Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk vs Tarte Maracuja Oil

Which is the better moisturizer?



What it is:
A treatment oil that targets individual skin concerns and delivers balanced moisture for firmer, brighter, and smoother-looking skin.

What it does:
Rich in essential fatty acids known to recharge and replenish skin, Maracuja Oil works to rejuvenate and deliver an even-toned complexion while its infusion of vitamin C creates the appearance of brighter skin. This powerful elixir supports anti-aging and provides instant hydration—quenching dry skin without leaving it feeling greasy or filmy.

Price: 1.7  oz $48.00

  0.5 oz $15.00

3.4 oz  $75.00


  • After 1 month of use I did notice my skin to appear and feel smoother.


  • Smells like vegetable oil
  • A little too greasy for nightly use and/or apply under makeup

Worth it? Undecided




What it is:
A 100 percent natural, emulsifier-free, hydrating treatment serum.

What it is formulated to do:
This revolutionary treatment serum pairs the deep hydration of purified water with skin-rejuvenating micro-droplets of Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil. Lightweight yet super-intensive, Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment penetrates deeply and absorbs quickly to fortify and repair skin for instant, long-lasting hydration that produces a fresh, radiant glow. Purified water plumps and hydrates while argan oil preserves and nourishes, locking moisture in and preserving skin’s youthful cushion.

Price: 1 oz $56.00

     0.33 oz $20.00


  • Feels light-weight under make-up
  • Skin appeared to look and feel smoother
  • Perfect as a night skin care routine


  • Pricey

Worth it? Yes


Final thoughts

Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk  is the winner. I have a combination of dry and oily skin(?) and struggled with finding some kind of moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated all day – Argan Milk is definitely my skin savior ( I’m actually wearing it right now under my make up)

Although Josie Maran’s Pure Argan Milk is a bit more of a serum whereas, Tarte’s is oil based. I found Josie’s to be light weight, pleasant smelling and non greasy under my makeup.


P.S I’m a huge fan of Tarte products and I’m sure several people love and have seen results with the Maracuja Oil but I cant overlook the smell.


What do you guys think?


  1. February 12, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Hi, I log on to your blogs daily. Your humoristic style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

  2. Chrend
    March 4, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Thank you Kiersten! <3 This means a lot

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