Natural32

Josie Maran Nourishing Argan Matchmaker Complexion Set?

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Hey, Can anyone tell me what they thought about this set or the products in this set. i read the reviews for it but i still want to know more. I have oily and acne prone skin and i' m trying to fade my acne scars. So, from what i have heard the new thing is to use oil on oily skin to balance it which is kind of ironic but it has worked for a lot of people including me. I never actually use aragan oil on my skin but i used the tarte maracuja oil and it worked well. I know i' m taking a risk if i buy this set because i have never use aragan oil on my skin and the oil might make me break out. This one is for all those girls who i know work really hard to take care of their oily and acne prone skin, but i would love to hear from people with other skin types and concerns. please help because i' m really stumped on whether to buy this. Thanks!sephora 7.jpg

Natural32

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Thanks for your help girls!!!!! i will probably go to the store and get samples of the products in the kit to see how my skin reacts to it. Thanks again!

nebel

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This is probably best!! What works GREAT for someone does not work so well for someone else!!  Another thing you can do is look for a kit that includes one of the products, so if it doesn't work for you at least you get a lot of other stuff to play with!! Sephora includes Josie Maran in lots of it's kits, like this one: swfupload_9038391759174940834.jpg

michmo

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A while back I was obsessed with Josie Maran products and buying them up as fast as I could.  I loved the feel and idea of the products.  And for reference I have dry/combination skin but do tend to break out along my jawline/chin area.  I have some dark marks from acne scars.  

 

I used the Josie Maran stuff for about a month consistently.  Over that time my skin was getting worse and worse--more breakouts, more redness, and dull.  I thought it may just take a while to get used to it, but I was starting to get embarrassed without makeup to cover my face.  For me the last straw was when I realized I had two really dry, red patches on the lower side of both my cheeks and it had many similarities to rosacea, which I've never had in my life. I knew it was over for me and Josie then.  I switched to First Aid Beauty products and saw a remarkable difference in one week.  I couldn't believe I kept using the argan oil for so long hoping for better results.  

 

I didn't seem to have a problem with the daily moisturizer with spf 40, but I'm hesitant to use it now after the oil caused that reaction, although I did use it a little on vacation a month ago and was fine.  

 

One of the things I love about many product lines at Sephora is that they have travel size bottle you can buy and try.  If I were you I'd try the .5 oz argan oil, which is $14.  If you like that then come back and buy this set.  

 

I don't mean to scare you off from this.  Everyone has different reactions.  I didn't expect mine.  But after that I'm now afraid of trying any of the oils.  I just wanted to share my experience just in case it is helpful.  

 

Good luck!

 

 

nebel

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I LOVE argan oil and I also have acne-prone skin.  I do not find that it irritates or makes my acne worse- I actually find it very soothing. I use it all over my body. I especially love the Josie Maran sunscreen that comes in the kit, because it doesn't have that gross SPF smell. 

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