A Q&A with Josie Maran and My Chicological Feature!

Josie Maran - yes, the Josie Maran, asked me to share some beauty tips over on the Josie Maran Cosmetics Chicological blog. I shared my favorite DIY Simple & Sweet Sugar Scrub Recipes.

I also got to ask Josie a few questions myself.

How does your skin care routine change from summer to fall and winter?
"Surprisingly it doesn't really change that much! I use my 100% Pure Argan Oil year round to moisturize my face, body, and hair. In the winter, I do like to exfoliate a little more often because my skin is drier and sometimes a little flaky during cold weather months."

Do you have any DIY body care products that you use?

"I love lavender essential oil so I use that to help me fall asleep. I'll put a few drops in my bath or on my pillow to help me relax."

What is the best product from your line for dry skin?
"For face, my 100% Pure Argan Oil is my number one product. It hydrates and nourishes even the driest skin, without leaving a greasy feel. It's loaded with fatty acids and Vitamin E so it actually improves the health of skin. For body, I like my Argan Balm when things get really dry. It creates a protective barrier that seals in moisture and prevents dehydration.It's my go-to in the winter when my family and I go skiing."

What inspired you to make that product?
"About ten years ago, I was on a modeling trip in the South of France. I met this absolutely beautiful older woman who had amazing skin. I asked her what her secret was and she said "Argan Oil!" I thought she was maybe in her 40s, but she told me she was almost 70! After that, I was obsessed with Argan Oil, and I infuse it into all my products. It has totally changed my skin."

Thank you Josie for the opportunity and for answering a few of my skin care questions. I love learning from the pros!

I have to also add, that when I wrote the Chicological article, I had no idea that Josie Maran had her very own Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub. Being a new fan of her Argan Oil for skin care, I can't wait to try this.

What is it: A body scrub infused with argan oil, other oils, and butters for hydration, as well as sugar for exfoliation.

Who is it for: Anyone with any skin type who wants smoother, brighter, exfoliated, and hydrated skin.

Why is it different: Because Josie infuses argan oil into all of her formulas. This body scrub balm is a way to get the smooth and hydrated skin you deserve!

How do I use it: Dip the wooden scoop into the glass jar and into your hands. Apply the scrub to arms, legs, stomach--anywhere you want smooth, hydrated skin. Rinse off.

Be sure to check out her sugar scrub, which sells for $28.00 on QVC, and head over to read my post for your very own DIY sugar scrub recipe.