Ten years ago, when Josie Maran first learned about argan oil, she was on a modeling assignment in France. The then little-known Moroccan emollient did more than soothe her dry, irritated skin (an occupational hazard); it sparked a revelation and the 2007 launch of her brand, Josie Maran Cosmetics. Her goal was simple: to create a range of natural, effective, and luxurious beauty products. Having accomplished just that, this ecobeauty guru embraces life's simple pleasures, whether at her L.A. home or her family's rural Pennsylvania farm.
Breaking Beauty Rules
"Use fingers instead of brushes; it's more creative and less technical and you really can't make a mistake," Maran says. "Don't like the effect? Just blend it out."
Her Favorite Things
Homemade pizza is Maran's guilty pleasure. "This pizza stone makes the best crust. Use your hands to knead the dough and a wine bottle to roll it out," she says. Not only hasRead More »from Supermodel Josie Maran Shares Her Secret Beauty Trick and More of Her Favorite Things