Yesterday I had the privilege of watching myself FAIL miserably while trying to film my review of the Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk. It was an interesting experience and I struggled because I like to give a definite yes or no I think you should get this answer, but I can’t do that with this product. It’s one of those products that I have a hard time talking about because I don’t hate it, but I also don’t really love it. When I first saw the Josie Maran Milk, I was in Sephora and a Josie Maran Representative happened to be in the store and she totally sucked me in. I tried it on my hand and instantly fell in love. I didn’t buy it that day, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. Needless to say, I ordered it and I’ve been using it for about a month. It’s just one of those products that I use, but I’m not really sure if I actually notice a difference or not?!?
So what is Milk? The shortened version is that there is a machine and on one side it’s Purified Water and the other side is Argan Oil, crashing together to form tiny micro-droplets of Argan Oil suspended in water. It’s meant to help plump (water) and preserve(Argan Oil) the skin cells and give the skin moisture. It’s labeled as an intensive hydration treatment, but that’s where I have a bit of an issue with it. Let’s go over a couple of issues I have with it and how we’re supposed to be using this product.
How to Use:
AM/PM on clean skin. Follow up with your Argan Oil.
- It’s very light weight and non-greasy. It immediately sinks into my skin.
- 100% Natural
- Safe for Sensitive Skin Types (Including Eczema and Psoriasis)
- Feels nice upon application
- Bottle is gorgeous (if you’re into packaging)
- Skin looks more radiant after application
The Confusing and Bad:
- The stopper doesn’t always work great. Sometimes I’m lucky if it gives me a drop of product. This isn’t anything major, but its an annoyance.
- After application, I need to apply more Argan Oil. I’m not exactly sure why. It already contains Argan Oil?!? Plus, my skin already looks radiant using Argan Oil.
- My skin has been pretty dry and slightly irritated lately (thanks to Georgia for some amazing Allergy issues) and this hasn’t really made a substantial difference either way
- It’s priced really odd. At QVC, it’s $49.00, but at Sephora it’s $56.00. Why the huge price difference?? (Both for the 1 oz bottle)
- It’s hydrating, but still, not enough for my skin?!?
The problem I have with this product ISN’T that it doesn’t work. Like I said, my skin has been dry and slightly irritated. Since using this, I haven’t had any issues with my skin flaking (it happens) and from time to time, I have some minor issues with Eczema around my hairline. That hasn’t happened at all lately which is pretty good considering this crazy weather we’ve had. So I can’t say that it hasn’t helped my skin, but the problem I have with it would be that I don’t know if it’s the best product I have used for hydration. The Pure Argan Milk is labeled as an intensive hydration treatment, but I can’t say that my skin feels extremely hydrated and I’m still struggling with my skin feeling dry. If I’m paying $49-$56 for a serum to give me moisture, I need my skin to actually appear more hydrated. I love using her Argan Oil, but adding this product to my skincare routine hasn’t made enough of a difference in my skin to justify the price tag.
I had such a hard time talking about this product. It’s not that it doesn’t work, but it didn’t work enough for me to probably want to purchase it in the future. That’s just me though. I don’t want someone to think that this product won’t possibly work for them, because I do think it works, just not enough for my skin type. I’m really curious how this works on anyone with really dry skin or someone with oily skin! Have you used this product before? I’d love to hear your thoughts!! For more information, click the link below!
If you’d like to see me struggle talking about the product on camera, then watch my YouTube video! HA!
All products talked about in this post were purchased by Simply Stine. All thoughts and opinions are my own.