Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Josie Maran Model Citizen Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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End of May 2014, I went to Generation Beauty and received a lot of goodies.

I took this picture from my Instagram. I already reviewed Benefit They're Real! Mascara (middle), bareMinerals Lipstick in Make Your Move (bottom right), and China Glaze in Neon & On & On (top middle). For this post, I will focus on a body butter I received from Josie Maran (bottom left).
Product Review: Josie Maran Model Citizen Whipped Argan Oil body Butter

Where to purchase: Sephora and online at josiemarancosmetics.com
Price: $35 for 240 mL/ 8 fl oz (I received  59 mL/ 2 fl oz)

Made in USA

Description from the website:
What it is: A limited-edition, super-hydrating whipped body butter with the subtle scent of African red rooibos.

Why I love it: This skin miracle-worker instantly revitalizes skin and restores its softness- and 10% of your purchase price goes to the IMAGINE Initiative for empowering women worldwide.

What's in it: My body butter is loaded with powerful antioxidants and vitamins, thanks to 100% Pure Argan Oil.

What's not in it: No parabens, no sulfates, no phthalates, no way, no how.

How to use it: Massage onto body after bathing or anytime skin feels dry or tight.

What's the Model Citizen campaign? Our Model Citizen campaign salutes the generous spirits of trailblazers like Mary Alice Onyura. She's a beacon of possibility shining bright in the slums of Africa. She's the kind of woman I want my daughters to grow up to be. Working with the game-changing IMAGINE Initiative, which brings a new worldview and the skills needed for transformative change to our world, Mary Alice is helping women in the Nairobi slums to empower and uplift themselves and their communities. Mary Alice is breathtaking and inspiring to me, which is why I'm donating 10% of the proceeds of this year's Model Citizen products to support her and other change-makers who have dedicated their lives to empowering women around the world.
Aqua (Water)** (and) Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Glycerin**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer**, Parfum (Fragrance)**, Beta Carotene**, Squalane**, Polysorbate-60**, Ethylhexylglycerin**, Helianthus Annuus (Hybrid Sunflower) Oil**, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside**, Cetearyl Alcohol**, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract**, Panthenol**, Matcha Tea Extract**, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract**, Allantoin**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract**

Thoughts: When I first saw this in my goody bags, I knew I would get good use out of this product. I don't know if you're like me but when it comes to body and skincare products, I go through them quickly. Makeup is a different story.
Here's how the body butter looks.
Here's a swatch of the body butter on my hand.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's a strong scent. It's described as African red rooibos. I'm not too sure what rooibos is but I did Google search it. It's a herb that can smell sweet or nutty. Honestly in my opinion, I cannot describe the scent. I have never smelled anything like this but it actually smells pretty decent. Secondly, the consistency of the product isn't as thick as some body butters but it is on the thick side. If you have oily skin, it might be thick for you. If you're normal to dry skin, the consistency is good. I actually like the consistency and it's great for my dry skin. It's extremely moisturizing and my skin feels softer. I also like how it keeps me moisturize until the next time I wash my body. It's a very long lasting body butter!

* Strong, sturdy packaging.
* Travel friendly.
* Smells nice.
* Thick consistency.
* Hydrating.
* Long lasting.
* Has antioxidants and vitamins.

* Limited edition.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Other products I received from Generation Beauty I reviewed/swatched:

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.


Kim A. said...

I just ordered a bottle of the Josie Maran Argan Oil for my hair. I've never tried any of her products before. That looks so good! Will look for it the next time I'm at the beauty store. Looks creamy!

Ahleessa said...

I've never tried her Argan Oil but I've heard great things about. This body butter is definitely creamy and I can see you like it. :)

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