Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter has one of the loveliest textures of any cream I’ve used for a long time. “Whipped” really is the right word to describe it. The word ‘cream’ tends to turn away a lot of people who feel like they don’t want a heavy cream on their face, or that it will clog their pores, but this one is actually very light. It’s very hydrating, but not in a heavy way. Once you apply it, it soaks right in and leaves skin looking and feeling clean, smooth, and actually pretty matte. It doesn’t feel thick or greasy at all. Josie Maran did an excellent job formulating this cream (not that she did it alone, obviously). The only knock against it is that it is in jar, rather than some kind of airtight packaging. An airless jar would be awesome. It’s more hygienic, and it protects the active ingredients and antioxidants from exposure to air and sunlight, which degrade the product over time.
One of the most intriguing things about this cream is that the argan oil was actually whipped up like whipped cream before being added to the product. This is one of the reasons it has such a nice light texture. Argan oil is very moisturizing and is the third ingredient on the list, so there is a fair bit of it in the cream. Shea butter, squalane, cucumber extract, watermelon extract, and hyaluronic acid are also present in the formula. The cucumber and watermelon are good antioxidant sources. The shea butter and squalane soften while also providing antioxidants, and the hyaluronic acid helps to draw moisture to the skin. There are no silicones, alcohols, or fragrances at all in this formula, which is fantastic! Josie Maran products are also cruelty free.
Ingredients: Water**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate**, Glycerin**, Cetyl Alcohol**, Ethylhexyl Palmitate**, Dicapryl Carbonate**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer**, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride**, Xylitylglucoside**, Anhydroxylitol**, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate**, Squalane**, Xylitol, Glyceryl Caprylate**, Stearic Acid**, Polys/orbate-60**, Glyceryl Undecylenate**,Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract**, Xanthan Gum**, Sodium Hyaluronate**, Lysolecithin**, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Extract**, Sclerotium Gum**, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol**, Sodium Phytate**, Potassium Sorbate**, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil**, Allantoin**, Ethylhexylglycerin**, Panthenol**, Pullulan**, Citric Acid**. *ORGANIC **NATURAL
I really like this cream and have gone through nearly a whole jar. I have only been using it at night, since it doesn’t contain SPF and it tends to ball up when layered with too many other products. Any oil based serums won’t go well underneath this cream. Also just give other products time to soak in before applying it, and don’t apply too much. I was applying too much at first and it was balling up, but since I’ve applying less I haven’t had any issues with that. This is a really lovely cream from Josie Maran, and it is a great option for sensitive skinned ladies (and gents).