Because who wouldn't want to drink a magical fairy dust and have a cosmic glow for days?When I first heard of the brandMoon Juicemy interest was certainly peaked; abrandthat claimsto have a special blend of adaptogenicsuperherbs that can help you with anything from sex drive and sleep to physical endurance or improved concentration- is this stuff for real?
I was scrolling on the Moon Juice webpage when I saw a pink jar labeledBeautyDust,as I read the claimsI instantly knew it was right up my alley. A super special dust that will make me more beautiful on the inside and onthe outside,yasssss queen that's only everything I've ever wanted! Beauty Dust has some pretty high allegationson how it should make you look and feel, so I thought it would be perfect to try itout and see if it lives up to the hype.
According to theMoon Juice website,"Beauty Dust is anadaptogenic blend of transformativesuperherbs and pearl that help combat the effects of stress to expand your beauty, lust, and glow from within."
The website also claims that Beauty Dust will:
Protect skin cells from free radical damage
Help the Body to preserve Collagen Protein
Help Enhance the elasticity of the skin
Help the body cope with stress
What Exactly is in"Beauty Dust"?
Of course, to make all of these magical things happenit's got to contain some magicalingredients, right?Here is theofficialBeauty Dustingredientbreakdown:
Organic Goji BerryPowder- Goji berries are loaded with beta carotenewhich aids in healthy skin cell production. They're alsoknown to promote a feeling ofwell-being,calmness, and are useful inweight loss.
OrganicSchisandra BerryPowder- TheSchisandra berry istypically only used inchinesemedicine. It is an adaptogen for increasingresistance to disease and stress. It also works to normalize blood sugar,blood pressure levels, and prevent early agingamong numerous other health benefits.
Rehmannia Root-Rehmannia root iscommonly used for diabetes, anemia, fever, and allergies. It canalso be used to reduce pain andinflammation (heyyy cystic acne friends looks likewe have got ourselves awinner!), as well as, lower blood sugar levels.
OrganicAshwangandha Root and Leaf Extract-Ashwangandha is an adaptogen that helpsthe body adapt to daily stressors, decreases pain and swelling, and prevents the effects of aging. It is used most commonly for healing wounds,anxiety, and to help calm the brain.
Organic Alma Berry Extract- Alma Berry is extremely potent andclaims to have amazing healing benefits for the body. Alma Berry helps the liver detoxify,strengthens the liver, and is excellentfor digestion- all leading to better skin. It also moisturizes the skin, cleanses tissues of toxins, and promotes healthier hair.
Pearl Extract- Pearl extract claims to keep skin radiant andlustful byaccelerating the regeneration of new skin cells.
Organic Stevia Leaf Extract (Reb A)- Stevia is mostly known for itssweetening abilities, but in thisinstance, it is also used toreduce bloodsugar,blood pressure, and to ease skin inflammation.
* An adaptogen isan herb that helps your body to cope (or adapt) tolife'sstressful andever-changing situations.
The Beauty Dust Packaging
My first impression was that the packaging isverysmall,being about3 X 3 inches big and containing only 1.5 oz.It comes ina sleek blackjarwith a simple pink wrapping and doodle reading "Beauty Dust", its simplicity is very appealing and goes hand in hand with their vibe.I'm notsure if I amused to containers being the same size as proteinpowder packaging BUTfrom the photograph and for the price tag($38) I was definitely expecting the jar to be much bigger.
My next thought was well maybe the serving sizes aresmaller because it has greater potency,butstrangely enoughit only contains 14 servings per container. So, if this is something you plan on keeping upin your routinejust know it could quickly get a wee bit pricey with buyinga new dust every two weeks.
All of the ingredientsare extremely potent and organic but, to me,it does seem a bit overpriced for the amount of product you receive.Of course, if it does work you could totally throw out all of your beauty products and rely on theBeauty Dust but, as a college student (and a 100% penny pincher) forking out $38 every two weeks probablyisn't going to fly(unless this stuff is seriouslyTHATamazing).
What Does theDust Look Like?
The dustitself is afine light pinkgritty powder with specks of brown. It does seem to stick together easily as my container had a few large clumps, but theyareno problembecause you can easily separate the chunksby crushing them.
What Does It Taste/Smell Like?
First and foremost, the smell. We havegotta talk about the smell because it is pretty earthy to say the least; as soon as you open the container you get hit with a whiff of....ehhh dirt?Seriouslythough, Iwould compare the smell assweet or sour dirt (with a hint of horse) that packs such a punch that it sticksto theinside of your nostrils.The second I smelled the dust,I couldn't help to think,Ohhhhh the things I do for clearskin.
Personally, I did not enjoy the flavor alone, but itdefinitelywasn’t the worst thing I've ever tasted in my life!The taste isthat ofasweeter-musty-berry mixture, pretty similar to thesmell but there wasn't a bitter flavor that stuck with you after.I found that when mixed into a smoothieor flavored tea thetaste isbarely noticeable but, whenalonein waterit can be a bit overpowering.
Does it Live up to the Hype?
Yeah, this stuff is seriouslyTHATamazing. I don't think itnecessarily made me more beautiful in three days but it did give a nice glow to my skin, didn't causeany new spots, and gave me a great positive energy throughout the day. I think maybe because I was drinking the beauty dust I thought I appearedmore attractive and that confident energy radiated to others who took notice.
When I drank the Beauty Dust the first day of mythree-day trial I wasn't really sure if I liked how it made me feel. Within 30 minutes I felt really sleepy and my stomach wasirritated;realizing that I needed to eat, as soon as I did I felt completely fine. After that Ihad an extreme amount of energy for the rest of
the day and decided that this supplement is something I will have to make sure I am taking with a good amount of food.
On the second day of drinking theBeauty Dust my husband toldme "you look extra cute today" for no apparent reason; this stood out to me because he'ssimplynot one to dish out compliments often. Another classmate, whom I've never spoken to before told me that she liked my hair. Was it the dust, or justcoincidence? ThatI'm not totally sure of, but I can say that I felt more confident, empowered, driven, and creative. Despite myinitial doubtfulness of it being nothing more than anotherInstagram trend, I really do think it works.
On the third day I cleaned my entire house top to bottom, finishedmy homework for the week, got my workout in, and did a little bit of meal prep all before noon. I feltmuchMUCH more energized than normal and that energy didn't seem to die down. I had crazy consistence energy until about 10 pm, which is unusual for me; I normallyhit alowaround 2 or 3 pm and stay that way for the rest of the day.I also got my "beauty sleep" all three nights bycompletely sleeping througha solid eight hours and waking up even before my alarm clock went off.Pretty amazing stuff.
*For a true day to day analysisor further info on the dustyou can watch mythree-day trial on theeffects of beauty dustin the videoabove. ( Video will be live Friday! )
My Final Thoughts on Moon Juice Beauty Dust
I am going to continue using theBeautyDust until the container is empty before I make a finaldecision on repurchasing. Sofar, Ilovelovelove the positive energyand the wayit helps my body to cope with stress.I get a calm relaxed feelingall day and it also gives my skin this amazing super glow from within.At this point I no longer feel like it is the placebo effect and that it really is working to make me feel great from the inside out. I've noticed way too many positive benefits,like a calmer complexion, amazing glow,andgreater creative energy- that can't just be coincidence.Moon Juice, you really hit the jackpot with this one.