Archive for the ‘Juice Beauty’ Category

Thirst Quenching

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Green Apple Hydration MaskWouldn’t it be great if you could stop time on that one day your skin looks perfect—don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You wake up, look in the mirror and you can swear your skin is glowing and you haven’t even had your daily dose of organically-grown, pesticide-free java to wake up yet. Now you won’t need it, as long as you add the newest addition to the Juice Beauty skin care line to your regime. The Green Apple Hydration Mask uses organic apple, lemon and grape juices to brighten and replenish skin’s tone and texture, immediately boosting the skin’s resilience for an ageless, timeless complexion.

The antioxidant rich blend of 26 organic juices packs a mighty punch and feeds your skin the vitamins and nutrients it needs to clear, tighten and firm.

An apple a day sure takes on a whole new meaning now doesn’t it?

Juice Beauty
www.juicebeauty.com
Available at Sephora throughout North America and London Drugs in Canada

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

When it comes to our faces, we should never scrub, scrub, scrub – but gently exfoliate. Exfoliation keeps your skin looking clean, healthy, more uniform in tone and less likely to break out. It addresses dullness and lining by attacking the appearance of past sun damage and allows for more effective moisturisation, so skin looks and feels comfortable.

There are multiple exfoliants on the market. I took five that are available and tested them on my sensitive skin. Here is what I thought of each of them:

Brand: Clarins
Product: Gentle Exfoliating Refiner
Description: Rich textured cream with ultra- gentle, refining and exfoliating spherical polishing grains. Ideal to promote instant skin-refining results.
Price: $27.50 USD/$34.00 CAD
Where to buy: Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, major department stores
Overall: Just a little amount of the cream will do your entire face – so the tube will last for quite a while. It definitely left my skin smoother, and more glowing.
Would I buy? Yes

Brand: Dermalogica
Product: Gentle Cream Exfoliant
Description: A gentle, non-abrasive exfoliation treatment to thoroughly remove dulling surface debris, dramatically improving skin texture. Alpha hydroxy Lactic Acid, beta hydroxy Salicylic Acid and natural fruit enzymes detach dead skin cells, helping to stimulate skin renewal. Conditioning botanical extracts and humectants soothe the skin and combat dryness. Fragrance free.
Price:
$33.50 USD/ $49.40 CAD
Where to buy: dermstore.com, pelle.ca, local spas
Overall: This is a very gentle exfoliant mask that really works wonders on my skin. I wash my face and smooth a good layer on and ten minutes later my skin is glowing, smooth and clogged pore free. I use this once a week. Downfall is that it is very pricey.
Would I buy?: Definitely. This is my favourite exfoliant.

Brand: Ice Elements
Product: 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel
Description: A non-granular exfoliating gel with soothing Aloe Vera, natural botanical extracts and Hyaluronic acid (humectant). Gently exfoliates dead skin cells, removing dulling debris and excess oils. Rich in natural moisture to nourish new skin leaving it refreshed and vibrant. Great for dry skin and enlarged pores.
Price: $24.95 USD
Where to buy: online at iceelements.com
Overall: The gel was very pink and looked different from any other exfoliant I have ever tried. It felt lovely on the skin and was very cooling. I found that it really did exfoliate very well but when the gel begins to dry and you gently rub to remove, the cast offs were very messy in my sink.
Would I buy? Maybe.

Brand: Juice Beauty
Product: Green Apple Peel – Full Strength
Description: A high-mineral, gentle AHA enzyme peel that delivers a spa quality treatment at home, thanks to the infusion of certified organic fruit juices and raw cane sugar. Blended with 12 percent “real fruit” alpha hydroxy acids and enriched with the antioxidant benefits of vitamins A, C, and E, this gentle treatment dramatically improves skin tone, texture, and color, as it smoothes fine lines and boosts healthy cell turnover.
Price: $39.00 USD/$44.00 CAD
Where to buy: Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Drugstore.com
Overall: This product works really well and eats all the dead skin cells from your face. I like that it is organic and natural. It is very expensive which is the downside.
Would I buy? I would definitely buy this as part of the Juice Beauty skincare line.

Brand: Yonka
Product: Gommage 305
Description: This 4 in 1 product exfoliates, hydrates, tones and brightens, and works to eliminate flaws and dull, lifeless cells.
Where to buy: Skinstore.com, Essential Day Spa, local spas
Price: $33.00 USD/ $45.50 CAD
Overall: It smooths onto the skin nicely and you just wait for a bit until it starts to slightly dry and then you gentle run it off. Once again I am not a fan of the peeling/rubbing scrub. I do not like the crumbs that fall into the sink and I am nervous of dragging my skin and potentially hurting delicate skin. My skin did however have a lovely glow and felt very smooth afterwards. Too perfumed for me personally.
Would I buy? Probably not

So do you agree or disagree with my findings? What is your favourite exfoliant – I’d love to hear about it.

Juicy

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

I have had many readers request information on good skincare products – well April is going to have a strong focus on skincare just for you!

Did you know that our skin absorbs up to 64% of what we place on it. Something to think abnout when you are purchasing skincare products.

Today I wanted to introduce you to a fantastic organic skincare collection by the name of Juice Beauty. These innovative skincare products were developed by a team of California women, passionate about organic & healthy lifestyles. Juice Beauty combines certified organic juices with age-defying antioxidants, performance-oriented peptides, refining hydroxy acids, essential vitamins and nutrients to achieve healthy, radiant skin.

Juice Beauty has a starter kit that is a great way to be introduced to the products for only $29.00 USD. Juice Beauty Organics To Go five piece kit includes:
• Cleansing Milk 2 oz
• Antioxidant Serum 5 m
• Green Apple Peel Sensitive
• Oil Free Moisturizer 1 oz
• Hydrating Mist 1 oz
and a velvety soft, organic bamboo face cloth


I liked Juice Beauty because it is 95% organic and there aren’t any harmful chemicals. I personally feel that if there is anything that I can do to promote a better well being for myself, I am willing to try it. I found that my skin was softer and smoother within days and had a lovely glow within a week.

For more information of Juice Beauty go to www.juicebeauty.com.

Juice Beauty can be purchased at London Drugs throughout Canada, Sephora, Beauty.com and Drugstore.com

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