Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum (1 oz, $80) is an ultra-light gel serum used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum is packed with a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells infused into a vitamin C, resveratrol-rich grapeseed formula to help boost and enhance skin tone and texture. Juice Beauty's Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing signs of aging. This serum is vegan, made with a certificated organic ingredient and formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
One of the things you may be wondering about the Juice Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum is whether there is a difference between a “serum” and a “booster serum”. According to this article, a booster is a “much more concentrated selection of ingredients designed to treat specific concerns.” But this article says that serums, ampoules and boosters are all the same thing – skin treatments – and the word used is mostly a marketing tactic to make different skincare products sound special. In the case of the Juice Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum, which uses both “booster” and “serum” in its name, I agree with the second article and believe that the use of both terms is a marketing tactic.
Another thing you may be wondering is, what are stem cells and how are they used in skincare? I found answers to both these questions on the Dermstore Blog and according to Dr. Sejal Shah, a dermatologist quoted in the article, “stem cells are rapidly dividing cells in the body that have the ability to give rise to more stem cells or become other types of cells with more specialized function.” Stem cells derived from plants and animals contain amino acids and peptides, which are powerful ingredients for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Michele Green, another dermatologist cited in the article, explains that “stem cells naturally have antioxidant properties and they nourish skin cells which promotes cell turnover and increases collagen production.” All this means it that products containing stem cells could result in fewer lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and tone, and younger, more beautiful skin. In the article, Dr. Eve Lupenko states that plant-based stem cells in skincare products repair the skin at the deeper cellular level, while most other non-stem cell products are unable to penetrate those areas of skin cells. Although there is disagreement among dermatologists as to whether stems cells in skincare products are more effective than non-stem cell products, there is potential in using stem cells in conjunction with other treatments to get the best results. But if you are interested in trying a skin care product that contains stem cells, Green recommends skincare products that use plant-based, rather than animal based, stem cells because there is more research into the efficacy of plant-based stem cells.
In addition to fruit stem cells, the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum also contains a resveratrol-rich grapeseed formula. Resveratrol is another powerhouse skincare ingredient because it is a natural antioxidant that can be found in grape skin, peanuts, berries and even dark chocolate. In skincare products, resveratrol works by neutralizing free radicals, thereby reducing and slowing the signs of aging. Basically, Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum contains the necessary ingredients for a powerful anti-aging serum.
About the Brand
Juice Beauty was started by Karen Behnke, a wellness entrepreneur, who launched the company from scratch in 2005.Karen’s goal was to create luxurious organic formulations that perform better than conventional beauty products. Juice Beauty starts with a basic premise, formulate products with an antioxidant and vitamin-rich organic botanical juice base, rather than PEGS/petroleum derivatives or water, and combine it with powerful skincare ingredients to yield better results than conventional or natural products. Juice Beauty offers products that are clinically validated using certified organic ingredients, vegan, cruelty free and sustainable.
Improves the appearance of skin tone and luminosity
Hydrates and moisturizes skin with organic antioxidant-rich jojoba and shea
Provides essential fatty acid emollients and powerful antioxidant action with evening primrose, linseed & borage seed
Plant-derived hyaluronic acid provides plumping moisture to skin
How to Use
Apply Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum generously to cleansed face, neck and décolleté. The booster serum should be used after cleanser and before applying makeup. Watch a video on how to apply here.
Fruit Stem Cells Blend - Derived from organic apple buds, grape buds & lemon bark.
Champagne Grape Seed Oil (Organic) (vitis vinifera)- Resveratrol and antioxidant rich; and helps with skin protective benefits.
Jojoba Oil (Organic) (simmondsia chinensis) - Derived from the seeds of the desert shrub jojoba; a rich emollient antioxidant, high in essential fatty acids & nutrients.
Pyrus malus (organic apple) juice*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape) juice*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon) juice*, organic aloe barbadensis juice*, glycerin† , xanthan gum, glyceryl stearate†, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea) butter*, ethylhexyl palmitate†, caprylic/capric triglyceride†, cetearyl alcohol+, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower) seed oil*, malus domestica (apple) fruit cell culture extract+, vitis vinifera (grape) fruit cell extract+, citrus medica limonum (lemon) leaf cell extract+, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil*, oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose) oil*, linum usitatissimum (organic linseed) oil*, borago officinalis (organic borage) seed oil*, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin†, tocopherol (Vitamin E+, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), panthenol (Vitamin B5), stearic acid, allantoin, sodium hyaluronate†, citrus reticulata (mandarin) oil+, litsea cubeba (may chang) oil+, cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) oil+. * = Certified organic ingredient † = Plant derived
I received the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum in my Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription box but I was so overwhelmed with skincare products that I gave it to a friend and asked her to give me her honest review. My friend has normal skin and she used the Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum for one month before sending me her review. With her permission, I have reproduced her review of the booster serum below.
The Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum has a lightweight, non-greasy, white cream/lotion texture with a very faint citrus scent. The packaging is very nice and appealing, and the pump dispenses the correct amount of the serum, so that there is no waste. However, I think the packaging gives the illusion there is more product than there actually is, because after one month of using it in the PM, it is almost finished. I used the serum in the evening as part of my skincare routine after my oil cleanser and AHA toner. I then follow the Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum with my prescription retinoid and end my routine with a moisturizer.
The Juice Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum definitely helps hydrate my skin, but I did not notice any visible changes in wrinkles. I liked the packaging, ease of use, the fact that not too much product dispensed with each use and its lack of fragrance. I do not like the price point, especially since it only hydrates the skin because there are less expensive moisturizers on the market.
Overall, I think the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum is a good serum but I’m not sure it’s better than others on the market or worth $80. I would recommend it to those looking for a vegan product and want to add a hydrating serum to their routine, but I didn’t notice a dramatic difference in my skin tone, texture or wrinkles, once I added it to my routine.