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I was introduced to this line by a holistic esthetician, and I can already see a huge difference in my skin tone, texture, and clarity.

I deal with hormone-related dark patches and the beginning of fine lines and wrinkles from spending tons of time outside in the sun. Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Age Defy Serum ($58) makes my skin brighter almost instantly.

I also use the Green Apple Peel Full Strength Exfoliating Mask ($48) — it’s like a facial in a jar.

I’ve dealt with various skin issues my entire life — nothing terribly serious, but frustrating nonetheless. It began with acne in my teens, which I combated with products and over-the-counter zit creams.

Now, in my 30s, I’m more concerned about the overall tone of my skin. Lately, I’ve been dealing with dark spots, aka melasma, which is a type of hyperpigmentation that’s usually hormone-related. I have also started to notice fine lines appearing around my eyes. Plus, I spend a ton of time outdoors in the sun, so I know that taking good care of my skin is more important than ever.

These days, I’m all about a holistic, safe, and nontoxic approach to skincare. I’ve been trying to “clean up” my skincare routine, and that means avoiding products with harsh ingredients that I’ve used in the past, such as parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals used for fragrance.

But I’ll be honest: With all the “clean” skincare products out there claiming to be the best, I felt pretty lost during my research. That’s when I discovered Christa Jutras of Everly Grace Whole Beauty, an esthetician in Park City, Utah.

As an esthetician and yoga instructor, Jutras takes a holistic, whole-body approach to skincare. Her facials start with breathing exercises, almost like a mini meditation session. She’s also passionate about using organic beauty products free of chemicals and harmful ingredients that are found in so many products these days.

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During our session, Jutras told me about the Juice Beauty products she was using on my skin to improve tone and texture — and why she loves them. Juice Beauty formulates their products with organic juices as the main ingredients. Jutras said we should think of skincare as akin to taking care of our bodies in other ways. “When we eat food we look at the nutritional value, and I feel we need to do the same with our skincare,” she said. “After all, our skin is our largest organ of the body — what we put on it can in turn affect our overall well-being.”

Juice Beauty meets her high standards and more. Keep reading to learn more about the products I tried, and my results after using them.

The products

To combat my dark spots and help brighten my skin, Jutras recommended two Juice Beauty products: the

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