Beauty

Product Smackdown: Josie Maran Argan Oil vs. Tarte Maracuja Oil

April 7, 2014

Product smackdown

Have you ever tried out a facial oil? They’re kind of this new and awesome beauty product that can be swapped out in lieu of your regular daily moisturizer. For the Wink’s first ever product smackdown, I tried out both the Josie Maran Argan Oil and the Tarte Maracuja Oil. Keep reading to see how they stacked up and which one I loved (and which one I didn’t)!

Josie Maran Argan Oil: Just a few drops of this oil on a freshly cleansed face will leave you with radiant skin all day. I have fairly dry and sensitive skin and this oil absorbed quickly and left my skin perfectly balanced and moisturized all the live-long day. I even put a few drops in my hair and it helped to tame frizz! I was very pleased with the results this oil gave me. The only con? I used 4-5 drops on my face daily (and a few more drops on my hair) and went through the bottle pretty quickly. At $48 per 1.7oz, it’s not particularly easy on your wallet.

Tarte Maracuja Oil: I wanted to love this product, but next to the Josie Maran Argan Oil, it just didn’t compare. I had similar results with both oils on my complexion – a radiant, dewy glow that lasted all day. This oil, however, had a strange odor (almost like it had gone rancid) that didn’t dissipate. Also, the applicator dropper was kind of difficult to use and made me frustrated on several occasions. I never tried it, but I wouldn’t recommend putting this oil in your hair like I did with the Argan Oil. The consistency was slightly thicker and more viscous and seemed like it would weigh hair down. And, at $46 per 1.7oz, both prices tags are virtually the same.

The verdict? I would re-buy the Josie Maran Argan Oil and I would not re-buy the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I would also be interested in trying the light version of the Argan Oil! Personally, I felt like I had better results with the Argan Oil than I did with the Maracuja Oil. Although my skin felt and looked similarly moisturized and dewy with both oils, there were certain things (the smell, the dropper) that I didn’t care for in the Maracuja Oil. This is just my opinion, though! I’d love to know…

Have you ever tried these products? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments section below!

XO, J

  • I have dry, sensitive skin also and I use argan oil. I also like coconut and almond oil.