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Josie Maran Argan Face Moisturizer SPF 47 Review for Melasma and Vitiligo

Josie Maran Argan Organic Daily Face Moisturaizer Swatch Picture

I’m always on the hunt for a great sunscreen. It’s especially important for anyone with melasma, vitiligo or anyone who lives in sunny southern Cailfornia! I wear natural face sunscreen every day – regardless of whether my makeup has spf in it.

I really like Josie Maran’s beauty products so I was excited to try her Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 natural broad spectrum lotion last year and I haven’t been disappointed. This is my go-to daily face sunscreen. I have a large size on my bathroom vanity and a tiny bottle that I carry with me in my purse along with my All Good SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen Sunstick

I’d compare the consistency to somewhere in between the lightness of Olay complete all day moisturizer with sunscreen for normal or sensitive skin, and the creaminess of Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion. (Both of which I have used in the past).

The skin on my face is dry to normal, so I need a rich face lotion. But, I also don’t like any lotion that is too thick because I also wear makeup everyday and I don’t want my makeup to smear.

The Josie Maran face moisturizer is easy to apply and absorbs well, but it does leave a bit of a white tint on skin.

Josie Maran Argan Organic Daily Face Moisturaizer Swatch Picture

Swatch of Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Zinc Oxide Face Moisturizer with Organic Ingredients. The lotion is very white after you pump it from the bottle, but it absorbs more after you rub it in.

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturize SPF 47 Review

The Good:

  • Absorbs very well and blends easily
  • Great under makeup and other products
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 57 sunscreen – Natural Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
  • Their “innovative SunBoost ATB” formula?
  • Argan oil so it’s very nourishing for being so light (not thick)
  • Multiple sizes available
  • Natural and organic ingredients
  • Paraben free
  • Cruelty free
  • Gluten free
  • A good 3 rating on EWG’s Skindeep Database (would be lower if not for the fragrance)

The Not so Good:

  • Natural Fragrance – Why? WHY WHY WHY would they add fragrance to this product? At least it is natural and not-synthetic. In my experience (and true with this face moisturizer) natural fragrances don’t linger as long. This definitely has a pleasant smelling scent when it is applied but after 2 minutes or so I don’t smell the moisturizer which is good for me.
  • Still a lot of chemical looking ingredients that I can’t pronounce like cyclopentasiloxane.

Why is Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Better than Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen?

  • Josie Maran Argan Daily Face Moisturizer has a higher SPF than Oil of Olay complete for normal skin
  • Both are Allure Best of Beauty Winners
  • Olay Complete is less expensive, but it also has propylparaben 🙁



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