Sticky, hard to rub in, smells toxic, ghostly white, too greasy, stings your eyes, rolls your makeup and irritates your skin. Are you sick of your facial sunscreen yet? If you’re ready to ditch your current tube, have I got the thing for you (cue the music).
In my (humble) opinion Josie Maran has hit it out of the park with her chemical-free moisturizer + sunscreen duo for face, neck and chest. It’s an Argan Oil based moisturizer, with the added benefits of micro-mineral sunscreen and a SPF 40+. The silky, mild lotion (almost a milk) has other skin supporting ingredients like jojoba oil, pomegranate oil, green tea and chamomile.
Here’s why I love it so much:
- chemical-free sunscreen in SPF 40+
- feels more like a moisturizer than a sticky sunscreen
- no white residue — the mineral sunscreens immediately disappear
- less products, less steps in the morning (1 step, rather than 2)
- Argan oil moisturizes without looking shiny
- acts like a make-up primer (now that’s 3 steps covered)
I’ve been using the Joise Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+ ($32) for over 5 months now and haven’t had a single complaint with this product. It smells very good (fruity), pumps out easily and my first bottle (the 2.0 oz) lasted 3 months with daily use. I then sent a bottle to my mom for her try out and she loves it too. I’m onto my second bottle now (the jumbo 4 oz) and plan to use this until the end of time.
Reviewers over at Sephora give it 4.7 out of 5 stars. Nearly a perfect score. That’s pretty good if you ask me.
Also, if you’re into natural skincare, you’ll be happy to know that it’s formulated without: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances and Dyes, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs and Triclosa.
What about the rest of my me?
I’m using the Josie Maran product strictly on my face, neck and chest. For the rest of my body, my go-to sunscreen is still Dr. T’s Supergoop!. Read my review of it over here. This sunscreen gets high marks from my whole family and we buy it in the large size pump, which lasts a fair amount of time. This formula sinks right in, is invisible on skin, leaves a slight sheen, is water-resistant, and free of parabens, fragrance and oxybenzone. Also available at Amazon.com.
Have fun in the sun this week!
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