I’ve tried others for the sake of trying them, but I’ve been more regularly using this product for a good three years now and I am on my third (or is it fourth?) tube. Nothing has come close to how wonderful for me an exfoliant this one by Jurlique is. I also have a Eureka testimonial on how I came to love this and know that it absolutely works like no other exfoliant I’ve tried.
Jurlique is a luxe Australian organic cosmetic line and the first time I tried their products was three years ago when there was a free facial event at Greenbelt 5.
In spite of the exfoliant’s title, I sensibly use this only once a week, but it is gentle enough to use on a daily basis. The tube is a metal, malleable, aluminum tube, just like oil paint tubes, which keeps the cream good for as long as possible. The product itself is a host of nature’s best leaves, flowers, roots, and antioxidant nutrients suited for exfoliating the face, meaning lifting deep-seated dirt, dead skin, and residue off to make room for new vibrant skin.
THE CREAM’S STAR INGREDIENTS: Water, Almonds, Oats, Bran, Sesame Seed Oil, Honey, Matricaria, Marshmallow, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Calendula, Rosa gallica, Daisies, Violets, Turmeric Root Extract, Carrot Root Extract, Macadamia Seed Oil, Wheat Bran Extract, Lactic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Chamomile, and Geranium oil.
It looks like breakfast oats doesn’t it? The cream’s texture is a oat-y, nutty paste, and the smell isn’t exactly fragrant, for others among you the smell may or may not turn you off. It’s a nutty, cereal, ale, cider, tea and beer sort of smell that thankfully and reassuredly doesn’t stay on at all once you rinse it off. What I do is I cleanse my face with a mild soap or cleanser first, then I follow up with this exfoliant in the shower. I’m telling you…the results I received from the Jurlique Daily Exfoliating cream the first time around were astounding. Continue reading for my quick testimonial on this product.
Before I tried the Jurlique Exfoliating Cream for the first time, I had approached their stall with a mild facial condition, the pores along my cheeks and jawline were in an inflamed state causing my face to have what seemed to be a rough dry rash all the way down to my throat area, which was because of stress, dry working atmosphere, insufficient non-natural skincare, and sleep deprivation due to work. The rash wasn’t visible, but if you touched my face you’d know something was not right, it felt rough and not soft like my skin usually was. Inflammed pores aren’t an ALLERGIC reaction, it’s a different condition, it’s like an absolute protest and rejection reaction of the skin because it doesn’t know what to do, and I knew this because allergy medicine/antihistamine wasn’t working. After medical diagnosis and proper sleep, I was put on inflammatory treatment, that expensive Php2000+ steroidal cream called Elidel which was properly prescribed by the dermatologist. Elidel was starting to work a bit, but my skin still wasn’t as good as before, and I didn’t want to think I’d have to drop Php2000 everytime my face screamed help with this condition. There had to be some sort of natural option, or at least I was hoping there was. When the lady at the Jurlique stall slathered this on my face as she began the second part of the facial after cleansing, I felt something change, it’s like I literally felt my skin relax and there was a certain type of “hydration” happening I’d never experienced before.
When she rinsed my face, it’s like Lazarus had come out of the tomb and angels were singing…the rash had calmed, the surface was smooth and supple, and I don’t think even the Jurlique attendant realized what had happened to me. Following that experience I didn’t even need to finish the tube of Elidel (sadly) that I had already started on, at least I could save that in case of an unforeseen comeback. After my hand had gone up to my face and over the supple surface several times almost in disbelief, I immediately asked her what that nutty paste was, and she showed it to me. For the first time in terms of purchasing skincare, I really knew without a shadow of a doubt that this was something that worked, and something my skin needed. That day Jurlique converted me into a BIG but not necessarily purist believer of organic skincare. The photo above isn’t a RESULTS photo, because honestly, I do have good skin, but I’d say my weekly date with this Jurlique Exfoliating Cream is a big contributor to keeping my skin’s surface in top condition most of the time, that’s in addition to sleep and lots of glasses of water and tomato juice or V8 (yes, I drink the weird red stuff that most people hate, and I love it). Jurlique isn’t cheap, but neither is the science of proper processing that comes with it. I prefer getting the smaller tube of this which is 1.4oz of product for Php1100 (so I wait for the sale where it usually goes down to about Php850+). The big tube at 4.3oz for Php2300 (about Php1800 pag sale) lasts a whole year, that was my second tube, but I like my skincare to always be fresh product so I don’t mind getting the small one after I use it up within four months. Another believer in Jurlique’s mild but effective organic skincare is this beautiful lady right here.
…and the Jurlique Age Defying Day Cream.
Like Scarlett Johannson I believe that if there’s anything to spend more than the usual on it ought to be your health and skincare, and when it comes to make-up your base products like primers, foundations, and concealers.
There is a new concealer out that I’m quite interested in, but I’ll save that for the next post.