What is it?
‘Help brighten, smooth and tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. These luxurious, eco-friendly bamboo pads are saturated with antioxidant-rich organic fruit acids to brighten..’
Brightening Pads for PM use.
Who is it for?
Designed for all skin types but especially useful for those with issues relating to dull or discoloured skin.
What’s in it?
Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, niacinamide (Vitamin B3), organic vegetable glycerin*, gluconolactone, polysorbate – 20, palmaria palmata (red dulse algae extract), saccharum officinarum (organic sugar cane extract)*, citrus medica limonum (lemon extract), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange fruit extract), pyrus malus (apple extract), aloe barbadensis (aloe extract), cucumis sativus (organic cucumber extract)*, sodium benzoate, caprylyl/ capryl glucoside, sodium hydroxide, camellia sinensis (organic black tea leaf extract)*, potassium sorbate, glycyrrhiza glabra (organic licorice root extract), arctostaphylos uva ursi (bearberry leaf extract), sodium hyaluronate
What’s not in it?
parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
All of the above except it’s listed as vegetarian, not vegan.
Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
How does it smell?
It doesn’t really smell of anything, it’s very faint.
How does it feel on the skin?/Absorption rate?
Although there are warnings about the tingle and the skin feeling ‘flush’ afterwards, I experienced none of that.
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
How long before you should see results?
Well it’s supposed to be fairly quickly, but I didn’t experience that.
How long did I test it for?
Two months, on and off.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
£42.00 for 60 pads. £0.70 a pad
What’s good about it?
Not a lot. They contain niacinamide, which is an excellent ingredient, but how much of it is a guessing game.
What’s not so good about it?
I had really high hopes for Juice Beauty. Between the hype, Gwyneth, the seemingly never-ending good reviews in the press, I jumped in and bought these, the moisturiser and a starter kit. Being the acid freak that I am, I went with these first, almost as soon as I got back from LA in February.
In short, to make me ‘tingle and flush’, these would have to be thrown at my face from above and hit me from a great height. The pads (albeit eco-friendly bamboo ones) are a bit too flimsy, and the pot was almost dry when I opened it. I turned it upside down and left it overnight to try again the next day. No joy.
Maybe it’s that there wasn’t enough ‘juice’ in it to start with, or I got a bad batch, or maybe this is standard. In fairness, they are not sold as a traditional ‘acid pad’. They are sold as nightly pads to use for brightening, but the descriptions on all their retailer websites use the word ‘acids’ freely, and mention that the pads are ‘saturated’. No they’re not. Sadly. Lesson to me to be even more anal than I already am when scanning ingredient lists.
Either way, these made no noticeable difference to my skin and were, in short, a very expensive pot of pads that I will keep and use to apply my acids that come in liquid form – you never know, there must be something on them and I am loathe to bin them. I may well add some P50 to them and leave them in the pot. P50-Pads-on-the-go. You heard it here first people. 🙂
Works well with?
Supposedly the rest of the range, but I tried that too and it made no difference.
Would I repurchase?
What were your experiences with Juice Beauty? Please let me know. They’re a big brand, it can’t be all bad? Although it doesn’t bode well for the huge amount of money I just spent on ordering GOOP from the US, as that brand was made by Juice Beauty too.
What’s the website like?
The website is excellent. It lists ingredients and you can shop by collection, concern or product category. From the selection I’ve tried thus far, at this point I would say the website is better than the products.
Every other post-cleansing/toner/acid pads/acid toner that has ever been on the blog performs better than these, although again, in the spirit of fairness, they don’t market then as a solely ‘acid’ pad.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads are £42.00 or $45.00 for 60 pads and available from JuiceBeauty.com
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