Thursday, June 21, 2012

Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty Review: Part 1

I adore the skin care products from Juice Beauty, particularly the Green Apple line.  I also adore Alicia Silverstone. I was tickled pink when she featured one of my DIY projects on her blog, The Kind Life, and I also can credit making this transition from being an omnivore over to Veganism to her book.

I was excited when the folks at Juice Beauty asked me to try the new Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty line. I was sent some beautiful products and will be reviewing 2 of them today.

First of all, I'd like to tell you more about this line.  The entire Alicia Silverstone collection is Vegan.
They are full of wholesome, antioxidant-rich ingredients, and the packaging is derived from 95% post consumer recycled materials. Like all Juice Beauty products, these are without any of the questionable nasty chemicals found in most beauty products.






Simply Pure Chamomile Cleanser ($22 for a 6 ounce bottle) is the first product I had the chance to try out.  It is wonderful. So gentle! It isn't creamy, nor is it a foaming formula. I love that this is more of a lightweight gel. It has a very light scent from the chamomile and echinacea, but it is natural and ever so faint.

I only needed a dime sized amount for my face and neck and it very gently, yet thoroughly, removed my eye makeup.  My skin felt clean without feeling stripped. My face felt immediately calmed because of the aloe juice. The ingredients in this really are stellar, as there aren't any cheap fillers and harsh foaming agents.

Here is the ingredients list:

Organic juices of aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, decyl glucoside, carrageenan, vegetable glycerin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), citrus medica limonum (lemon bioflavonoids peel extract), citric acid, tocopherol (Vitamin E), panthenol (Vitamin B5), sodium PCA, passiflora incarnata (passion flower extract), vitis vinifera (champagne grape seed oil), camellia sinensis (white tea leaf extract), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, essential oil blend: anthemis nobilis (chamomile) and echinacea *certified organic by a USDA approved agency

My Grade: A 



Simply Nourishing Moisturizer ($36 for a two ounce bottle) -- Oh, how I love this gentle moisturizer. I know I've used the word gentle a few times already in this review, but these skin care products truly ARE gentle and soothing and ideal for everyone.  I love the ultra lightweight texture. It has been super humid in the middle 90s and the last thing I want is something sticky and heavy on my skin.

This formula is so light, but still nourishing. I think that even if you are very oily you will adore this. For reference, if you have used another lightweight moisturizer I have recommended before, the 100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Face Cream, this one is lighter than that. 

This sinks right into your skin and leaves it feeling pampered and soft without feeling greasy in any way, shape, or form.

What I love most? The ingredients! I think that the folks at Juice Beauty (and Alicia!) added all of my favorite skin care ingredients from aloe to cucumber to cranberry to grapeseed to hyaluronic acid and squalane. This has so many nutirents that I cannot say a single negative word about anything it it. 

I also want to say that I love the packaging used. Not only does it look lovely, but it is much more convenient than other lines in terms of the structure and ease of use. Way to go on this!

Organic Juices of aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, vegetable glycerin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, theobroma cacao (cocoa seed butter)*, vegetable squalane, persea gratissima (avocado oil), tocopherol (Vitamin E), linum usitatissumum (flax seed oil), ethylhexyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, euterpe oleracea (acai berry oil), olea europaea (olive fruit oil), vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry seed oil), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), hyaluronic acid, cucumis sativus (organic cucumber extract)*, panthenol (Vitamin B5), passiflora incarnata (passion flower extract), vitis vinifera (champagne grape seed extract), lecithin, glycine soja (soybean protein), xanthan gum, algin, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, essential oil blend: anthemis nobilis (chamomile) and echinicea *certified organic by a USDA approved agency


My Grade: A+ 

Stay tuned for reviews of the powder, highlighter, and lipstick early next week! 

Disclosure: I was sent products to review. This in no way affected the outcome of this review and all opinions--good and bad--are my own.
 

1 comment:

Kate said...

I've always loved the juice beauty green apple products and might have to give these a try!