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Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil 6 oz

This multitasking cleanser removes makeup and skin impurities while providing deep hydration. Almond, safflower seed, and grape seed oils cleanse the skin’s surface and renew every layer of the skin. The non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling moisturized, never tight or dry.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanThis product is ideal for all skin types. An effective natural cleanser, argan oil restores the skin’s natural moisture and pH balance. It is produced from the argan tree in the semideserts of Morocco. Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, this organically grown ingredient is known to prevent skin dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and excess production of sebum

Key features

  • What it is: A gentle, all-natural cleanser with nourishing argan oil.
  • What it does: This multitasking cleanser removes makeup and skin impurities while providing deep hydration. Almond, safflower seed, and grape seed oils cleanse the skin’s surface and renew every layer of the skin. The non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling moisturized, never tight or dry.
  • What it is formulated WITHOUT: – Parabens – Sulfates – Synthetic Fragrances – Synthetic Dyes – Petrochemicals – Phthalates – GMOs – Triclosan
  • What else you need to know: This product is ideal for all skin types.

Honest reviews


Gentle and effective cleansing that leaves skin soft and smooth

I love this stuff. I picked it up from Sephora a few weeks ago, and it is perfect for my fair, sensitive, combination skin. I normally have some redness that I’ve always attributed to my fair skin and a ruddy complexion, but this cleanser helps minimize the redness and leaves my skin incredibly soft. It takes care of the dry spot above my nose while also balancing out my normally oily chin. It also has a very pleasant and light scent.The key to using this product is following the instructions: squirt 2-3 pumps into your DRY hands and rub on your DRY face. Wait a few seconds and then rinse. Personally, I like to start my shower to get the water warm, use this product, and then hop in the shower and rinse off once I’ve adjusted the temperature. You can use it every day, but I tend to use it every couple of days.The bottle may seem small, but it will last awhile. 2-3 pumps is barely a teaspoon worth of product, so figure you’ll get at least 1.5 months out of it, more if you use it every other day or every few days. It is pricey, but it’s worth every penny to me.According to the packaging, this product is not tested on animals. It’s also vegan, and all the packaging is recyclable.

Leanne Cory, IN


This is probably the best face wash I have used to date. I am a product whore, in that I never use the same product for too long. This will be my second bottle and I am still in love! I don’t want to jinx it, but I think this one and I are going for the long haul. I have acne prone skin and this wash (used with a Clarisonic) has really improved the quality of my complexion. My pores seem smaller and my face is smoother overall. I also notice that it is less oily. This wash is very moisturizing. I would recommend it to anyone.

Shawna Fairburn, GA

Three Stars

Use it as a hair mask twice weekly

Judi Rockland, MI


I have 40yo, acne prone oily/combination skin. This has not caused any breakout and does take the makeup off. I do not like the way it rinses off leaving my skin squeaky clean (like using bar-soap) and my face feels tight when it dries. I feel like it’s stripping my face of everything. And a HUGE dislike – do not get this on your lips at all…a tiny speck of taste in your mouth is very disgusting. I like other Josie Maran products and will use the rest of the bottle, but will return to Purity cleansing oil next time.

Maribel Manakin Sabot, VA

First impression

I have only used this product 4 days and have awful sores all over my nose from it. I called the company and they said my skin is purging and it takes a month until it’s done. I don’t know how long I’ll keep using it but hope that’s what’s happening and after a month it will look great.Will report back.Well it’s gotten much worse. Now both sides of my lower face have sticky like flakes that look awful. It seems like the cleanser perhaps adheres to the facial hairs and perhaps either doesn’t wash off enough or it dries out the skin. Not sure what’s going on. I am stopping the product to see if it goes away. Hope so.

Olga Urbana, IN

Not for me

All these glowing reviews puzzle me. I tried this product and am not a fan. I didn’t feel like it thoroughly cleaned my face at all. Will not repurchase.

Tina Madison, AR

Fantastic for my skin

I have read some of the reviews and I agree it takes a bit more to take off eye makeup, but there is always eye makeup remover for the that job. This product is for my skin! I have been seeing the same aesthetician for 5 years religiously (approx 1x/month) and when I came in after using this product she exclaimed "What are you doing differently? your skin looks Amazing!"I have combination skin and have struggled with this for years. I don’t think anyone would say I have bad skin, but no one says I have great skin either- until now! You will not get the squeaky clean feel that I historically loved, but your skin will thank you. Why strip your skin then rehydrate when you can keep it hydrated?I tried this product because I was tired of stripping my skin and wanted to find a paraban free, gmo free, free free free product and came up with the Josie Maran line. I also use the oil after the cleansing. Also, I continued to use this product through pregnancy and never had any skin issues. Of course, this could be genetics, but I am not willing to give up this product to find out.

Brenda Boston, VA

Great cleanser!

I was so excited to get this product. I originally purchased a smaller Josie Maran set that included the cleansing oil, the argan oil, and daily moisturizer. It worked great for cleansing my back with a clarisonic- left my skin feeling very clean and not dry at all. I usually used a cetaphil cleanser, but that left me feeling like I still had soap on my back and it never felt moisturized. This product has been working excellent and I’m very happy with it.

Lynn Windber, PA


This oil smells heavenly and it is so rich and moisturizing, it also works very well in removing the difficult and sensitive eye area. I love the fact that is all natural, not tested on animals and contains no chemicals, I highly recommend it.

Justine Kayenta, AZ

Was different from what I have had before…

I tried the travel version (bought from Sephora) first just to try it out and I loved it. Ordered this larger version on Amazon and the formula was completely different. The travel version I tried before was easy to apply and removed all of my makeup – including waterproof mascara. The one I bought on Amazon had the consistency of honey – it was really thick and extremely hard to apply to my face (it felt like I was pulling my face off). On top of that, it did NOT remove my makeup. This product was returned. I don’t know if I got a bad batch, but I think I will stick to Sephora for these kinds of purchases.

Gretchen Pecks Mill, WV