A beautician dives into JLo Beauty’s ingredient list and gives her honest opinion on Jennifer Lopez’s new skin care line.
JLo Beauty, created by Jennifer Lopez, is considered a premium beauty brand and is sold at Sephora or on the JLo Beauty website. The product line includes eight different products, including a cleanser, sheet masks and an eye cream. Product prices range from $ 38 to $ 79.
JLo Beauty Multitasking Serum claims to tighten and lift the skin while hydrating and giving that JLo glow we all desire. It sells for $ 79 on the JLo Beauty website.
“The ingredient list is very good and contains several clean ingredients with real skin care benefits,” said Chloe Hanke, esthetician at Health Partners Med Spa and IV Treatment in West Des Moines. “Phenoxyethanol is a somewhat controversial ingredient in the beauty industry, but this product is generally safe when used in small amounts.”
Consumers are increasingly aware of the ingredients in their beauty products and try to avoid certain ingredients, including parabens. Parabens are chemicals in beauty products that are used to extend the shelf life of a product and can irritate the skin and disrupt hormones in the body.
“A lot of people are concerned about parabens in their products, so this ingredient is used instead of parabens. Overall this product is safe and when used in place of parabens it is much safer than any other alternative, ”Hanke said.
JLo Beauty Wonder Cream claims to hydrate, brighten, smooth and plump the skin. It is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, which is known to keep the skin hydrated and lock in moisture in your skin. The Wonder Cream sells for $ 58 on the JLo Beauty website.
“When it comes to the ingredients in Wonder Cream, everything is clean and good for the skin,” Hanke said. “The only ingredient of concern is propanediol. This ingredient is known to be safe for the skin, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that in 2018 it was named Allergen of the Year by the American Contact Dermatitis Society for its possible cause of contact dermatitis. . Most studies show, however, that this ingredient is safe when used in small amounts, and for the most part, only people who are allergic to this ingredient can experience side effects.
Propanediol is classified as a skin irritant, but it is generally safe for the skin. It contains two groups of alcohol, which could dry out the skin.
“My overall opinion of this brand is that the products will give you that ‘JLo Glow’ that everyone desires, but only while the products are on your skin,” Hanke said. “The products contain tin oxide, which gives the illusion of glowing skin because they are pearly particles. They will give a beautiful glow to the skin until they are rubbed or wiped off.
If you are looking for a gorgeous and shiny look, these products can always be a great option. However, if you are looking for deep and lasting hydration of your skin, you may want to do without these products.
“In order to actually get skin glow, a product containing alpha hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid or glycolic acid will help exfoliate the skin creating a healthier, more radiant complexion. “Hanke said.
When looking for beauty products, it is important to review the ingredient list before purchasing any product. A serum or cream may seem to hydrate your skin and help with your skin problems, but until you look at the ingredient list and research the effects of the ingredients, you won’t know.
“For the most part, I think the people who buy these products are buying them for the marketing and the beautiful packaging,” Hanke said. “While I think the ingredients are good, I think there are much more affordable products that can do the same.”
The price doesn’t always reflect better quality products that will give you increased results. More affordable skin care products can work just as well in some cases. Do your research and make an informed decision before spending large amounts of money on products.
“In my professional opinion, I don’t think these products would harm the skin. However, I think there are more affordable products that can do the same with similar ingredients, or that can even do more for your skin, ”Hanke said.