02.21.2013
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Anti-Aging Tea Time Pure Natural Moisturizing Creme
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4 fl. oz. for $14.43
Last Updated:02.21.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This moisturizer has a lot going for it in terms of antioxidants, so it’s a shame jar packaging was chosen because that won’t keep them stable during use. This is otherwise an average emollient moisturizer for normal to dry skin. Several of the fragrance ingredients it contains pose a risk of irritation but, like the antioxidants this contains, they are also vulnerable to breaking down (thus becoming less potent) with routine exposure to light and air.

Claims

This botanically-rich daily skin crème naturally delivers deep, long-lasting moisturization and helps defend skin from premature aging. Our natural blend of antioxidant-rich Green Tea, Pro-Vitamin A, C and E fights free radical damage while it helps promote accelerated skin renewal. With use, skin is soft, smooth and glowing with health.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract , Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil , Ascorbyl Palmitate, Calcium Ascorbate, Carbomer, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Potassium Hydroxide, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

Brand Overview

Jason Natural At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; several very good, value-sized water-soluble cleansers; Sunbrellas sunscreens; outstanding eye-makeup remover; a few moisturizers and serums that qualify as beauty bargains; one good AHA product.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging for many antioxidant-rich products; boring to irritating toners; no product to effectively address the needs of acne-prone skin; no skin-lightening products; potentially problematic topical scrubs; most of the lip products contain peppermint oil; several otherwise top-notch products ruined by inclusion of one or more irritating plant extracts.

It may not come as a surprise to those who have read previous editions of this book to learn that the Jason Natural line of products, which presents itself as a "green," environmentally friendly alternative skin-care line in health food stores (its primary distribution point), also includes in its products a majority of ingredients that are decidedly unnatural. Yes, many natural ingredients are included in these products, but Jason Natural is not practicing what they preach by "giving consumers effective, environmentally friendly alternatives to mass-produced, synthetic chemical products." As far as mass-produced goes, Jason Natural fills the bill. The product line has been available since 1959, and is distributed worldwide.

Owner Hain Celestial plans to increase the line's presence by entering new retail outlets, meaning that this isn't a batch of products cooked up in a home-style manner and made fresh to order. And the company uses plenty of synthetic ingredients, including preservatives, thickeners, slip agents, and film-forming agents. These aren't bad for skin; in fact, they're essential to create products people will actually want to use—but claiming they're all natural or purer than other brands is false. Natural or otherwise, many of these products are not only outstanding options to consider, but also exceptional values. Of particular interest are the antioxidant-rich Sunbrellas sunscreens, some water-soluble cleansers, and a few state-of-the-art moisturizers.

Jason's penchant for natural means that several products are problematic due to the inclusion of essential oils (which are really unessential because they cause irritation and often sun sensitivity or cell death), along with other ingredients that, while natural, are not helpful for skin. The company claims that everything they put into their products is from the earth, and that's true. But if you think about it, where else would the ingredients come from? Mars? Every cosmetics company is using ingredients from the earth, so just because Jason Natural outfits theirs with a selection of plants doesn't mean they're inherently better (and in some instances, the plants are even a detriment). Still, there are enough high points in this line to make it worth considering. This line is huge, however, so be prepared to zero in on what's best or you may be overwhelmed by the choices.

For more information about Jason Natural, call 1-866-595-8917 or visit www.jason-natural.com.

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