There’s all sorts of ways to combat breakouts. Dietary changes, elimination of irritants and allergens, proper cleansing, balancing hormones… But sometimes a good old-fashioned spot treatment is in order. The Blemish Be Gone roller by Juice Beauty gently heals blemishes, while also soothing damaged skin. Compared to prescription-strength acne treatments, this stuff may seem like child’s play. But if you’re concerned about the potential adverse health effects of antibiotics or medications for acne, the Blemish Be Gone roller is a safe alternative.
Inside the Ingredients
Ingredients: Organic juices of apple, white grape, aloe leaf juice, and lemon, sugar cane, vegetable glycerin, sodium hydroxide, polysorbate-20, organic sage leaf extract, willow bark, green tea leaf extract, sugar cane extract, algae extract, dandelion leaf extract, lemon balm leaf extract, organic lemon verbena, CoQ10, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, panthenol, allantoin, lecithin, xanthan gum, sclerotium gum, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, citric acid, caramel, lavender oil, and myrrh essential oil.
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Juice Beauty uses–wait for it, wait for it–a lot of juice in their products. The juices are rich in vitamins (A, B, & C), act as powerful antioxidants, and promote rejuvenation of the skin. Juice ain’t a bad look.
This formula is free of parabens, PEGs, phthalates, sulphates, and petroleum-based chemicals.
Sodium Hydroxide is actually lye, which is something I haven’t heard too much of since I read the Little House of the Prairie series. Lye is a caustic chemical, meaning that it can cause corrosion and damage healthy tissue. An earlier formula of the Blemish Be Gone was a bit weak; clearly Juice Beauty has stepped up their game and added some Oomph! to their formula. But don’t worry. Sodium Hydroxide is reasonably safe in small amounts.
Sugar is another fun ingredient Juice Beauty uses in this formulation, in the forms of straight-up sugar cane, sugar cane extract, and caramel. Did I just say caramel? Yes, I did. I said it with a smile on my sweets-loving face. Sugar contains glycolic acid, which exfoliates and repairs skin.
The retinyl palmitate is a controversial ingredient for use in a so-called natural product. Although less potent than retinol (and less irritating), retinyl palmitate can reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Generally, retinyl palmitate is safer when used at night, because once exposed to UV light it breaks down and produces free radicals.
Where to Purchase
Juice Beauty’s Blemish Be Gone is $15 for a .27 fl oz tube. Buy it here.*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. **Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.