If there is one thing my skin often lacks is hydration, it does not matter the season or my water intake, noticing those dry patches on my skin is never appealing. Therefore, finding products that gently soothe my skin and provide hydration feels like hitting the jackpot.
For the past few weeks, I have been trying Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence and the Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream and I have been truly enjoying the experience as these products are an invitation to indulge in hydration which is something my skin needs all the time. These products are the first products that I get to try from Jurlique, and are the perfect introduction to such clean and high quality skincare brand.
About the brand
Jurlique is a natural Australian skincare brand founded by Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike with the vision of creating and delivering a pure and natural skin care range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy in their farm located in Adelaide Hills, Australia. From seed to skin, Jurlique uses a farming method called “biodynamic” which goes beyond organic farming by working in harmony with nature to grow plants that are healthy, potent and pure, in other words, these are the perfect and cleanest ingredients to pamper your skin from head to toe. The plants that Jurlique uses to develop the products are free from artificial fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to ensure the highest quality on every ingredient used on their products. Today Jurlique’s products are sold in more than 19 countries around the world and the brand is one of the world’s most recognized skincare brands known for using the best in organic and biodynamic ingredients to deliver the best quality skin care products that we all love.
Activating Water Essence
The Activating Water Essence is a plant water-based infusion enriched with highly concentrated, organically grown marshmallow root extract developed to hydrate, eliminate dryness, dullness, uneven skin texture & uneven skin tone while improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture (yes please). Anyone can use it as it is intended for normal, oily, combination, dry, and sensitive skin, in other words, it is perfect for all skin types.
Top Ingredients: (taken from sephora.com)
- Marshmallow Root Extract: Hydrates and supports healthy moisture balance within the skin; soothes and softens, promoting flexibility and resilience.
- Peach Leaf Extract: Helps skin to protect itself against future environmental aggressors, improving the skin’s vitality and radiance of the skin.
- Calendula Extract: Provides soothing, protection, and moisture to the skin.
- Witch Hazel Extract: Helps to freshen and rebalance whilst firming and smoothing the skin.
This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, fragrances, and PEGs.
I have been using the Activating Water Essence right after toning day and night or anytime I need a fresh burst of radiance (because who doesn’t?) and it truly helps my skin absorbs my serum and moisturizer effortless while keeping my skin hydrated, soft and revitalized. It is an instant pick me up as it feels so fresh and soothing upon application.
How to Use
As suggested by Jurlique, I start to apply it by pouring a few drops into the palms of my hands and then followed by gently pressing it over my face, neck and chest for a complete regime. I use it after applying my toner or (if I am not using a toner) before I apply my serum and moisturizer allowing a few minutes between application to give my skin enough time to fully absorb every product. In addition, I use it morning and night for better results.This is an extra step on my skincare routine which really helps enhance the performance of my serum and moisturizer as my skin seems to absorb them effortless and quicker. The formula contains a light and fresh scent featuring notes of lavender, geranium, and Australian sandalwood which I adore as I am a huge fan of clean and natural skincare products. With continued use of this product I have noticed less dryness, an improved skin texture and overall clarity of my skin. I have experienced no breakouts nor irritation as this water is actually calming to the skin.
Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream
The Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream is a gentle cream developed to calm and soothe sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation. This cream is all natural, non-greasy and aims to provides hydration and instant relief to irritated red skin which is a common skin concern for me since I suffer from mild rosacea.Top Ingredients: (taken from sephora.com)
- Comfort Complex: This organic blend brings together enhanced levels of calendula, chamomile, echinacea, self heal, spilanthes, and marshmallow extracts to provide an effective defense against sensitized skin.
- Calendula Extract: Known for its bright yellow and orange flowers, it contains soothing properties and has been used to rebalance sensitivity on the skin.
- Evening Primrose, Macadamia, Rose Hip, and Avocado Oils: Rich in essential fatty acids to help provide optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits.
This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
My ExperienceThis cream has a thick consistency so I have been using it only at night and I love how it provides instant deep hydration and relief to my redness. While rosacea is a chronic skin condition which has no cure, using products to keep it calmed and to prevent future flare-ups is just what I needed. Even though this cream has a thick consistencty, my skin absorbs it very quickly without leaving any sticky or oily feeling after application. In addition, this cream has a luxurious light fresh scent that I truly enjoy.
How to Use
I start by taking a small amount as a little goes a long way due to the thick and rich consistency and I warm it up using my fingertips. Then, I gently apply to my face and neck by pressing it instead of rubbing it. After application, my face always feels hydrated, soothed, and calmed from redness.
Overall I adore both the Activating Water Essence and the Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream and I am so happy to have added them to my skincare routine. I have seen a huge improvement on my skin’s hydration, the ability to retain moisture, overall clarity, and my redness due to rosacea seems to be more under control with less flare-ups and less visibility. These products are the perfect treats to sensitive skin in need of hydration and soothing. Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence and the Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream are available at Sephora and jurlique.com.
As always I would love to hear your thoughts on these Jurlique’s products? Have you tried them?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read.
And huge thanks to Jurlique for sending me these perfect skin treats to try and share my thoughts with my readers.
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