As a skincare junkie, there’s nothing more that excites me than finding incredible skincare products. Enter Jeffrey James Botanicals. A California based company who was founded by former football player Jeffrey James – yep,I know right! As an athlete, Jeffrey was fascinated by how to  the body worked but it wasn’t until his father was diagnosed with skin cancer that his focus turned to the skin and providing your skin with the best organic, natural ingredients possible.

One of my favorite things about J2 is that there’s no guessing as to which products from their line will work for you. The whole idea was to create products that not only were good for you but were effective for every skin type. There are 12 products in the entire line and I’ve tried 8 of them – the wash, the toner, the exfoliant, the serum, the light, the glow, the creme and the gift. There’s a serious obsession here hence why I decided to dedicate a whole blog post to it. Another thing I love is the glass packaging which gives it a very simple lux feel. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, especially glass bottles since you can reuse them! Though I love all the products I used, today I want to talk about my absolute favorites. Before I start, here’s a little info on my skin, it’s combination (oily in the T-zone and drier/normal on the cheeks) acne prone as well and it tends to dehydrate pretty easily. Now let’s talk about the products:

The Wash

This is the only cleanser in the line. It’s a gentle sulfate free gel that does not dry you out.  It’s formulated with a blend of organic essential oils, organic aloe vera and ocean minerals which help to gently exfoliate. It also contains methysulfonymethane or MSM which is organic sulfur that aids in wound healing and repairing skin tissue.  It cleanses really well including every trace of makeup. The only exception is don’t use it near the eyes because it stings due to the ocean minerals.

The Toner

The use of toners is a question I get asked often from my clients. Are they necessary? what do they do? I’ve written a post about it here, if you’d like to know more. This toner is one of my favorite toners up to date because it’s one of the few toners I’ve used that actually make a big difference in my skin . It contains MSM, vitamin C – an amazing antioxidant, colloidal silver and geranium oil which has anti-microbial properties. Really love this stuff!

The Serum

This is the mother of all hydrating serums and I’ve tried a fair share of them. It contains 50% hyaluronic acid. Yes 50%! Hyaluronic acid is the best for keeping skin hydrated and supple and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a product with such a large percentage of it before.

The Light

This age defying vitamin c serum feels so luxurious when applying. Because it’s made with argan stem cells it has a slippy feel to it but in a good way minus the oiliness.

The Glow

I’m a big fan of oils in general and this one is just absolutely lovely. The name says it all – it really does make you glow, even after the first use. I love the lemony green scent from the geranium essential oil. Jojoba oil which is very similar to our own skin’s natural oil makes it perfect for hydration (especially if you have dehydrated skin) without clogging your pores. It’s the perfect everyday oil and it has easily become a favorite. Quick tip: I also mix one to two drops of the glow and the serum before applying. Makes a great combo!


Have you tried J2 Botanicals? Please share in the comments! 🙂