Well, I recently came across a new product put out by supermodel Josie Maran's cosmetic line that was infused with Argan Oil. If you're a nerd like me, you originally read the title wrong and were concerned to see a product with Argon (you know, that noble gas that's actually an asphyxiant...i.e not good) in it, but after I reread the title my nervousness subsided. I decided to look into this "Argan" which is actually the name of the tree that the oil comes from in the land of Morocco. Apparently it's liquid gold there, so I figured it couldn't be that bad...
While I am sometimes skeptical to buy a product endorsed by a celebrity, I have to admit that when it comes to beauty products I figure that models have probably seen their fair share and must have good idea of what works and what doesn't. So, I decided to give a few of the products a try. However, my favorite go to product is the Argan Oil Balm.
The balm is the perfect combination of soothing moisture without the greasy nature of some oils and lotions. What I like best about it is that I can use it everywhere...I carry one with me in my purse to help my hands and elbows as well as my lips. I also do a ritual before I go to bed where I make sure my feet, hands, and lips stay moisturized. It's not cheap, but 6 months later I'm still on my first container of Argan Balm. All-in-all, I'd say it's one of the best beauty investments I've ever made.
Argan Balm, $42, josiemarancosmetics.com
And, if you're into the whole natural, organic, cruelty free, recycle thing...there's that too. All of the products from the line are certified organic and made with love. (No, seriously...it says that).
So consider this your fair warning - stock up before it's too late. Even though winter is a great time to...hide some of those imperfections, you never know when that Miami Beach trip is around the corner...always be prepared!