Organic skincare continues to come on leaps and bounds with new and innovative formulas being developed all the time. Juice Beauty are one such brand who are pushing the boundaries.
Hailing from sunny Calfornia, Juice Beauty are a skincare brand who know their stuff. They've been hard at work in the industry for over a decade now, and have many genuine A-list celebrity fans who sing their praises on a routine basis. You may have heard of their exciting partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow, who joined Juice Beauty as Creative Director for their makeup range earlier this year, and they are the company behind her Goop skincare line too.
I always respect a brand who has strong ethics and Juice Beauty stands behind a whole list of them. From only using formulas that have at least 70% organic ingredients, being cruelty-free (leaping bunny certified) and vegan, to containing no 'nasties' and using solar powered manufacturing, this is a company that really sets eco-friendly high standards for others to follow. Another interesting USP for their products is that they use a blend of organic juices (comprised from Lemon, Apple, White Grape and Aloe) instead of water as a base for their formulas.
So if it's good enough for Gwyneth, I wanna try it! I've been testing out the following products from Juice Beauty's popular anti-aging / wrinkle prevention Stem Cellular range for around six weeks now and I wanted to share my thoughts on them. As always for reference, I have blemish prone combination skin and I'm nearer 30 than 20 these days so bring on all the anti-aging stuff please!
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular 2-in-1 Cleanser* (133ml, £34, link)
This is a fabulous gel cleanser with a runny, jelly-like texture. Not only does it thoroughly cleanse the skin without stripping it or making it feel tight, but it also doubles up as a makeup remover that quickly removes almost everything (I'd recommend using a separate eye makeup remover with it, but aside from that it should clear the rest with no problems). Key ingredients include plenty of AHAs and Vitamin C derived from Fruit and Plant Juices, as well as Fruit Stem Cells and Resveratrol from Grapeseed Oil. Leaves my skin feeling soft, nourished, clean and looking brighter. On a side note, I love the sleek silver, space age type packaging too.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum* (30ml, £80.50, link)
A great serum is a true investment staple in your skincare routine, but they more often than not, don't come cheap. However, if you can find one to use around your eyes as well, instead of a pricey eye cream or separate eye serum, they can work out more cost-effective than you might think. I don't have any wrinkles yet, but I am starting to get those fine lines underneath my eyes and this serum has definitely been helping to smooth them out. It has a very light gel consistency and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy or sticky. I get a temporary tightening feel after application but this soon disappears once I've applied my moisturiser. Like the cleanser, it's packed full of AHAs to help to gently turnover dead skin cells, Vitamin C to brighten, Hyaluronic Acid to plump and moisturise, Fruit Stem Cells to help fight against free radical damage and natural Resveratrol to firm and protect the skin. I've been using this in the evenings and it's really been helping to improve the texture and appearance of my skin. If you're looking for a 'green' and organic anti-aging serum to buy and you have the budget for it, consider giving this one a go.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturiser* (50ml, £72, link)
Whilst I've been loving using the aforementioned cleanser and serum, I can't extend my praises too much to the moisturiser in this line, but I feel this is simply because it's too heavy for my combination skin type. This is a rich moisturiser with a lovely refreshing and uplifting scent (sort of citrusy like the rest of the range but not overpowering) and the packaging is brilliant as it has an inbuilt pump up applicator that keeps the ingredients fresh and airtight (I really wish more moisturisers were packaged like this!). It features similar ingredients to the serum, such as the proprietary blend of Fruit Stem Cells, Vitamin C and Resveratrol, and I've been using it sparingly as a night cream to try it out, but alas, it just feels too heavy for my skin. I imagine drier or more mature skin types will absolutely love it as it's very hydrating.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask* (sample shown above - £72 for a pack of 6 treatments, link)
I've been really getting into using eye masks lately, and as my eyes are the first area that are beginning to show those first signs of aging, I've started to see them as much more than just a pampering treat. These ones from Juice Beauty are fantastic. They come with a vial of activator fluid that you apply to the algae-based eye masks, so you just wait a few minutes for them to fully soak up all of that goodness and then apply to the under eye area for 10 minutes. The activator fluid is kept separate to maintain the highest levels of potency so when it's then mixed, it triggers the antioxidants and nutrients in the algae masks, allowing you to reap the maximum benefits from the formula. These leave my eyes looking visibly refreshed and brighter - I like to keep them on longer for around 20-30 minutes because they feel so lovely on.