Thursday, April 25, 2013

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment + Cloth

The Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment + Cloth ($48 ; Press Sample) is a one step, oil-based, creamy cleansing balm that gets rid of makeup and grime without drying skin out. The Cleansing Balm comes packaged in a small tub with a cloth included for exfoliation.

The balm is rather rich, so you'll only need a small amount for face and eyes. It is oil-based and whisks away every last trace of makeup and even the most stubborn, waterproof makeup that doesn't budge easily. To use, just warm up a little between fingers, massage it all over face & eyes and remove with a cloth or cotton pad, whichever you prefer. I prefer using a cloth dipped in hot water with these kinda balmy cleansers, followed with a few final rounds of cold water. The cloth that comes with the balm is rather big, but it does a good job of exfoliating skin really well.

My one big gripe with this cleansing treatment is the somewhat oily/waxy film it leaves on my skin. The oils do a fantastic job of breaking down all the makeup, but the film requires a foamy cleanser to get off. I usually follow up with a gentle cleanser and my skin feels super squeaky clean! The Argan Cleansing Treatment isn't drying when used alone, in fact, my skin does feel soft and well nourished because of the oils and shea butter. Since I follow it up with a regular cleanser afterwards, my skin feels a little taut and that's taken care of with some moisturizer. I wish the packaging on this was better - the small tub doesn't travel very well & the oil tends to leak quite a bit onto the sides. That packaging qualm apart, it is a very effective & gentle cleanser, especially great for the drier skin types that makes the whole cleansing experience a very luxurious one!

What are your thoughts on the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment + Cloth?

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  2. I have this :D I use it hardly ever - maybe twice or thrice so far. I am too icky-picky about the cloth - I don't feel it's clean enough if I handwash it and I don't do the laundry wash every day so...I tried using other small towels, but it's not the same effect. I looked for spare towels and found them on QVC at superexorbitant prices!!

    1. Ohh, all these towel things are priced exorbitantly online. I have a couple of muslin cloths from a Liz Earle kit from a while ago and one from a REN kit so I switch up. This cloth is just too big for me...almost like a handtowel, no? Do you like the film this one no like that. i always use a face wash afterwards :|

  3. Tried this today and it was honestly the worst thing I have ever put on my face. Honestly, vaseline is better and will probably do a better job at removing makeup too!! I would describe the film after words as - more than waxy - its STICKY!! like when a sellotape has been taken off a surface and the sticky adhesive remains which is impossible to wash off even with soap if it gets on your fingers... I used this and then used two strong foaming cleansers and it had no effect at removing it! Then I finally used dishashing liquid and it got some of it off. I used toner and it did nothing to take the remainder off. I then used - waiti for it - NAILPOLISH REMOVER! yes thats right! And it did the job to take it off my face! (I remembered that I always used nailpolish remover to take off the sticky adhesive residue from sticky labels or sellotape gum from packaging). I then cleaned my face with my normal cleanser, and followed it up with my normal toner. Still feel a faint 'film' on my face though, but perhaps its psychological? I have terribly acne prone skin and I'm terrified I will break out thanks to this :/