Part of Jouvé Skincare’s “Manifesto” is this: Safe, Conscious and incredibly effective.”
Advicesisters.com was curious to find out about this skincare line for those who demand natural, eco-friendly products
Jouvé is a Leaping Bunny-certified skincare brand developed Ariix. a company that makes a number of other skincare brands as well. There are two products: an”“Instant Tightening Serum” and a “Dark Spot Corrector.”
For those who care, the products are vegan, gluten free, and not tested on animals. There aren’t any parabens, phthlates PEGs or synthetic fragrances, and there are plenty of what appear to be botanical extracts plus peptides.
On the website you’ll find a claim from Jouvé that” 100% of participants, after using Dark Spot Corrector and Brightening Cream, showed statistical reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in four weeks. and 91% of participants, after using a single application of Instant Tightening and Restoring Serum, showed statistical improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.”
Advicesisters.com agrees that Jouvé sounds impressive, but do the products live up to what is promised?
It’s Good to Have High Expectation Guidelines:
When you are looking at products that are Leaping Bunny approved, you want to know that the products are subjected to a number of safety and quality tests to ensure that they are completely safe and meet high manufacturing specifications, including:Product Stability; Antimicrobial Preservative Effectiveness; Skin Irritation/Allergen testing (RIPT); Dermatologist testing; Contaminant Testing; and Non-comedogenicity testing
Product Stability; Antimicrobial Preservative Effectiveness; Skin Irritation/Allergen testing (RIPT); Dermatologist testing; Contaminant Testing; and Non-comedogenicity testing
Review: Jouve Instant Tightening Serum and Jouve Dark Spot Corrector
Inside an attractive, metallic coppery cardboard outer carton is a small o.5 oz. copper tube of the gel-like Jouve Instant Tightening Serum.
While the tube is small, you don’t need a lot of this product. We felt an instant tightening of our skin. Around the eye area on our crows feet this was significant and somewhat uncomfortable.
What’s In Jouve Instant Tightening Serum?
Jouve does give you information about what is in the products. ‘
Key ingredients include:
Snap 8: groundbreaking octapeptide—a combination of eight amino acids—that helps to visibly reduce fine lines and decrease the depth of creases by naturally relaxing facial muscles.
Results: Jouve Instant Tightening Serum
In all our reviews we feel we need to be honest. In our tests, we didn’t see instant lifting as claimed. We did feel a tightening of the skin almost instantly and it remained until we washed it off. But nothing visible happened, not even after 10-15 minutes.
To give Jouvé the benefit of the doubt, we assumed that we didn’t apply enough product and tried again, but didn’t really see much improvement in the visible results.
The instructions are a bit vague. They simply say to dab a thin layer of serum onto targeted areas, particularly around eyes, mouth, and forehead and then stay expressionless while the serum dries and before adding other products.
Users are also warned to avoid direct contact with eyes or lips. However, we think if you put a product around your lip or eye area there is the possibility that some might end up there.
To be fair, everyone’s skin reacts differently to products so your experience with a product will differ from ours. A lot of a person’s satisfaction with a product also depends upon their expectations, their skin condition, issues, etc.
A Brightening Cream
Jouve Dark Spot Corrector and Brightening Cream really did impress us. We already know as you do, that getting rid of dark spots and trying to brighten skin takes regular use and patience. However, based on our experience with it, used morning and night, and applied to face, neck, chest, and backs of hands, you should see some decent results.
The photo above is of Jouve’s before and after shots. As we caution, your results might vary. We couldn’t test the Brightening Cream for a month to see results, but we did test it out.
We believe that companies using “safe” ingredients should get a thumbs up. But remember that natural doesn’t mean an ingredient might not disagree with your skin.
This is particularly true of exfoliating and brightening products. You should always look at the full list if you are worried about what’s in it.
Fortunately, Jouve does a good job of explaining what the key ingredients are and provides a full list of the others.
What’s In It?
BV-OSC is a natural, oil-soluble form of vitamin C with anti-oxidative properties that clarify the skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Jouve Skincare: The Bottom Line: A growing number of our advicesisters.com readers insist upon natural products from brands like Jouve. If you fall into this category and you want skincare that is targeted to specific issues (e.g. anti-wrinkle/anti-aging or dark spots/brightening). Jouve is worth your investigation.
The products are obviously well crafted but we can’t make a definitive judgment with just two products, one of which really requires lengthy testing. We can see the ingredients are certainly natural and the company obviously prides itself on natural practices.
That’s all good, and these two products will definitely satisfy their intended audience. We hope that Jouve includes more products to address more skincare issues in the future.
The Instant Tightening and Restoring System 0/5 fl. oz was listed as $85.54 and the Dark Spot Corrector and Brightening Cream 1 fl. oz was $121.26 For more information on Jouve visit jouvestore.com