Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder Review

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    Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder ReviewProduct Name: Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder

    Overall Rating:  4 Star Rating

    Exfoliator Type: Powder

    For Body or Face?:  Face

    Use: Daily

    Size: 2.0 oz

    Price: $40.00

    Cost Per Ounce: $20.00

    Where To Buy: Click Here

    # Of Ingredients: 21

    Notable Ingredients:  Argan Shells, White Rice Powder, Tea Tree, Ginkgo Biloba, Green Tea

    Quick Summary

    I really enjoyed the results I got while using Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder. This is a great everyday exfoliator for all skin types.

    This product seems to have perfected the mix of being a gentle, yet effective exfoliator.

    The finely-crushed argan shells do an amazing job of removing dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and polished.

    Although I love the results of this powder-based exfoliator, I found the application to be messy and more difficult than I prefer.

    But overall, this is a very good exfoliator, especially if you like using them every day.

    Detailed Review:


    Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder is very different from your typical exfoliating scrub.

    It actually comes in the form of a light-colored, chalky powder.

    Once mixed with water, this exfoliator becomes a very fine creamy paste. It has a grainy, sandy texture to it due to the very fine-crushed argan shells.

    I originally thought this would be rough o my skin because of the shells (anything with “shells” just seems harsh).

    However, I was pleasantly surprised by how gentle this exfoliator is.


    The powder doesn’t have much of a scent to it.

    Once it’s mixed into “paste form” I could smell hints of grapefruit during application, but it was very faint.

    I really like how subtle the scent of this product is.

    This is the perfect product for those of you that can be overwhelmed by strong scents and perfumes :)

    Application Process

    The application is my least favorite aspect about this exfoliator. I found it somewhat difficult to apply.

    On the bottle it advises you to dispense a quarter-sized amount into wet hands, or mix with their argan Cleansing Oil. I didn’t have their argan oil so I poured the product directly onto my damp palms.

    As you rub your palms together the product turns into a creamy paste, which you then use as your typical exfoliator. Massage onto your skin in circular motions for 1-2 minutes, rinse and pat dry.

    As I said, I found the application process to be very messy.

    First, although I love the look of the bottle, it was difficult to get the right amount of product.

    I would end up needing just a little bit more of the product and it would come pouring out of the oversized hole in the bottle. Which was very annoying!

    Next, when rubbing my hands together to create the paste the powder puffs out everywhere, like baby powder does. This causes you to not only make a mess, but lose a lot of the product, which seemed wasteful.

    Lastly, because this product is a powder it makes it very difficult to use in shower. You have to be extremely careful not to get any water in the bottle or it will be destroyed :(

    Any Drying and/or Redness?

    The crushed argan shells in this product are extremely gentle. I thankfully didn’t experience and drying or redness while using this product.

    It’s formulated without parabens, so it doesn’t have chemicals that traditionally dry out your skin.


    I love the results of this product.

    After use my skin felt baby soft.

    The crushed argan shells were very gentle, yet extremely effective at removing any areas of dead skin I had. My skin felt really clean and refreshed.

    It’s also great for sensitive skin because it’s gentle and the ingredients are very calming.

    This is a great exfoliator if you’re looking to give your skin a little extra oomph!


    Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing uses crushed argan shells as the main exfoliation agent. These shells gently brush away dead skin cells as the rice powder helps to even out your skin tone.

    Tea tree, ginko bilboa, and green tea are three additional natural antibacterial ingredients included to help cleanse and clarify your skin.


    Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder costs $40 for a 2 oz. bottle.

    That works out to $20 per oz, which is definitely on the more expensive side of exfoliators.

    Where To Buy

    To buy Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, click here.

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