September 26, 2015
There are makeup addicts and there are people like me who are skin care junkies (Truth! I am both). I am always searching for the “Holy Grail” in skincare; an ultimate anti aging, pore minimizing hydrating elixir. I own many creams, serums and face oils; any product that is high in botanicals or all natural gets my attention. I am someone who likes to read names of ingredients that I can pronounce and that don’t require a degree in chemistry to understand. When EIC Michelyn Camen asked me to review Juara Radiance Vitality Oil, I jumped at the opportunity. Although I had not heard of this line, after looking on their website, I was impressed by the luxurious brown and gold packaging and the inspiration for the brand.
“Juara was inspired by the ancient beauty secrets and botanical remedies of the Indonesian archipelago, Juara draws from the practice of a time-honored herbal tradition called Jamu, as well as the best in modern science to create products that restore and enhance the skin's natural balance and radiance.”
Candlenut (Aleurites Moluccanus) Photo by Sandi
The botanicals used in Juara Radiance Vitality Oil are very high quality. As someone who has used face oils before they were trendy, I was familiar with all the ingredients as I have a good deal of first hand knowledge of botanicals and their benefits. For many years, there was a misconception that face oils are greasy or will make you break out. A good face oil will do neither and in fact, correct complexion issues over time. The key is the quality. Juara’s face oil is composed of high grade non-comedogenic oils that are known to nourish and nurture the skin.
These ingredients I found to be some of the heavy hitters:
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Root Extract: I had not used this before except in a natural face mask. We all know the value of adding it to our cooking. Turmeric is a great antioxidant which helps to fight off free radicals, it is also great for inflammation.
Candlenut Oil: (Aleurites Moluccanus) which I know as Kukui Nut oil. It is produced mainly in Hawaii and Tahiti. Kukui Oil is high in essential fatty acids, thus, it aids in softening and restructuring the skin. It is excellent for sensitive and mature skin.
5-Flavor Berry Extract: It has been stated to help the skin hold onto moisture. This I was not familiar with in skincare.
Plumeria Extract: Revitalizes damaged skin while being highly hydrating. Keeps the skin soft and smooth. Squalene: (since this is a cruelty free product and 100% Vegetarian) this is a plant based squalene, from either Olives, or Wheat Germ. It closely resembles the sebum produced by human skin. It provides smooth light moisture to the skin.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: (a milder form of vitamin C that’s been modified to be more lipid soluble.) which allows for better penetration and absorption. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is able to successfully penetrate the epidermis and move to the layer underneath called the dermis. It’s in the dermis that collagen is made. Vitamin C is said to stimulate collagen production. Since collagen provides skin with the support it needs to stay firm and youthful, this helps to reduce wrinkles and skin sagging. It is also a great antioxidant.
Juara Radiance Vitality Oil mixed with my moisturizer
I first applied Radiance Vitality Oil according to the directions on the box, 2-3 drops morning and night. I had to use much more of the product than I had expected. I live in a desert climate thus my skin is dry. After searching the Juara site, I found a few helpful hints from a makeup artist. This product works best on many skin types when used after serums or mixed with a moisturizer. This method increased the efficacy of the oil and works much better for my dry, mature skin.
I'm still in trial mode. So far, my skin is smoother, more hydrated, and I will continue using hoping that my face will look more radiant. As mentioned before, if you have dry or very dry skin, I recommend using it with your moisturizer, and not completely as a stand-alone product.
Pros: It gives my skin a moist dewy appearance, and my face feels like soft to the touch. The texture of my skin was noticeably improved.
Cons: When applied according to the directions on the box, it didn't work as well for me.
My results after one week based on the Benefits listed from their site:
Firms & Enhances Skin Elasticity (not yet)
Brightens & Boosts Radiance (not yet)
Smoothes & Softens (immediate results)
Provides Antioxidant Protection (yes)
Helps Protect & Repair with powerful antioxidants Nourishes & Hydrates (yes)
Ultra pure formula good for all skin types, especially aging skin (yes).
Let’s face it. We live in a time when we demand results immediately or the products get shelved or discarded. Noticeable changes can take some time, and I recommend 1-3 months no matter what skincare you use. I am looking forward to trying more of their line as all Juara skincare is dermatologist tested. 100% vegetarian. Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, artificial colorants and harsh chemicals and Certified cruelty free.
30 ml/$65 available at www.juaraskincare.com and select stockists.
Sandi Lundberg, Guest Contributor with contributions from Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Disclosure: I was provided this product for consideration, opinions are my own.
JUARA Radiance Vitality Oil (Huille Viatalite) Photo: Sandi
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