Poreless, smooth, glowing skin – we all want it. But with life comes an inevitable dullness courtesy of time, that lingers with us and reminds us of lost youth.
A flooded beauty market promises the return of our youthful glow, but with so many products it can be a nightmare to navigate, and we’re often left disappointed with unkept promises.
When JUNOCO reached out to offer a regiment of their skincare – I was skeptical. But, agreed to give them a try over a couple of weeks to see if their products could live up to their claims.
A couple of weeks later, I’m happy to share this JUNOCO skincare review, with some actually surprising results.
I discovered a hack that leaves my skin with the smoothest, buttery (almost velvety) texture. And it’s the reason I’ll be using JUNOCO again!
But first, here are some of the highlights I’ll cover in this review:
- MINIMAL, NATURAL INGREDIENTS: I’m no scientist, but packing in a slew of active ingredients without thorough testing doesn’t seem wise. JUNOCO carefully selects just a few ingredients like rice, orange oil and vitamin E that are gentle, yet effective.
- CLEAN FRESH SMELL: A light natural fragrance from citrus oils and other natural ingredients is rejuvenating and fresh.
- HIGHLY MOISTURIZING CLEANSERS: I use face oil as my moisturizer, and somehow this wash has left my skin feeling even more plump and moisturized
- MY SKIN FEELS LIKE BUTTER: After testing for a couple of weeks, I’m thrilled with the results. Especially with my secret hack I’ll share later in this review
- NO MICROPLASTICS: Beauty products use a lot of filler, some like micro plastics are also really bad for the environment. JUNOCO doesn’t use them.
Let’s start with an introduction to the JUNOCO brand.
Their stance, minimalist and sustainable. JUNOCO is an organic, vegan skincare brand that believes less is more. That means less ingredients, and less impact on the environment.
They’ve assorted their collection with cleansing balm, kale clay masks, and energizing serums formulated to revitalize, without overwhelming your skin with an onslaught of unnatural ingredients.
And, with a price range around $12-15, they’ve made a beauty line that’s truly attainable for everyone, and have already been featured by some notable sources including Forbes, BYRDIE and GLOSSY.
Now, let’s get into the truth behind their products – a two-week test of a couple of their signature cleansers.
Clean 10 Cleansing Balm review
The first product tested, JUNOCO’s Clean 10 Cleansing balm – an oil-based cleanser promising skin brightening, a deep cleanse and moisturizing finish.
Made with just 10 ingredients including Vitamin E, Orange peel oil and Japanese pearl barley, this cleanser is a good source of vitamins and antioxidants that help regulate the skin’s completion.
The soft, refreshing scent is from the natural orange oil, and the texture is rich and creamy. It’s designed to use daily, massaging into skin followed by a rinse and pat dry.
Why I’ve come to love this product – I often skip facial cleanser all together as it often becomes too drying on my skin. Because this product is oil-based, it has the opposite effect.
While it doesn’t replace your moisturizer, it preserves some of your natural oils, preventing your skin from drying out like traditional cleansers.
Because it’s oil based, it also works well to remove even the toughest waterproof makeup with a little help from the gentle cleansing cookie pad.
Clarifying Cleanser Powder review
The second product I tried was the Clarifying Cleanser powder. This product is unique in that it has a sort of powder-to-foam texture. Its key ingredient is rice lees extract, which hydrates and strengthens the skin’s barrier.
It also has a touch of beauty lover’s favorite – hyaluronic acid which helps hydrate and exfoliate. Froth with a bit of water in your hands until powder becomes a light foam to cleanse.
I liked this cleanser because the texture was unique, and I felt like I was treating my skin to a sort of natural experience.
I’ve also recently read a lot about the use of rice in beauty products. It has a lot of benefits for both skin and hair and is known to be gentle, softening and revitalizing – so I was excited as both rice lees extract and rice powder are main ingredients of this cleanser.
My JUNOCO skincare hack that leaves my skin soft as butter
I actually discovered this hack on accident (blame me not initially reading instructions). But I’m so glad I did, because it leaves my skin with the smoothest, buttery (almost velvety) texture. And it’s the reason I’ll be using JUNOCO again!
Unsure how to use the cleansing powder initially, I followed my instincts and mixed a small portion of both the cleansing powder and oil based balm. Without water, they combine to make a pleasantly gritty texture, perfect for exfoliating.
I massaged thoroughly over my face and neck until the little powder beads had mostly dissolved, then rinsed as normal and followed up with my usual daily oil moisturizer.
Almost instantly I noticed the difference. The combination of both cleansers left my skin both clean and exfoliated, while not drying it out.
After a few more days of this method, I noticed even some of the rougher “problem” areas of my skin feeling smoother and filled out. Like you’d expect happy youthful skin to feel.
I say problem areas lightly, because I do have mostly healthy skin. However areas like my nose (general T-zone) and front jawline can sometimes feel a bit rougher than I’d like with a tough mix of oily and dry skin.
Thanks to JUNOCO (and my accidental combination), my skin woes are a thing of the past.
If you’ve avoided using cleansers because you have sensitive or dry to mixed skin, give JUNOCO a try. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised. If their minimal ingredients, sustainable practices, noticeable results and attainable price points aren’t alluring enough, you can even save a bit more on their bundle offers.
Personal recommendation – The Ultimate Cleanse combo, where you can get both cleansers that I tried to use separately, or mix up some accidental magic of your own.
In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this post is in collaboration with JUNOCO. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!