I almost ran out of moisturiser when I found a certified organic day moisturiser which is tinted and has SPF 30! How wonderful! I read about the dangers of using the wrong sunscreen, so I was excited to get a sunscreen made with certified organic ingredients and pure essential oils. According to its website Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturiser is a :
- BB multi-tasker.
- Zinc broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection with natural mineral zinc oxide.
- Provides light glowing coverage with mineral pigments.
- Hydrates with organic plant oils of coconut, sunflower & jojoba.
- Replenishes moisture with vegetable hyaluronic acid.
A 4-in-1 certified organic moisturiser – BB cream, SPF 30, light foundation and an organic moisturizer – all in one tube! Isn’t that terrific? It sounded like a dream… and it is.
Pure Essential Oils in Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Moisturiser
There are 4 shades available : Sheer, Ivory, Sand and Tan. I picked Ivory. Here’s a look at the texture and shade when applied on my hand.
As you can see from the photo above, the texture is quite thick.
And the colour is not as nice as I’d hope.
I may have bought the wrong shade – it makes my skin look pale.
But after a proper rubbing, you don’t notice much ‘tint’. It’s more like a base than a light foundation. Still needs foundation for a better coverage.
As for the smell, my kids didn’t like it – I think it smells a bit citrusy but not in a pleasant way. And I also felt mild tingling or slight itchiness after a few minutes of application. Upon inspection of its ingredients, I noticed citrus reticulata (mandarin) & citrus aurantium (petitgrain) pure essential oils, so no wonder!
Here is the complete list of ingredients:
But wait a minute, looking at the inactive ingredients, I noticed citrus essential oils at the end of the list. I read that essential oils that come from the citrus family causes phototoxicity – sun sensitizing effect when exposed to UV light. Could that be the reason for the discomfits? Can’t be sure. But if it’s true, then it doesn’t make sense for any citrus essential oils to be in an SPF cream, no matter how small the quantity.
Now, as for the main purpose of purchase – sadly, it fails as a moisturizer. Although I applied it on damp skin (as per instruction on the tube), it’s still very drying on my (dry) hands and though not as bad on my (combination) face, I felt as though there were no moisturizer at all.
Probably because of that conflicting statement (a moisturizer that doesn’t moisturize), the skin around my face felt the need to help moisturize itself by secreting more oil especially around my forehead and cheeks.
The next time, I firstly applied moisturiser on my face, then the SPF 30. Felt a bit better. I think it should be renamed as ‘SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Cream’ instead of ‘SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer’.
In short, it’s not as moisturising as Juice Beauty Moisturiser. In terms of comfort, I prefer Luscious Cocoa, a hand cream that works just as well on face. Now, I’m off looking for a better moisturizer. In the meantime, I have to use a sample moisturizer I got from my Bag of Love. As usual, I bought this SPF 30 at The Modshop.