Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream Review

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Comprehensive review of Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream.. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning CreamProduct Name:  Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2/5

Product Type:  Cream

Size:  4 Oz.

Price: $32.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $8.00

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Aloe Vera Juice, Glycerin, Sclerotium Gum, Dihydroxyacetone (Bronzer), Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Carnitine (Amino Acid)

Overall Opinion:

I was disappointed in this product, especially after spending so much money on it.

This is a gradual self tanner, and after 3 days of application I was MAYBE one shade darker.

I couldn’t really even tell I used a self tanner.

The product stinks of DHA and the instructions on how to use this product are somewhat confusing.  The only way you’d be able to tell this is a daily self tanner is on the box, the bottle doesn’t mention it at all.

I paid a lot of money for a product that gave virtually no color and made me smell like DHA.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream is a lightweight lotion/cream.

It comes out white, without guide color, and feels soft and smooth.


This product was very easy to apply, there is no guide so you don’t have to worry about a mess being made.

It blends nicely into your skin, it feels like you are applying your daily lightweight moisturizer.

Drying Time

I was impressed with how quickly this product dried.

I could no longer feel this product on my skin within about 20 minutes.  That was the one thing I really liked about this cream.

Smell (Before Application)

This cream doesn’t have a pleasant smell.

I could really smell the DHA, and I couldn’t smell any hint of fragrance or perfume trying to cover that smell.

This is another one of those products that smells like a cheap, drugstore product, but it’s actually one of the most expensive tanners out there.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The next day I could still smell the tanner on my skin, and I definitely smelled the DHA throughout the day as well.  I couldn’t wait to shower it off!

Color Produced

Another area this product fell short is the color produced.

The color was extremely light.

It is a daily/gradual tanner, so I expected to get a shade or two lighter after each application.  I didn’t notice ANY color at all after the first application and maybe got 1 shade darker over the next few days of application.

It’s a lot of work putting on a self tanner, so it was a real pain putting it on 3 days in a row and STILL not achieving a tan.

How Long It Lasts

I honestly couldn’t tell how long this product lasted because the color was so light.

I would say it lasted a day, MAYBE two.

OK For Men?

If you know a man that is looking to get tan, do not recommend this product to him.

He will just become frustrated after applying it 3 days in a row and achieving almost no color.


This cream is $32.00 for 4 oz…that works out to $8.00 an ounce.  Talk about forkin’ out a pretty penny for a product that doesn’t give very good color!

Where To Buy

To buy Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream,  Click Here.

Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream:  Summary

Factor Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream
Overall Rating  Self Tanning Rating 2/5
Look and Feel This is a lightweight cream that comes out white, no guide
Application Easy, clean application.  No mess with this one!
Drying Time This one actually dried quickly, it was dry within 20 minutes.
Smell (Before) This cream smelled like a cheap product, and the DHA smell was prominent
Smell (After) I couldn’t wait to shower to get the DHA smell off of me!
Color Produced The color produced was very light, after 3 days of application I was maybe one shade darker
How Long It Lasts Lasted a day, maybe 2 at best. It was hard to tell though, because the shade was so light
OK For Men? No, this product is way too much work for the color produced.  Men will not like it!
Price $32.00 for a 4 oz. bottle works out to $8.00 an ounce.  This is a VERY expensive product!
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Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream Review

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