New York summers are especially hard on a girl’s face: the city air is dirty, the temperature is high, one minute it’s a sunny 90 degrees and the next it’s monsooning, which is why Juice Beauty’s Antioxidant Serum is a huge help for tired skin. The organic serum features age-defying super-boosters (like alpha lipoic acid) while staying totally free of harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances and dyes, parabens, and sulfates. Since volatile weather and dirty city already give my face enough of a pummeling, I like my products to be especially gentle and natural.

I use the serum in the morning because its subtle citrus smell is so refreshing: it wakes me up while waking up my skin. The texture is so silky (in a natural way) and feels ultra-luxurious. However, my favorite time to use the Juice Antioxidant Serum is right before a workout: I’m convinced that warm skin really unlocks the product’s secret powers. Instead of that worn, haggard look from an hour on the elliptical, I leave the gym with beaming skin. I can’t say for sure if the serum actually reverses the aging process, but I can say it makes my skin feel firm and natural while giving me a truly gorgeous glow.

If you’re into buying the serum or any other of Juice Beauty‘s organic products, they’re offering a special to readers of TheGloss. Just use the code GLOSS when you check out and you’ll receive a free, full-size bottle of their miraculous Hydrating Mist. Learn more here.

Note: Juice Beauty provided a sample of the antioxidant serum but our opinions are 100% our own.