Hello! I absolutely love the podcast and Beauty Brains as a resource. It has been really eye opening. I was fully bought into the natural and organic beauty product marketing until I stumbled upon the Beauty Brains and learned some real science. Somehow my Chemical Engineering degree has not helped me in this realm on my own.
My question is - I wanted to get your take on BB and CC creams. They apparently have an endless list of benefits, in addition to providing lightweight coverage and SPF protection. Are any of the claims legitimate? Can a single product really provide all of the benefits these creams claim? For an example, I specifically wanted to get your take on the efficacy of the following CC cream. It is one of the so-called "natural/organic" options. Are the ingredients safe? Do any of them account for the claims? Thanks so much!
Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR™ CC Cream
Reduces appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
Broad spectrum sun protection
Evens skin tone
Smoothes uneven texture
Creates a radiant, glowing complexion
Rich in antioxidants
Protects with mineral SPF 30
Skin perfecting color
Mineral tinted coverage
No chemical sunscreen
Non-nano natural sunscreen
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Juice Beauty proprietary blend of fruit stem cells: apple buds, grape buds & lemon bark. Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil), polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), sodium hyaluronate (vegetable hyaluronic acid), malus sylvestris (apple buds), vitis vinifera (grape buds) & citrus limonum (lemon bark), iron oxides, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus reticulata (mandarin) & citrus aurantium (petitgrain) pure essential oils.