Saturday, January 25, 2014

Josie Maran Argan Oil: Smaller Size = Better Value?

Today I have a quick tip to share with you about the Josie Maran Argan Oil. This applies to both the regular and light formulas: The smaller, travel size is actually a better value than the regular size bottle!

Wait, what?

Josie Maran - 100 percent Pure Argan Oil

It's often pounded into our heads that buying in bulk is a better value that will save money in the long run. However, I've found that this is often not the case when it comes to beauty products. In the case of JM's argan oil, here's the breakdown:

The small size is $14 for 0.5 fluid ounces. That equates to 28 dollars per ounce.
The larger size is $48 for 1.7 fluid ounces, which turns out to be 28.235 dollars per ounce.
So, obviously not a huge difference, but now I don't have to feel guilty about continually buying the smaller sizes of this oil because I don't want to drop 50 bucks on it at a time. If you don't want to repurchase this every couple months, or are trying to eliminate packaging, the regular size isn't a bad value, either.

However, if you are a serious, diehard fan of Josie's Argan Oil, the greatest value of all is the jumbo size: 4 fluid ounces for $96. This turns out to be $24 per ounce.

Josie Maran - 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

I hope this post was helpful, and gave you something to think about next time you're purchasing beauty products! You can apply this train of thought to any product. Just take the price of a product size and divide it by the number of fluid ounces (or milliliters, or grams, or any other unit of measure). This gives you the price per ounce, and comparing the prices per unit of measure can give you a better idea of whether you're really saving money by purchasing the bigger size.

If you're interested, I did a similar video awhile back about how the Tarte Blush & Bronze minis are a better value than their full-size counterparts. I don't believe this mini set is available now, but it does pop up at Ulta and Sephora from time to time.

Warning: This video is old. And embarrassing. Watch at your own risk.
Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, or if there are any products you always buy in bulk.

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