Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer- reader reviewed and rejected
I am in my late 20s with normal to dry sensitive skin, and I wanted to try a moisturizer that would hydrate without clogging my pores. And so I was given the opportunity to test the Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer ($28 in the TIA shop). However, I found the texture of the product to be somewhat sticky. And I felt as if the moisturizer did not absorb well; it seemed to leave a thin film on my face. I don’t mind a little glow, but I would not recommend this for oily skin at all since it does look shiny on the face.
During the first few applications, I felt a slight tingle (similar to applying concentrated AHA), but this stopped after a few uses. I suspect the tingle came from the essential oils or plant extracts. It does contain camphor, which is a known irritant, so this also could have caused the tingling. I used the product twice daily after cleansing and applying a serum. Over the course of a month, I did not notice any difference in my skin overall - no better, no worse. I was pleased that the product is cruelty free, and while the pump packaging is commendable, as the antioxidants will remain more stable as opposed to being packaged in a jar, the bottle is clear so it needs to be kept out of the light to remain potent. Since the product contains no SPF, I had to use a sunscreen over it for daytime. There are many other products available that contain more potent antioxidants and fewer irritants, so I can’t say I recommend this.
Ingredients: Organic juices of pyrus malus (apple) juice, vitis vinifera (white grape) juice, punica granatum (pomegranate) juice & aloe barbadensis leaf juice, organic cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, organic botanical extracts of taraxacum officinale (dandelion) leaf, melissa offficinalis (lemon balm) leaf & salvia officinalis (sage) leaf, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), panthenol (vitamin B5), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), organic algae extract, organic cera alba (beeswax), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), ethylhexyl (octyl) palmitate, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, sodium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, limonene, linalool, eugenol, citrus aurantium (sweet orange & petitgrain) & cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) pure essential oils