We have to admit, we’re seriously loving the focus lately on producing beauty treatments that are more natural then ever and most importantly a heck of a lot safer for our bodies.
We decided to kick things off with a review of one of the more popular brands of organic skincare – Juice Beauty – and do our best to breakdown the pro’s and con’s of this line of natural skincare.
Here’s our official Juice Beauty review!
Let’s Break It Down
Firstly let’s get one thing straight, Juice is a line of beauty products and not just skincare, they also have a makeup line as well.
A lot of new information has started to surface about potentially harmful ingredients used in cosmetics such as Butyl Acetate or certain Parabens which did you know are also used in pesticides??
It’s for this reason that we’re really starting to make a shift towards organics and are becoming more and more happy to recommend these over the majority of cosmetics on the market today.
Although the results you can achieve from most cosmetics are usually better, the long term effects may eventuate in potential problems. With organic skincare products like those in Juice Beauty’s line, negative long term consequences are less likely to occur.
Let’s get back on topic.
Taking a look at their ingredients page, Juice uses A LOT of natural sources, in fact 57 in total across their entire line. J
ust like how the name suggests, they have focused their attention on developing products based on the compounds found in certain fruit, plant and vegetable juice.
We wish we had time to review them all, but unfortunately we’re not in the mood to write an entire novel or to bore you for that matter.
So we’re going to touch on just 3 of their most often used ingredients:
- Organic Apple Juice
- Organic Aloe Leaf Extract
- Organic Shea Butter
Starting firstly with organic apple juice, which seems to be used in at least 50% of their products. It’s no secret that apples contain a number of vitamins that can aid in the prevention of skin cell damage.
Most apples are rich in vitamins A, B, C and K, but the major contributing factor is alpha-hydroxy acid (malic acid), which is actually found naturally within our own bodies.
There are a number of different benefits of applying malic acid to our skin. It has the ability to:
- Even out out skin tone.
- Tighten pores.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Help remove symptoms of melasma and rosacea.
Malic acid is best applied after first cleansing and toning your skin.
Next Juice Beauty like to use a lot of Aloe in their products. The gel found within the aloe leaf acts as a major anti inflammatory to help sooth skin and reduce the effects of sun damage and other skin problems.
There is also some premise to believe that aloe has the ability to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
The majority of organic skincare lines today tend to use Aloe Vera in a lot of their products.
Finally Organic Shea Butter is used in a lot of Juice’s products. You might have heard of Shea butter, but we bet you didn’t know where it was derived from.
Shea butter comes from the pit of the Karite fruit from the African Mangifolia tree. Bet you didn’t know that 😉
The claimed benefits of this ingredient include:
- Its ability to add moisture to your deeper layer of skin(the dermis)
- It’s ability to heal wounds(potentially beneficial for acne scars)
- It’s ability to sooth red, painful skin blemishes.
We could go on all day attempting to break down all Juice Beauty’s ingredients and their different products, but it would take us about a week to go through everything. There are 54 products in total in their skincare line.
Let’s move onto what we like about this organic line.
Why It’s HOT!
There’s a couple of reasons why we like Juice. Firstly they use probably the widest range of natural ingredients out of any organic skincare line on the market today.
Although the effects of their products may not be seen straight away, many girls especially those with sensitive skin have seen some fairly positive results.
One of the other great things (and this is pretty much standard in all organic skincare) about Juice is that there are very little if any side effects after application. Dry skin, irritation or redness is unlikely to occur for anyone using their products.
Although there is a lot to like about this line of organics, there’s also some problems as well.
Why It’s NOT!
Okay we’re not refuting the fact that the majority of Juice’s products are good for your skin, but in terms of having that X-Factor which we’re constantly searching for and unfortunately this line of skincare just doesn’t have it.
Not only that, but a lot of Juice Beauty reviews we found from those customers who have used many of their products have complained of oily skin after just a few weeks of application.
This might be due to the fact that some of their ingredients may cause dehydration, shrinking the epidermis which sometimes results in blockages.
It’s these blockages that can increase the production of oil from the sebaceous glands found in the lower layer of skin, the Dermis.
Although no major side effects can be found after using this line of products, the overall benefits aren’t the greatest. Instead the products they do sell are in our opinion cheap and in some cases do nothing but apply a little bit of moisture to your skin.
We can’t see how any of the ingredients in their products can have a major effect on any skin problem whatsoever. S
ure minor improvements might be seen, but overall a more powerful organic option would be a brand like Pai Skincare who use far more advanced formulas in their product line.
A semi decent attempt at an all natural approach, but they weren’t able to convince us enough to reach the top of our list of organic skincare.