Our Rating: 0 stars

Reviewed by Shirley

First off, don’t make the mistake that I did, which was to confuse Juice Beauty with Juice Organics, another brand with a similar name and packaging. Juice Beauty is much more of a powerhouse than Juice Organics. The respective prices reflect the difference in ingredients and effectiveness, but you get what you pay for. That being said, Juice Beauty isn’t that expensive as far as quality brands go.

TIA kindly gave me a chance to review the Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum. I rarely like a product without reservations (“good at this but not at that”; “this is good, except…”). In this case, however, I love the Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum ($38) without qualifications. Let me count the ways.

The bottle is a generous, which means I don’t have to focus my bleary eyes to squeeze out precious, sesame-seed-size drops while wondering if I’m using enough. I apply it generously, and feel generous with myself. The applicator is a dropper, so I can keep the contents clean, see how much is left, and get every drop out of the bottle. The bottle is glass, so I keep it in a cabinet away from direct light.

It gets better. I’m used to using three creams on my face: eye cream (YBF Refresh, $80), oil-absorbing lotion (YBF Balance, $45) on my nose, and moisturizer for the rest of the face and neck. The Antioxidant Serum is one size fits all. It can be used around the eyes, so I don’t even need a separate eye cream. It is nongreasy and hydrating, so I can use it all over my face, including the oily T-zone. It absorbs quickly but leaves my skin feeling pleasantly “prepped.” One product - and I’m ready for sunscreen. My days are long and nights are short, and at 51, I don’t always have the energy and wherewithal to do the full-face deal. Skincare doesn’t get any easier than this.

The serum is very refreshing and soothing. It has a thick, substantial feel that makes it easy to apply. My skin looks pleased. However, I think applying antioxidants is similar to taking oral antioxidants: the real value is preventing further oxidative damage rather than reversing existing damage. Which reminds me, I should go take my vitamins now. You should too.

Ingredients: Organic Juices Of Vitis Vinifera (White Grape) Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice & Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Organic Essential Fatty Acids Of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed & Borago Officinali (Borage) Seed, Organic Algae Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Thioctic Acid (Alpha-Lipoic Acid), Magnesium Ascorbyl Pho (Vitamin C), Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Tocopheryl Acetate & Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Phospholipids, Hyaluronic Acid, Dimethylaminoethanol(DMAE), Potassium Sorbate, Amyris Balsamifera & Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Pure Essential Oils