented which was never before I used argan oil. I used bread crumbs scrub trick to get rid of knees and joints pigmentation but it was a temporary cure, while argan oil infused cream/lotion trick solved my issue completely. I also add lemon drops in 3-4 drops of argan oil to treat my nails and cuticles, and it gives me a perfect manicure type feel. It also helped in fading away those pre pregnancy stretch marks which were haunting me post pregnancy; however, it is always good to take care of these stretch marks before pregnancy but better late than never. I mix this oil with coconut or almond oil and it works amazing for my stretch marks as well as OCM routine.

Since winters are already in, I believe this oil is going to be my best buddy and quick fix for almost every skin related concern. The only downside for me is its expensive price, which deters me from using it generously on my body. I know it’s silly of me, I fear to pay wholesome amount for full 4 Fl oz pack but still I own 3-3 travel size bottles of JS argan oil which are kept in my bedroom, washroom and my beauty bag (that’s how we gals are.. :P). I believe I am hooked onto argan oil, I have no choice but to use JS argan oil as of now as it is all natural and chemical free product in market as per my knowledge. I will soon get its luxury pack as my hubby is pretty convinced to get it.


Pros of Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil:

• A 100 % natural argan oil available in 3 convenient packs
• It works wonders on all skin types unlike the fact it is meant for dry skin especially
• It is a multipurpose goodie which solves almost all skin care and hair care concerns from head to toe
• It helps in combating severe to medium hair fall when used alone or in concoction with other hair oils
• Hairs become more voluminous, bouncy and shiny within few weeks of religious usage
• It proved to be true to its claim in making facial skin feather soft, dewy with healthy sheen without clogging pores
• A little drop goes long way when used alone on face or added in favourite day/night time moisturiser
• It also helped me in minimising & smoothing fine lines on my face apart from vanishing few of them completely
• It also helped me in getting less pigmented knees and elbow joints ever since I used it in my body lotion few weeks back
• It assimilates on skin in few gentle massage strokes without breaking out or irritating even acne prone skin
• Add few drops of lemon to argan oil and it will give you rich manicure effect with soft, healthy cuticles, nails and even toned hands
• A smart after shave quick fixer for my hubby, when he is running short of time
• Mix it with various beauty oils concoction and it will work wonders on all fresh and old stretch marks though slowly
• A must have quick fix beauty product for winters for all skin types and gender

Cons of Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil:

• Price.. 😛 (However, I believe it is still less price for a 100 % natural product which serve multiple tasks and work as quick fix for both men and women)

Well I know there are much cheaper argan oil brands available in market but I cannot swear by them as few of them are personally tried by me and I can say they are not as good as JS. Leaving apart its expensive downside, I would say if you wish to pamper your skin with natural and genuine argan oil then go for JS argan oil. It will fix all your skin and ageing issues apart from a satisfaction and assurance of treating your precious skin with natural elements. Personally I am going with JS argan oil till I get a cheaper but genuine option to continue with, as argan oil is a must have ingredient in my skin care, body care and hair care regimen now.

Hope this helps.

Also read:

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Review
Elma and Sana Moroccan Golden Argan Oil Review
Snoe Beauty Hair Heroes with Intense Argan Oil
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
Hask Argan Oil
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil
FX Moroccan Moisture Miracle Argan Oil
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil


11 thoughts on “Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil Review

  1. lovely review and a wonderful product Neetu.. i hav been wanting to lay my hands on this JM argon oil . Good one *hifive* *clap*

  2. Great review Neetu – interesting to read and extensively hands-on experience. Thanks!

    Looks like a gem of a product. Must try this…will check for availability…

  3. its such a nicely written and details review Neetu! My brother was in US 10 days back and he checked wt me if i want aragon oil as it was everywhere and was much talked about and I said NO to him…. *headbang* *headbang* *headbang* ….i regret it now after reading this review *waaa* .
    my bhabhi is coming to India in March and will convince her to get it for me…the biggest bottle…anything for great skin and hair.. *happy dance* *happy dance*

  4. *thankyou* gald for ur lovely inputs.. *happydance* *happydance* I wud love to share more argan oil infused JM products for you.. *haan ji* *happydance* *happydance*
    Happy thanx giving & happy shopping gals.. *happydance* *happydance*

  5. Hi I have acne prone skin and oily on my t-zone I bought both the small versions of the oil but I am not sure how to use it can you pls let me know what is a good way to use this oil should I use only one for 1 month to see the results before using both at the same time which is what I’ve been doing. I also would like to know how many drops I should put morning and night and if I should rub or pat it in.

    Thank you 🙂

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