Hello Green Beauties!
Many of you probably already know that Juice Beauty has just recently released their newest addition to their GREEN APPLE 🍏 brightening collection. It’s called a Brightening Essenceand was created to soothe, refine, and balance the moisture in your skin.
Can I be honest?
I’ve just recently started loving on my skin in a real way and so I wasn’t familiar with the term “essence” in terms of skincare. I’ve used moisturizers, toners, and serums before but nothing like this, and so this was new for me.
To specify, an essence is made specifically to prep your skin and get it ready for the rest of your skincare regimen in order to fully soak up each product’s goodness.
It’s not a toner (toners were made to clarify the pores,) it’s not a serum, (serums are highly concentrated,) but it falls somewhere in between the two and works to balance and soothe your skin.
While doing this, it also offers its own set of benefits which help to regenerate cell life and brighten skin tone. ✨
Key Ingredients I Like:
(And why it’s effective)
🌿Malic Acid/Organic Apple Juice:
Rich in nourishing vitamins, potent malic alpha-hydroxy acids, phytonutrients, flavonoids, phenols; and provides powerful antioxidant activity in order to promote skin regeneration and health.
🌿Organic Aloe Leaf Juice:
Rich in glycoproteins. Helps to improve hydration and skin’s natural moisture content. Helps to rebalance pH to a healthy alkaline state. High in antioxidants and vitamins that help to neutralize free radicals, including UV damage. Very soothing for the skin.
Rich in vitamins, lycopene, phytonutrients, flavonoids and citric alpha-hydroxy acids; vitamin C Not only brightens your skin by alleviating acne, but it is also extremely beneficial for collagen synthesis (the stuff that keeps your skin looking and feeling plump and youthful.) Full of cell-regenerating antioxidants which combat free radicals, (UV, pollutants, irritants).
🌿Organic Cucumber Extract:
Rich in Vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. Hydrates, tones, and softens skin while reducing inflammation and revitalizing skin. Tightens pores and improves complexion.
🌿Green Tea Leaf:
The polyphenols in green tea contain potent antioxidants which have anti-aging properties. It helps to neutralize free radicals and soothes skin. Reduces inflammation by calming redness, puffiness, and damaged skin.
Derived from the plant root with clarifying and brightening properties. Wonderful for calming sensitive skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains an active compound called glabridin which can help to diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles, discoloration, uneven skin tone and age spots. Contains licochalcone, which aids in balancing the oil and sebum production in the skin.
Rich source of Vitamin-E with emollient, softening and moisturizing properties. It is loaded with essential fatty acids, including omega-6, which have been shown to be effective in eliminating skin irritations and infections such as dermatitis and excessive sun exposure. It contains linoleic acid which works along with omega-6 fatty acid which aids in cell regeneration.
For a full list of ingredients, click here.
I can assure you that you won’t find anything harmful in there, which is one reason I love and trust Juice Beauty so much.
Like previously mentioned, in terms of texture, this product is the perfect mix between a toner and a serum. It isn’t too thick but does have some weight to it.
It smells clean, natural, and lovely. It is citrusy (not like lemon or lime, I’m not even quite sure what…it does smell juicy though lol!) and very refreshing. The scent doesn’t smell artificial whatsoever and is really uplifting and pleasant.
It leaves a slight sheen on your skin and it felt somewhat tacky at first when I put it on. Take care to follow the directions in terms of application. 🙂 It recommends patting it on, which I didn’t do the first time and was surprised to notice that it offered a slight lather, which created a tackier feel. (See here:)
Don’t do that. lol When I tried it again by patting it on with my fingertips, it applied much lighter and I had greater success. My favorite is to apply it to cotton pads and pat it onto my face because I feel that it applies more effectively and evenly to my skin. When applied correctly, it soaks into my skin seamlessly and even if any tackiness is leftover, my moisturizer smooths on easily which takes care of that feeling and my skin is left hydrated. It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and my makeup applied without problems as well, so I am able to use this during the day. I’m noticing a positive change in my overall tone when going without makeup as well, which is great. The brightening ingredients seem to be working.
Sensitive Skin Friendly:
It wasn’t irritating or too strong for my sensitive skin which is always a concern for me. It says that this is the only product in the Green Apple Line that is suitable for sensitive skin and since I haven’t tried the others, I can’t say whether or not that’s true. I can say, however that this is very gentle and didn’t cause me any irritation or discomfort.
I’m a fan!! The Brightening Essence leaves my skin looking supple and dewy, not greasy and gives that “glow from within” look. My skin is left feeling soft and healthy with a slight dewy glow and I’m noticing that my pores are shrinking as well. I just had another bout of hormonal acne that healed very rapidly and although I’m not sure if this is due to this product alone, considering the ingredients and the fact that this was created to prep your skin for subsequent products, I definitely feel that it has something to do with it since I have been targeting my pores with my other products.
After using it for 2 weeks I can see a difference in the overall look, tone, and feel of my skin and am happy to add this to my skincare routine. It delivers what it promises after continued use.
When you order from Juice Beauty, they always send you free samples as well. 🤗
Because I’ve bought from Juice Beauty before, I actually still had a leftover sample of the GREEN APPLE Age Defy Moisturizerthat I never tried and so I decided to try that one instead.
The Green apple Age defy moisturizer is very rich and creamy, and didn’t clog my pores. It offers no real scent, which is pretty great for those who are sensitive to that.
A little goes a long way! I was able to rub it onto my face, neck, décolletage , chest and tops of hands afterwards –just with that tiny sample! A full size bottle would last forever.
Very gentle and mild — I have a slight flare of perioral dermatitis and it didn’t irritate whatsoever–it may have even calmed it. I really enjoyed how it felt on my skin, the richness of the formula, and the hydration it offered me, and will probably buy the full-size one when my current moisturizer runs out. You can read all of the skin-loving ingredients here. They are offering a promotion to receive a deluxe size of this moisturizer for free as well. Details below! 👇🏽🌿✨
Have you tried Juice Beauty’s line of skincare?
What was your experience? I’ve been a fan of their lip products for a while, but after trying these ones, I definitely want to try more of their skincare as well. Definitely recommend!
*This post contains PR samples but I was not compensated for this post in any way. All opinions are and always will be my own.