Get Your Glow On

When I was pregnant it came to me that what was going on my body was also going in my body. I was conscientiously eating organic food while I paid very little attention to the ingredients in my cosmetic products.
After my daughter, baby #2, was born, I figured make-up could be a quick fix for a life that was short on sleep. I wanted to appear composed and rested (how about beautiful — would that be too much to ask?) and at the same time I was determined to be healthy. I began to search for natural cosmetic products. The make-up shelf at the natural food store was a start, but I was far from convinced that the ‘naturalness’ behind the products justified the cost.
Enter Josie Maran Cosmetics. Josie Maran, eco-activist, Los Angeles-based model and mother came up with a line of natural cosmetics, free of petrochemicals and toxins found in most commercial brands. I came across her line at a launch party for a cool women’s “green” website that offered complimentary mini makeovers using Josie’s make-up. I felt great about the company’s commitment to the environment, and I felt great about their commitment to a fabulous product. I went home that night with a sample of JMC Organic Argan Oil in my goody bag. I had never heard of Argan oil, and there was a mini education in that product alone. Argan is a light, nourishing oil from the Moroccan Argan tree’s seed, believed to have potent anti-aging properties – a plus for us “mature” mamas! All Argan sold today is produced by a women’s cooperative that shares the profits among women of the Berber tribe.
Josie Maran recently came out with something new, Bronzing Argan Oil, a product that nourishes your skin AND makes it glow. I’m already addicted. When I use it, people compliment my complexion and ask if I’ve been on vacation. My girlfriends, all fairer-skinned than I am, have now become total converts. The light, nourishing base leaves your skin in a moist, happy place, with not a trace of greasy residue – and makes a sleep deprived mama feel pretty!


16 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Dina | June 1, 2010 | Reply

I need to run, not walk, to this website…..

2. Esther | June 1, 2010 | Reply


3. Courtney | June 1, 2010 | Reply

I need this as well!!! I mean seriously, it’s pouring down rain here… and it’s JUNE! I need some help in the sun-kissed department.

4. Dajana | June 2, 2010 | Reply

I want it too! I need it! Especially after the short night I just had.

5. Ellen | June 2, 2010 | Reply

love love love this. it feels like liquid silk for the skin! an instant pick-me-up for the inside, too. :-)

6. Annaka | June 2, 2010 | Reply

Speaking for the Grandma contingent, argan oil is my fountain of youth. Mamas – tell your mothers!

7. Meaghan Roozen | June 3, 2010 | Reply

Yes yes yes yes!! This sounds wonderful!

8. Esther | June 3, 2010 | Reply

I don’t think they ship to Europe… :-(
Someone will have to send it to me!!!!!!

9. Kaela | June 3, 2010

I’ll send you some :-). xx

10. Esther | June 3, 2010

:-) :-) :-)

11. Hiskia | June 3, 2010 | Reply

i’m a big argan oil believer & user and this bronzing argan oil sounds so good :) to bad i’m outside the u.s. :(

12. Kaela | June 3, 2010 | Reply

Correction: I have many friends that DO have darker skin than I do and it works it’s magic on them equally as well! I was just surprised when it looked super natural on my friends that are about as pale as they come and not like a “fake” tan. I think it just enhances any complexion. Really great product. Wish it came in a stick form…

13. Joanna | June 3, 2010 | Reply

I use argan oil moisturizer every day, but didn’t realize there was a moisturizer for the face that uses it… Can it be used by a blonde who is covered in freckles?

14. Kaela | June 3, 2010


15. Staci | June 3, 2010 | Reply

Love, love, love Argan Oil- so much I named my small business after it…. Argan Press.

But I didn’t know much about this moisturizer- I am on my way to the website now to buy bottle! Thanks for the tip!

16. Melitta | July 16, 2010 | Reply

Oh dear…I get so confused with so many choices. It all sounds like want I have been searching..the fountain of beauty and youth!
I need one of everything. Where do I start?