Juice Beauty says:
Reduce blemishes, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with organic fruit acids and willow bark that contains natural salicylic acid; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion.
Today I’ll be reviewing the Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum. The brand is one of the first that I heard about when I first started researching natural and organic products. They are generally clean in terms of ingredients, but do have a couple mildly suspicious ingredients that may irritate sensitive skin.
This particular product is part of the Blemish Clearing collection, which has been raved about in the blog community and it’s worth a look at if you struggle with acne.
Formulation & Ingredients
The formula is a thin, clear liquid with a subtle, almost sweet fruity scent. Not unpleasant and barely noticeable. It seemed slightly sticky at first, but when I smoothed it over my face, it absorbed fairly easily. I would say I used 1-2 drops of it for my entire face, mainly focusing on problem areas like my forehead.
Active Ingredient: salicylic acid 0.75%
Inactive Ingredients: Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, vegetable glycerin, sclerotium gum, algin, salix alba (willow bark extract), allantoin, decyl glucoside, panthenol (Vitamin B5), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), tocopherol (Vitamin E), salvia officinalis (sage leaf oil), ubiquinone (CoQ10), saccharum officinarum (sugar cane juice), organic botanical extracts of camellia sinensis (organic white tea leaf extract)*, camellia oleifera (organic green tea extract)*, lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract)*, chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract)*, melissa officinalis (lemon balm leaf extract), algae extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)* and Boswellia serrata (frankincense)* pure essential oils
The main active ingredient in this that works to treat blemishes is willow bark extract. This can be found commonly as a natural treatment for pimples as it contains naturally occurring salicylic acid.
Sound familiar? The chemical version is popular in mainstream beauty products. However, the toxic counterpart is known to irritate skin and cause peeling, flaking, burning, and dryness. (This is caused by the keratolytic process of shedding cells.)
While the blemishes do seem smaller and less irritated, I want to see if they will significantly disappear at the promised two week mark. This serum is also loaded with tons of antioxidants, which help to protect your skin from free radicals.
I usually apply it after cleansing and toning. Even though it instructs you to use it AM and PM, I only apply it at night because that is the time your skin is regenerating.
I think this product works fairly well, and is priced better than some natural acne products. I feel my skin has improved and I definitely have fewer blemishes. Though the acne is not completely gone, it has considerably diminished.
Overall, I am satisfied with the results and might repurchase. Maybe if I used the whole Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Collection, my acne would fully heal. (I like how they describe it as healing instead of something harsher.)
This product would be best suitable for someone looking for a good, natural acne product that doesn’t cause your skin any irritation, like most mainstream acne products.