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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review: Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer

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Josie Maran is a former supermodel and actress who has started her own cosmetics and skincare line. She wanted an eco-friendly line that was luxurious, gentle and non-toxic. Josie decided Argan Oil would be the focus of the line. Argan oil is an organically grown rich oil that comes from Morocco and can be used for hair, skin body and nails.

The other day I posted about her Matchmaker Powder Foundation (http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com/2013/07/review-josie-maran-argan-matchmaker.html) and and how much I liked it, considering I am not a fan of powder foundations! I was given the Argan Tinted Moisturizer to try out and I thought this would be much more to my liking. It ended up that I liked both of them!

 

(photo courtesy of www.josiemaran.com)

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer is a combination of a sunscreen, foundation and moisturizer in one, plus you have all the skin benefits of Argan oil added. The sunscreen in this is a mineral based broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30, Titanium Dioxide 3.20% and Zinc Oxide 12.07%. Anyone can use this lovely product if you are sensitive to chemical sunscreens. Unlike most tinted moisturizers, the Argan Tinted Moisturizer comes in a medium coverage formula. This way you can cover a multitude of things, whether it’s old acne scars, rosacea or just plain skin discolorations like freckles. The signature ingredient, 100% Argan oil, is blended with anti-oxidants like pomegranate oil, goji berry extract and papaya extract. These ingredients, together, will rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. Great for all skin types, especially sensitive skins. This new version is better than their old version because it will not separate, has a quicker drying time and there are more shades to match an array of skin tones. It is fragrance free, made without any parabens and none of the ingredients in the product were tested on animals. There are 6 shades, from Fair 1 to Dark 1. Below you can see two of the shades, Light 2 and Medium 2. See how thick the tinted moisturizer is? When spread out it covers very well.

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(above: Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer in Light2 on left and Medium2 on right)

I used the Light 2 shade, it was a little dark for me but when blended out it looked okay. I do think the Fair 1 would have been perfect! When worn, the coverage is definitely more than any other tinted moisturizer I have used.  I don’t have extensive blemishes or anything that needs to be covered, but I have some freckles and sun damage. The Argan Tinted Moisturizer did cover most of them quite well. You can see below that my skin ends up looking fairly even. It wore well all day with just a little bit of powder over it too. Since this is a treatment product, in the long run it is conceivable that it will leave the skin more moisturized than prior to wear too. I think this is a nice pick for summer if you are looking for a tinted moisturizer that has a good sunscreen in it.

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(Above: I am wearing Light2 in both photos, blended out)

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer retails for $38.00 for a 1.7 oz./50 ml. tube. It can be purchased at www.josiemarancosmetics.com, www.sephora.com or SEPHORA stores. Like Josie Maran on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josiemarancosmetics; Follow Josie Maran on Twitter: @josie_maran; subscribe to their videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/josiemarancosmetics.

(This product was sent for consideration)

 

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