I was thrilled when the super accomplished and gorgeous Josie Maran agreed to an interview with Rain Tees.
Josie is not only a supermodel, regularly featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, and many more, she is also an actress and has been featured in films such as The Aviator and Little Black Book.
What we love most though is that she is also an avid activist and eco entrepreneur with a beautiful cosmetics brand selling like crazy across the globe!
Her products are eco friendly and non toxic while still being luxurious. It was actually upon discovering Argan oil in her travels while modeling that Josie decided to launch her own brand. She’s partnered with organizations such as Global Green USA and City of Hope to make out world an even better, greener place and we are truly honored to be working with her and help spread her message!
Rain Tees: Your commitment and passion for Eco Cosmetics is exactly in line with our philosophies at Rain Tees. We love your video in your bio section, especially when you say “what you buy is your voting for what you believe in”. What inspired you to focus on this area of sustainable beauty?
Josie Maran: It was the birth of my first child that jumpstarted my latest endeavor. Becoming a mother inspired me to take a look at my life and ask, “What can I do for the world? How can I contribute?” Having spent so many hours in the makeup chair, I was ready to create my own signature line, Josie Maran Cosmetics. When I was pregnant, I became more conscious than ever about the ingredients and products I put on and inside my body. It inspired me to produce a line of cosmetics that was safe—paraben and toxin free. My products are made with superior ingredients and housed in chic, biodegradable packaging, ensuring that we embrace eco-friendly initiatives wherever possible.
RT: It is so inspiring to see such a lovely and successful woman using her celebrity to promote good causes and a healthy world. From your website, it sounds like your mother was a large influence on you. Now that you are a mother yourself, what do you hope to pass onto your daughter?
JM: Though my daughter, Rumi Joon, is still only a little girl, I know one day I’ll be giving her advice on her career and helping her make those big life decisions we all face. When she’s ready to take on the world, I’ll tell her to remember how beautiful she is and to remind her to be confident and strong—to never take “no” for an answer. All women should feel empowered. If you want to go out and do something, just go do it!
RT: We love your product line, especially the amazing Argan Oil. What is your personal favorite product and why?
JM: Argan Oil is my number one beauty secret! I cannot live without Argan Oil—it’s my favorite moisturizer for skin, hair and nails. So, it was a must that I include this 100% organic wonder-ingredient in the Josie Maran Cosmetics line. Argan Oil is an all-natural, 100% organic, chemical-free beauty marvel that works. I use my Argan Oil in the mornings and at night. It keeps my skin fresh and dewy even in harsh weather. I even use it on my hair to prevent split ends and on my nails to moisturize my cuticles! It’s grown in Morocco (organically) and is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Argan Oil has been used to treat everything from acne to stretch marks to skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This legendary skin-soothing, complexion-clearing pure oil is certainly one of my favorite cure-alls.
RT: Our fans would love to help out with your causes, how can they get involved?
JM: There are many ways to get involved. From purchasing Josie Maran products that donate part of the proceeds to charities (see below) to taking the time to learn about these causes and creating more awareness around them. Every little bit helps!
Polar Bear SOS: In support of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Polar Bear SOS initiative, a portion of every package sold will go to protect these endangered animals. To learn more or get involved, please visit www.polarbearsos.org
The GOGO Campaign: Get One, Give One Beauty for a cause. Josie Maran has teamed up with City of Hope, a leading cancer research, treatment, and education institution, to launch the Get One Give One Campaign. For each GOGO mascara purchased, Josie Maran Cosmetics will donate one mascara to a City of Hope cancer patient/survivor (up to 5,000 units). Thereafter, through Aug. 2012, $1.00 from the sale of each GOGO mascara will be donated to City of Hope’s research, treatment, and education of women’s cancers. Minimum donation of $25,000. With your purchase, you are helping women look better, feel better, and build self-esteem. Now isn’t that beautiful?
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About the Author:
Chloe Hallock is a yoga teacher, artist and model from Portland Oregon. For her 24 years, Chloe is an old and dynamic soul having traveled extensively, attending university in Victoria, BC, sailing around the world on Semester at Sea and teaching and modeling in Australia. She is a yoga competitor placing 11th in the USA and her passions for art, yoga and travel led her create her own yoga apparel line, Choco Designs. She loves interning at Rain Tees, writing, graphic designing and working on social media campaigns.