The "Everything" Product That's Not For Everyone

josie maran argan oil

Because I spend way too much of my free time in Sephora (and I have no willpower when it comes to purchases) I'm one of their VIB members. Between special VIB offers and Sephora's regular newsletters, I've seen a lot of advertisements for the Josie Maran Argan Oil.

I always ignored them and stood firmly with my "I have oily skin, I don't need to add to it" belief. Then I read somewhere that apparently adding oil to oily skin was actually some kind of physical version of reverse psychology, and it was actually good idea. The description on Sephora's website even says the same thing––which leads to why I'm actually sharing one of my semi-negative experiences.

To start off on more of the safe side, I purchased the light version of this product. It was supposed to be lighter and fast-absorbant, but also deliver all of the benefits of Argan Oil.

The best part? It's meant to be used on your face, nails, hair, and feet.

The worst part? I can't actually use it on my face.

As soon as I put it on, I immediately thought to myself, "this was a horrible decision." I felt like my face was greasy. It felt dry to the touch, but it definitely had a shine to it and just felt heavy with oil. Against my better judgement, I used it a second day. On the third day, I broke out A LOT.

I wouldn't say I get severe breakouts, but when you have semi-sensitve oily skin and you get a cluster of pimples around your forehead and between your eyebrows, it's still not a very pleasant experience. (Especially when they take legit forever to go away).

Luckily, I only bought the travel size and it's working great as a cuticle oil. (Seriously, though, my cuticles are the actual worst and this product is like a miracle for them). Because of this I can't really complain. BUT, if you have oily skin, be wary when you hear/read that using oil is a good idea.

Learn from my mistakes.

If you've used this product, I'd love hear your opinions in the comments!

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