Our Green Monday review of the Green Apple Peel and Hydrating Mist – plus a bonus look at the new Stem Cellular Repair line
When I began transitioning to more earth-friendly beauty products, Juice Beauty was the first on my list of products to try. It’s one of those feel-good companies that offers cruelty-free, organic beauty products through solar-power, using recycled materials and paraben-free formulas. That’s a lot of great stuff packed into one company!
Juice Beauty offers peels, serums, moisturizers, make-up and more all using ingredients like apples, lemons, dandelions and algae. One of the stand-out products from Juice Beauty is their Green Apple Peel ($39 for 2oz) which come in two strengths – standard and sensitive skin.
Recently the wht team had the chance to test the popular peel formulated for those with sensitive skin. This peel has a nice consistency and produces just enough of a tingle to let you know it’s working. The scent reminds me a little of fermented apples, like apple cider without spices.
The best effect of using the Green Apple Peel was my blemishes shrinking! I had two little buggers popping up and after using the peel they shrunk down and dried out without the rest of my skin drying as well.
I used the Hydrating Mist ($22 for 6.75 oz) on my recent vacation aboard a cruise to the Caribbean. This meant traveling from icy New Hampshire down to the port in New Orleans. Two flights and bus rides later my skin was feeling tight and dry, so I spritzed this on my skin immediately after hitting my room.
It hydrated my skin and gave it a nice dewy glow. The Hydrating Mist is a blend of rosehip, ylang ylang, grapeseed oil, oat extract and vitamins. This toner is perfect to stick in the fridge and allow it to get nice and cold for a refreshing pick-me-up.
I discovered as the cold weather gives way to warm sunshine and humidity, Juice Beauty’s Hydrating Mist and Green Apple Peel are the perfect transition from thick lotions and scrubs.
While you may be familiar with these popular Juice Beauty products, the company has introduced a new line called Stem Cellular Repair using fruit stem cells combined with fat-soluble vitamin C and plant oils. We got a look at some samples.
What I find most fascinating about this line (other than the fact that fruit stem cells exist) is the innovative packing. The moisturizer comes in a jar that keeps out air and bacteria by using a different style of pump than other lotions. The eye treatment has a similar pump but the gel base comes out onto an applicator designed for the eye area. One thing I hate is sticking my fingers into a pot and getting the lotion up under my nails.
Using the Stem Cellular Repair eye treatment ($45 for .5 oz) I noticed an appearance of tightening and smoothing my under eye area. The fine lines right under my lower lashes faded just a little after use.
I also tried the Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer ($65 for 1.7 oz) which I found hydrating and made my cheeks feel baby soft when I applied it after the Green Apple Peel. The scent is lovely, fresh and a little lemony. I did not find any noticeable changes to my skin other than good hydration.
Readers – What Juice Beauty products are the apple of your eye? Share your faves in the comments![ratings]
Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.
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