All-Natural Facial Moisturizers

by Valerie on July 13, 2007 · 0 comments

So after a couple of months of trying different organic and all-natural moisturizers, I have found some HGs that have allowed me to stop mourning the Bliss Ounce of Prevention PM.

I have to say I am very impressed by the Juice Beauty line, which is the high-end version of the drugstore line Juice Organics. Both lines use a basic proprietary blend of Organic Juice Solution various juices. Right there I find that appealing because so many beauty products are water-based only.

The big difference between the two lines is that the higher end Juice Beauty is a much larger line, and uses more expensive ingredients than Juice Organics, which is a tiny line, and uses less expensive ingredients. A good example: against redness Juice Organics uses cucumber extract instead of the more expensive chamomile that Juice Beauty uses.

My first HG find within the Juice Beauty line is the Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream, which I started using about 9 months ago — it is the only undereye moisturizer I have found that actually reduces how transparent and delicate my undereye area looks.

When I started looking for a new HG moisturizer, I had a feeling my HG would be within this line. Sure enough, for daytime, my new HG moisturizer is the Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer SPF 15. The SPF is effective, particularly when layered with my Bobbi or LM tinted moisturizers, and the Green Apple Moisturizer itself is very light-weight. The bigggest downside to this product is its packaging. The pump jams easily unfortunately.

I also really liked the Juice Beauty Antioxidant Green Apple moisturizer and their heavier Nutrient Moisturizer. The main difference between the two, as far as I can tell, is that the heavier Nutrient Moisturizer has more emollient ingredients, and not as exfoliating as the Green Apple Moisturizer. The later has glycolic ingredients as well as soothing ingredients. Glycolic ingredients are generally sugar- or lactic acid-based to refine skin texture.

The Oil-free moisturizer, on the other hand, was a complete dud for me. It was sticky, did not absorb and was just generally not a good fit for my skin.

Juice Organics, in contrast, has only the Daily Nourishing Moisturizer, which seems to be a less expensive dupe of the Juice Beauty Nutrient Moisturizer. If you are looking for a good basic moisturizer, and don’t have any trouble with redness, the Juice Organics Daily Noumight be a good candidate. On my face it was not as effective as the Juice Beauty products in terms of abating the redness, but my skin did feel very good and moisturized.

I also tried a Weleda moisturizer and some others. I will be reviewing those in the next few days!

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