It’s Sunday night! I don’t know what it is, but every Sunday night, I feel restless, probably because I have to get up early the next morning. What does one do when they are restless and putting off bedtime? Mess with their face! Right? … Or maybe it’s just me. Tonight I grabbed another sample, this time it was juice Beauty‘s Green Apple Peel™ Sensitive.
The description, courtesy of juice Beauty: “Exfoliate and help reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolorations with Juice Beauty’s bestselling, patented GREEN APPLE™ Peel rich in alpha hydroxy acids. Delivers spa grade exfoliation revealing a brighter looking complexion. Made with Certified Organic Ingredients. Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals.”
One thing that confuses me is that on their site, they say “The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE™ Peel Sensitive is designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20’s and up and is effective for helping dark spots & discoloration, and uneven skin tone and texture. NOTE: the Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE™ Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids–if you have this type of skin, see the Daily Essentials Collection.” But this is supposedly made for sensitive skin. The only thing I can think of is that they copied this description from their original Green Apple Peel™ and forgot to change it to reflect the new “Sensitive” formula.
When I opened the little pot, I immediately associated the way it looked with condensed milk (just lighter in color), but the texture of it is not as thick as that, it’s more like a milky light-weight moisturizer that goes on smoothly and evenly. The directions (via Ulta, as the mini box didn’t have any on it) was to leave it on for up to 10 minutes. Although it is for sensitive skin, I decided since it was my 1st time using it that I’d leave it on for no longer than 5 minutes. After washing it off, I could feel my skin tingling and pulling – firming. My skin looked cleaner and had that nice light rosy-hue (photo to the left and right are after pics; yes in that not-so-lovely yellow cast from non-daylight light bulbs — you’ll probably see that a lot, especially when I do these things at night).
Right now, my skin feels a little sensitive to the touch and warm, overstimulated maybe. I applied a nighttime moisturizer, so I don’t think I’ll see any skin peeling in the morning- or at least I hope I don’t! My eyebrows I tried to avoid, but may have gotten some on there when washing it off, my left one is a teensy weensy bit itchy now.
This product retails at $39 for a 2oz jar via Ulta.
Follow-up on the next day: My skin is peeling 🙁 and as much as I loved how rosy my skin looked right after using the product, there isn’t enough left for me to dedicate a full two-weeks to see if it will eventually start working like it’s supposed to.