Juice Beauty organic skincare products have always been well received by Truth In Aging reviewers. I used to love the Green Apple Body Peel, which was great at keeping bacne at bay, Claire loved the multi-tasking body lotion with SPF and the Antioxidant Serum is a good organic choice especially for someone with oily skin. The classic and best-selling Green Apple Peel ($45).  Now Juice Beauty is upping the anti-aging ante of the range with a moisturizer and an eye cream based on apple stem cells and vitamin C.

Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer ($60) and the Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment ($45) are based on a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells taken from apple and grape buds, lemon bark, and apple, grape and lemon juices.

Fruit (especially apple) derived stem cells are one of the ingredients du jour, as Lisa mentioned only yesterday in her Nutra-Lift review. Silly myths about rare Swiss apple trees notwithstanding, there isn’t much information on whether apple stem cells can really help aging skin. To give them the benefit of the doubt though, they are too new have much of a scientific pedigree and may earn one in the years to come. Juice Beauty’s own trials claim that a vast majority of users saw “significant improvements”.

What makes plant derived stem cells so enticing is that they live forever. According to Wikipedia, "plant stem cells never undergo aging process but immortally give rise to new specialized and unspecialized cells, and they have the potential to grow into any organ, tissue, or cell in the body". British scientists found that plant stem cells were much more sensitive to DNA damage than other cells. And once they sense damage, they trigger death of these cells. Even so, harvesting their potent power is tricky; plant stem cells have to be taken from the meristem and some researchers concede that they aren’t that easy to locate.

There is research behind some of Juice Beauty's other ingredients, such as borage and linseed (flax), however. Researchers from Germany and France claim that the omega-3 and omega-6 (fatty acids) in flax and borage oils prevent skin from roughening and scaling. Evening primrose also has fatty acids and more than 20 randomized, controlled studies have evaluated the effects of gamma linoleic acid on skin, and the majority of data suggests that GLA application enhances the epidermal barrier.

I haven’t yet tried Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer or the Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment, but plan to in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I I have been testing Green Apple Peel and like it. The full strength version that I was given is a bit too strong for my face, but is a great exfoliator for the sun-damaged skin on my neck and I appreciate the refreshing apple scent and the mostly organic ingredients (with nothing to dislike apart from phenoxyethanol and sodium hydroxide).

Update: Read my review of Juice Beauty Stem Cellular

Ingredients in Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Malus Sylvestris (Apple) Buds, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Buds, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Bark, Organic Plant Oils Of Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed*, Organic Essential Fatty Acids Of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose)*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed*, Borago Officinali (Borage) Seed*, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Xanthan Gum, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin), Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Pure Essential Oils.

Ingredients in Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Malus Sylvestris (Apple) Buds, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Buds, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Bark, Organic Plant Oils Of Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed*, Organic Essential Fatty Acids Of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose)*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed*, Borago Officinali (Borage) Seed*, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium (Orange Blossom) Pure Essential Oil

Ingredients in Green Apple Peel

Organic Hydroxy-Acid Juice Solution Of Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice (Malic), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Juice (Citric) & Vitis Vinifera (White Grape) Juice (Tartaric), Organic Raw Cane Sugar (Glycolic), Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract (Salicylic), Organic Milk Peptides (Lactic), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Algae Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate & Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Phospholipids, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Azulene, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin), Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) & Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Pure Essential Oils.