Juice Beauty SPF 15 Green Apple Moisturizer Review

 Juice Beauty's SPF 15 Green Apple Moisturizer is a "multi-tasking, lightweight daily moisturizer that combines chemical free, broad spectrum sun protection with age defying peptides, DMAE, alpha liporic acid, Co Q10, and organic fruit antioxidants to revitalize and protect for optimum age defying benefits." This moisturizer is formulated for all skin types, but isn't recommended for those with sensitive skin. This moisturizer supposedly contains a slew of natural fruit and plant ingredients, the benefits of each is thoroughly explained on Juice Beauty's website. This moisturizer is supposed to be "effective for hyper pigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone and texture." Juice Beauty products are not tested on animals, in fact, this brand has an extensive set of "Eco Values". Juice Beauty purchases most ingredients locally, many of them certified organic. Juice Beauty products are made in the USA. Green Apple Moisturizer is a 2011 In Style Best Beauty Buy winner. I received a .5fl oz (15ml) sample in my July Glam Bag. The full 1.7fl oz retails for a very pricey $38. Juice Beauty products are available on the brand's website, or in store at Ulta.

 Packaging for the sample size of Green Apple Moisturizer is pretty appealing. A white squeeze tube with grey screw on cap. The Juice Beauty logo is grey and bright green - the color of a green apple. The front of the tube also features the name of the product and a little "certified organic ingredients" emblem. The back of the tube features lots of info, ingredients, descriptions, warnings, the works. The text is really little though. The tube, as you can expect from an eco-friendly company, is recyclable. The full size packaging is quite different, it appears to be a bottle with a pump and actually looks quite fancy.
 Green Apple has a thick texture, like sunscreen; if I didn't know any better I'd have thought this was meant to be just a facial sunscreen, not a moisturizer. It's not very emollient at all. It's difficult to apply because it's thick, dry, pasty formulation. This moisturizer takes a while to sink in. You really need to rub it in well, or your face will have an unflattering white cast to it. Juice Beauty's Green Apple Moisturizer isn't good for the eye area, in my opinion, it's a little too heavy. This stuff gets in my crease and creases. Have you ever had a moisturizer crease on you before? Cause I'm pretty sure that's unheard of. Not winning me over in the application department, it's a little difficult to work with.
 Do the results make up for the poor application? Not really. It hasn't really helped my uneven skin tone or texture, and it didn't deliver any anti-aging benefits, not that I was looking for them. Then again, I've only been using Green Apple for two weeks today, probably not enough time for it to actually be beneficial. Green Apple Moisturizer isn't very moisturizing. At first it gives a light amount of hydration, but after a couple minutes  my skin starts feeling rubbery and strange. After the rubberiness wears off 10-15 minutes later, my skin feels quite soft, but not very quenched.
 Juice Beauty's Green Apple Moisturizer has a strong, perfumey scent. It's a nice scent, but it's too strong for a facial moisturizer, it'd be more suited for a body lotion. The scent kinda reminds me of Apple Jacks cereal. It smells like fake green apples with a twist of lemon. Pleasant, refreshing, I'd just rather it not be on my face. The scent lingers for about 10 minutes after application. Annoying.
Juice Beauty's Green Apple Moisturizer is a product I wanted to love. Really, I was so excited about getting this in my Glam Bag. I thought it was going to be my favorite item of the month. I was really let down. The texture is too much like a sunscreen and not enough like a moisturizer. The scent is really nice, just not for the type of product it is. I'd call Green Apple softening as opposed to moisturizing. "Juice Beauty's Green Apple Facial Softener" sounds good, I think. On an up note, packaging is lovely. I definitely won't be purchasing a full size of this product, though I probably wouldn't even if I loved it, I just don't have an extra $40 in my budget for a moisturizer with mediocre results. I wouldn't recommend it, I don't find it effective enough to justify the price, but try it if a sample is ever offered to you.

Active Ingredient:
 Zinc Oxide 14%

Inactive Ingredients:
Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbitan stearate, Ricinus communis (castor seed oil), polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), rosa canina (organic rosehip fruit oil)*, camellia sinensis (green tea leaf extract), organic plant oils of butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose oil)*, linum usitatissimum (organic linseed oil)*, borago officinalis (organic borage seed oil)*, laminaria ochroleuca (kelp extract), ubiquinone (CoQ10), thiotic acid (alpha lipoic acid), dimethyl mea (DMAE), sodium hyaluronate (vegetable hyaluronic acid), phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, litsea cubeba (may chang) and cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) essential oils 

*certified organic by a USDA approved agency

Ingredients courtesy of Juicebeauty.com


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3 comments

  1. It can match your sockies n.n

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  2. Aww I thought this was going to be such a good product especially being eco-friendly and the great scent =( . Oh well my search for a citrus moisturizer will have to continue. I love bliss' vitamin C one, however $54 is just too pricey!

    Boston Princess

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    1. Oh wow, that's definitely too much for a moisturizer

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