With all the recent buzz and scare over parabens, sulfates, phthalates, carcinogens, and so on and so forth, and with another birthday (reminding me that I am not getting any younger) on the horizon, I set out on a quest to find the most natural yet effective consumable skin care products I could find. After dabbling with everything (in every price range) at shoppers drug mart, and trying to avoid the way overpriced (and over hyped) designer names in the department stores, I hit the internet and started skimming through reviews and ingredient lists, until eventually, BINGO! My answer: Juice Beauty. A little known (at least here in Canada), certified organic, 100% safe and natural line of beauty products with everything I was looking for in their line-up, and nothing to hide. I was amazed at how reasonable the prices were, so I didn’t hesitate to place an order and try it out. Well let’s just say, a month has passed and I am sold. These products smell as good as they feel. Just washing my face every morning has become an aromatherapy treatment. Rich in herbal and fruit derived ingredients, and laced with vitamins and minerals, these products are literally like a juice cleanse for your skin, and the value is hard to resist. I can’t vouch for their entire roster, but here’s my top 3… And you can best believe I will be ordering again:
Green Apple Firming Body Moisturizer: $18 US (8 fl oz.)
Made with jojoba, shea butter, organic apple, lemon and grape juices,vitamin C, essential fatty acids and peptides, this silky lotion smells as good as it sounds. Just the right thickness and good for the whole body, this is a great after-shower all-over lotion.
Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer: $45 US (2 fl oz.) This one feels amazing the minute you put it on. it’s light and fragrant and completely guilt free. made with “certified organic juices, with an antioxidant cocktail of alpha lipoic acid, Co Q10, Vitamin C, peptides and DMAE”, to keep you looking younger longer.
Cleansing Milk: $22US (6.75 fl oz.) The perfect start and finish to your day. Although it might not be the best for removing heavy makeup, this creamy cleanser feels soft and refreshing as it gently removes impurities without drying out your skin. the combination of organic grape seed and sunflower oils, and organic chamomile and calendula make this product hard not to instantly love.
The best part? Their motto, “Powerful Action Without… Our formulations are made without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals.” Touché.