Juve Miracle Cream

Juve products feature a full spectrum of anti-aging and skin care products. I am reviewing the wrinkle cream, which features the primary ingredient Argireline™. Argireline™ is a relatively new cosmetic ingredient that is touted as the less invasive alternative to Botox™ injections, and works by relaxing the facial musculature underlying the skin, thus smoothing out the wrinkles.

Juve Miracle Cream costs $89.95 for a pot.  I couldn’t find out how much came in the pot.

Product Claims:

  • Stimulates the synthesis of collagen - connects and strengthens skin connective tissues
  • Restores skin damage and accelerates your skin's natural ability to repair on itself
  • Contains skin growth stimulants that are directly involved in the healing process
  • Thickens the inner layer of your skin to significantly help return elasticity
  • Helps increase hydration uptake ability and firmness development
  • Delivers nutrition to skin where it is needed most for maximum uptake
  • Long-term results within short-term applications

Cross Examination:

Kudos to Juve for putting the ingredient list out there. Many companies will not do this, and for Juve, it is a step in the right direction toward more honest advertising. Here is the list:

Stabilized Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Hypnea Musciformis Extract (and) Geliedela Acerosa Extract, (and) Sargassum Filipendula Extract (and) Sorbitol, Glycerin (and) Water (and) Sodium PCA (and) Urea (and) Trehalose (and) Polyquaternium-51 (and) Sodium Hyaluronate, C12-15 Aikyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline), Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth 20, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Ethoxydiglycol, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Purified Water, Glycerin (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Aqua (and) Carbomer (and) Polysorbate 20 (and) Palmitoyl-Pentapeptide3, Phyllantus Emblica Fruit Extract, Darutoside, Water (Aqua) and Glycerin (and) Steareth-20 (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 Amphiphilic Biopeptide, Water (and) Arctostaphylos UVA-URSI-Leaf (Bearberry), Dimethicone, Butylene GLycol (and) Centella Asiatica Extract (and) Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Mentha Pipertia (Perppermint) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) (and) Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine.

Juve contains palmitoyl peptide complex, which has been clinically proven to stimulate collagen synthesis, so that claim is true.

Juve contains a couple of nice moisturizers and skin emollients, such as jojoba oil, dimethicone, urea and shea butter. It also lists the first ingredient as aloe vera gel, which is an excellent anti-inflammatory, but all these ingredients come pretty standard in much lower priced wrinkle creams.

Juve also contains Argireline™, which is a promising new ingredient that may revolutionize the cosmetic industry. However, Argireline™ is new and long term safety and efficacy studies are lacking. Until its safety profile is more established, I would not recommend to anyone that they use any product that contains large amounts of this ingredient. That recommendation includes this product.

Secondly, Juve Miracle Cream comes in a pot. If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you would know I have a beef with cosmetic companies using pots.  The reason? Ingredients are repeatedly exposed to oxygen every time the pot is opened. This exposes the ingredients to free radicals that can inactivate the product, especially anti-oxidants and peptides.

Thirdly, Juve contains vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. As I have reviewed elsewhere, ascorbic acid is the least stable of all the forms of vitamin C, and if oxidized (by repeated exposure to oxygen – dang pot!), becomes inactivated, and worse, irritating to the skin.

Fourth, Juve contains a whole host of herbal ingredients that I cannot for the life of me figure out why they are there. For example: Hypnea Musciformis Extract and Geliedela Acerosa Extract, and Sargassum Filipendula Extract? Phyllantus Emblica Fruit Extract? Centella Asiatica Extract and Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract? I could go on, but you get the point. None of these extracts have been tested for efficacy in fighting wrinkles, which is why you are purchasing the product in the first place!

The Bottom Line:

Despite the long list of fancy herbal supplements in the ingredients, for $80, there are better, safer, more effective products out there. Personally, I caution against using products that have a large amount of Argireline™ in them until the substance has been better tested.

Also, I could not determine if they had any type of return policy – it wasn’t listed on the website.