When Founder Karen Behnke and her husband, Cardiologist turned Vineyard Manager, Howard Luria, M.D. found the Healdsburg property in luscious Sonoma County in Northern California, they knew they had a special property that had unique grapes and organic certification capabilities and had never been sprayed with Glyphosate (roundup). They were incredibly thrilled that this stunningly beautiful new Juice Beauty Farm had a rare grape crop with exceedingly high antioxidant levels, the Sagrantino grape. The Sagrantino vine was originally brought to the Juice Beauty Farm by the original owner who visited the Umbria region of Central Italy to bring back the best starter vines. This rare grape is only grown on a few farms in North America and mostly for wine. Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley area, where the Juice Beauty farm is located, is the perfect region to grow Sagrantino as the area has long hot days and cool nights.
When we learned the superpowers our Sagrantino grapes held, the journey from super grape, to SuperGrape began for our Clean Beauty Brand!
The Sagrantino Science + Farming Journey
Karen hired a leading University of California PHD Phenol Expert, Dr. Campbell, to examine the crop and formed a science team that also included Juice Beauty’s 2 chemists, Dr. Luria and our Phd chemist from the Juice Beauty Lab. The team determined that the vineyard not only had the highest antioxidant level on the Juice Beauty Farm but among the highest antioxidant and polyphenolic levels in the world. Growing grapes for antioxidant levels is far different than growing grapes for taste. So, Founder Karen and Dr. Luria changed the farming techniques to maximize the Sagrantino antioxidant concentration to achieve the best high antioxidant serum skincare results for our Cruelty-Free Vegan Skincare brand.
Vineyard Management Processes to Increase Nutrient Skincare Values
The Juice Beauty team changed the cover crop for the Sagrantino Vineyard from rye grasses to red clover to add more nutrient value including nitrogen. The crops are then leafed in a special manner to allow more sunlight access to certain parts of the vine. During growing season, the antioxidant levels and brix levels were checked regularly until the two Dr.’s determined it was the perfect time to harvest to achieve the highest antioxidant serum levels. All of this happens from a Solar Powered farm, Clean Beauty, Certified Organic Farm.
Harvest time is a real celebration. If you look out over the Sonoma hills you’ll hear a lot of music playing, parties going on, music in the vineyards and generally everyone chips in to harvest the grapes. At Juice Beauty, we harvest earlier than other ‘grape for wine’ harvests. In Sonoma, we also harvest at night when it’s cool so the grapes stay colder to preserve the maximum nutrient value and maintain the highest levels of antioxidants. The grapes go into bins and then they are off to the Clean Processing local company where we are the only Clean Beauty and Clean Skincare brand among many wine clients.
Clean Reverse Osmosis Processing
The processing is a special "crush" and not a "juice". The crush process preserves the skins and the high phenol level to achieve the highest antioxidant serum levels. Then the grapes go into a fermentation process where the sugar is removed from the grape extract to enhance stability and to enhance the luxurious feel of the grape crush material. This process increases the alcohol and malic acid levels which increases the polyphenols leading to an incredibly high antioxidant serum level. This entire process is conducted using a clean reverse osmosis technology as opposed to a chemical processing. The high antioxidant levels are desired as science has shown that high antioxidants help fight free radicals which attack the skin…resulting in beautiful, younger looking skin tone and texture, so important for our Cruelty-Free Vegan Skincare brand.
From Fermentation Clean Processing to the Lab
Stem Cellular SuperGrape Youth Renew Hyaluronic Acid Serum was scientifically designed with an entire team of scientists developing the technology with the concept and project led by Karen Behnke, Founder, who filed a patent/pending #63/393,817 on the high antioxidant serum grape concentrate use in cosmetics. Juice Beauty’s lab, dedicated to filling organic ingredients skincare products professionally then fills the sustainable glass bottles using the rare and high antioxidant level Stem Cellular SuperGrape Youth Renew Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Hyaluronic Acid was added to this Antioxidant Serum to boost the plumping appearance of the skin. Other Hyaluronic Acid Benefits also include helping to retain the moisture levels in the skin.
The cases of products, in sustainable glass and FSC paper, are then shipped to the Juice Beauty Solar Powered Warehouse where they products are packed into recycled cardboard boxes and shipped to our main Retailers such as ULTA Beauty and Sephora International. And then to thousands of bathroom shelves all over the world!
Clinically Validated Results
Farm to your Beautiful Face. Farm to Beauty.
STEM CELLULAR SuperGrape Youth Renew Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
30 mL / 1 fl oz
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Renew skin appearance with enhanced bounce! Silky SuperGrape Youth Renew Serum is made with the rare Sagrantino Grape for ultimate Anti-Wrinkle antioxidant power. Hyaluronic Acid, Arginine & Jojoba esters for a plump smooth appearance. Exclusively Farm to Beauty Reserve from Juice Beauty’s Certified Organic farm.