Josie Maran 5-piece Nourishing Argan Care Package
it's a zero for me
This was my first time to try Josie Maran's products and there is not one single item that I would consider purchasing again.
Next time I'm buying 2
There is not one item in this package that you will not love. I used the Body Butter every day, went to order another package and it is no lonher available. My husband also uses the Argan oil on his hands. The nourshing balm gives your skin such a beautiful and healthy glos. Love this package!! Josie and QVC please offer it again soon.
I love argan oil...
I have been using a popular argan oil brand for my hair for quite some time now and it's amazing! That's why I wanted to try this set because I do love how argan oil works. I am so so about this set..
The whipped body butter is AWESOME! This set has the lavender body butter and it smells so so good! Josie PLEASE PLEASE bring us back the lavender body butter, and not in a set with other scents, just on its own..you will have a customer for life!
The oil, balm, and color sticks I am on the fence about - I tried the oil in my hair like I do with my other favorite brand but it was wayy to heavy for it..not a good fit. So, I still don't have a use for the oil...any idea's anyone?
The balm I like because it is so thick and have been using it on dry patches but again, its not very exciting to me.
I like some items, other items are meh
I had been tempted to buy this for quite a while because of how Josie said a 70 year old looked 40 and attributed it to argan oil. I was previously using emu oil to moisterize my face and hands. I've had this kit a few months now, and I don't think I notice a different between the argan oil and the emu oil, although I am 34 and not wrinkly yet. However, I've noticed in the past couple weeks I'm getting a wrinkle on my double chin line, especially when I wake up in the morning.. whether that means my emu oil was better and I shouldn't have stopped using it, or would I have gotten the line anyway, I have no idea. I do like the feel of the lib balms, however I absolutely hate how big the tube is, I don't have big full lips so I get color allover the skin around my lips and I wish so badly that they were normal-sized lip balm tubes. The body butter - meh, it's okay. the argan balm seems to be nice though, and you really need very little on your hands. so for me, I'll stick to using emu oil and I would purchase the argan balm again. I would purchase the lip balms again if they make the diameter smaller.
Not for me...
Now mind you, I'm talking about my skin here. And the reason I'm writing this review is not to knock this product, because I'm sure that there are many individuals who use it and love it. Obviously so. Unfortunately, I have found that I am not one of them, and thought I needed to write a review for how this product worked on me.
First, I was amazed at how this product did not work for me. My skin has always been very oily and in the last few years is now what I would call on the normal side of dry. My skin has also always been very sensitive (as my derm points out every time I see him). So, my concern and hesitation to try the product earlier was due to the oil factor--would it make my face too oily. Since I had been thinking about trying the oil on my face and on my cuticles, in the shower, everywhere--looking for that supple younger looking skin, better nail beds and thus nails, etc. but was still sitting on the fence -- I jumped on the TSV care package. What a perfect way to try the products!!
I was totally taken back by how dry my face was after using the oil for the first time (after washing my face with Philosophy). We are taking about pure oil here. How could my skin feel this dry and look this puckered? I looked so very dehydrated. I figured that just could not be and gave it about four days. My face continued to be a mess of dryness. I tried the pure oil morning and night. Since I saw no improvement, only more dryness, I stopped using it.
At the same time I started using the oil on my face, I started using the balm on my feet before I went to bed. I thought that the balm would be wonderful on my feet and heels. I'm always looking for a good product for my feet. My heels had not cracked all year using a different product. Again I was very excited to be trying the balm. Unfortunately, my heels were dry and actually cracking within TWO days. So, I added the Argan oil to the balm to see if that would help. Nope, my heels were a mess to.
HOWEVER, there was a silver lining to the care package -- the color sticks. I love, love, love the color sticks. Both colors are perfect for me. I was so very disappointed to have to send them back with the rest of the set when I returned it. BUT, I did find the very size and colors that were in the care package for sale online and immediately purchased them. I use Bare Minerals for my makeup and would put on my BE base and then put on the color stick. The color stick blends so very nicely on top of the BE. It is not greasy, it is not dry, it is not sticky, it does not bleed, it is not gaudy--for me it is perfect. I have been so sad the week or so I have been without it! Silly, probably, but I REALLY like it!
I am not going to recommend this product for anyone else. I will tell them, if asked, that it didn't work for me, that they need to try it and make their own decision. I gave the product two stars because I love, love, love the color sticks so much.
Do not like the balm!
I do not like the balm at all. I used it on my hands and nails and later on my hands and cuticles felt drier than before! How is that?? I don't get it. Is is not lasting or going deep enough into the skin layers? I have since read that oil does not go deep into the skin, but only lays on top of the skin so this could be the reason. Either way the results do not last and seems like a waste of time and money if the results are not long lasting and noticable! The whipped jar is not big enough and would not last very long unless you were a small woman. The lips colors I didn't like, but I do like what they do and how they feel on my lips. The Oil is the same as far as I do not see long lasting or noticable results. They are only for a short period of time. SO not sure on whether it's worth all the money this kit and the other one I got costs!
I have been using the Josie Maran 5- piece Argan Oil package for about a month now; however, I love, love , love the body butter out of this kit. The rest of the pieces are not to my liking, so the color sticks chap my lips, and the balm has no scent (wish it did), and I don't like using it on my feet either. The 100% Argan oil is passable, but the body butter is the ticket, so I think that it would be better for me to just buy the body butter.
I give the body butter 5 stars, but the rest I will NOT reorder. Sorry Josie :(
This truly is the NECTER OF THE GODS!! the oil is AWESOME!! I use it before makeup and at night. I even use a couple drops in my foundation and will always buy her items. The lotions are WONDERFUL & SMELL AMAZING;) I love your products Josie;) keep them coming;) A DEFINITE MUST HAVE. Ive been using it for a couple months & can see a huge difference in my skin;)
Love Argan Products
I love the argan oil and color sticks very much. I feel hydrated when I use the products. I must try the balm, I know I will like it.
I saw this on one of the first Friday Night Beauty show that I have ever seen. I ordered it because I have terrible dry skin including eczema. I love everything the lotions feels great, makes my skin look great, and it lasts! The balm is great for those troubled areas. And the oil wonderful for the hair. The color sticks are great for quick touch ups on my lips and cheeks. Love this brand.
I have been using the oil for months and love it, so I knew what I was getting with that...I like the color sticks, the body butter is heavenly, and the balm is my new obsession. I rub it on my dry hands, on my lips and dry spots on my face, etc. I use it regularly on my toddler. Her skin is sensitive and dry. I had been using Aquaphor, and it was greasy. The balm has worked wonders on my toddler's skin! Thanks Josie
I have been using the products for about a month. I really like the balm and the rosy lip/blush stick. The apricot stick is not my favorite color but I have found times to use it. The butter is good and soaks in easily but the smell is different, but does goes away quickly. I loved the oil in the past but somehow now my face is dry and patchy after I have been using it again. I am going to research this oil. I know I am getting older and my skin is probably changing. Overall this is a nice variety of product.