Thursday, November 5, 2009

Obsession Du Jour: Josie Maran Argan Oil

Absolutely loving everything about Josie Maran's Argan Oil Stick from the rose gold recycled packaging to the product.

I really am a fan of this line as she is so eco-conscious, it is nice to see a company looking to do their part with the environment. That aside the product is killer. I love Argan Oil as it has so many uses, lip balm, i use it on the ends of my hair, I use it on my body for dry patches etc. The fact that is comes in a stick form.... yes please! This product has a very nice scent, a bit lemony. It reminds me of the FRESH lemon scent which I LOVE. Argan Oil is one of my favorite oils to use as it is very moisturizing but not greasy and is absorbed on my skin almost instantly.

Argan Oil has a very interesting history and helps to support Women:

Argan oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the endemic argan tree, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a relict species from theTertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco. The species Argania once covered North Africa and is now endangered and under protection of UNESCO.[1] The Argan tree grows wild in semi-desert soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara.[2] This biosphere reserve, the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve, covers a vast intramontane plain of more than 2,560,000 hectares, bordered by the High Atlas andAnti-Atlas Mountains and open to the Atlantic in the west. Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due the small and very specific growing area.

Argan oil is exceptionally rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E), rich in phenols and phenolic acid, rich in carotenes, rich in squalene, rich in essentialfatty acids, 80% unsaturated fatty acids[3] and depending on extraction method more resistant to oxidation than olive oil.

Argan oil is used for dipping bread, on couscous, salads and similar uses. The residue from traditional oil extraction is a thick chocolate-coloured paste called "amlou" which is sweetened and served as a dip for bread at breakfast time. It has a flavour similar to that of peanut butter.

The unroasted oil is traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases, and has found favour with the cosmetics industry. An Irish sufferer of the skin condition Psoriasis, claims that Argan oil has helped greatly in clearing up the physical manifestation of the condition.

All argan sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of argan oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing healthcare and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole"

I am really looking forward to trying more from Josie Maran cosmetics.

Have you tried Josie Maran?


  1. Too funny! I was just going to do a review on this, but I don't have the stick! I reaaaly want the stick as it is so much more convenient!

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