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- Most skincare products take time to work. That’s why I’m always impressed with the ones that yield immediate results.
- The Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray ($52) from Juice Beauty is a gentle exfoliant that uses all-natural ingredients to slough off dead skin and reveal fresher, brighter looking skin in seconds.
- The first time I tried it, I was in awe — and I’m not exaggerating here. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and still am loving how soft and fresh it leaves my skin feeling.
When it comes to skin care, instant gratification is pretty uncommon. It could take weeks for that serum to reveal its promised dewy glow and even the most expensive under-eye cream out there won’t make your crow’s feet disappear overnight. Most skincare products take time to work their magic.
But every now and then you’ll stumble upon the elusive product that provides serious results with actual immediacy. And when you find one of those products, you have to share it with the world.
That’s why I’m divulging all the details of my new skin-care obsession: The Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray.
The name may be a jumbled mouthful, but trust me: It’s one of the most fool-proof ways to exfoliate your way to smoother, glowier skin.
What it is
Juice Beauty was launched in 2005 with a mission to provide high-performance, luxury skincare products made completely from natural and organic ingredients. Since then, the brand has released a host of all-natural makeup and skincare products, ranging from colorful lip glosses to clinically tested and validated skincare collections, like Stem Cellular.
The Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray is just what it sounds like — a facial mist that you spray onto skin to exfoliate.
For many, the word "exfoliate" conjures up memories of vigorously rubbing skin with rough microbeads until it burns. Juice Beauty’s iteration of a chemical exfoliant is surprisingly gentle, though understandably so when you consider it’s made with stem cells from fruit. Yes, you read that right. The Stem Cellular spray combines exfoliants derived from plants to slough off dead skin, with ingredients like licorice root, cucumber extract, and aloe to nourish, brighten, and soothe it as well.
How to use the peel spray
Juice Beauty recommends using this product in the morning while you shower. As much as I love multitasking, I got it during the day and was so excited to use it, I had to give it a try that night. I think the results were equally as impressive, regardless of when you use it.
After washing my face and patting dry, I reached for the sleek silver bottle. I gave it a good shake and liberally spritzed my face, neck, and décolleté. The mist is cool with an invigorating (though not particularly pleasant) scent. While lightweight, each spritz comes out quickly, so I’d recommend spraying a few inches away from your face.
As the instructions suggested, I let the product sink into my skin for a few seconds. Then, I used my fingertips to rub all of the product in, gently massaging my face with circular motions. Here’s where the process gets kind of gross, but really great.
As I rubbed, I watched the dead skin cells ball up into little clumps on the surface of my skin and onto my fingers. Within just seconds, the peel had lifted the dry, flaky skin off of my face and left scant remnants on the surface. When I felt that I had adequately rubbed everything in, I rinsed my face with warm water.
After patting dry again, I oohed and aahed as I did a double take in the mirror. My skin looked noticeably more vibrant, with healthy dose of redness (which went away quickly, don’t worry), and felt so much smoother than before. To make that baby soft skin feeling last, I followed with my favorite moisturizing jelly serum from Moon Juice and a basic Neutrogena moisturizer.
When I woke up the next morning, I still felt fresh-faced. Just imagine what my skin would have felt like if I had used the spray in the morning instead.
At-home exfoliation can be a toss up — if you’re not careful about the products you use and how often you exfoliate, you can really hurt your skin. You could always go to the experts and get a facial for a deep exfoliation every now and then, but that isn’t the most cost-effective option.
That’s why Juice Beauty’s exfoliating spray is such a sweet luxury. For $52 you can have a quality exfoliating experience that’s gentle on the skin but yields serious results. You can even spray your hands, arms, or any other body parts that could use some extra help sloughing off dry skin.
Since it’s made of all-natural and organic ingredients, this product should be fine for all types of skin. It’s still an exfoliant though, so you probably shouldn’t use it every day — I’ve been using it about once or twice a week.
My favorite thing about this product, though, is how convenient it is. I don’t need to fumble around with physical exfoliators or make a mess with a clay mask — all I have to do is spritz. The size — a travel-friendly 1.7 fluid ounces — makes this easy to take on the go.
I think you’ll want to spread the word after trying this one, too.
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