For some peeps, summer fun means chillin’ underneath a striped umbrella with a fruity drink in hand, and toes in sand…which, yeah, I totally get. I’ve never once in the history of ever said “no” to a beach lounging situation. That’s good summer stuff! 😁
Additionally, for a very specific subset of skincare enthusiasts, including yours truly, summer fun also involves slathering on all the lotions and potions, because right meow’s the time to glow from head to toe, and these five summer skincare products from Josie Maran do just that.
They’re all powered by Argan oil, the star ingredient in all of Josie Maran’s products. Argan oil comes from the kernels of the Argan tree, native to Morocco, and each of these five are cruelty-free and available in Josie’s permanent line.
Pineapple Enzyme Pore Cleaning Cleanser
This exfoliating cleanser contains pineapple fruit extracts and lactic acid, and I’ve been using it in the mornings.
I kinda love it! Not only does this jelly feel cool and oh-so-refreshing first thing in the a.m., but I’m pretty sure it was made exactly for peeps like me who want to say, “Bye, gurl,” to all the dead cells that’ve overstayed their welcome. $28 for a 5.0-oz. bottle with a pump.
It smells a little like a smoothie (but not overwhelmingly so), feels satisfyingly foamy and makes my face glow. 😊
Water (Aqua)**, Glycerin**, Decyl Glucoside**, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate**, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate**, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate**, Xanthan Gum**, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract**, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice**, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate**, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate**, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate**, Coco-Glucoside**, Glyceryl Oleate**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid**, Citric Acid**, Lactobacillus Ferment**, Sodium Citrate**, Potassium Sorbate**, Sodium Benzoate**, Tocopherol**, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate**. *Organic **Naturally-derived
Whipped Argan Pro-Retinol Body Butter
If we weren’t totally in the midst of a scary-@ss California drought right now, I would indulge in three baths a day like the queen that I am (totally kidding), just so I could apply this light but powerfully moisturizing whipped body cream…
Did you know that JM and her crew source the retinol from pink algae? Yeah, apparently it’s a thing.
For me, this gentle exfoliating cream smooths my skin without over-drying or causing redness. I’m on my second tub and will surely be getting a third soon. $46 for an 8-oz. jar.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Glycerin**, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cetearyl Olivate**, Sorbitan Olivate**, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice**, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sclerotium Gum**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Octyldodecyl PCA**, Squalane**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes**, Sorbitan Isostearate, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract**, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis (Green & White Tea) Leaf Extract**, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin**, Sodium Benzoate, Quercetin**, Gluconolactone**, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract**, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil**, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract**, Beta-Carotene**, Citric Acid, Dunaliella Salina Extract**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil**, Tocopherol. *ORGANIC **NATURALLY DERIVED
Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
JM packed this rich but lightweight face cream with fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E, which is music to my ears…and, uh, my face? The whipped texture melts into my skin, then leaves it soft and smooth.
Tinted mineral sunscreens and makeup play well on top of it, too, so yay to that! My jar says “unscented” on the bottom, but you can also find it in a vanilla bean “flavor” (ha). $42 for a 1.7-oz. jar.
Water (Aqua)**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate**, Glycerin**, Cetyl Alcohol**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter **, Dicapryl Carbonate**, Ethylhexyl (Octyl) Palmitate**, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Xylitylglucoside**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Anhydroxylitol**, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate**, Squalane**, Xylitol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polysorbate-60, Stearic Acid**, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract**, Xanthan Gum**, Citric Acid**, Lysolecithin**, Tocopherol**, Watermelon (Citrullus Ianatus) Extract**, Phenoxyethanol, Sclerotium Gum**, Ethylhexylglycerin**, Allantoin**, Potassium Sorbate**, Sodium Phytate**, Panthenol**, Sodium Hyaluronate**, Pullulan**. *ORGANIC **NATURALLY-DERIVED
Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum
Designed to erase dark spots, this rich, moisturizing serum contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which many skincare experts consider to be one of the best forms of vitamin C around because of its stability. Along with Josie’s signature Argan Oil, this also has licorice root, rice bran and marshmallow root to soothe and brighten skin. $65 for a 0.85-oz. bottle with a dropper.
Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Coconut Alkanes**, Oleyl Lactate**, Octyldodecyl PCA**, Dimethyl Isosorbide**, Glyceryl Oleate**, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Isostearyl Lactate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate**, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil**, Bisabolol**, Squalane**, Pterocarpus Marsupium Bark Extract**, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract**, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate**, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract**, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract**, Dunaliella Salina Extract**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil**, Aqua (Water)**, Phloretin**. *Organic **Naturally-derived
Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil
Shout-out to my body’s melanin, which has powered my tan since I said “peace the eff out” to my mom’s womb. 😂 That said, I’m probably not the target market for this self-tanner, but I wanted to mention it because you may be, and because it smells REALLY good. Like…sexy vanilla-and-apricot good. SO GOOD. $39 for a 4.3-oz. bottle.
Water (Aqua)**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice*, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dihydroxyacetone**, Argan Oil Isostearyl Esters**, Glycerin**, Caramel**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Metabisulfite, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Tocopherol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil**, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract**. *Organic **Naturally-derived
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF! 🤗