As was wandering around Whole Foods one day looking for a Vegan and Cruelty Free Facial Cleansing Line. I became more serious about Cruelty Free and Vegan beauty products a few months ago. I started with makeup first. Once I finished whatever product I was currently using, I decided to move into the cleanser space.
Anyway, back to walking around Whole Foods. So, I tend to look up products online as I wander the aisles. Juice Beauty was the one that caught my eye the most. I decided to trust what the internet world was saying about the company, and I also decided to trust their company website. This is what Juice Beauty had to say about their products and sustainability practices.
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It basically listed everything that was important to me, so I took the plunge. I decided to try the following: 2-in-1 Cleaner, Cleansing Oil, and SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer.
I have to say that I really enjoy these products and here is why, in my opinion, they work well for me:
- I have very sensitive skin and it gets incredibly dry in certain areas. I actually struggle with eczema and when it flares up, it is pretty uncomfortable. These products are very gentle on my skin. It provides a good amount of moisture in dry areas and doesn’t leave other areas oily. It just leaves it smooth and refreshed.
- I have incredibly sensitive eyes. I have used organic facial cleansers before that literally made my eyes feel like they’re burning or just itchy. The cleansing oil is great for cleaning my eye makeup. I work up a little lather and wash it with lukewarm water. That pretty much does the trick. I don’t, however, use the 2-in-1 cleanser around my eyes. I use this after the cleansing oil just to give it a little more clean around the face.
- The moisturizer has SPF. I am a stickler for that. I got bit by a dog in the face (not badly, but I needed stitches). It wasn’t really the dog’s fault. The dog actually just accidentally got off his leash, bit my dog, and I just got in the way. Anyway, these things happen and all the dogs are okay. This was several years ago. I’ll never forget what the plastic surgeon that sewed up my face told me. Always use a moisturizer with SPF, because women with brown skin (such as myself) tend to scar and have obvious discoloration if you don’t protect your face from the sun. Since then, it is all about the SPF. The other positive is that it is oil free, which is amazing because my skin feels so hydrated when I use it. The only negative, I would say, is that it is kind of thick and it doesn’t glide on your face as smoothly as I would like.
I am halfway through the products now. I have a rule that I need to give products a fair try and finish the product if I can, unless it is causing me real discomfort. At that point, I would just return it. But I have been so satisfied with them that I will finish it out.