Juice Beauty Review: Is Organic Beauty Healthier?

Juice Beauty Review: Is Organic Beauty Healthier?


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Juice Beauty is an organic beauty brand that describes itself as using "Farm To Beauty" ingredients. The brand sells everything from haircare to skincare to makeup.

But are Juice Beauty products really cleaner than competitors'? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? Are Juice Beauty products likely to work? And how do real customers rate and describe the effects of this brand?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Juice Beauty's most popular products (Stem Cellular Serum and CC Cream) to give our take on whether or not they're likely to be effective and whether or not they're healthy.

We'll also feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Juice Beauty for the best prices.

Ingredient Analysis — Stem Cellular Serum

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Serum ingredients

The ingredients in Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum are shown above.

This serum contains a large number of active ingredients that are clinically shown to have anti-aging effects.

Grape was described as having "strong cosmetological-related properties, such as anti-ageing properties" in a medical review published in the Pharmaceutics journal.

Sunflower seed oil was shown to protect human cells from UV ray damage in a 2019 clinical trial.

Evening primrose oil has been described in at least one medical review as possessing potent anti-aging compounds, as we documented in our review of Bubble Moisturizer.

Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate can moisturize the skin, according to a 2022 clinical trial.

There are other active ingredients in this formulation with research backing, but our main point is that this serum contains a large number of effective ingredients and no ingredients we consider to be unhealthy.

While Stem Cellular Serum contains two synthetic preservatives (sodium benzoate and ethylhexylglycerin), these are two of the mildest preservatives used in cosmetics, and we haven't come across any clinical evidence that they're harmful when used in combination.

Overall, we consider Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Serum likely to have an anti-aging effect, and we consider this to be one of the best-formulated anti-aging serums that we've reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

Real People Try Juice Beauty

A YouTube creator named Cassandra Bankson did a 15-hour wear test of Juice Beauty's foundation with before-and-after images:

A YouTube creator named "This is Real Life With Sheri" did a 42-day test of Juice Beauty's anti-aging serum:

Ingredient Analysis — CC Cream

Juice Beauty CC Cream ingredients

The ingredients in Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream, which is a sunscreen, are shown above.

Zinc oxide is the active ingredient, and is clinically shown to be effective at protecting the skin from damaging UV rays, and to be non-toxic.

We consider this to be a much healthier choice than "chemical" sunscreen ingredients such as oxybenzone which can be hormone-disrupting.

There are several inactive ingredients in this sunscreen with research backing for improving skin quality.

Vitamin C is clinically shown to "significantly reduce signs of visible aging," as we documented in our Youth to the People reviews article.

Mandarin oil was shown to have anti-wrinkle effects in a clinical trial published in the Pharmacognosy Research journal.

Overall, we consider Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream likely to protect the skin from sun damage and to improve skin quality. There are no ingredients in this formulation that we consider to be unhealthy.

Where to Get the Best Price

Juice Beauty products are sold at a variety of online retailers.

Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase of the two products reviewed in this article, at the time of publication:

Stem Cellular Serum

Walmart: $80 (free shipping, link)

Amazon: $80 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Brand website: $80 with additional subscription discounts (free shipping, link)

CC Cream

Brand website: $39.50 (plus shipping, link)

Ulta: $39.50 (free shipping, link)

Amazon: $39.50 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

The base rate for these two Juice Beauty products is the same across all major retailers, so the best value depends on other factors.

Stem Cellular Cream comes with subscription discounts on the brand's website but not on Amazon or Walmart. 

Stem Cellular CC Cream requires a payment for shipping on the brand's website, but not at Ulta or Amazon.

Best Organic Cosmetic Brands on Amazon

A YouTube creator named Yvonne Burkart has a popular video with her take on the best organic cosmetic brands available on Amazon for affordable prices:

Our Clean Anti-Aging Picks

There are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

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.

YOUARESUNSHINE from CLEARSTEM is our top sunscreen pick.

It's an SPF 50+ physical sunscreen entirely free of questionable additives, and it may even have anti-aging effects. This sunscreen contains green tea extract, which is clinically shown to moisturize the skin and reduce wrinkles.

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top anti-aging skin supplement.

Collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.

Juice Beauty Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Juice Beauty in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Effective formulations
  • Clean formulations
  • Organic ingredients
  • Stem Cellular Serum should have anti-aging effects
  • CC Cream should protect skin from sun
  • Uses safe preservatives

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive
  • Brand website charges for shipping orders under $50
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Conclusion

Juice Beauty is one of the best-formulated cosmetic brands we've reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

In this article we analyzed the formulation of two of the brand's most popular products, and we consider both safe and effective.

Stem Cellular Cream is rich in anti-aging, botanical active ingredients, and has no unhealthy additives.

CC Cream contains a non-toxic, "physical" sun blocking active ingredient, and also contains botanical inactive ingredients that can improve skin quality.

At the time of publishing this article, the brand's website has the best price on Stem Cellular Cream when factoring in subscription discounts, and Amazon and Ulta have the best prices on CC Cream when factoring in shipping fees.

While Juice Beauty is relatively expensive, we don't consider it overpriced given the quality of the formulations.

It's still cheaper than a large number of cosmetic brands we've reviewed on Illuminate Health which we consider to have worse formulations.