Juice Beauty is a lovely organic line that I discovered while researching my newest obsession- facial peels. Facial peels can either be chemically based, or natural. Of course I always believe in natural beauty products more than chemical ones, for various reasons. This specific peel is made up of 100% USDA Certified Organic products. It is primarily composed of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which works best to exfoliate, and reveal a brightened, freshened complexion.
Juice Beauty recommends to use the green apple peel once weekly, especially if you have sensitive skin and are prone to redness. Directions are to apply generously to the face and neck, after cleansing. I personally recommend using a gentle cleanser prior to use because the peel did make my face flush even more so than MD Skincare’s Alpha Beta Daily Peel (which I was surprised about).
I figured since I had previously reviewed MD Skincare’s peel which had a more complex amount of ingredients, I would provide an organic alternative that in my eyes, produced fairly similar results.
After I had applied the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel for Sensitive Skin, I had experienced much more burning and tingling than the other peels. I was fairly surprised, because it was organic, I assumed (silly me) it would be a bit more gentle on the skin. I tried to leave it on for the time recommended, but due to the heat and redness I experienced, I cut the time down to 8 minutes and rinsed it off. I must add, this peel worked wonderfully. Just to make sure it wasn’t just my sensitive skin, I had someone else test it as well. They experienced the same thing, more burning and redness, but once it was washed off- great results. So to me, the discomfort was worth it, especially knowing that the peel was organic. It’s amazing to know that there are alternative ingredients for more of the natural types, that work just as well, maybe even better.
Straight from JUICE BEAUTY, Here are the natural ingredients of the green apple peel:
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Ingredients
|10% organic hydroxy-acid juice solution of:||exfoliates, improves skin tone and texture|
|pyrus malus (apple) juice (malic)||powerful antioxidant: resveratrol, vitamin A, B, C|
|citrus medica limonum (lemon) juice (citric)||powerful antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acid, nutrient-rich|
|vitis vinifera (white grape) juice (tartaric)||powerful antioxidant: resveratrol, vitamin A, B, C|
|organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice||soothes and replenishes moisture, over 75 nutrients|
|organic raw cane sugar (glycolic acid)||powerful alpha-hydroxy acid|
|organic milk peptides (lactic acid)||alpha-hydroxy exfoliant|
|vitamin-rich||powerful antioxidants to rejuvenate|
|vitamin E – tocopherol||potent antioxidant; protects cells from aging process|
|vitamin C – magnesium ascorbyl phosphate||promotes healthy circulation, collagen/elastin, cell turnover|
|vitamin A – retinyl palmitate||antioxidant; stimulates skin rejuvenation|
|organic algae extract||mineral-rich, hydrates, detoxifies, firms|
|magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate, copper gluconate||vital bionutrients, energize cells for healthy turnover, mineral-rich|