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Juice Beauty Exfoliating Cleanser- reader reviewed and recommended
I was given the opportunity to review Juice Beauty’s Exfoliating Cleanser ($22 in the shop), and I have to say it’s definitely commendable for use as a daily cleanser. Before I go any further, I would like to give a quick background on myself. I am 20 years old with fair skin that is prone to sunburn, whiteheads, blackheads, and clogged pores (thanks, genetics!), which have all gotten worse over time. I would classify my skin type as combination as it gets extremely oily in the summer and rather dry in the winter (which is worsened by the use of dermatologist-prescribed topical medications for my acne).
Most cleansers I’ve used in the past left me with dry, tight skin which – within an hour – turned my complexion into a greasy mess even after moisturizing with an oil-free moisturiser. Granted, I didn’t know much about what I was putting on my face. I was extremely excited when Juice Beauty’s Exfoliating Cleanser finally arrived. After opening the box, I quickly ran to the sink, eager to try it out. It comes in a hygienic pump bottle, made out of recycled plastic (yay!) with a large spout to prevent the product from clogging. One pump dispensed a creamy gel with just the right amount of tiny white jojoba scrubbing beads. The directions on the bottle said to cleanse once daily by massaging the product onto damp skin with a circular motion. Using my fingers, I rubbed it in, avoiding my eye area, and rinsed off with warm water. The jojoba beads are supposed to dissolve, but I noticed some still on my face hiding out in my pores after patting my face dry (which could have been from me not massaging the product in enough).
Afterward I thought, wow, what a difference! This is probably the first cleanser I’ve used that DIDN’T leave my skin dry, tight, and patchy. My blemishes were calmed, my skin was glowing and more even toned, and my pores looked significantly smaller. I waited an hour before putting on any product after washing my face for an oil test. This stuff really slowed down my sebum production. I still had some oil on my T-zone, but not to the extent that I used to. Since this cleanser is soap free, it didn’t strip my skin of its natural protection, which would usually cause my skin to overcompensate. Instead, the cleanser left enough moisture on my skin to prevent it from unnecessary dehydration. The great thing about this cleanser is that it’s formulated for people of all skin types, but it claims to be especially beneficial for those with normal, dry, or mature skin. Its benefits are described as a “blend of certified organic, antioxidant-rich white grape and pineapple juices with soothing aloe vera, and dissolving jojoba beads to gently exfoliate and clean.” It definitely lived up to that claim in my opinion!
I highly recommend this cleanser, and it’s a really good deal for $22. It also works great with the Clarisonic.
Ingredients: Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, ananas sativus (organic pineapple juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, vegeatable glycerin, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), cetearyl alcohol & glucoside, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba wax seed), organic plant oils of butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, sesamum indicum (organic sesame seed oil)*, xanthan gum, capryl hydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, persea gratissima (avocado oil), persea gratissima (avocado oil unsaponifiables), simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, botanical extracts of calendula officinalis (marigold flower extract), chamomilla recutita (chamomile leaf extract), tilia cordata (linden leaf extract), algae extract, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle flower extract), lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle extract), tocopherol (Vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, sodium hydroxide, cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) and citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet neroli) pure essential oils *certified organic by a USDA approved agency