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!
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk (Sephora)
Josie Maran Pure Argan MIlk (QVC) **This is the lowest price point for this product**
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.
LOVE your vlog!!! This sounds like a great product and I have heard such great things about Jossie Maran stuff. I hate that you had issues with the stupor 🙁
Thank you so much! I have really loved most of the Josie Maran products that I’ve tried. I’d start with her Argan Oil if you haven’t tried anything from her line before.
stopper not stupor…LOL!!
hmm, I have hr Argan Oil and it use it for cuticles and dry patches on my body (not my face because it already had enough oil!) But yes, if your paying that much for an “intensive hydrating treatment” there should be no doubts if its working!
Exactly! It was one of those products that works, but I couldn’t justify probably purchasing it again in the future. Her Argan Oil is great. I Think I use it basically over my entire body. It’s fabulous!!
Jennifer B says
I’ve heard conflicting accounts of using this product, so clearly, it’s not for everyone. I agree that at that price point (for a 1 ounce bottle, no less!), I would expect more. I’ve heard all great things about the Argan Oil though!
Ps: Thank you for blog love!! I really appreciate it. 🙂
Yeah. That’s the thing with skincare. It might be wonderful and fabulous for one, but not so great for another. I always try to keep that in mind and remind my readers of that! You are so welcome!! Your recipes always look delicious! -Christine
aimee fauci says
I like that you kept this VLOG and review real! Glad you did not just get all bubbly about the product was straight up as honest as you could be 😉
love your review!! I think its great that you were so honest. I agree that for that price you should feel better about a product if you are going to keep purchasing it!
You are so welcome!
Amy A says
Thanks for your honesty! It’s always hard to bite the bullet to purchase an expensive product that you are not sure is going to work!
You are so welcome! Skincare is a very personal thing, but I always want to be honest about how a certain product worked for me.
So well done and honest.
Thank you!! I always try to be completely honest when reviewing a product! -Christine
Karen @ Unpack the Box says
No offense, but this product (re: microdroplets) sounds very gimmicky. There’s a part of me that says, of course it’s less hydrating, the product is half water and half oil. Sadly, I’m sorry you’re not seeing the conclusive results you were hoping for.
No offense taken! Sometimes products just don’t work out like I’d hope they would. I was hoping that this would be a good, light-weight serum for me to use. I can’t do the really heavy duty moisturizing products with my skin. This just didn’t give me enough moisture that I was hoping for.
I agree with the lack of hydration .. I love josie Maran’s products but the serum is not moisturizing again for me either :(…, The whipped facial butter over it doesn’t fully hydrate either and doesn’t last …. I bought so many of her products on QVC when there’s free shipping .. I love the sugar scrub and the oil … I’m allergic to cow’s milk and I pray the serum is just water and argan oil … I googled it but they don’t answer…
These are the ingredients I saw listed: Water (Aqua)**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Propanediol**, Glyceryl Caprylate**, Glyceryl Undecylenate**, Phosphatidylglycerol**, Citric Acid**, Sodium Benzoate**, Xanthan Gum*