Attn: Giveaway at the end of this post!
This summer I will hit the big 3-5. I hope to bypass some of the trauma involved with hitting this landmark in my life by going to New York City to party it up with friends the week before my birthday, you know… pretend I am still young. ;)
I never thought I would be concerned with aging but it kind of sneaks up on you. You start to notice the skin on your neck and hands getting thinner and you might even see a few stray grey hairs or wrinkles. Thankfully the first sign is the only one I have seen but I am surprised I even care. I don’t wear makeup and frankly don’t care much about fashion either. Aging, make-up, exercise, fashion (aka, how I look) used to be a category with a big fat “Do Not Care” check-mark underneath but suddenly I find that the older I get, the more I am starting to care. I have been buying new to me clothing at second hand stores frequently of late after wearing the same old stuff for more than a decade. I kinda HAD to buy new clothes after more than a year at the gym though. None of my old clothes fit anymore.
Then I started to wear makeup here and there just because I felt like it. My daughter, who had never seen me wear makeup said I looked like Lady Gaga. I am not sure if that should be taken as a compliment. Also recently I was contacted by Juice Beauty to do a review of their Age Defy Solutions Kit and I jumped all over it. Who woulda thunk it? Certainly not me. ;)
I have really enjoyed becoming better acquainted with Juice Beauty products. I can easily see myself becoming a dedicated customer because I know they are a brand and product I can trust to be safe and healthy. I have rather enjoyed eschewing beauty products and makeup all these years because then I didn’t have to research all of it and get discouraged by how generally toxic the beauty market it. I didn’t have to worry about my skin absorbing chemical nasties every day. I feel confident about Juice Beauty though and recommended them to my readers even before I used them myself. Their products are made with a minimum of 85% and up to 98% USDA certified organic content. Instead of the typical water-base that most natural skincare brands use, Juice Beauty products have an organic fruit juice base that is naturally loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins and phytonutrients – it’s like a smoothie for your skin! I know many raw foodies swear by rubbing pieces of fruit on their skin and these products feel like you are doing just that.
The green Apple Age Defying Kit is simply superb. You can totally smell the green apple!
The kit contains:
Green Apple Cleansing Gel
Green Apple Peel Full Strength
Green Apple Age Defy Serum
Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
Green Apple SPF15 Moisturizer
You start the day with the cleanser and follow up with the serum and the moisturizer. In the evening you use the cleanser, the peel, the serum, and moisturizer. You leave the peel on for ten minutes and then rinse before you apply the last two. I was a bit hesitant to try the peel because I remember that being popular when I was a teen and it leaving my face all red like a lobster but everything in this kit is gentle and nourishing. They are also highly effective. This isn’t wimpy skincare. I was deeply impressed with how my skin seemed to tighten up and how my pores seemed to shrink. Abuse of my skin as a teen has left me with large pores but they have been much less noticeable with the Age Defy Solutions. My skin has also been silky soft. ;) Both my husband and my youngest son were speaking me at different times this week and suddenly they put a hand to my face and rubbed it against my cheek, which is very uncharacteristic of both. I think they have noticed the difference just as I have.
So A+ for the product and A+ for the company, which was started by a mom who was concerned about everything she put in and on her body when she was pregnant with her first child. Her goal was to create a line of authentically organic, highly effective skincare products and Juice Beauty was born. I am so glad it was.
Now… are you ready to try this kit and/or a $50 Juice Beauty gift certificate to use on the products of your choice? You are??? Awesome! Enter below… and good luck!
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012