According to the Australian skin care company Jurlique, beauty is a complex business. They have spent more than 25 years researching and developing organic, botanical based skin care that combines the best of nature and science. Their products are based on what they call the Bio-Intrinsic™ process, which Jurlique describes as an “artisanal approach, honed over generations of research and development, that draws out the potent elements present in botanicals; isolates them, intensifies them and reformulates them to be even greater than the sum of their parts.”
Jurlique’s products always get rave reviews in beauty magazines like Allure and Elle. Right now they have some terrific holiday specials with skin care sets and gifts with purchase, so it’s a great time to get a new skin care regime. Here are some of my particular favorites:
I love the Balancing Foaming Cleanser ($34). This is a gentle cleanser that works into a light foam. It dissolves even the most stubborn makeup and leaves my face feeling soft and moisturized.
It’s full of anti-oxidants to help protect the skin. Ingredients include Ginseng Root, Rosehip Oil, Ginkgo Biloba, and Vitamins E and C. It also has Marshmallow to hydrate and soften the skin. Like most of Jurlique’s products, this has a noticeable citrusy fragrance. I am usually sensitive to fragrance, but this smells natural so it doesn’t bother me at all. I use this at night to wash off my makeup, and I grab it for my shower in the morning because it’s a great way to start off the day.
After washing with the Balancing Foaming Cleanser, I use the Citrus Purifying Mist ($31).
Jurlique has some of the most beautifully zen packaging out there, by the way! Just looking at the box makes me feel more peaceful. Again, I am usually not a fan of fragrance in my skin care, but I love the scent of this toner. It’s super fresh and clean, and the citrus scent is truly invigorating.
Like the cleanser, this toner is full of antioxidants like Vitamins E and C to nourish and protect your skin. Ingredients include Gylcerin and Aloe Vera to soothe the skin. I spray some onto a cotton pad to smooth on after cleansing, and I also mist it right onto my face every so often to refresh my makeup. This toner is excellent for those with an oily t-zone.
After cleansing and toning, the perfect moisturizer to use is the Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($58)
I love this moisturizer. It has the SPF protection I need to protect my skin, as well as antioxidants for nourishment. It’s a very thick moisturizer, but it sinks in quickly and feels lovely on the skin.
It has tons of really interesting ingredients like Red Algae Extract to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, Ectoin to protect and moisturize, and Buriti Oil as an antioxidant.
The texture of the moisturizer is super silky, and it leaves my skin beautifully hydrated and glowing. It’s one of my most favorite daytime moisturizers ever. I love my morning combination of the Balancing Foaming Cleanser, Citrus Purifying Mist, and Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer, they make for a fantastic start to my day.
Head on over to Jurlique’s website to take a look at all the specials going on for the holidays. – Lisa
Balancing Foaming Cleanser ingredients:
Aqua (Water); Decyl Polyglucoside; Cocamidopropyl Betaine; Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate; Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate; Glycerin; Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract; Calendula officinalis Flower Extract; Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract; Vitis vinifera (Grape Seed) Seed Extract; Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract; Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract; Rosa gallica Flower Extract; Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract; Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal) Flower Extract; Viola odorata (Violet) Extract; Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Extract; Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract; Honey; Lactic Acid; Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract; Alcohol; Sodium Chloride; Totarol; Citral*; Limonene*.* From Natural Essential Oil (Grapefruit – Citrus grandis; Lemon – Citrus medica limonum; Lemon Myrtle – Backhousia citriodora; Peppermint – Mentha piperita)
Citrus Purifying Mist ingredients:
Aqua (Water); Alcohol; Polysorbate-80; Calendula officinalis Flower Extract; Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract; Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract; Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal) Extract; Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Extract; Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract; Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract; Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract; Urtica dioica (Nettle) Extract; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Glycerin; Lactic Acid; Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E); Potassium Sorbate; Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C); Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract; Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract; Totarol; Citral*; Geraniol*; Farnesol*; Linalool*; Benzyl Benzoate*; Limonene*; Citronellol*.* From Natural Essential Oil (Palmarosa - Cymbopogon martini; Lemon – Citrus medica limonum; Tangerine – Citrus tangerine; Rosewood – Aniba rosaeodora; Rose – Rosa damascena)
Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer ingredients:
Aqua (Water); Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Zinc Oxide (CI 77947); Glyceryl Stearate Citrate; Glycerin; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Macadamia integrifolia Seed Oil; Mauritia flexuosa Fruit Oil; Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891); Sorbitan Palmitate; Glyceryl Isostearate; Porphyra umbilicalis Extract; Ectoin; Sambucus nigra (Black Elder) Flower Extract; Viola tricolor (Pansy) Extract; Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) Extract; Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract; Rosa gallica Flower Extract; Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract; Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract; Polyhydroxystearic Acid; Lecithin; Sodium Lactate; Aluminum Hydroxide; Hydrated Silica; Alginic Acid; Beta-Glucan; Sodium Hyaluronate; Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer; Xanthan Gum; Sodium Phytate; Bisabolol; SD Alcohol 40-A; Phenoxyethanol; Ethylhexylglycerin; Chlorphenesin; Totarol; Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil; Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil; Pelargonium graveolens Flower Oil; Fusanus spicatus Wood Oil; Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil; Anthemis nobilis Flower Extract; Pogostemon cablin Oil; Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract; Canarium luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles. *From natural essence oil