From The Vault: Juice Beauty CC Cream

This months look back over posts past focuses on a brand who has recently launched a full range in the UK – Juice Beauty.

Over the course of a few online shopping sprees (for purely essential items I assure you) I ordered a few samples of Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream (£41.00 full size) which is currently the only organic CC Cream available on the market. These pocket sized 5ml tubes were a perfect and cheap (ish) introduction to what is an expensive but lovely product.
According to the blurb this Colour Corrector is a 12 in 1 Multi-tasker which..
  • Repairs damage
  • Evens skin tone & texture
  • Firmas & improves elasticity
  • Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • Creates a radiant, glowing complexion
  • Balances skin tone
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Protects with chemical free SPF 30 – mineral tinted coverage
  • Ultimate moisturiser
  • Skin perfecting colour
  • Great for all skin types

A pretty impressive list of claims!

I applied my CC cream over my regular moisturiser as I did find that my skin needed that little extra hydration, however those with less dry skin will probably manage without doubling up. It is easy to work into the skin but does feel heavier than a regular moisturiser due to (I imagine) the SPF content. In fact my only criticism is the weight of the product – I feel it sitting on my skin a little heavier than I would like.

I did certainly notice a diminishing of my (sadly many) fine lines and my skin did look even and certainly glow in a radiant fashion – to the extent that one of my regular male presenters commented on how beautiful my skin looked! This may have been induced by the bag of eclairs that I had just laid out on the makeshift camera box table, however…

Due to this typically dubious British summer we have had so far I admit that the SPF factor has been a little under tested however I will be spending a couple of weeks in Italy later this month and so hopefully I will have a chance to put it to the test.

Currently available in two shades; Natural Glow and Warm Glow. Natural Glow is aimed at us fairer skinned types and looks very pale on initial application, however once it had been worked in it seemed to show very little pigment at all, just balanced my skin tone. Mid tones should opt for the deeper Warm Glow which appears very orangey straight from the tube but, like its counterpart softens its impact once it has been worked in.

I have used Warm Glow a few times on myself to give me a VERY healthy skin tone and if you are naturally fairer and a sunbaked tan is a look you like to rock then this is worth a go but PLEASE blend it well to avoid the streaks and tide marks of your attempted faking…

I have yet to use this CC Cream at work so haven’t seem what it looks like on camera but I will update this post once I’ve had a chance to do so*.

*Update:although I haven’t seen how it looks on screen, I can comment that it does have significant flash back in photographs due to the Zinc Oxide content. Worth noting if you are planning to wear to an event where you may be photographed using flash photography!

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I was using Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream during the summer months at the time of writing the original post back in 2013 however I have to admit I don’t believe I’ve used it since.

Despite my love of Juice Beauty CC Cream for the most part, the main reason I discontinued using it was due to the weight of the product on my skin. As I mentioned in the original post, I found it a little on the heavy side – like a full coverage foundation; something I don’t find particular comfortable on a daily basis (I generally favour a lighter products such as tinted moisturisers).

One thing I am pleased to see is that the range of shades has been expanded from two to five. This was the second reason for ceasing to use it originally. The existing shades Natural Glow and Warm Glow are joined by Desert Glow, a yellow based shade for fairer skins and Sun-Kissed Glow and Deep Glow for darker skins. Hooray!!

Given it’s been going on four years since I stopped using it, it would be interesting to see if the CC Cream formulation has changed at all given the launch last year of the Juice Beauty make-up range. Combining this thought with the fact that there is now a greater range of shades, I will definitely be picking up another sample size in the coming days and giving it another go.

If you are a little unclear as to the differences between BB and CC Creams, I wrote a post around the same time as this entitled ‘Learning Your A, BB,CC’s, I felt an introduction to the world of Beauty Balms and Colour Correcting creams was probably needed.

Have you tried this or anything from the new Juice Beauty make-up range?

(*Denotes certified organic)
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%

Inactive Ingredients: Juice Beauty proprietary blend of fruit stem cells: apple buds, grape buds & lemon bark. Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil), polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), sodium hyaluronate (vegetable hyaluronic acid), malus sylvestris (apple buds), vitis vinifera (grape buds) & citrus limonum (lemon bark), iron oxides, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus reticulata (mandarin) & citrus aurantium (petitgrain) pure essential oils.

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  • Louise Dartford

    I’ve been trying a sample of their foundation and I love it! xReplyCancel

    • Organic Makeup Artist

      Ah, me too1 great full coverage base!! xReplyCancel

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