Allure Josie Maran = Natural Beauty April 5, 2012 by Shiva Rose Josie Maran who was a successful model always had a passion for the natural world. When she went searching for non toxic yet glamourous beauty products, she found so few that she took the lead and created a line of her own. Josie Maran cosmetics is now leading the way with the use of argan oil and other botanicals. I really love the Argan Hair Oil Serum and Rosy cheek and lip stick that helps nourish your skin it gives you a glow! Here is a little interview with the lovely sprite herself: Were you raised in nature? I was raised in Northern California where we had easy access to the redwoods, ocean and amazing hiking trails. My family spent a lot of time outdoors and now, even though I live in the hustle and bustle LA, I always make time for adventures in nature with my family. Are you a mermaid or forest nymph? Forest nymph! Actually, my house now is like a treehouse and I love to incorporate as much natural wood into my indoor surroundings. What was the moment that you realized you had to go green and help our planet? When I became pregnant with Rumi, I knew that my responsibility to do good for her and the planet was imperative. So, I took what I knew and loved—beauty—and decided to make it better, greener and safer. What is your favorite beauty product? My 100% Argan Oil! It can be used as a moisturizer on every part of your body and even hair. It's all I've used on my face, body hair and baby for 9 yrs. It's done wonders for replenishing, healing and nourishing my skin. What book is on your nightstand? Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren. If we could all do one pro active thing for our mother earth what would it be? Recycle and replace your conventional products with eco-friendly alternatives. You don't have to sacrifice to get quality stuff and there always seems to be an organic/eco version that is fabulous and functional as well!