Juice Beauty touts its Green Apple Age Defy Serum as a quick-absorbing serum that brighten, lighten, and tightens. When I read that description, I was sold! Hyperpigmentation be gone!
This had the hallmarks of a great serum. It is lightweight with lightning-fast absorption. Like your skin is just drinking it up. Within seconds of application, your skin feels soft and hydrated. I loved using it in the morning as a refreshing wakeup for my skin and as a primer under makeup. The smell is very natural and apple-y. The list of ingredients is impressive, with standouts such as a slew of antioxidants, vitamins, peptides, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, and hyaluronic acid. Plus, the serum comes with a responsive airless pump to keep all that goodness sealed in. So far so good.
The Juice Beauty Age Defy Serum is a lightweight, fast-absorbing serum that is a little on the runny side.
Alas, hopes that this would help me get rid of some hyperpigmentation spots on my cheeks were not answered. I’m realistic. I do think hyperpigmentation takes a while to lighten, especially if one is trying to stay away from harsh chemicals. But I didn’t see any difference by tube’s end. While it otherwise felt like a great, refreshing serum and served as a very pleasant primer, it left me a little disappointed at $52 a pop.
Still, I would reconsider purchasing even as a primer since it did offer great, lightweight moisturization. This is especially true because I like having a skin-beneficial barrier between my skin and whatever else I might put on my complexion, whether it be sunscreen, a tinted moisturizer, or foundation. That is, until a good CC cream hits the market. (Ironically, Juice Beauty’s offering is close, with its natural formulation and physical sunscreen, but its ultra-dewiness and odd scent are too off-putting at the moment). When that happens, I probably wouldn’t have a hard time leaving this serum behind. Still, if you’re looking for a simple, natural serum with great ingredients and otherwise don’t need much else other than lightweight hydration, I would recommend you give the Green Apple Age Defy Serum a try.