Posted by Kathy on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I have known about Juice Beauty for a long time and have tried one or two products in the past. It’s been a while though and they have some new things on the market. Juice Beauty provided me with a couple of samples of their organic skin care and I’d like to share with you my experiences with them. Juice Beauty has a range of products that cater to every skin type. My skin type tends to lean toward sensitive and even though I could use some anti aging help, I am always skeptical of using anything for fear that I might irritate my skin.
The first product I tested out was their SPF 30 Mineral Light Moisturizer. This is a great alternative to chemical sunscreens and provides a little coverage as well. It’s pretty sheer, so it doesn’t hide everything but it has enough of a tint to be a great base for your make up. It utilizes Titanium Dioxide to provide SPF coverage and doesn’t have any whiteness to it. It blends well and isn’t too heavy. I have to use it sparingly because too much makes me look a little shiny. I think I might prefer the Sheer version personally but this is a good tinted moisturizer with the added benefit of SPF for those looking.
I also tested out their Cleansing Milk. Traditionally I used to be the type of person who thought foam = clean. When I learned that foaming action meant chemicals I changed my tune. I thought I wouldn’t like a “milk” for washing my face but I actually love it. It’s super gentle and leaves me feeling clean and moisturized. Paired with a baby washcloth this cleanser really does a good job at removing my mineral make up. The use of this product has actually improved the appearance of my mild rosacea and has softened my skin.
What I love about Juice Beauty is they use organic ingredients and cater to a wide variety of skin types and problems. What I don’t love is that while they use organic ingredients, they still use some ingredients that send up a flag for us Greenies. Phenoxyethanol and benzyl alcohol are among some of the ingredients lists. Depending on how strict you are with your products, this may or may not be an issue. They are free of he biggies like phthalates, parabens and PEG’s though. A few of their products are actually USDA Certified Organic. As far as organic beauty products go this is a decent option – just read labels carefully if you have concerns with some of the ingredients.
EWG Skin Deep Rating: Not all of the products they carry are in the Skin Deep database but they vary in score from a 1-3 which is pretty low. To give you an idea, their Organic Facial Wash scores a 2.