One of my favourite “indulgence” brands is Jurlique. Jurlique are an Australian “natural” brand who extract their natural ingredients from their own organic and biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills. Since they’re in charge of their own plant ingredients, they have stringent quality control and can ensure that the ingredients are fresh, which gets rid of some of the potency issues with natural ingredients. Jurlique aren’t particularly budget-friendly, and there are lots of products out there with more scientific evidence backing them that are more cost-effective, but sometimes you need to splurge a little and treat yourself to a feel-good product. My bestie has been a Jurlique loyalist for years, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them!
Here are some of my favourite products from Jurlique:
Activating Water Essence – This is a cocktail of moisture-grabbing humectant ingredients like biosaccharide gum-1, saccharide isomerate, Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract, as well as my perennial favourite glycerin. It spreads really nicely on the skin so you don’t need to use much. I find that it hydrates a lot better than humectant products that are just glycerin, maybe because it hydrates at a few different depths in the skin.
Rosewater Balancing Mist – This is a lighter, less intensely moisturising spray that you can use on top of makeup to add a bit of hydrating throughout the day, or if your makeup is looking a bit dry and cakey. It has marshmallow root extract, which is a really effective humectant. If you like rose scents as much as I do, you’ll love this as a pick-me-up. Warning: It contains a bit of alcohol, so it won’t be hydrating enough when the weather is too dry, but in normal-to-humid weather it’s great.
Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum – With hydrating glycerin, pigment-fighting niacinamide, and a never-ending list of antioxidant-rich plant extracts to soak up free radical damage, this serum is basically an overnight facial in a bottle. My skin always looks amazingly smooth and bouncy the next morning. There’s also a matching Night Cream which works nicely to hydrate oily skin and add an extra antioxidant boost with Kakadu Plum, Moth Bean and African Birch extracts.
Hand Creams – My mum’s middle-aged Chinese friends always stock up on Jurlique hand creams when they visit Australia. Apparently they’re a huge cult product there! They contain very hydrating plant oils, and while they’re very moisturising and long-lasting, theydon’t feel sticky or greasy. My favourite scents are citrus and jasmine, but it also comes in lavender and rose. I always have a tube of this in my office desk drawer.
Jurlique have a bunch of gift sets available as well, which are perfect for a Valentine’s Day present! Jurlique currently have free shipping Australia-wide on their online store if you spend over $50, which is not all that difficult to do.
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