SNEAK PEEK: Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, Green Apple Age Defy Serum, and Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer

I’m always on the hunt for great skincare go-to’s.  So, recently, I went on an organic splurge and bought all the Juice Beauty products I could lay my hands on at my local Ulta.  Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.  It’s just that it sure felt that way to my little wallet.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, Green Apple Age Defy Serum, and Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer

I’m super excited to give their best-selling Green Apple Peel a try.  And also excited to see how effective their Green Apple Age Defy Serum is at treating hyperpigmentation.  And a night cream made with fruit stem cells?  Too intriguing not to give it a go.  All of these products are certified organic and formulated without parabens, propylene or butylene glycols, petroleum, sulphates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, phthalates, silicones, pesticides, artificial dyes or fragrances.  Kind of a mouthful, but I can summarize all that in three letters: yay!  I’m a fan of minimizing the amount of chemicals in products like serums and night creams since these incubate on your face for hours.

I suspect these will take me quite a while to assess, so stay tuned for a full review in the relatively not-so-distant near future!  A little spoiler: I was given a sample of the Green Apple Peel Sensitive and have been testing it out before easing my way into the full strength peel.   So far, I L-O-V-E.  Juice Beauty wasn’t lying when it poetically said that the peel brightens, lightens, and tightens.  It’s like a 10-minute-spa-treatment-in-a-jar.  Hopefully, this bodes well for the rest of these products!

REVIEW: Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturizer with Mimosa

No matter how this review was going to go, thumbs up were going to go to Origins and Sephora. For Earth Day 2012, Sephora teamed up with Origins and offered a full-size bottle of either Origins’ Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturizer with Mimosa or A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea just by bringing in an empty cosmetic product container to a Sephora store for recycling. It didn’t even have to be an Origins container or even a container of a product sold by Sephora. These moisturizers retail for $46.00 and $39.50, respectively. So, really, thumbs up all around.

I was on the hunt for a good night time moisturizer so I opted for the SPF-free, Starting Over moisturizer.

Origins Starting Over Moisturizer Origins Starting Over Moisturizer

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