I hate waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror and seeing a big ol’ pimple on my face staring right back at me. It wasn’t there when I went to bed – where did this blasted thing come from?!?
Soooo, when this happens and I am rushed and need to get to work, I now reach for Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing Serum. I first tried this from a sample (of course). I’m not sure where I got the sample, but probably from NuboNau as I swear half of my sample stash is from them alone! All I know is I woke up one morning with an alien creature living on my face and wanted it GONE and found this in my sample stash. I am a big fan of Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel Sensitive (I’ll get around to reviewing that some day), so was hoping the same kind of awesomeness in the peel would also be in this serum – and it is!
So about the serum. This serum is truly a serum, it’s very thin and lightweight. It is a darkish tan color, and the littlest bit goes a LONG way. I do not have all-over acne so just use this as a spot treatment. I have no idea how I will ever get through an entire bottle of this stuff using it as a spot treatment. It will take years – maybe a lifetime. So you definitely get your money’s worth with one bottle. I stocked up on the serum when they had their Cyber Monday sale last Fall and keep one at home and one at work – so now I have TWO lifetime supplies of this stuff.
Once this sinks in and dries, it’s like it was never on my face – no stickiness or tackiness whatsoever. A HUGE bonus in my book. Especially with pimples because the next step is usually to cover it in makeup to hide it and that doesn’t work when the makeup is stuck to whatever ingredient you just put on!
Overall, this helps pimples dry and clear up much quicker than other blemish spot treatments I have tried (including non-green, chemical-ridden products!). I’ve tried all sorts of benzoyl peroxide products, salicylic acid spot treatments – you name it. This by far does a much better job. I have also tried tea tree oil, which is very popular among the eco-friendly, and while I do think tea tree oil works well, I think this does better. Or, sometimes if a pimple is just ginormous – I will mix in a teensy bit of tea tree oil with the serum and use the two combined.
I also notice that when I use this all-over at night (even over clear skin), my skin just feels smoother and brighter in the morning. I don’t do it very often because it has some pretty strong ingredients and I have sensitive skin, but I do enjoy using it as an all-over serum from time-to-time.
Now for the ingredients!
Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, ofcitrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane), vegetable glycerin, sodium hydroxide, polysorbate-20, organic botanical extracts of salvia officinalis (organic sage leaf extract)*, salix alba (willow bark extract), camellia sinensis (green tea leaf extract), saccharum officinarum (sugar cane extract), algae extract, taraxacum officinale (dandelion leaf extract), melissa officinalis (lemon balm leaf extract), organic lemon verbena*, ubiquinone (CoQ10), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), panthenol (Vitamin B5), allantoin, lecithin, xanthan gum, sclerotium gum, benzyl alcohol, citric acid, caramel, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) and commiphora myrrha (myrrh) pure essential oils.
* = Certified organic ingredient
First, I’m always impressed with the number of organic ingredients in Juice Beauty’s products.
As is usual for Juice Beauty, the first couple ingredients are fruit juices. Those with sensitive skin my cringe, but I have not experienced any sensitivity/rashes/breakouts from this – quite the opposite in fact! (as long as I use sparingly)
What really impressed me about the ingredients are the other ingredients listed – green tea extract, algae extract, CoQ10, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, allantoin – all great good-for-skin ingredients! No wonder my face looks better after using this overnight!
As for the blemish-fighting, the main one is willow bark extract which is a natural source of salicylic acid. Perhaps some of the other extracts included have natural antiseptic properties as well, but willow bark is by far the most commonly used natural ingredient for acne.
Overall, I’m in love with this blemish serum. It works well and even helps my clear skin look better!
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