{"id":605011673394,"title":"JLo Beauty Review: Can The Brand Keep You Young?","created_at":"2023-03-05T16:35:19-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"JLo Beauty Review: Can The Brand Keep You Young?\",\n \"keywords\": \"jlo beauty, jlo beauty review, jlo beauty reviews, jlo beauty products, jlo beauty review dermatologist\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in That Jlo Glow facial serum and Smooth + Seduce body cream based on medical studies to give our take on whether they're likely to improve skin quality or if they're a waste of money. We highlight some questionable additive ingredients.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/jlo-beauty-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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[{\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Jennifer Lopez\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"niacinamide\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"honey\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"preservative\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Cassandra Bankson\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"shea butter\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"peptides\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"fragrance\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Sephora\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Revolve\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"BBB\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2023-03-05\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/JLo_Beauty_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1678051933\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eJ\u003c\/span\u003eLo Beauty is the cosmetics brand founded by celebrity and actress Jennifer Lopez. The brand sells products for the face and body in beautiful gold packaging.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut do JLo Beauty products contain ingredients shown in medical studies to improve skin quality and reduce signs of aging, or is the brand a waste of money? Do the products contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? What retailer sells JLo Beauty for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of JLo Beauty?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular JLo Beauty products to give our take on whether or not they’re likely to be effective: That JLo Glow (a hydrating and tightening facial serum), and Smooth + Seduce (a body cream).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also provide a cost breakdown showing which retailer has JLo Beauty for the best prices, and feature real, unsponsored JLo Beauty user reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eThat Jlo Glow Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/That_Jlo_Glow_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1678051948\" alt=\"That JLo Glow ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in That  JLo Glow are shown above. Some of these ingredients have been proven in research studies to improve skin quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCannabis sativa\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e seed oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8878527\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePharmaceuticals\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to be “a great skin protector, reducing dryness and slowing skin’s natural aging process.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNiacinamide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a form of vitamin B3 which has been shown in a 2004 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/17147561\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to help protect the skin from damaging UV rays and restore the skin barrier if damage is present.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eGalactomyces\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e ferment filtrate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was described as a “functional ingredient” in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC9657190\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Clinical Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e because of its anti-inflammatory effect on skin cells.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCamellia sinensis\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e leaf extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an effective skin moisturizer as we documented in our review of the anti-aging \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/disco-eye-stick-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisco Stick\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHoney\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was described as a “therapeutic agent for disorders of the skin” in a 2016 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5661189\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e because of its favorable effects on tissue repair and bacterial balance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTetrapeptide-14\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a peptide, and this class of compounds (which are the building blocks of protein) has been \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6981886\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to reduce wrinkles when applied topically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClearly there are a number of effective ingredients in JLo Beauty.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePhenoxyethanol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic preservative shown in a 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32387382\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be toxic to human cells. This formulation contains three other preservative ingredients: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esodium benzoate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003epotassium sorbate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eethylhexylglycerin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe latter two preservatives are some of the better options in regard to toxicity in our opinion, but four individual preservatives seems like a lot for a facial serum.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall we consider That Jlo Glow likely to reduce wrinkles, improve skin moisture and protect skin from UV rays.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e It’s one of the most effective and most impressive skincare formulations we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, especially for the price. We don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of four preservative ingredients (especially phenoxyethanol).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is our top anti-aging serum pick. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eIt contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a \"skin-rejuvenating biomedicine\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging. Topical vitamin C is also \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11896774\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to improve skin hydration and reduce wrinkles, and this serum is free of questionable additives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eJLo Beauty Controversy\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA popular beauty influencer named Cassandra Bankson who’s a medical esthetician has a video suggesting JLo Beauty is marketed in a deceptive way, which has over 680,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/u5WyXyDAkNs\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSmooth + Seduce Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/JLo_Beauty_Smooth___Seduce_Ingredients.png?v=1678052004\" alt=\"Smooth + Seduce ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in JLo Beauty Smooth + Seduce are shown above. This body cream is described by the brand as “delivering all-day hydration with an instant glow.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLike the facial serum, this product contains a number of research-backed ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eShea butter\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5796020\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have an anti-inflammatory and skin-barrier-repairing effect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCaffeine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an effective and natural anti-cellulite ingredient. As we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/b-tight-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMaelys B Tight\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e cellulite cream, caffeine is clinically shown to prevent excessive accumulation of fat in skin cells.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCeramide NP\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e can help support a healthy and functional skin barrier according to a 2022 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/34348350\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTurmeric root extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27213821\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePhytotherapy Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to have “antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties” when applied to skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis cream also contains ingredients like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esodium hyaluronate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eniacinamide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003epeptides\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which we’ve already found to be effective in the previous ingredient analysis section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnfortunately, this product also has some questionable additive ingredients, and has more than the facial serum in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may “impose serious risks to human health” according to the study authors of a 2016 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitronellol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003egeraniol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehexyl cinnamal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehydroxycitronellal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003elinalool\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are also fragrance ingredients, and it seems like overkill to us to have all of these ingredients \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ein addition to\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e fragrance in one product. Some of these ingredients \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29940212\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eare clinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be allergenic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBenzyl salicylate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another fragrance ingredient that’s classified as a hazard by a Japanese regulatory agency due to its potentially endocrine-disrupting effects, as we referenced in our review of another product containing this ingredient called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-touchland-hand-sanitizer-unhealthy\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTouchland\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e hand sanitizer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis body cream also contains some of the preservatives we covered in the previous ingredient analysis like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ephenoxyethanol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we believe JLo Beauty Smooth + Seduce is likely to improve skin quality and skin hydration due to its numerous effective active ingredients. However, we don’t currently recommend the product due to its fragrance ingredients and preservatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2439\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClearStem Body Glow\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is our top pick for a cosmetic product that hydrates the body. It’s entirely free of questionable additive ingredients, is naturally fragranced with essential oils like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecedarwood oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003erose oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eArgania spinosa\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e (Argan) kernel oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25673976\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have an anti-aging effect on skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out ClearStem Body Glow \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2439\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored JLo Beauty User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator called “The Freckled One” has a review of JLo Beauty that includes live product demos, her thoughts on multiple products and her overall take on whether it’s worth the money or not:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/L9fI_prSkB8\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Jenn Rodriguez shares her thoughts on whether the brand is a good choice for skin with higher melanin content:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/6IP7BM0BTr0\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Find JLo Beauty for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJLo Beauty products are sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the two products we reviewed in this article at the time of publishing:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eThat Jlo Glow\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $79\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSephora: $79\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRevolve: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$56\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.revolve.com\/jlo-beauty-that-jlo-glow-serum\/dp\/JBEA-WU2\/?d=Womens\u0026amp;page=1\u0026amp;lc=1\u0026amp;plpSrc=%2Fr%2FSearch.jsp%3Fsearch%3Dthat+jlo+glow%26d%3DWomens%26sortBy%3Dfeatured\u0026amp;itrownum=1\u0026amp;itcurrpage=1\u0026amp;itview=05\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSmooth + Seduce\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $60\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSephora: $60\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRevolve: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$41\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.revolve.com\/jlo-beauty-smooth-seduce-body-cream\/dp\/JBEA-WU10\/?d=Womens\u0026amp;page=1\u0026amp;lc=2\u0026amp;plpSrc=%2Fr%2FSearch.jsp%3Fsearch%3Dsmooth+%2B+seduce%26d%3DWomens%26sortBy%3Dfeatured\u0026amp;itrownum=1\u0026amp;itcurrpage=1\u0026amp;itview=05\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJLo Beauty products are currently around 30% off on Revolve compared to other retailers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review JLo Beauty\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJLo Beauty is sold \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3mn2HQ1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Amazon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a better resource for honest customer reviews in our opinion than a brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe most-reviewed JLo Beauty product on Amazon is the Starter Kit which contains the serum we reviewed along with a facial cleanser and a neck cream. The kit has been reviewed over 900 times with an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Amy GR” who claims it's effective and affordable when used in modest amounts:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“I love this stuff.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I wash my face with the face-wash every morning and night, I use the serum (liquid gold) both times and in the morning I use the SPF moisturizing cream and at night the blockbuster. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eI don't go over board with the amount I use of everything so it last me quite a while.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I'll be buying more when I run out and I'd recommend these products.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Rayn Rose” who claims the products are not good for people with dry and sensitive skin:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Unfortunately, it did nothing for me. I just returned from the UK, where is very cold and my skin is more dry, itchy and sore after using products for 3 days. I found the cleanser cracks my skin. My eyelids are sore and have broken skin after using products.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of complaints about billing practices on the Jlo Beauty Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/fl\/tampa\/profile\/not-elsewhere-classified\/jlo-beauty-0653-90349715\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003epage\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and there’s actually a warning on the page about the company’s billing practices. Apparently the brand auto-enrolls people who sign up for a free trial and many consumers like this anonymous reviewer:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“we requested to return the product. Been dealing with for the past year...now they say the return is past there return policy. Would not recommend buying or using products. Still waiting to resolve. All we want is to return the products and return our money.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe business does not respond to or try to resolve the majority of the complaints which is a red flag in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of JLo Beauty\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of JLo Beauty as a brand in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHighly effective formulations\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany research-backed ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMostly positive online reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome products contain fragrance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eProducts contain synthetic preservatives\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear to be clinically proven to work\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome customers complain of poor billing practices\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJLo Beauty products contain an impressive number of research-backed ingredients. Both of the products we reviewed (That JLo Glow and Smooth + Seduce) contained five or more research-backed active ingredients which is uncommon compared to most cosmetic brands we review on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t currently recommend either product due to the inclusion of fragrance and preservatives, but we do believe that both products are likely to be effective at improving skin quality and having an anti-aging effect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne beauty influencer accuses JLo of marketing her brand in a deceptive way, claiming that she gets plastic surgery treatments while suggesting her skincare brand alone is what helps keep her looking young.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing JLo Beauty products, they’re currently much cheaper on Revolve than on the brand’s website or Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-03-05T16:47:08-05:00","updated_at":"2023-03-06T12:48:00-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in That Jlo Glow facial serum and Smooth + Seduce body cream based on medical studies to give our take on whether they're likely to improve skin quality or if they're a waste of money. We highlight some questionable additive ingredients.","template_suffix":"","handle":"jlo-beauty-review","tags":"_related:cosmetics, _related:skincare"}

JLo Beauty Review: Can The Brand Keep You Young?

JLo Beauty Review: Can The Brand Keep You Young?


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JLo Beauty is the cosmetics brand founded by celebrity and actress Jennifer Lopez. The brand sells products for the face and body in beautiful gold packaging.

But do JLo Beauty products contain ingredients shown in medical studies to improve skin quality and reduce signs of aging, or is the brand a waste of money? Do the products contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? What retailer sells JLo Beauty for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of JLo Beauty?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular JLo Beauty products to give our take on whether or not they’re likely to be effective: That JLo Glow (a hydrating and tightening facial serum), and Smooth + Seduce (a body cream).

We’ll also provide a cost breakdown showing which retailer has JLo Beauty for the best prices, and feature real, unsponsored JLo Beauty user reviews.

That Jlo Glow Review

That JLo Glow ingredients

The ingredients in That  JLo Glow are shown above. Some of these ingredients have been proven in research studies to improve skin quality.

Cannabis sativa seed oil was shown in a medical review published in the Pharmaceuticals journal to be “a great skin protector, reducing dryness and slowing skin’s natural aging process.”

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 which has been shown in a 2004 medical review to help protect the skin from damaging UV rays and restore the skin barrier if damage is present.

Galactomyces ferment filtrate was described as a “functional ingredient” in a clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine because of its anti-inflammatory effect on skin cells.

Camellia sinensis leaf extract is an effective skin moisturizer as we documented in our review of the anti-aging Disco Stick.

Honey was described as a “therapeutic agent for disorders of the skin” in a 2016 medical review because of its favorable effects on tissue repair and bacterial balance.

Tetrapeptide-14 is a peptide, and this class of compounds (which are the building blocks of protein) has been clinically shown to reduce wrinkles when applied topically.

Clearly there are a number of effective ingredients in JLo Beauty.

Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative shown in a 2020 clinical trial to be toxic to human cells. This formulation contains three other preservative ingredients: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and ethylhexylglycerin

The latter two preservatives are some of the better options in regard to toxicity in our opinion, but four individual preservatives seems like a lot for a facial serum.

Overall we consider That Jlo Glow likely to reduce wrinkles, improve skin moisture and protect skin from UV rays. It’s one of the most effective and most impressive skincare formulations we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, especially for the price. We don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of four preservative ingredients (especially phenoxyethanol).

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum pick. It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging. Topical vitamin C is also clinically shown to improve skin hydration and reduce wrinkles, and this serum is free of questionable additives.

Interested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

JLo Beauty Controversy

A popular beauty influencer named Cassandra Bankson who’s a medical esthetician has a video suggesting JLo Beauty is marketed in a deceptive way, which has over 680,000 views:

Smooth + Seduce Review

Smooth + Seduce ingredients

The ingredients in JLo Beauty Smooth + Seduce are shown above. This body cream is described by the brand as “delivering all-day hydration with an instant glow.”

Like the facial serum, this product contains a number of research-backed ingredients.

Shea butter is clinically shown to have an anti-inflammatory and skin-barrier-repairing effect.

Caffeine is an effective and natural anti-cellulite ingredient. As we documented in our review of Maelys B Tight cellulite cream, caffeine is clinically shown to prevent excessive accumulation of fat in skin cells.

Ceramide NP can help support a healthy and functional skin barrier according to a 2022 clinical trial.

Turmeric root extract is shown in a medical review published in the Phytotherapy Research journal to have “antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties” when applied to skin.

This cream also contains ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, niacinamide and peptides which we’ve already found to be effective in the previous ingredient analysis section.

Unfortunately, this product also has some questionable additive ingredients, and has more than the facial serum in our opinion.

Fragrance may “impose serious risks to human health” according to the study authors of a 2016 medical review.

Citronellol, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal and linalool are also fragrance ingredients, and it seems like overkill to us to have all of these ingredients in addition to fragrance in one product. Some of these ingredients are clinically shown to be allergenic.

Benzyl salicylate is another fragrance ingredient that’s classified as a hazard by a Japanese regulatory agency due to its potentially endocrine-disrupting effects, as we referenced in our review of another product containing this ingredient called Touchland hand sanitizer.

This body cream also contains some of the preservatives we covered in the previous ingredient analysis like phenoxyethanol.

Overall we believe JLo Beauty Smooth + Seduce is likely to improve skin quality and skin hydration due to its numerous effective active ingredients. However, we don’t currently recommend the product due to its fragrance ingredients and preservatives.

ClearStem Body Glow is our top pick for a cosmetic product that hydrates the body. It’s entirely free of questionable additive ingredients, is naturally fragranced with essential oils like cedarwood oil and rose oil, and contains Argania spinosa (Argan) kernel oil which is clinically shown to have an anti-aging effect on skin.

Interested consumers can check out ClearStem Body Glow at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Real, Unsponsored JLo Beauty User Reviews

A YouTube creator called “The Freckled One” has a review of JLo Beauty that includes live product demos, her thoughts on multiple products and her overall take on whether it’s worth the money or not:

A YouTube creator named Jenn Rodriguez shares her thoughts on whether the brand is a good choice for skin with higher melanin content:

Where to Find JLo Beauty for the Best Price

JLo Beauty products are sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the two products we reviewed in this article at the time of publishing:

That Jlo Glow

Brand website: $79

Sephora: $79

Revolve: $56 (link)

Smooth + Seduce

Brand website: $60

Sephora: $60

Revolve: $41 (link)

JLo Beauty products are currently around 30% off on Revolve compared to other retailers.

Real Customers Review JLo Beauty

JLo Beauty is sold on Amazon, which is a better resource for honest customer reviews in our opinion than a brand’s website.

The most-reviewed JLo Beauty product on Amazon is the Starter Kit which contains the serum we reviewed along with a facial cleanser and a neck cream. The kit has been reviewed over 900 times with an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Amy GR” who claims it's effective and affordable when used in modest amounts:

“I love this stuff. I wash my face with the face-wash every morning and night, I use the serum (liquid gold) both times and in the morning I use the SPF moisturizing cream and at night the blockbuster. I don't go over board with the amount I use of everything so it last me quite a while. I'll be buying more when I run out and I'd recommend these products.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Rayn Rose” who claims the products are not good for people with dry and sensitive skin:

“Unfortunately, it did nothing for me. I just returned from the UK, where is very cold and my skin is more dry, itchy and sore after using products for 3 days. I found the cleanser cracks my skin. My eyelids are sore and have broken skin after using products.”

There are a number of complaints about billing practices on the Jlo Beauty Better Business Bureau (BBB) page, and there’s actually a warning on the page about the company’s billing practices. Apparently the brand auto-enrolls people who sign up for a free trial and many consumers like this anonymous reviewer:

“we requested to return the product. Been dealing with for the past year...now they say the return is past there return policy. Would not recommend buying or using products. Still waiting to resolve. All we want is to return the products and return our money.”

The business does not respond to or try to resolve the majority of the complaints which is a red flag in our opinion.

Pros and Cons of JLo Beauty

Here are the pros and cons of JLo Beauty as a brand in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Highly effective formulations
  • Many research-backed ingredients
  • Mostly positive online reviews

Cons:

  • Some products contain fragrance
  • Products contain synthetic preservatives
  • Doesn’t appear to be clinically proven to work
  • Some customers complain of poor billing practices
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Conclusion

JLo Beauty products contain an impressive number of research-backed ingredients. Both of the products we reviewed (That JLo Glow and Smooth + Seduce) contained five or more research-backed active ingredients which is uncommon compared to most cosmetic brands we review on Illuminate Health.

We don’t currently recommend either product due to the inclusion of fragrance and preservatives, but we do believe that both products are likely to be effective at improving skin quality and having an anti-aging effect.

One beauty influencer accuses JLo of marketing her brand in a deceptive way, claiming that she gets plastic surgery treatments while suggesting her skincare brand alone is what helps keep her looking young.

For consumers intent on purchasing JLo Beauty products, they’re currently much cheaper on Revolve than on the brand’s website or Amazon.