Jennifer Lopez’s latest collab was in the lab, not the studio – but do JLo Beauty reviews live up to the brand’s hype?
We spent over 28 hours researching the 7 Jlo Beauty products, the reviews, and what goes on behind the scenes to find out for you!
It’s not for everyone, but there are some gems in this line – depending on your skin type and what you are looking for.
Keep reading for the Jlo Beauty reviews and breakdown!
Does JLo really have a beauty line?
Jennifer Lopez is the actual founder of JLo Beauty, and is strongly involved in the entire business – everything from formulating the skincare products to the marketing campaigns.
Jennifer Lopez was asked all the time about her skin over the decades, and the JLO Beauty brand was a dream of hers for over 20 years. She spent so long working to develop this skincare line in collaboration with Ascendant Beauty LLC.
JLo was involved in every aspect of development for the brand, and the product development phase included trialing over 100 different options to get the formulas exactly right!
“When you create a brand it’s a promise to people, and it says who you are, and it was important to me that JLo Beauty delivered on its whole promise.”
— Founder Jennifer Lopez
The JLo Beauty Olive Complex
Jlo Beauty’s major selling point is the unique blend of olive oil-based ingredients used in the products. The brand describes it as ‘liquid gold’ for skin, comprised of an olive blend of extra virgin olive oil, fermented oil, olive leaf extract, and squalane.
The special JLO Beauty Olive Complex has been clinically proven to give an instantaneous and long-lasting glow.
Dehydration and oxidation are two of the biggest contributors to the aging process. When used daily, the serum and hydrating cream result in improved skin in up to 8 weeks thanks to the hydrating properties.
This formula helps reduce these signs of aging with its antioxidant ingredients, resulting in plumper, hydrated, smooth, and glowy skin!
Jennifer Lopez famously claimed olive oil is the secret to her beautiful youthful skin. While it’s possible that she has more than one major skin care secret, if this olive oil complex helps even somewhat, it’s worth using!
JLo Beauty Reviews – The Entire Product Range
THAT JLO GLOW™ SERUM
This hero product of the line took 2 years to create, with a total of 20 draft versions before JLO Beauty got the formula just right and perfect the multitasking serum formula.
It visibly firms, lifts, and tightens, it boosts radiance and luminosity, and improves elasticity all over the face and neck.
Apply this JLo glow serum day and night on dry clean skin. Jennifer Lopez likes to apply generously and then let it dry for a minute. You can feel it tighten. Then you will see the glow!
The sugar matrix helps tighten and lift, while the Japanese rice sake and yeast ferments help to plump, brighten, and soothe the appearance of your skin. The unique olive complex (including squalene and extra virgin oil), and niacinamide leaves your skin moisturized all day and provides that JLO glow.
Non-comedogenic and free from mineral oil, dyes, fragrance, phthalates, and parabens.
Jlo Beauty Reviews | That JLO GLOW Serum
Customers love the smooth feeling and tightening effect when they apply the serum, plus it leaves a gorgeous glow after use! Some even describe it as a holy grail product and they notice the glowing effect lasts all day – they love the brightening ingredients.
Other reviews mention that they love the consistency of this one. However, a few found it too expensive. Others said the packaging is gorgeous but the size is a bit wasteful.
THAT BLOCKBUSTER™ Hydrating Cream
J Lo uses this cream after the serum in the morning and night. She describes it as luxurious and nurturing, and loves that it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, smooths, and gives an instant glow – great prep for any makeup!
How does it work? A combination of skin-loving beneficial ingredients work together to give you that smooth moisturized skin. This includes the J Lo olive complex (squalane, olive leaf extract, and extra virgin oil provides the moisturization and JLo glow).
Plus, the ‘Next Jen hyaluronic acid formula with extra water-binding for plumping, hydration, smoothing and a brightening effect. Additionally, the yeast ferments and potent peptides utilize antioxidant power for a soft and youthful appearance.
Free from certain harmful oils, dyes, parabens, phthalates, and non-comedogenic.
Jlo Beauty Reviews | That BLOCKBUSTER Hydrating Cream
Multiple reviewers said they have already repurchased they like it so much, and it’s their new staple moisturizer. Others said it’s the best moisturizer they have ever used, and another mentioned it doesn’t break her out even though she has acne and struggles with most brands!
Customers said you only need to use a small bit each time. One noted it genuinely reduced her fine lines. However, some don’t like the fragrance and a few reviewers with sensitive skin or eczema said it didn’t work well.
THAT BIG SCREEN® BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 MOISTURIZER
Jennifer Lopez knows that the secret to a youthful appearance is keeping your skin protected. This broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 moisturizer protects your skin from the sun, free radicals, street pollutants, and blue light damage, while providing a superstar JLo glow to your skin.
The combination of UVA and UVB prevents both burning and signs of aging caused by the sun.
JLo claims SPF is one of her biggest antiaging secrets and she has used it daily since her late teens and early 20s. JLo knows avoiding sun damage is a huge key to keeping your skin looking youthful, and SPF protection is an everyday routine necessity for her.
She wanted to create the perfect SPF to wear under her makeup or as a moisturizer on no makeup days. JLo claims that it does not leave a white cast and doesn’t feel like sunscreen. Instead, it feels almost like whipped cream and leaves her skin hydrated and radiant!
The formula combines licorice root to soothe and brighten, a special blend of hyaluronic acid, natural sugars, and glycerin. Plus the marine bamboo helps to naturally protect from blue light radiated from phones and computers. Unlike the rest of the line, this does not contain the olive oil complex.
A combination of broad-spectrum chemical and physical blockers, the SPF 30 contains the active ingredients Homosalate 15.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 3.0% which provide the sun protection.
This is non-comedogenic and does not contain any fragrance, some harmful oils, parabens, oxybenzone, and phthalates.
Jlo Beauty Reviews | THAT BIG SCREEN® BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 MOISTURIZER
Reviewers said they love how creamy this moisturizer feels and others mentioned it works well for their sensitive skin. It keeps the skin moisturized (largely thanks to the hyaluronic acid) and doesn’t clog up pores.
However, others noticed it can create tiny white lumps that clump on the skin, and many customers tend to prefer the Blockbuster instead. The packaging was a bit defective for some reviewers.
THAT FRESH TAKE® EYE CREAM
A multitasking eye cream, designed for use morning and night around the eye area. The combination of peptides, the blurring complex, and sugar-derived matrix, helps to counteract dark circles while blurring lines and wrinkles, supporting elasticity, and boosting luminosity around the eye area all at once!
JLo likes to dab it around the eye area in little dots around the eye area, and she also brings it anywhere that she has lines too (her forehead lines, in between the eyebrows, and around the smile lines)!
This eye cream is non-comedogenic and does not contain phthalates, dyes, parabens, or fragrance.
Jlo Beauty Reviews | THAT FRESH TAKE® EYE CREAM
Reviewers mentioned that it makes a noticeable difference to fine lines. One customer said her eyes look a lot more refreshed in the mornings, it truly proves a noticeable difference!
In another Jlo Beauty review, a customer mentioned that she doesn’t get much sleep and it really makes her look more well-rested. She genuinely feels like she looks a lot younger – if your eyes are aging you it’s a must-have!
However, some said they wish it had a pump instead. Others mentioned it didn’t work well with very sensitive under-eyes.
THAT HIT SINGLE® GEL CREAM CLEANSER
Suitable for day and night, this sulfate-free gel cleanser is enriched with antioxidants and provides a more radiant, brighter, and softer look and feel to your skin while removing makeup and dirt at the same time.
It is gentle but strong enough to remove makeup. J Lo says a little goes a long way, and she likes to use this cleanser with lukewarm water.
JLO Beauty claims you only need to use it once, at Makeup Scholar we always recommend a double cleanse.
This cleanser combines the Olive Compex with glycolipids to help clean residues that could otherwise clog pores. The combination of coconut fruit, rice bran, knotweed root extracts, and antioxidants results in a bright, radiant, clear, and super soft complexion. Plus it even includes ingredients that tackle dark spots!
JLo Beauty’s cleanser is leaping bunny certified, and free from phthalates, dyes, parabens, and sulfates SLS & SLES.
This cleanser doesn’t lather all that much, nor does it strip your skin even though it is a gel formula. even removes mascara. does feel a little drying at the end, but not as much as other gel formulas. Not the best for dry skin.
Jlo Beauty Reviews | THAT HIT SINGLE® GEL CREAM CLEANSER
This cleanser doesn’t lather all that much, nor does it strip your skin even though it is a gel formula. Customers like that it even removes mascara.
Some say it does feel a little drying at the end of the cleanse, but not as much as other gel skin care formulas. This cleanser will not work for all dry skin types – it’s better for normal – oily skin.
One Jlo Beauty review claims this JLO Beauty cleanser rivals her typical cleanser that costs 75 dollars. It removes makeup so well and leaves her skin is soft. Even though it is a gel consistency, it’s quite creamy. Although this is best for oily skin, some customers with dry skin do like it too.
However, the few negative reviews found it average or found the need to double cleanse.
THAT STAR FILTER® COMPLEXION BOOSTER
Shades: Pink Champagne, Warm Bronze, Rose Gold, Rich Bronze.
An instant completion booster, available in 4 different shades to suit more than one skin tone. Each shade is sheer and blends out to adjust a range of skin tones. Pink Champagne and rose gold are clear highlights, while warm bronze and rich bronze are bronzing shades.
A versatile product, JLO recommends the Star Filter for contour, highlight, or as a custom mix. It can work alone or under makeup for an instant glow.
This booster mixes well with the Blockbuster hydrating cream or any liquid foundation of your choice. JLLO says it’s her secret to looking like she just came back from the tropics! For a bronzy, dewy, and glowy look to the skin, she applies it all over the face and brings it onto her collarbones for radiance all over.
This booster utilizes antioxidants like vitamin E combined with mineral pigments to blur flaws, while diffusing light and providing a lit-from-within glow.
It is non-comedogenic and free from fragrance, dyes, phthalates, parabens, and some harmful oils.
JLo Beauty Reviews | THAT STAR FILTER® COMPLEXION BOOSTER
Multiple customers say this helps create a lovely face or chest tan when you mix it together with a moisturizer.
One reviewer claims the light highlighter shade is really pretty, and she loves how it looks with other products.
Others like to add it to a foundation and find it gives a gorgeous glow.
Some reviewers found it a bit hard to blend on its own. The color range isn’t broad enough to suit deep skin tones. However, Warm Bronze is nice as a highlight on deep skin tones.
THAT LIMITLESS GLOW™ SHEET MASK
1 mask or a pack of 3
JLo is a huge fan of sheet masks, and claims this Limitless Glow mask is the best one she has ever used! It was custom-designed to suit JLo’s face and skincare needs. This mask helps tighten and lift your skin, while hydrating, providing luminous brightness, and a supermodel glow.
The sheet mask is soaked in 1 ounce of the JLO Glow multitasking serum. The special design wraps the mask around your ears with special hooks to help it stay and lift up the skin while you use it.
The ingredients are the exact same as the Glow Serum – containing the combination of the Jlo Beauty Olive complex (squalane blend, extra virgin oil, leaf extract, and fermented oil) along with Japanese rice sake, antioxidant rich yeast derived ferment, and sugar-derived matrix.
Like the other products in the range, the sheet mask is non-comedogenic and free from fragrance, dyes, mineral oil, phthalates, and parabens.
JLo Beauty Reviews | THAT LIMITLESS GLOW™ SHEET MASK
Multiple reviewers claim they love the results, especially if you have a special occasion and want a long-lasting glow. However, they all note that it is pricey!
Some reviews found it was worth the price, and really felt the tightening effect on their skin was super noticeable.
Two reviewers claim that it stings a little.
Others said you are better off buying the serum if you want the effects. Or to just buy the one mask at first to see if you like the product!
THAT INNER LOVE® DIETARY SUPPLEMENT
Size: 30 Capsules
The final product in the range is the Inner Love Dietary Supplements. These flavorless capsules are designed for daily use (with or without food), to improve your skin from the inside! At 100% of the recommended daily level, 12 vitamins and minerals help fight the signs of aging.
A combination of vitamin A, four B vitamins, C, and E, olive fruit extract, combined with copper and manganese – it promotes skin renewal, improves hydration and radiance, fights oxidative stress, and increases collagen production.
JLo Beauty Reviews | THAT INNER LOVE® DIETARY SUPPLEMENT
Most of the reviews are positive. Customers claim they feel energized, others say their skin is glowing after a few months of usage.
Reviewers tend to comment on the change in their hair, skin, and nails – most noticed a difference.
However, some reviewers said it made them feel nauseous.
How Does Jennifer Lopez Use Her Products?
JLO Beauty claim Jennifer uses the gel-cream cleanser, glow serum, and eye cream every morning and night.
In the morning, Jlo finishes her skincare with the Big Screen SPF 30 Moisturizer and the Inner Love Dietary Supplement. At night, she uses the Blockbuster Wonder Cream in place of the Big Screen moisturizer.
To keep her skin looking youthful and glowy, every so often Jennifer Lopez uses the Star Filter Complexion Booster and the Limitless Glow Sheet Mask to give her skin an extra boost.
Jennifer’s Anti-Aging Routine
JLO strongly believes in the 5 Ss to anti-aging: serum, sleep, sunscreen, supplements, and sano (meaning living a life of balance and moderation, including healthy eating, exercise, lots of water, and a positive mental attitude).
Do JLO Beauty Products Work For All Skin Colours And Skin Types?
The skincare line was designed to enhance the beauty of every type of skin – including different backgrounds and different skin types. Although the completion booster comes in four different shades, the highlighters are quite light. The bronzy shades work well as a highlight for deeper skin tones.
Are JLo Beauty products worth it? Reviews
Skincare expert Susan Yara likes the skincare line, and recommends the Star Filter (her favorite), Wondercream, and also praised the Serum, despite thinking the price tag was a little too high.
Maryam Maquillage, a beauty Youtuber, is a big fan of the serum and blockbuster cream. Although JLO Beauty does not carry any retinol skincare, pair really well on nights you want to use retinol.
It is on the pricier side however a lot of the reviewers claim they’ve found new holy grails, it provides that glowing skin they always wanted, and they will repurchase their favorites from this skincare line again and again!
JLO Beauty uses sustainably sourced shipping materials and the supply chain includes recyclable elements.
Plus, the packaging is luxurious and elegant – it’s so JLo!
JLo Beauty – Review Of The Ingredients
JLo Beauty’s products make use of effective skincare ingredients – these beauty products are designed to make a noticeable difference.
The specially formulated olive oil complex makes it safe to apply olive oil on the skin. Mica is used in most of the skincare products to provide that JLo glow. These seven skincare products also utilize ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, squalane fermented oil, and honey extract, just to name a few!
The Blockbuster Wonder Cream contains salicylic acid, a chemical exfoliator (beta hydroxy acid) that helps minimize redness, breakouts, and blackheads – great for acne prone skin.
That Hit Single includes Citric Acid – a chemical exfoliant (alpha hydroxy acid) that helps even out uneven skin tones and can tackle dark spots.
Does JLo Beauty Have Retinol?
None of the topical products list retinol as an ingredient, however, the supplements contain Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate). Some customers mention that this range works well to layer with retinol products at night!
Is JLo Beauty Safe?
It’s natural to worry about putting olive oil on your skin – after all, it is a cooking oil and a known comedogenic. However, once formulated into a skin care product, it is totally different. Always remember that this JLO Beauty skincare line was formulated by professional chemists.
Jennifer Lopez’s olive oil complex provides a great moisturizing effect and is totally safe to use.
Free From Harmful Ingredients | Vegan & Leaping Bunny Certified
This range is non comedogenic and free from parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, sulfates (including SLS and SLES), coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, retinyl palmitate, mineral oil.
JLO Beauty is cruelty-free and not tested on animals. The raw material suppliers also do not test on animals! For added assurance, all of the products in the skincare line are certified by Leaping Bunny and even added to their Compassionate Shopping Guide.
Plus, 2 products in the range are vegan. Both That Fresh Take eye cream and The Star Filter complexion booster do not contain any animal byproducts.
Most JLo Beauty Products Are Fragrance Free
Jennifer Lopez hand-picked the subtle (Clean Fragrance Criteria compliant) fragrance used in the Blockbuster Hydrating Cream and the Hit Single Cleanser. It is a warm floraly scent, a little powder with a touch of sandalwood.
All of the other products are fragrance free!
Purchasing & Returns
Where Is JLo Beauty Sold?
These skincare products are available on the official website, Amazon, and Sephora.
What Is The JLo Beauty Return Policy?
JLo Beauty offers a sixty-day money-back guarantee (aside from the shipping and handling) on all orders – even if they are empty containers!
Alternatives to JLo Beauty?
Jennifer Lopez partnered up with an existing brand to create this skincare line. JLO Beauty is a Guthy-Renker brand (grouped together with BRX GR LLC in a joint venture called Ascendant Beauty LLC).
JLo Beauty’s packaging is certainly more luxurious than both, however, the other two brands a little more practical with more compact and travel-friendly packaging. Crepe Erase provides total body anti-aging skincare, and Meaningful Beauty even provides haircare along with its skincare!
The price points are a little more affordable and there are more bundle sets available for Crepe Erase and Meaningful Beauty compared to JLo Beauty.
However, they don’t provide the glowy effect from Jennifer Lopez’s Jlo Beauty products, and they do not offer anything like the Star Complexion Booster in their ranges!