I enjoy receiving beauty boxes but sometimes the items I receive scare me a bit. I don’t mean the products jump out of my seat scary. That would be a tad dramatic. Well, I have sensitive skin and I am sometimes apprehensive to try certain products. I received a sample of the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive in a 2013 Birchbox. Yes, I said 2013! I kept trying to talk myself into trying the peel. I even included using the peel in two of my monthly goals. Yeah, that was a fail and it so didn’t happen.
I just couldn’t do it…one day I just manned up and went for it. *sigh* I feel like a fool. When the peel says sensitive skin, it means sensitive skin.
What are the deets on the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive?
Since you asked, I will be happy to share. According to Juice Beauty, the peel is made with certified organic products including apple juice, lemon juice, and aloe juice. The peel exfoliates the skin leaving it brighter and fine lines and wrinkles smoother.
What are the ingredients?
I admit, I anticipated the texture being thick and creamy or gel-like before opening the package. I was shocked to see the product resembles a jar of pear baby food. I lie to you not! The scent is a little baby food-ish. Yep, I made that up. Anywho, it’s not a strong overpowering scent but you can tell that it does contain some type of fruit or juice. When you read the label, the fragrance makes sense and it’s no biggie.
How did you use the Green Apple Peel?
The process was simple and easy.
- Cleaned my face with a mild creamy moisturizing cleanser and a Konjac sponge I received in a Julep box.
- Allowed my face to dry completely.
- Using my fingers, I apply the peel to my entire face, minus my eyes and lips…of course
- Left the peel on for 10 minutes
- Rinsed with warm water and dried with a microfiber towel
- Applied moisturizer with sunblock
Well, tell me how you really feel!
I was surprised to see the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive did not dry while on my skin. Since this was my first peel, I mistakenly expected it to perform like a mask and dry somewhat. At the very least, I thought it would go on smooth and dry tacky (applying Elmer’s glue to your fingers).
OK, this is going to sound a tab crazy but, I could actually see a difference after the first time I used the peel. I have an acne scar that I used to judge my progress. I noticed it was lighter when I rinsed the peel off.
I’ve used Juice Beauty peel quite a few times and I am surprised how many uses I’ve gotten out of the sample box. I was definitely happy with the results not only the first night but after multiple uses, it is a new fave. My skin is lighter and more balanced. The acne scar lightened up during the process. Now, it’s barely visible. Almost forgot to mention, I did not experience any dryness or peeling.
The price is the only negative about the peel…$39 for a 2oz container but I think that is about average for a peel. Given I am all about beauty on a budget the peel is a little more than I would like to pay. However, I am starting to learn that I may have to splurge or raise my budget for skincare items. I can be cheap with makeup but not skincare. So, the price is worth it to me. Oh, but it would be nice if it was in the $20 family. Ha!
What’s The Verdict?
Despite the price tag, I will definitely purchase the full-size version of the peel. If you are looking for a mild peel, this peel is for you. My skin definitely looked brighter and smoother with the first application. I use this once a week and my scar is almost gone. I love that this peel will not wreak havoc on my skin and I have not experienced a reaction. The Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive is definitely sensitive skin-friendly. I will continue to use this until every last drop is gone.
Have you tried any Juice Beauty products? What is your favorite?