Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Josie Maran at Mecca Cosmetica!
Josie Maran is one of those brands I have been itching to try, but of course like many other brands is almost impossible to get in Australia. Well, was almost impossible to get. Josie Maran is one of Mecca Cosmetica's newest brands to launch so of course I had to get my hands on some of it the moment it came out!
If you're not familiar with Josie Maran products, the majority of the range is made with 100% fair trade, organic argan oil with the rest of the range all still being eco friendly. Mecca does carry a decent size of the range in store and I was very tempted to go all out and pick up 5 or 6 products! I was however on a mini holiday at the time of purchasing these so I had to refrain from spending all my money at once.....
I had to stick to a small(ish) budget so I grabbed the Argan Cleansing Oil as I'd run out of my previous makeup remover the night before (how convenient), and I couldn't leave without the signature 100% Pure Argan Oil. I wasn't sure how moisturising this would be so I played it safe and went with the 'light' formula.
I'm going to have to admit that when I first started using this oil I wasn't impressed. It was a lot thicker in consistency to the cleansing oil I was used to and so it felt like it was almost hard to rub around on my face. That was until I realised that you're meant to shake it slightly before using it *facepalm*. All the problems in Gaby's life were now solved (I wish!).... but really, this made it a lot easier to use and more familiar to me as well. If you've never used a cleansing oil before you simply rub the oil all over your dry face full of makeup before wetting your hands and then rubbing your wet hands back all over your face! This emulsifies the product and gets rid of all that mascara you just had smeared down to your chin. Then rinse off. A super simple and easy way to remove every last bit of makeup on your face. I like to follow this with a gentle face wash but that's really up to you!
Now this Argan Oil is quite the little miracle worker! As it doesn't have any nasties added into it you can essentially use it wherever you'd like... On your face, in your hair, on dry patches of skin or even as a cuticle treatment. I've been using it on my face every night before bed and running whatever is left on my hands through my hair. My skin was super dry when I first started using this after travelling on 2 planes in a matter of days and I really think this helped get my skin hydrated a lot quicker than normal. It is as it says, a fairly lightweight oil and so soaks into your skin relatively quick and works on moisturising straight away. I've been using both these products for close to 2 weeks now and I'm not sure if it's a coincidence and I really don't wanna jinx my skin.....but my skin is honestly looking the best it has in as long as I can remember. My skin is looking smooth, evened out and hydrated.
Overall I'm really stoked with these products and am excited to try more. I might test out one of the non-lightweight Argan Oils to see the difference between the two next.
Have any of you tried the Josie Maran range? Did you love it as much as me or were you unimpressed?! Let me know in the comments below!