Friday, August 10, 2012

A Working Girl's Guide to Not Looking Like Shit: Josie Maran Argan Oil

via Sephora

Sometimes the key to looking good is all about getting to a point where you don’t feel the need to wear as much makeup. Isn’t that the end goal anyways? Nobody wants to keep up the “zit spackling routine” they developed in high school, and since we’re evolving our habits should too, right?

 So apart from the obvious requirements of actually washing your face before bed and taking your iron supplements, you can add one more non-committal step to your daily routine: Josie Maran Argan Oil. Beauty oil has been the talk of the town for some time now, and the cool thing about it is you can use the product literally anywhere you want. Why the eff have we been buying lotion SPECIFICALLY for our face when we could’ve been buying oil and putting it EVERYWHERE. Your face! Your nails! Your hair! Argan oil’s multi-purpose applications are truly a dream. I’ve also started to notice a big difference in how I look sans make-up, way more fresh faced in the mornings, which means I can take it easy on the foundation. Once applied, argan oil doesn't feel greasy in the least bit. It's actually known for it's anti-aging properties. If you need more proof, just look at Josie Maran's face (HANDSOME!).

Of course, the only issue here is price. A small .5 oz bottle will come up to $14, which is fine because you are just trying it out, and you’re too young to commit. Unfortunately, if you find yourself falling in love with the product and want to bulk barn it, going up a scale in size to the 1.7 oz comes up to $48. Major bleh, but thank goodness for Sephora travel size samples.

By Navi Lamba

Did you miss Navi's last Working Girl's Guide? Do not fear—you can read it here.


  1. This is great. I've been looking to, um, "mature" my skin care routine so I might actually try this. I've been hearing great things about argan oil lately.

    1. do it! also hearing good things about almond oil.

    2. I have used almond oil before and it's great! Plus Weleda has a line that's almond oil based that is great.
      Just a warning for those of you with dry, sensitive skin – I've found oil to be a good quick fix, but it doesn't actually add hydration to your skin. If you're prone to drying out easily, oil can be a good supplement to your skincare regime but shouldn't entirely take the place of a moisturizer.

    3. I used some almond oil on my face last night, mixed in with a little castor oil. I think I've posted about it here before? It's awesome at getting crusted in eye makeup off.


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