I received my very own Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick for review in the same package as my Josie Maran Argan Oil Lipstick. Initially, I didn’t know where I was supposed to be applying the moisturizing stick, but I soon learned (and read) that I can use it pretty much anywhere.
Ingredients (provided at josiemarancosmetics.com)- “Natural Prunus Armenica (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Natural Beeswax, Natural Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Natural Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Natural Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Natural Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Natural Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Natural Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ OIl, Natural Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Natural Leptospermum Petersonii, Natural (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Menthol, Tocopherol, Ethylhexlylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Hexylene Glycol.”
This product earned a hazard score of two on the Cosmetic Safety Database. Menthol (a three), tocopheryl acetate (a four), and hexylene glycol (a five) are the only ingredients with hazard scores above a two. None of the ingredients are linked to cancer.
Some great things about this product:
1. This product contains organic ingredients.
2. It’s cruely, paraben, petrochemical, and artificial fragrance free.
Recyclability- This container is #7 plastic. Sadly, that means that I cannot recycle it in Lake Charles. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a town where you can recycle more than #1 and #2 plastics, then good for you!
Product Description (also provided at josiemarancosmetics.com)- “This multi-purpose balm offers all the benefits of the nourishing oil, which includes anti-aging ingredients rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. A head-to-toe spot treatment for dry areas in need of moisture, this soothing balm conditions and repairs skin as it hydrates. Use it to moisturize chapped lips, soothe dry skin, tame fly aways, alleviate itching and stinging from insect bites, moisturize dry cuticles, relieve chafing skin, soothe stretch marks, calm sunburn, soothe waxed skin, and much, much more.”
Price-$16.50 for 0.55 oz
Performance- I’ve used this stick on scrapes, blisters, elbows, cuticles, and my lips (especially before bed). It has real staying power on my lips, and it moisturizes all the other areas sufficiently. While it makes my cuticles look great just after using it, I still need to reapply daily to maintain healthy-looking cuticles. This stick provided a great deal of relief to a raw spot on the back of my foot that I got from wearing shoes that were too big. My elbows can get pretty dry, and this stick makes them look and feel much more presentable.
Scent- Kirby and I both agree that this stuff smells like a citronella candle. I personally like the way citronella candles smell, so I also enjoy the scent of this moisturizing stick. If you’re bothered by citronella candles, then this stick may not be for you.
Rating- I’m subtracting one point because $16.50 is a little expensive, and I’m subtracting another two because I wish that it would make my cuticles look less raggedy for more than a day at a time. Otherwise, this product is a winner. Seven all the way!
Filed under: cosmetics, health and beauty, natural products, product review, skin care
Tags: beauty products, citronella candle, cosmetics, Cosmetics Safety Database, cuticles, elbows, expensive, health and beauty products, josie maran, moisturizing, moisturizing stick, natural health and beauty, product review