Ladies, we love skin care products, right? It's almost as if the ritual of caring for our skin is as beneficial as the products themselves (almost!). But sometimes, the products aren't beneficial at all; in fact, they can be downright harmful to our skin, as well as expose the rest of our precious organs and tissues to harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients. With loose regulations on what a product label can say, it's easy to find ourselves duped by hazy claims and potentially damaging ingredients in products we think are healthy.
So what's a girl to do?
Enter Juice Beauty. This company makes a point of openly informing you about product ingredients in addition to the benefits. Instead of a claim like "lifting and firming"—which tells you nothing about what's actually doing the lifting or firming, look for a product that makes a point of openly informing you about its blend of ingredients as well as its benefits like in Juice Beauty's Organic Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer. If you're looking for an organic skincare line to repair DNA damage and encourage new cell growth with a non-greasy, light moisturizer, this is the perfect product. It's also a great choice for those of you who love a light, crisp natural apple and citrus fragrance that smells like just the real thing (because it is!). In fact, Juice Beauty's organic beauty products not only use real recognizable ingredients like lemon, grape, aloe, cane sugar and tea, but they are scientifically supported formulations (in other words, they work!).
Juice Beauty's Green Apple Peel Sensitive is an ideal home treatment for all skin types. It's as easy as applying a mask and helps to remove impurities naturally. It exfoliates without harsh sand or beads that can damage the skin, and the fruit acid and algae complex reduce breakouts, discoloration and fine lines. It goes on thin and smooth with a subtle fragrance that's not overly perfumed like artificial fragrance ingredients. After ten minutes, the Green Apple Peel Sensitive leaves skin feeling hydrated, fresh, tight and smooth, with a silky soft finish (keep reading, we have a special free gift with purchase below for OA readers!).
To quality control Juice Beauty's organic ingredients, they source locally in California from USDA certified organic farmers. They use a patent-pending juice method to maximize the effective vital phytonutrients and alpha-hydroxy acids, like in their Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer and Green Apple Peel Sensitive. Juice Beauty uses the COPA seal on all of its products. COPA stands for the California Organic Products Act of 2003, which prohibits the sale of cosmetic skin care products labeled as organic unless they meet specific criteria. The state law requires at least 70 percent organic content—not including water or hydrosols (fancy word for herbal tea!). Only the COPA seal meets California's rules and other companies that create their own stamps such as “100% active organic ingredients” or “organic cosmetics.”
And because Juice Beauty's ingredients are organic, there are no GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Plus, they take organic beauty products to a whole new level with commitments that make you feel really great (you know, the "beauty within" stuff!): Eighty percent of their production is off-the-grid solar-powered, and all of their packaging is recycled. Because these are natural ingredients and not harsh chemicals, there's no need to test them on bunny rabbits, either. There are no stabilizers or preservatives such as parabens, propylene glycol, petroleum, sulphates, PEGs, phthatlates, artificial fragrance or dyes that have been linked to infertility, neurological issues and cancer. This is good news for your skin and for the environment, too.
Don't just take our word for it though—experience natural beauty for yourself!
Juice Beauty has made available not one, but 2 special offers good for OrganicAuthority readers only!
1. They are extending their Family and Friends Discount (which they only offer 2 times a year) to you!
That means you get a 25% discount off your entire order + FREE SHIPPING! Use coupon code "Auth" to take advantage of this offer and buy now. Offer expires May 31, 2011.
2. Get a FREE deluxe size Green Apple Age Defy Serum (that's a 1-2 month supply ladies!) with a $30 minimum purchase (offer expires midnight June 3, 2011). Just use the code "OA" take advantage of this offer and buy now.
Let us know how you like Juice Beauty products in the comments.
This post is sponsored by Juice Beauty, a fabulous beauty company we love!