Jason Natural

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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Average C Effects Pure Natural Creme Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $14.99 2.00 fl. oz.
Average Ester-C Hydrating Mask (Discontinued) Jason Natural Moisturizing/Firming Masks  $16.79 2.75 fl. oz.
Poor C Effects Pure Natural C-Lite Skin Tone Balancer Jason Natural Lighteners Without Hydroquinone  $17.49 1.00 fl. oz.
Poor Ester-C Vita-C Max Instant Facial (Discontinued) Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $34.38 4.00 fl. oz.
Average Red Elements Red Clay Masque (Discontinued) Jason Natural Oil-Absorbent Masks  $15.76 4.00 fl. oz.
Poor Red Elements Daily Moisturizing Creme SPF 15, for Normal to Dry Skin (Discontinued) Jason Natural Moisturizer with Sunscreen  $17.49 2.00 fl. oz.
Good Red Elements Gentle Gel Cleanser, for Normal to Oily Skin (Discontinued) Jason Natural Cleansers/Soaps  $12.49 7.25 fl. oz.
Best Red Elements Hydrating Lotion Cleanser, for Normal to Dry Skin (Discontinued) Jason Natural Cleansers/Soaps  $12.49 7.25 fl. oz.
Average Red Elements Lifting Eye Creme (Discontinued) Jason Natural Eye Moisturizers  $19.94 0.50 fl. oz.
Good Red Elements Exfoliating Scrub (Discontinued) Jason Natural Cleansers/Soaps  $13.49 4.00 fl. oz.
Average Red Elements Hydrating Night Creme (Discontinued) Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $19.94 1.50 fl. oz.
Good Red Elements Calming Toner (Discontinued) Jason Natural Toners  $13.01 4.50 fl. oz.
Poor Red Elements Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15, for Normal to Oily Skin (Discontinued) Jason Natural Moisturizer with Sunscreen  $17.49 2.00 fl. oz.
Good Sunblock Sport SPF 45 Jason Natural SPF 30-49 Sunscreen  $9.87 4.00 fl. oz.
Best Pure Natural Sun Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Jason Natural SPF 30-49 Sunscreen  $12.49 4.50 fl. oz.
Poor Revitalizing Citrus Pure Natural Body Wash Jason Natural Body Soaps/Washes  $14.43 30.00 fl. oz.
Poor C Effects Pure Natural Super-C Toner Jason Natural Toners  $7.97 6.00 fl. oz.
Good Soothing Aloe Vera Pure Natural Body Wash Jason Natural Body Soaps/Washes  $13.79 30.00 fl. oz.
Average Invigorating Rosewater Pure Natural Hand Soap Jason Natural Cleansers/Soaps  $8.37 16.00 fl. oz.
Poor C Effects Pure Natural Lotion Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $15.76 4.00 fl. oz.
Poor C Effects Pure Natural Ultra-C Eye Lift Jason Natural Eye Moisturizers  $17.49 0.50 fl. oz.
Poor Vitamin E 14,000 I.U. Pure Natural Skin Oil Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $6.39 1.00 fl. oz.
Good Lightening Vitamin K Creme Plus Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $18.97 2.00 fl. oz.
Good Pure Natural Sun Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Jason Natural SPF 15-29 Sunscreen  $12.39 4.50 fl. oz.
Good Fragrance Free Nightly Moisturizer (Discontinued) Jason Natural Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $11.79 4.50 fl. oz.
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