This month Josie Maran is sharing her thoughts on her favorite skin care products, her Josie Maran Cosmetics line, and more with My Skin Affair. Josie has graced the pages of some of the biggest magazines including multiple covers for Glamour and appearances in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. She’s also been featured in national ad campaigns for Guess and Maybelline, and has appeared in such films as “The Aviator” and “Van Helsing.” Today, Josie is a busy entrepreneur, activist and mom. She’s also busy working on her eco-chic cosmetic line, Josie Maran Cosmetics. It’s a fabulous line! I previously reviewed the Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer and Bear Naked Wipes. And, by the way, I’m still addicted to my Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer.
Josie just teamed up with City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, to launch the Get One Give One Campaign, a charitable program to donate one mascara to a City of Hope cancer patient or survivor for every Get One Give One (GOGO) Natural Volume Argan Mascara purchased. After the first 5,000 purchases, $1 from the sale of each GOGO mascara will be donated to City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program for a minimum donation $25,000. The GOGO campaign runs August 2010 thru August 2012. I love the skin care and make up lines that give back. This is a great one!
I recently had a “skin care princess” chat with Josie. Enjoy!
What would you consider to be the “must have” product from your line?
Start with the Argan Oil. Then the Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer. It’s amazing! The before and after results with the Tinted Moisturizer are incredible. We’re always launching cool, new products.
How do you pamper your skin?
I use Argan Oil.
Having a daughter of your own, have you considered adding baby products to your line?
Eventually there will be a baby connection. Argan Oil is great for cradle cap and stretch marks when you’re pregnant.
Do you have any favorite products for your little girl?
I used bio-degradable diapers when she was a baby. Calendula cream is amazing for babies. California Baby for hair conditioning. And I also like Episencial (Epicuren Baby line).
What other skin care lines do you like?
I love Jo Wood Organic Body Oil. And I’m obsessed with Rare Elements shampoo and conditioner.
Do you have a favorite spa?
I like Voda Spa in West Hollywood. Me and my mom got facials there. They use Epicuren. It was a great facial.
Favorite spa treatment?
Can we do the whole package? Josie comments that since she’s been a mom, it’s much more difficult to find spa time.
What’s in your purse?
An eyelash curler, which is crucial. I’m addicted! I’m obsessed. I carry black eye liner for the inner rim of my eyes. Lip gloss, tinted moisturizer and a cream blush. Also, I carry my Argan Stick for the entire body. It’s great for dry patches.
Do you have a favorite beauty tip?
To make your eyeshadow waterproof, dip your brush in make up remover (or use the Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes to wipe over your brush), then apply your eyeshadow. You can do that with eyeliner as well, by dipping the eye pencil in make up remover before applying it.