5 From Jurlique

Five From Jurlique

Five From Jurlique

Jurlique Activating Water Essence

I discovered this product last year and it was the first Essence I had tried. I’d heard using an Essence was a very popular step in Asian skincare routines but was dubious as to whether I needed to add another step to my already quite rigorous regime. After using it for a while I realised that it was that perfect step for refreshing and hydrating your skin before going in with your serum. Just to be clear, an Essence is not a toner, nope it’s used after both cleansing and toning, it can replenish moisture, balance skins PH levels and help skin look glowing and it is now one of the steps in my routine that I look forward too.

At the centre of the Jurlique Activating Water Essence is their star ingredient – Marshmallow Root Extract, which is great at deeply hydrating skin and improving its ability to retain moisture. If you have yet to try an essence I highly recommend trying one.

Favourite Jurlique Products

Rose Moisture Plus Balancing Serum

Jurlique are well-known for their incredible quality rose products, they have an Organic Farm in the Adelaide Hills of Australia where they grow many of the herbs, flowers (including their roses) and plants for their products. This serum is part of their Moisture Plus range and it is fantastic at reviving tired, dry skin. It combines rose hip fruit oil, evening primrose oil and green tea extract to protect the skin’s barrier and provide extended moisture to keep skin cushioned, fresh and looking radiant.

Purely Age Defying Firming Face Oil

LOVE this product, in fact I really like the whole Purely Age Defying range, if I was pushed to name my must have product from Jurlique it would 100% be this Face Oil. I have used up so many bottles and always have one on the go. I use it at night and it performs nothing short of a miracle because when I wake up my skin looks well rested and healthy, it also works to even skintone and keep skin looking plump. It is infused with a trio of potent anti-ageing ingredients; Blackcurrant Seed Oil helps to improve elasticity and firmness, Buriti Oil reduces fine lines and wrinkles and Rock Samphire Extract helps to support collagen synthesis and promotes a firmer complexion. So your skin is in good hands with this and my skin always feels incredible after I have used it.

Favourite Jurlique Skincare Products

Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder

Most people are unaware that Jurlique do a finishing powder, I think it is the only makeup product they stock but it is one of my absolute favourites. This loose powder is so fine & lightweight that it never feels heavy or drying on the skin. It’s a translucent powder so it’s not going to add coverage or leave a white cast to your skin. It is great at setting makeup and keeping that oily t zone in check. I like to apply this with a big powder brush & sweep the product across my t-zone & chin, it has a really nice floral scent and my go to powder for eliminating that dreaded shine but leaving the skin with a slight matte velvety smooth finish.

It contains the key ingredients Corn Starch & Rice Starch which act as natural substitutes for talc, while Silican imparts a smooth texture on skin, Glycerin helps to moisturise and prevent moisture loss and Arnica helps soothe and cool the skin. If you like your setting powder to leave your skin with a slight matte finish without looking flat then this would be a great product for you.

Jurlique Purely Age Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream

This moisturiser does feel quite thick and rich when you first apply it but give it a minute and your skin will have absorbed it to leave you with a velvety soft finish. It’s so nourishing and instantly smoothing. It contains powerful natural ingredients such as, Yeast Extract to help promote collagen synthesis, Amino Acid Lipid Complex promotes skin remodeling and contraction of collagen fibers, Rock Samphire Extract supports skin density while reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and finally Beech Tree Bud Extract accelerates the production of fresh new cells. For me the one thing I noticed almost instantly from using this is my skin looked smoother, which is why I think it makes the perfect base for foundation. It helps give you that flawless base.

Have you tried any products from Jurlique that you would recommend?

Jurlique Activating Water Essence

Jurlique Activating Water Essence

Jurlique Activating Water Essence

We are seeing Asian beauty influences in so many products being released by Western brands, only last week I blogged about the latest Lancome Cushion Makeup and it seems that the latest trend to hit our skincare routines is the Essence. I had to do a little background reading on just what exactly an Essence was and how best to use it in my skincare regime.

I thought I had a pretty rigorous regime and didn’t realise that there was room for one more step, a step that the Asian market have deemed to be one of the most important. So an Essence is not a toner, nope its used after both cleansing and toning, it can replenish moisture, balance skins PH levels and help skin look glowing. You use your hands to pat the product into your skin and let the rich, nourishing ingredients work their magic. One of the latest to hit the market is the Activating Water Essence from Australian skincare brand Jurlique & I have been putting it to the test.

Jurlique Activating Water Essence* £40

I thought adding another step to my skincare routine would be pointless and even more time consuming but I have to say this extra step has become one of my favourites. The action of patting the product into my skin is quite relaxing and my skin has felt a lot better too since introducing this. This product activates your skin in 3 ways

  1. Hydrates – Delivers continuous hydration and lasting moisture
  2. Conditions – Smooths skin to provide a soft, supple complexion
  3. Revitalise – Revitalises and re-energises for healthy-looking skin

New Jurlique Skincare Release 2016

At the centre of its highly concentrated formula is their star ingredient – Marshmallow Root Extract, which is great at deeply hydrating skin and improving its ability to retain moisture. So what is it about Marshmallow Root that makes it such a good skincare ingredient,

Marshmallow Root Extract has been used throughout history as a healing treatment, it has anti inflammatory properties, its gentle and soothing on the skin whilst also being a natural hydrator.

The Marshmallow Root’s ability to attract and retain water allows it to provide lasting hydration to the skin. It forms a protective barrier that helps rebalance dry skin and prevent moisture loss to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

Along side the Marshmallow Root there are also quite a few other natural ingredients including,

  • Neem – Conditions and soothes
  • Lavender – Hydrates and calms
  • Rosemary – Invigorates and restores
  • Horsetail – Hydrates and balances
  • Witch Hazel – Clarifies and firms
  • Nettle – Rebalances and refreshes
  • Peach Leaf – Revitalises, regenerates and protects

Since using this my skin doesn’t look as fatigued or dull and it has been really good at reducing the redness in my cheeks. I am pretty pleased to have this step in my routine and can see why it is so popular. This bottle is going to last ages, you only need to splash a few drops into your hands and because it is so fluid a little goes a long way.

Let me know if you already have this step in your routine & if you’re a fan of any other Korean / Japanese beauty regimes or products.

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MooGoo Skincare

MooGoo Skincare

MooGoo Skincare

Let me Introduce you to Australian skincare brand MooGoo who are dedicated to delivering all natural, gentle, sensitive skin friendly products. Their range uses all natural ingredients and contains absolutely no nasties or harsh chemicals. Their products are made for people with skin problems such as eczema and Psoriasis but are also a great choice for people that prefer to use products which are natural and won’t cause irritation.

For the past 2 months I have been testing out two products from their extensive range and they have been a real pleasure to have in my beauty stash. First up,

MooGoo Cover Up ButterCup SPF15 Natural Moisturiser*

This moisturiser has quite a thick consistency when you first squeeze it out but once you apply it to your face and massage it in, its very quickly absorbed. So don’t be put off by how heavy it initially seems. This is a daily moisturiser with physical sun protection – that consists of Clear Zinc and Red Raspberry Seed Oil which act like a hat or shade, a cream containing the Zinc Oxide reflects the UV rays away from the body rather than allowing them to penetrate and damage the skin.

Zinc Oxide would normally be white on the skin, but MooGoo use a special type of Zinc Oxide that is made in Australia,  it’s dispersed within Jojoba Oil which helps make it clear and non-greasy. So there is no white cast left on your skin, and it wears well under makeup.

You get a huge 200g of product in a tube & that is going to last me ages. I live in Cornwall and its just too beautiful to stay in doors, so I like to be outside as much as possible (on the beach) so It’s fantastic to have product in my skincare stash that not only protects from harmful UVB & UVA rays but also provides a good amount of hydration. This is an SPF that covers all the bases, its hydrating, all natural and is not tested on animals. It is also suitable for both babies & adults which just reflects how gentle the formula is!

MooGoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanning Cream For Face & Body*

Who else feels the eternal struggle to find that gradual tanner which goes on like a dream & gives the perfect golden glow! Its nice to hear I am not alone, but hold that thought because I think I have found a really really good one. My legs especially never seem to catch any colour and are very much on the pale side so I do like to gradual tan. I like that gradual tans allows me to build up to a natural healthy bronze shade without the fear of looking like a wotsit.

This MooGoo offering uses their Full Cream Moisturiser as a base, so it keeps your skin very soft and the tanner itself is all natural and includes 2 tanning ingredients Canola Oil (a DHA, active ingredient) and Erythrulose (a sugar based ingredient) so these two ingredients are responsible for giving you a natural tan without that biscuit smell!

It takes a couple of days for you too see a good amount of colour but once the tan starts to develop it is even, natural and makes me look so healthy. I have been using it on my face quite a bit too & I like that its subtle and makes my skin look radiant. This also contains Sweet Almond Oil, raw Cocnut Oil and Squalene which are nourishing and keep your skin looking and feeling its best. This is a whopping 200ml too and for £15.50 I think its a bargain.

MooGoo are fantastic at listing their ingredients and explaining all about their benefits in a very concise and easy to understand way. So if you want to learn a more about the brand and the ingredients they use pop over to moogooskincare.co.uk

This skincare duo is perfect for not only the Summer months but all year round. We really should be using SPF no matter what the weather or the season. It is also nice to have that healthy natural glow of a tan so I will be using this gradual tanner to keep my skin looking its best all year round.

Have you tried anything from this brand?

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Jurlique Hand and Nail Care

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 2016

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 2016

I’m excited to Introduce you to 3 new and exciting products from one of my favourite skincare brands, Jurlique. They are releasing a complete hand care ritual and I think you are going to love them!

A little background – Jurlique is an Australian brand which was started back in 1985 by a husband & wife dedicated to harnessing the power of nature to create incredibly effective products. Their ethos was Nature + Science = Beauty and to this day Jurlique develop high performance skincare, using potent, biodynamic (Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition), organic and natural ingredients sourced the world over.

I always get excited when Jurlique launch a new product and to have 3 to share with you today is pretty special. Jurlique have extended their hand care range to include an Exfoliating Treatment Mask, a Nail & Cuticle Treatment Oil and also a limited edition Rose Handcream Handpicked. Everything you need to keep your hands looking and feeling their best.

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment* 100ml £20

This has a cream texture with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads which provide just enough scrub without being abrasive. I like that this is a multi benefit 2 in 1 treatment mask and scrub. Apply a generous amount to the backs of your hands, fingers and forearms, relax for 5 minutes then with a little warm water massage off making use of the Jojoba beads. It leaves your hands velvety soft, smooth and nourished. It includes,

  • Red & White Clay – to absorb impurities
  • Jojoba Beads – to gently exfoliate
  • Shea Butter – to soften and hydrate
  • Calendula Extract – to nourish and protect

I can really see a difference in my hands after using this, they look healthier and they don’t get dry as quickly. I know a specific hand scrub isn’t a must have but if your budget allows for one then this Jurlique offering is luxurious and very effective. I have promised myself to make it part of my weekly manicure routine. Got to look after those hands, after all its one of the areas that shows the first signs of ageing. You get 100ml of product and so that will last a good few months.

10ml for £12, I think this oil is a bargain & a product that will serve you well and last for ages and one that I am very excited to have in my collection. My cuticles will be in tip top condition.

Jurlique Nail and Cuticle Treatment Oil

Jurlique Nail & Cuticle Treatment Oil* 10ml £12

I have to say that I have terrible cuticles, they are always dry, flaky and need a little TLC! This oil is just what I needed, it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Its an indulgent treatment oil that will nourish, condition and soothe cuticles as well as strengthening dry brittle nails.

This has a very fancy & fuss free pipet dispenser so you only need a very small amount of oil on each cuticle, I would say 2 – 3 drops will be enough for both hands. I gently massage the oil around my cuticle and nails then leave it to sink in. Its quite greasy so you may want to do this treatment when you have time to relax & not be on your computer, phone etc. The oil contains,

  • Rosemary Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
  • Horsetail Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
  • Carrot Root – to soothe cracked cuticles
  • Calendula – to nourish and soothe dry cuticles
  • Almond & Macadamia Oils – to intensely hydrate and restore moisture

Jurlique Rose Handcream ltd Edition

Jurlique Rose Handcream Handpicked* 150ml £36

This Jurlique release is a limited edition version of one of their most iconic and best selling products – and I have to say this offering is my favourite Jurlique handcream to date. This Rose handcream is simply beautiful, everything from the outer cardboard packaging right down to the cream itself is so luxurious and smells so good.

This 2016 limited edition Handpicked version features Jurlique’s unique Rosa gallica Flower Extract. This precious extract is drawn exclusively from this years vintage of the pure and potent Roses grown at the Jurlique Farm in the Adelaide Hills.

All the roses used in this limited edition product were handpicked and all the Rosa galica Flower Extract from this years harvest has gone into this luxurious handcream so it won’t be used in another Jurlique product this year.

  • Sweet Almond Oil – to moisturise and soften
  • Rosa gallica Flower Extract – to protect, restore moisture and soothe
  • Macadamia Oil – to intensly hydrate and restore moisture
  • Calendula – to soothe, soften and protect against dry skin

Its a rich cream that will nourish, deeply moisturise and replenish dry hands. Leaving them feeling velvety soft and smelling beautiful. This isn’t a cream for your handbag, this is a beautifully packaged cream that will be beautiful on your vanity or bedside table so you are reminded to apply it throughout the day. You get a whopping 150ml of product and you need only the smallest amount to feel the benefits. This would make a really thoughtful gift or treat for someone special.

Which of the new Jurlique releases are you most excited for?

All three products are avialable from www.Jurlique.co.uk also at Debenhams, and www.lookfantastic.com

*PR Sample