I have to say, I’ve been watching Josie Maran on QVC for years and finally took the leap, buying a kit of argon oil, body butter, divine dip, and a shower milk – all in a caramel apple scent that is beyond heavenly. I want to eat it. The only product I’m not crazy about is the shower milk because I find it doesn’t lather very much, I don’t feel it cleanses, and you have to use quite a bit of it. That being said, it does smell amazing.
I had been using Volumagen, because it was inexpensive for getting eye cream, serum, and moisturizer. Besides not wanting to put more money into the pockets of Heather and Terry Dubrow, I didn’t see any results after 90 days. My face was the same as with the Vichy I’d been using from CVS.
Enter the beauty miracle of argon oil. First of all, I have replaced my moisturizer with pure argon oil, which is NOT greasy at all. It hydrates, has no chemicals and after just a week have noticed a reduction in fine lines, especially the annoying line above my lip. Unfortunately, it hasn’t eliminated any hair frizz. I need my keratin treatments.
My neck has been the bane of my existence. I’ve tried everything to no avail. However, the Divine Dip (combo of honey and argon oil) has virtually eliminated the “tree like rings” at the base of my neck.
The body butter is sublime. It’s whipped into a deliciousness I cannot describe. Not only does it smell good enough to eat, but the changes in my skin are incredible. I have been to several dermatologists for the red, scaly patch on my left elbow and nothing has worked – except Josie Maran’s whipped body butter. The red patch is barely there and the flaky skin is gone. My thighs also seem to be getting firmer!
I’ve been using it when I get out of the shower and I can’t tell you how amazing the caramel apple smell is. Josie, PLEASE make this scent available on its own. The 8 oz. tub is supposed to last three months. There is no way that’s going to happen. I’ve also seen a huge difference in my cracked heels and dry feet using the body butter.
Josie Maran makes a host of other products including lip balm, lipstick, concealer, eye shadow and more, all comprised primarily of argon oil. I plan to be switching exclusively to these products when I run out of all the stuff I currently have. Unfortunately I have a LOT.
I just started using Rimmel argon oil mascara and really like it; but, Josie has a mascara that’s next on my list to try. It has a unique brush that curls, defines, volumizes, and lengthens, all with argon oil. She even says to sleep in it as a lash treatment!
The lipsticks are unique in that the color is in the center with a core of argon oil around it. It seems amazing, although without lip liner it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. I drink water constantly and without a lip liner underneath, I’m constantly applying my lipstick. I have the perfect nude shade with a combo of a MAC lip liner and Bobbi Brown lipstick, so it’s going to be tough to transition.
As for Vollumagen, I’ll be selling it on Ebay as there is no need for it and I have 4 months worth of unopened product. (If you’re interested, let me know.) Josie Maran makes an argon oil milk that takes the place of a serum and since I was lucky enough to get a sample at Sephora, I’m going to start using that tomorrow. Sorry Heather and Terry, your proprietary blend of peptides doesn’t do a thing.
I keep noticing more and more Josie Maran cosmetics and I am craving them all. Basically I want a head to toe Josie Maran argon oil makeover. How nice it would be to get rid of everything I own and just use argon oil based products if I can get the coverage, concealing, and contouring I need. There is a concealer; but, I’ve been bugging poor Josie on Twitter to make a contour kit! Wouldn’t it be nice to get everything you need that’s good for your skin, gets results, and has no chemicals? Even though my makeup has good ingredients for my skin, there’s still a fair amount of things in it that I can’t pronounce.
I am now totally obsessed with all things argon oil and all things Josie Maran. The problem is when I get obsessive about something I tend to go a little nuts, which is why I have a TON of things I use daily. When I find them at a good price I stock up; hence, the back stock of Volumagen. Now I’m dying to throw it all out and buy all of Josie’s products.
I would love to see Josie come up with a full face kit starting with the pure argon oil and moving on to all the necessary products for a full makeup look. Um, Josie are you listening? I really really want a Josie Maran makeover!