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Fun Friday Cosmetics Review – Juara Perfume

Posted in Green Product Reviews on March 9th, 2012

Ever since I read “Not Just A Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” by Stacy Malkin, I’ve slowly started to change the way I purchase and use cosmetics. I frequently consult the Skin Deep Database at The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. I don’t have any hard and fast rules, but I try to purchase products that are at least one of the following: fragrance free, have organic ingredients and/or do not contain phthalates or parabens.

I will be reviewing some of the brands of natural cosmetics that I use regularly. To see all of the posts in this series, click here.

I have stated that I’ve gone “fragrance free.” What I mean by that is that I try not to use products that have “fragrance” listed as an ingredient. This is because that term doesn’t mean a specific ingredient. It’s a placeholder for a proprietary concoction that could contain carcinogenic chemicals. However, I still like to use perfume for special occasions.

During my last trip to Terrain I picked up

Juara Tiare Jasmine Tea Perfume Oil

Like the Yakshi perfume I have reviewed previously, this is a roll on made from essential oils. It’s a bit lighter and less greasy than the Yakshi however, and absorbs easily into my skin.

This fragrance is a lovely, light and floral. You can smell white tea and jasmine. It’s not overpowering, and quite pleasant. The package came with a small packet of Juara shower gel of the same scent.

Juara seems like a company that takes it’s social commitment seriously. Their website touts that all of their products are vegetarian and free of parabens phthalates, and sulfates and that they do no animal testing. In addition, their packaging is Forest Stewardship Council Certified.

3 Responses to “Fun Friday Cosmetics Review – Juara Perfume”

  1. Sheri Says:

    I know this is highly subjective, but I know you have allergies too. So in your experience, did this seem to aggravate your allergies? Always on my mind 🙂

  2. MissCherryPi Says:

    I’m not very allergic to perfume. I found that sometimes if I put it on, I sneeze once and that’s it, like it was pepper or something. And I don’t get that reaction at all with the roll on perfumes.

  3. Sheri Says:

    Interesting, perhaps I shouldn’t be so quick to condemn all perfumes!

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