Thursday, October 3, 2013

{Review} Juara Skincare Samples

Juara skincare is a line based on an ancient herbal medicinal tradition called JAMU. Their products "fuse the active botanicals of Indonesian herbal recipes with Western science to create products that represent the best of both, the east and west". You can check out more information on their FAQs page and Philosophy page.

There was an option to request a small sample pack of three sometime this year which I did In March. In the order form you can state whether or not you will be reviewing their product on your blog and I said I would. I thought it'd be something fun and different since I've never reviewed any beauty products on my blog. 
I don't think this is quite a sponsored post though as the samples were available to everyone and I did receive the samples after a 5-month wait. I did also receive an email in April saying that there was such a large demand creating a delay in shipment. I don't think I recieved the same samples I originally choose, but they did say in the order form that it could change based on availablity. Anyways, I thought I'd review the three samples here.

The first sample is the Sweet Black Tea & Rice Facial Moisturizer. 
The claim: "This light-weight yet intensely hydrating facial moisturizer combines a patented form of fermented sweet black tea with rice bran oil. This tea significantly smoothes skin to minimize imperfections and the appearance of fine wrinkles while rice bran oil, known for its high content of fatty acids and natural vitamin E, helps keep the skin hydrated and nourished."
Review: I've been in the market for a good facial moisturizer, so I'm glad I got to try this one. It's not greasy and it's light. I have dry skin (with extra dry patches), but an oily T-zone. It moisturized fine over my whole face. I can't say anything about how it minimizes imperfections or wrinkles because I saw no difference. My skin did feel adequately moisturized though. It did absorb quickly and left my face feeling soft. I think I'd prefer something heavier to sleep in and use this for daytime.

The second sample is Sweet Black Tea Eye Cream.
The claim: "A silky, fragrance-free treatment that hydrates, smoothes and firms the fragile eye area with anti-aging Kombucha (fermented sweet black tea) and vitamin E rich rice bran oil. Works well day and night and under make-up."
Review: This was actually my first time trying out an eye cream. I should have taken a before picture or a right after application picture because I applied it at night and woke up to find a wrinkle. I may have had it pre-application, but I just can't remember and picture just are not close enough. My skin did feel a bit tighter and firmer though. Pretty immediately after application too. It was a really slight feeling though. It could have just been the warmth of my finger when patting on the product, but it felt warm and a little tingly when I applied it. It's supposed to be fragrance-free, but I think I smell something. I'm rather bad at describing scents, but I smelled cinnamon or some kind of spice during application. It was not strong though and it smelled pretty good. It was fast-absorbing, but not so much that you couldn't get it around your eye fast enough. I think it was the perfect amount. It also didn't make my eye feel greasy.

The third and final of the pack is the Candlenut Body Creme.
The claim: "This rich, luxurious body cream provides the nourishing benefits of candlenut oil, known for its high content of essential fatty acids. The unique properties of Candlenut oil allow for superior skin penetration with a comfortable, velvet finish."
Review: It's pretty moisturizing without feeling greasy or heavy. I tried it on my wrist area where my hands have been extra dry for some reason, as soon as the temperature got lower and now it feels much softer and smoother. It's still a little rough and red from having been too dry for too long and cracking. I wash my hands often because of work and my hand lotions were not doing the trick. I wouldn't expect a quick fix, but I think this would fix all the roughness with continuous use. It did get much softer though! I personally wouldn't buy it because I am already happy with my body lotion and am not looking for a body creme, but I think it's a great product that smells good too. It has a relaxing, clean scent.

I loved the packaging for the samples! You could just squeeze to get the product out! 

*This is NOT a sponsored post. They did NOT contact me to write a post, but I was sent these samples. They were available to everyone. There was a box to check if you were going to review or not, but it was not required*

If you want to try out their samples too you can get some on their site. You just pay $1.99 shipping! Have you tried out Juara products?

1 comment:

  1. I am Indonesian but I haven't tried them yet though ;) it's not available here :(


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