May 4, 2014

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intense Hand Cream

JOSIE MARAN Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream

An ultra hydrating, never-greasy hand cream infused with 100 percent pure argan oil and shea butter, and lightly scented with a natural vanilla apricot fragrance.
This rich, super hydrating cream keeps hands looking and feeling good. Josie's signature ingredient, argan oil, is spun into a creamy butter to revitalize skin and restore softness while improving skin's texture.

Formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

I like the performance of this cream. Very few Josie Maran Products fail to impress me.This is one of those products that worked wonderfully, but I won't be re-purchasing it again and I will let you know the reason as we proceed.

On to the review: Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intense Hand Cream

Color: White

Texture and Consistency: Soft, Smooth, light weight, non -greasy cream

Scent: Very obvious Vanilla scent mixed with something (I assume it is apricot, because that is what the cream says).

Application: Multiple times as needed.

Feel on Hands: This cream spreads and absorbs very very quickly. The non greasy cream took less than a minute to be completely absorbed by the hands.

Effect on hands: The hands felt soft, smooth and well hydrated. It could sustain 2-3 washes with plain water too. I didn't had to re-apply the cream after every wash. My hands didn't feel greasy as well. I was able to touch the computer as well as my hand bag and phone without leaving finger marks everywhere.

Packaging: Soft Squeeze tube with a fine opening like a nozzle. I like that this helps in dispensing not too much product. The cap is a regular twist cap.

Verdict: Like I mentioned I above, I am very impressed with the performance of this Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intense hand cream. It is at par with my absolute favorite Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream.

When buying a hand cream I always looks for two major things. Apart from the ingredients, I want the hand cream to be non greasy yet hydrating and this fits the bill to the T. The only that I hate and absolutely hate is the scent! I want my hands to smell lovely.

Now, scents/fragrance/perfume these are very subjective and unfortunately I just could't stand the smell of this. In the past I have enjoyed a fragrance free hand cream like Neutrogena Fast Absorbing Hand cream (awesome drug store product) and then I had these L'OCCITANE Hand creams that come in plethora of scents.
L'OCCITANE is one brand that I love a lot. Their hand creams are awesome, but now that I have used Caudalie and Josie Maran as well, I feel these to be tad better than the L'OCCITANE one. Those are slightly more greasy. L'OCCITANE has some hand creams in gel form, but I have yet to try those.

Over all a nice, daily hand cream, but not something miraculous.For severely dry hands or as a night time treatment, I would always prefer a much thick and greasy hand cream or balm like Burt's Bee Hand Salve or Josie Maran Argan Balm or L'OCCITANE 100% Pure Shea Butter (just to name a few that I have tried). The scent did not work for me at all. For this reason alone, I won't be re-purchasing the cream, but performance wise, it is wonderful.

Any favorite hand creams you have? Next On my radar are the Tocca Beauty Hand Creams and First Aid Beauty brand products to try.

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