C Effects Pure Natural Lotion

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$15.76 - 4 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/21/2013
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Tested On Animals:
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This moisturizer was once recommended, but no longer. The latest formula reveals that Jason Natural’s former “fragrance oil blend” contains several fragrance ingredients known to cause irritation, and that hurts skin’s ability to look and act younger. Considering this product’s name, the vitamin C (listed as calcium ascorbate) is a minor part of the formula. This contains some helpful plant oils and extracts for normal to dry skin, but the inclusion of so many problematic fragrance ingredients simply cannot be overlooked.

Our unique C-Effects™ formula helps reduce the visible signs of aging while delivering a daily dose of protective hydration. Our exclusive multi-antioxidant complex of Ester-C®, Vitamin C and Thioctic Acid helps prevent the aging effects of free radical damage and helps promote healthy skin cell regeneration for softer, smoother skin.

Aqua (Water), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Calcium Ascorbate, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate , Sorbitol, Stearyl Alcohol, Thioctic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral , Coumarin, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

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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  1. kloudnein
    Reviewed on Saturday, February 02, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    Disagree with Paula's Choice
    • This is the best, most effective lotion I have ever used, and I've used many including Neutrogena, Aubrey, Nivea for Men, Every Man Jack, Almay, Aveeno, Alpha Hydox, Derma E, L'Oreal, and others. I might accept your evalutions as objective if you weren't trying to sell your own products, Seems like a conflict of interest to me.

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Monday, February 04, 2013

    Thank you for your comments. The Paula's Choice Research Team did recommend this moisturizer until its most recent reformulation, which included several fragrant irritants not in the original formula. These irritants can be bad for many people's skin (hence the poor rating), though we are glad to hear this product is working well for you!

    —Paula's Choice Research Team

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