As I mentioned in the post “I Got Birchboxed in SoHo,” I’ve explored a new brand of organic skin care products called Juice Beauty. You can find beauty products by this brand in most Whole Foods and health stores because they incorporate oils and other natural ingredients that are good for your skin and not dangerous for your health. Today, I propose to you my review on some products from the Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR line that I recently tried.
Step #1: Cleanser
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil (c/o) ($32). Honestly, I didn’t read the instructions before using this product and I was quite confused with why it was so thick. When I used it with water, it didn’t make any foam and felt just like a mix of oils that moisturizes my skin rather than cleaning it. As it turned out, you have to apply this product on dry skin using the cotton pad and only after that wash your face it. When I started to use the product as directed, I really liked it. As I mentioned in the post “Top 10 Mascaras for Every Budget,” I prefer to remove my eye makeup in the shower and then eliminate the leftover mascara with the help of oil (I usually use avocado or grape seed oil). However, the Juice Beauty Cleansing Oil turned out to be much better than the oils that I usually use. It contains a very gentle combination of grape seed, ho wood, and sunflower oils, as well as organic fruit acids and Vitamin C. I definitely would consider including this product into my beauty routine.
Step #2: Serum
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Booster Serum ($75). I am used to serums with a thinner consistency, but I really liked this product. It softens fine lines, smells great, and does not make the skin greasy. Thanks to the infusion of Vitamin C, the product also helps skin to retain moisture, making it more luminous and smooth. In addition, this Booster Serum contains vitamins E (an antioxidant superstar) and B5 (helps to reduce the amount of water lost through the skin) as well as hyaluronic acid (beyond all praise moisturizer). As you might have read in my post “Top 10 Products to Splurge On,” I am a strong believer that serums are essential for keeping your skin young and healthy, and Stem Cellular Repair Booster is among those serums that I like a lot.
Step #3: Eye Mask
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift ($75). This eye mask treatment is out of this world. If you read my post “Top 10 Beauty Products to Save On,” you probably know about my addiction to collagen sheet masks. I use them weekly and probably have tried most of the brands producing them. However, I’ve never seen any sheet masks dedicated to the under eye area only, especially those that incorporate strictly organic ingredients. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift mask comes in two separate packages: One is the mask itself (made out of pure marine algae which is a type of organic seaweed) and the activator that contains all the amazing ingredients that make your skin so happy. We are talking about the extracts of cucumber, white tea, and arnica; Vitamin C; apple, grape, and lemon fruit stem cells; aloe and algae; and hyaluronic acid and chamomile. I didn’t have time to leave the product on my face as long I should have, but I already noticed the difference that it makes: The area under my eyes got more moisturized and refreshed. Also, it felt smoother when I applied makeup — I didn’t even use an eye makeup primer.
Step #4: Eye Cream
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment ($45). I always research the label before applying any beauty products on my skin, and I was quite surprised when I found out that this Juice Beauty eye cream contains…various fruit juices. It was a very interesting and at the same time exciting discovery because most of the time the first ingredient that you can find in the majority of moisturizers is either water or glycerin. As it turned out, these antioxidant-rich natural juices that the brand incorporates in its Stem Cellular line, help to improve the elasticity of skin. Moreover, a combination of plant oils and Vitamin C fights the dark circles and fine lines (some of the most emerging skin care problems). I really liked the consistency and scent of this beauty product; in my opinion, it works great in a combination with the Booster Serum.
Step #5: Moisturizer
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer ($65). The ingredient list used in this product is also very impressive: apple, grape, and lemon fruit stem cells (help to fight free radicals skin damage); jojoba and shea butter oils (hydration); Vitamin C (brightens the skin); and primrose, linseed seed, and borage seed (antioxidants). However, what this cream misses is an SPF. I am not a big fan of applying many layers of skin care products on my skin — serum, eye cream, and a moisturizer is more than enough — that is why I always pick a day cream that already contains an SPF. In the case of Juice Beauty Repair Moisturizer, it is definitely a great product to try, but I cannot commit to using it during the day simply because I am trying to avoid this one extra step of applying an SPF. On a positive note, this organic moisturizer is great to use at night, especially during the colder months of the year when my skin is in need of some extra moisturization.
Step #6: CC Cream
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream ($39). At first, I didn’t like this product at all, and I considered not including it into my review, and then I figured that I actually made a mistake with picking the tone of the product. As I mentioned in the post about the Birchbox store in SoHo, I’d received this CC Cream as a part of the present by Juice Beauty and honestly I didn’t pay attention to the shade of the product. Usually, CC creams come in one or two shades per brand, and I was quite surprised to find out that Juice Beauty comes in five shades. I tried Warm Glow which apparently was too dark for me. You might see on the picture above that my face looks yellowish — that didn’t make me happy (it will work better for those girls that have bronzed skin tones). However, I liked the consistency of the product and would love to try it in my shade (Natural Glow — the lightest tone in the line) some time soon.
As you might have figured out, I like most of the products from Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR line. I was very impressed with the Booster Serum, Cleansing Gel, Eye Treatment, and the Instant Eye Lift system. I was not that happy that the Repair Moisturizer does not contain an SPF and I accidentally picked the wrong tone of the CC cream that didn’t allow me to fully enjoy the product. However, these products are still worth checking out, especially if you are into an organic lifestyle. However, as with any new beauty product, please keep in mind that you have to run a patch skin test prior to applying any skincare products on your skin.
Have you tried any of the products by Juice Beauty? What is your favorite brand of organic skin care products?