Any all-natural bride worth her sea salt has is aware of the beauty industry’s current obsession with oil. Coconut, grapessed, maracuja, tea tree, seaberry… the list can be long and confusing. As someone with oily skin, the idea of putting more of the stuff anywhere near my face seemed absolutely ridiculous, but then I discovered Model/Philanthropist Josie Maran’s argan oil-based line of skincare and cosmetics.
Her signature product is 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48), or as Maran likes to call it, “liquid gold”. This wonder-in a bottle is chock-full of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that aid in healing and conditioning hair, skin and nails of every type and texture, making it an ideal all-in-one beautifier. It’s ultra-gentle, yet powerful enough to fight symptoms of acne, eczema and rosacea. Derived from the nut of Morocco’s argan tree, the oil is organically grown, harvested and processed by Moroccan women working to support their families, meaning Maran’s line does good far beyond your bathroom counter.
For summertime brides looking to enhance their natural glow, Argan Illuminizer ($28) is a gorgeous addition to any wedding day look. Full of natural, skin-loving ingredients and free of parabens and synthetic fragrance, this universally-flattering champagne shimmer is perfect for highlighting eyes and cheekbones, or creating all-over radiance. (Tip: Maran cautions that “a little goes a long way” to achieve a “glowy, not glitter-bombed” complexion.)
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine contributor, Morgan Casarez.
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