I am so happy when I get PR from Taiwanese brands ~ I find that TW Beauty seems to work really well with my oily, dehydrated skin and I haven’t really found a Taiwanese brand that I did not enjoy! Juva Skincare sent me two of their products, which you can purchase at Amazon USA.
Skin Type/Concerns: oily, blemish prone, aging concerns, pores, fine lines/wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation
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Juva Skincare is a brand that I have seen around and I am finally getting to try out a couple of their products! Juva uses at least 2% fullerenes in their skincare products. What are fullerenes? Glad you asked, as I wrote about this ingredient LONG ago at my blog in 2016 ~ Fullerene, or ⚽️carbon buckyballs⚽️, are a patented technology and are microscopic hollow spheres that are stable and will carry active ingredients into your skin. These are nano-particles which are reported to help reduce wrinkles and tone your skin, making it firmer and smoother. Fullerenes act as a free radical sponge, by breaking up the bonds and adding an electron to the free radical molecules. Java Skincare is 100% free from artificial fragrances, cruelty-free and free from parabens and are registered with the FDA. They also package their products in eco-friendly, recycled and sustainable materials
Juva Brightening Facial Jelly Wash Off Mask is a real treat! This is a Taiwanese brand and like most TW brands, they seem to be really great for oily skin types. This is a soothing, hydrating wash off gel mask containing 13 ingredients: This contains 2% fullerenes along with antioxidant-rich cucumber helps to regulate the water and oil level of the skin to prevent the appearance of blemishes. Anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory ginseng helps stimulate skin, activate the blood flow which increases toning while leaving your skin glowing and radiant. Kava kava helps speed up wound healing and it is a skin conditioner while slowing the loss of water from your skin
Algae is an excellent skin conditioning, emollient moisturizer while anti-inflammatory chicory not only soothes your skin, but helps aid in the production of collagen. Magnesium gluconate helps treat blemishes and reduce clogged pores, as it helps reduce the production of excess sebum. This product contains no artificial dyes or fragrances. This does have a natural scent to it, a little bit warm and early but it is very faint.
𝗜𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: Water, Fullerenes, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract, Ginseng (Panax) Extract, Kava (Piper Methysticum) Root Extract, Algae Extract, Chicory (Cichorium Intybus) Extract, Maltose, Magnesium Gluconate, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol cosDNA
I love jelly masks and this one is just lovely to use. It has an immediate cooling effect on my skin, helping to calm and soothe and it is hydrating but doesn’t leave my skin dewy or greasy. Just massage it on for 30 seconds and leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off. This is so easy to do and I am almost done with my jar as I have been faithful in using it. My skin looks more “fresh” after using this and my pores are much cleaner looking
Juva Brightening Essence Box Set is one of their best sellers and I can see why! Don’t let the two small bottles fool you, as these lasted me about 6 weeks. This is full of great ingredients besides the 2% fullerenes ~ Gluconolactone is a PHA ~ Poly Hydroxy Acids. PHA is a third generation peeling/exfoliating ingredient, like AHA and BHA, but it is less irritating. It is just as effective as an AHA, but it is gentle and mild, as the molecules in PHA are larger and do not penetrate deeply into the skin. PHA’s take longer to show results, but if you use a product for about a month or so, you should see some skin tone and texture improvement. PHA’s also have hydrating and moisturizing benefits that can help strengthen your skin barrier function and they contain anti-oxidant properties, making it a good choice for anti-aging skincare products. PHA’s also can be used with other products such as retinol and skin lightening hydroquinone. PHA products can be used on all skin tones as well and help reduce photo-aging.
Gluconolactone is derived from glucuronic acid, which is a sugar acid and it is suitable for sensitive or mature skin. It functions like an AHA and will help improve your skin’s texture by aiding in cellular turnover, unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells. Recent studies show it might be effective in treating blemishes, due to some anti-bacterial properties. PHA will help refine and smooth your skin, while providing anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. PHA’s also hydrate your skin, as they are a humectant ~ but because they are a humectant, you need to make sure that you apply an emollient or occlusive product over it.
Dipotassium glycrrhizate is licorice and it reduces flakiness in skin, acts as anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe skin and reduce redness. It also is a skin lightener and brightener, preventing hyper-pigmentation. This also contains the emollient algae, anti-inflammatory chicory and blemish busting magnesium gluconate as well as tremella fuciformis.
Tremella fuciformis, aka Snow Fungus, is a white gelatinous parasitic fungus that has been used in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) for centuries, as well as for culinary dishes. It draws water to the skin, just like hyaluronic acid, helping keep your skin hydrated and moist, plumping up fine lines and wrinkles. It is supposed to be 120% more efficient than HA, as its particles are smaller than hyaluronic acid ~ it penetrates your skin better and more easier. Snow fungus is a natural organic alternative to hyaluronic acid. It contains Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin ~ we need produce it when we get it thru exposure to the sun and also in foods and supplements. Also, snow fungus is an antioxidant, helping combat and reserve free radical damage, including lightening of hyper-pigmentation spots. So, this has several skin brightening ingredients that are not your typical ones you might think of ~ such as vitamin C or niacinamide.
Ingredients: Water, Water-soluble Fullerene, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Piper Methysticum Extract, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Magnesium Gluconate, Algae Extract, Chicory Extract, Maltose, Disodium EDTA cosDNA
The little glass vials are sealed with metal and a rubber cap ~ just peel off the metal collar and pop off the cap. Place the flexible squeeze tube on top of the bottle and it’s ready to use! This has a watery-gel like texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy or oily residue. As it contained PHA, I did do a pH test on this anti-oxidant, brightening essence and it is between 4 to 4.5. This is a nice pH level of an acid treatment and despite its lower level, this did not sting my face! It felt very hydrating and soothing and I would never had guessed its pH level was so low.
After 6 weeks of use, what did I discover about this brightening essence? Well, I still had hyper-pigmentation, but I felt my skin looked and felt more even toned without dullness, but more of a radiance. This did not clog my pores, left my skin clear and help speed up skin healing as well, as it does gently exfoliate while aiding in the production of collagen. This is not an inexpensive product, but I feel it does live up to its claims as a skin brightening product
Juva Skincare sent me more of their line ~ including another Brightening Essence Box Set, Brightening Oil Essence and Brightening Lotion. I am really looking forward to testing out those products too!
image from juva-skincare.com
Where to Purchase
Juva Skincare has their own website, which can ship internationally (click here). They ship DHL and offer free shipping with purchases of $120.00 USD and over.
Juva Skincare also has a presence on Amazon USA, so for those state-side, we can get the products fast with Prime Shipping.
- Brightening Facial Jelly 60mL/2 oz $37.80
- Skincare Brightening Essence Box Set 2 vials/10mL each $57.60
- Skincare Brightening Essence Travel Kit 1 vial/10 mL plus travel pouch $32.40