Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Emulsion

Juice Beauty is Cruelty-free, paraben free, SLS free, Vegan, petroleum free, and organic.  On paper, this Brightening Emulsion promises to deal with dryness, dullness, tone, and texture by using Malic Acid, Vitamin C and Co10 to blast away all the bad things in life.

Retailing at Sephora for $60 1.5oz/45ml of product, the pressure is high to justify such a steep price tag.  The ingredients are legit, the packaging simplistic and the product itself is a light cream that spreads and absorbs quickly into the skin.  The problem is that it smells exactly like lemon furniture polish. Yeah, try putting that on your face every night.  Go on, I dare you.   I loved the results that this cream provided. In a few short days, my skin took on a subtle glow, my texture was diminished, and it did appear to be somewhat more even in tone.

It did absolutely nothing in terms of my dark spots. To be fair, that is likely to be entirely my fault.  I couldn’t stand the smell and stopped using the product after 8 days.  If you can handle the smell, then I would recommend getting a sample from Sephora and trying it out first.  I really like everything that Juice Beauty stands for.  They are making products the way they should be made; free of all the nasty things you don’t want in your products.  Now, if they could just make it free of the lemon smell.

As described on the Sephora website:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A fast-absorbing, lightweight emulsion to refine, balance moisture, and soothe skin for a luminous complexion and smoother-looking skin texture.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Uneven skin tone
– Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
Malic acid from organic green apples is combined with an age-defying blend of alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, and vitamin C to help improve the appearance of skin texture and clarity, while promoting a more translucent and even-toned complexion. Antioxidant-rich organic botanical juices help fight free radicals.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, never tested on animals, and formulated without petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrances. Certifications include Peta and Leaping Bunny. Juice Beauty’s products meet COPA formulation guidelines (California Organic Products Act).


-Malic Acid from Organic Green Apples: Brightens skin.
-Caviar Lime Extract: Helps brighten dull complexion with AHAs.
-Olive-derived Squalane and Omega-rich Organic Jojoba and Avocado Oils: Provide intense moisture.
-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C, and CoQ10: Protect skin.

Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice/Jus D’aloès Bio)*, Pyrus Malus (Organic Apple Juice/Jus De Pomme Bio) *, Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon Juice/Jus De Citron Bio)*, Vitis Vinifera (Organic White Grape Juice/Jus De Raisin Blanc Bio) *, Glycerin (Organic/Bio)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba Seed Oil/Huile De Graines De Jojoba Bio)*, Cetearyl Alcohol†, Coconut Alkanes, Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower Seed Oil/Huile De Carthame Bio)*, Glyceryl Stearate†, Squalane†, Persea Gratissima (Organic Avocado Oil/Huile D’avocat Bio) *, Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose Oil/Huile D’onagre Bio) *, Borago Officinalis (Organic Borage Seed Oil/Huile De Graines De Bourrache Bio)*, Linum Usitatissimum (Organic Linseed Seed Oil/Huile De Lin Bio)*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter/Beurre De Karaté Bio) *, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower Seed Oil/Huile De Graines De Tournesol), Ubiquinone (Coq10), Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid/Acide Alpha-Lipoïque), Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate (DMAE Bitartrate), Gluconolactone†, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate†, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin†, Citrus Limon (Organic Lemon Fruit Extract/Extrait De Fruit De Citron Bio)*, Citrus Sinensis (Organic Orange Fruit Extract/Extrait De Fruit D’orange Bio)*, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Organic Kelp Extract/Extrait De Varech Bio)*, Saccharum Officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane Extract/Extrait De Canne À Sucre Bio)*, Microcitrus Australasica (Lime Pearl Extract/Extrait De Citron Vert Australien), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Leaf Extract/Extrait De Feuilles De Thé Vert), Salix Nigra (Organic Willow Bark Extract/Extrait D’écorce De Saule Bio)*, Carya Ovata Bark Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple Fruit Extract/Extrait De Pomme), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C/Vitamine C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E/Vitamine E), Sodium Hyaluronate†, Stearic Acid†, Palmitic Acid†, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer†, Diheptyl Succinate†, Cetearyl Glucoside†, Caprylyl Glycol†, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate†, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethyl Citrate†, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange Oil/Huile D’orange Douce), Litsea Cubeba (May Chang Oil/Huile De Chang Mai), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood Oil/Huile De Camphre). *Certified Organic. †Plant Derived.

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You dislike the smell


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