I recently planned a grab & go trip to Ulta to stock up on bobby pins and hair clippers, but as usual I ended up spending an hour there and I got out of there with a few extra things. One of them was the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil, which I had heard about from some of you lovely folks. I remembered that a few people asked me if I had tried it and I thought it would be a good idea to review it, especially since the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Cleansing Oil has not arrived in Europe (yet, but hang in there!).
The product’s formula features a few oils (sunflower seed and grapeseed), Vitamin C and E, a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells (apple buds, grape buds & lemon bark), and essential oils of May Chang and Ho Wood. According to Juice Beauty, the plant oils and essential oils are meant to balance the complexion and the vitamins are included to provide antioxidants. The fruit acids are instead supposed to fight free-radical skin damage and firm the skin.
I have been using the product mainly to remove my makeup and occasionally to simply cleanse my skin, in the same way I usually do with the ED4OLO Cleansing Oil. I find that it does a good job at breaking down the makeup and removing all traces of dirt. I was surprised to find out that the oil comes off very easily. While it does not completely dissolve with water like the ED4OLO, it does not require too much effort either and that was something I liked. No extra rubbing needed at all. I cannot say that I saw all of the improvements that were advertised by the company, but then again I did not use it for a long time. However, during my time of use I did like how it left my skin following makeup removal. Well cleansed and moisturized, but not greasy.
Overall, I found the Juice Beauty Cleansing Oil to be effective and reasonably priced for the amount of product, ($32 for 4 oz.). My only problem with it (and the reason why I will not repurchase it) is that I really do not like the smell of it. I looked up some reviews online to see if anyone else had something to say about the scent and apparently I am not the only one who wished that it would smell different. The two things that come to my mind when trying to describe the scent are lemons & medicine (love lemons, but the scent of medicine… not so much). However, a few reviewers wrote that they enjoyed the scent, therefore I would recommend a quick trip to Ulta to give the tester a little sniff. You may be among those who like it and enjoy the product. As for me, I have started my fifth bottle of ED4OLO “tropical paradise” (the best cleansing oil period).
A little side note. Elizabeth Dehn and One Love Organics just launched a Body Oil that smells like the Cleansing Oil. I have not tried it yet, but plan to get some soon because that scent is to die for! Check it out at One Love Organics.