Review: Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF47

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  • What I loved: super lightweight; absorbs into skin really quick; did not leave visible white cast on skin; left skin feeling hydrated and looking smooth; subtle scent; Clean at Sephora label
  • What I didn’t love: left skin looking extremely oily by end of day
  • Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6.4%, Titanium Dioxide 5.1%.INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water)**, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate**, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Glycerin**, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Methicone, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Chloride**, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Parfum (Fragrance)**, Bisabolol, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Laureth-12, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Citric Acid**, Potassium Sorbate**, Sodium Benzoate**.
  • Rating: 4.5 / 5

Argan oil is basically this holy grail ingredient that is good for a variety of concerns. It’s rich in essential fats, is super hydrating, and even good for acne-prone skin. Personally I find argan oil a bit heavy on my skin, but I cannot deny how great my skin looks and feels when I use it. By the end of the day after applying argan oil, though, my already-oily face looks even greasier, so I usually save argan oil for the winter times. When I saw this sunscreen, I was intrigued. Argan oil infused sunscreen? It could either go very well or go very poorly. Well, it did not disappoint.

The ingredients in this sunscreen definitely did not disappoint. A lot of the ingredients are either organic or natural. In addition to pure argan oil, they also use jojoba oil — which is super nourishing for the skin — and green tea — an ingredient that is packed with antioxidants. This sunscreen is also formulated with SunBoost ATBβ„’ — “a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators” — described on their website. Oh, and lots of frees: cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, formaldehyde free, GMO free, PEG free. And recyclable.

Are you impressed, yet?

My skin was impressed by it. First thing I noticed and was surprised about was this sunscreen’s thin consistency. Sunscreen that I’ve normally tried are more like lotion, but this one felt more like thick oil. Next thing I noticed was how good it smelled. It smells familiar, but I can’t put my finger on it.

This sunscreen is also super smooth and I’m guessing it has to do with the argan oil. I also noticed that it absorbed into my skin very well and very quickly. It did go on white, which I started worrying about, but it disappeared quickly after everything was absorbed. Unlike other sunscreen, I didn’t have to work extra hard to make the white disappear, which is a huge plus for me. Although I wouldn’t say that everything disappeared, but because my skin tone is somewhere in the middle (leaning to lighter tone because I’m not sun-kissed yet lol), it just looked like I was glowing in a very natural way. Which, of course, was another huge plus. After applying all over my face, my skin looked soft, hydrated, and radiant. And it gave me a boost of confidence to tackle the rest of my day.

I was mostly indoors when wearing this sunscreen, so I was definitely surprised to see how oily my skin looked by the end of the day. I mean, I looked healthy, but definitely oily. I really should’ve taken a picture of the blotting paper I used to absorb the excess oil and show how much oil was absorbed. If you are going to try this and you notice how oily your skin is afterwards, definitely reapply after you use blotting sheets if you’re going to be exposed to UV rays for a while longer.

Overall I love this sunscreen due to its nourishing ingredients, that it contains organic and natural ingredients, how lightweight it is, and how it made my skin look and feel the moment I finished applying. I totally checked myself out in the mirror and thought, “whoa look at this glow!” Even though it contains zinc oxide, it did not leave a white cast on my face, which is a really important factor in sunscreens for me. Only complaint I have is that it may end up being too oily for us oily skin people. And I think it could be due to the argan oil in the sunscreen. Honestly though, after using it, I’m wondering if it’s more like “sunscreen infused argan oil” as opposed to “argan oil infused sunscreen”.

Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts?

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