Jurlique – connecting people back to nature
In Australia, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beauty. Continuing our stories about the best of Australian for the Australia Day week, today we present Jurlique, best-selling skincare brand, connecting people back to nature.
Jurlique changed the way we look at beauty when it founded in the ’80’s. Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike, a botanist, had always been passionate believers in the healing power of nature. Their vision was to create a pure and natural skin care range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy to reconnect people to nature, back in the 1980s, when beauty products came from the lab, not the land. “That connection…that’s the really important thing for us as human beings.” Ulrike Klein, co-founder of Jurlique.
They found the land they were looking for in the unspoilt Adelaide Hills in South Australia, and so the seed that was to create the powerhouse Jurlique was planted. Today, Jurlique products are sold in more than 19 countries around the world. And the most iconic natural ingredients are still grown in the Adelaide Hills where Jurlique first began.
With so many toxins and chemicals in the environment today, it’s a pleasant change of pace to be able to use skincare products that use the power of plants and nature to treat our skin. Jurlique was founded in 1985 with the belief that natural beauty products can be as effective as those that do not contain natural ingredients. They must be right with cult products like these:
Iconic Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is a hydrating, conditioning and protecting mist that helps hydrate your skins surface, leaving it soft, smooth, refreshed and dewy. The mist contains marshmallow to rebalance dryness, aloe vera to calm and soften your skin and a blend of five precious rose extracts to balance and restore your skin. A Jurlique best-seller (and permanent resident in the handbags of Beauty Over 40 – we really do use it several times a day!), Rosewater Balancing Mist provides the luxurious, relaxing scent of rose and is ideal for normal/combination skin. 50ml RRP $35.00, 100ml RRP $49.00.
Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Mask smells divine, and works to rebalance dryness leaving your skin smooth, hydrated, purified and refreshed, in just 10 minutes, and it’s just great for skin over 40. The creamy mask contains chamomile, marshmallow and liquorice to hydrate, rose and green tea to balance, calendula and viola to soothe, and daisy to clarify your skin. Complementary actives in the formula include kaolin, macadamia oils, honey, aloe and vitamins A and E, to deeply nourish and protect your skin. The orange and lemon essential oils in the mask refresh the senses, while delivering clarity and hydration. 100ml RRP $80.00.
For skin that is starting to show, or is already showing signs of loss of firmness, Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum is wonderful. It is an anti-ageing treatment that combines skincare ingredients with plant botanicals to firm, tighten and smooth your skin. The serum is formulated to help minimise the signs of ageing with a focus on helping and improving elasticity, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. It contains Active-Firm Complex, a blend of anti-ageing botanicals including beech tree bud, oat kernel, and tapioca starch. 30ml RRP $95.00.
If your skin is feeling a little dry and dehydrated, this is a wonder product. Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil helps target moisture loss and dehydration in your skin. The oil works to address dull, dry skin, by offering intense moisturisation, and helping to rebalance the natural oil production in your skin. Evening primrose oil, macadamia seed oil and marshmallow hydrates and softens your skin while rose hip oil and safflower oil work together to help soften fine lines and wrinkles and improve your skin’s firmness. Skin’s smoothness and appearance is boosted with emollient shea butter, avocado oil and jojoba oil. You only need to use 2-3 drops at a time (either directly onto your skin or mixed in with your moisturiser), so this lasts for quite a while. 30ml RRP $69.00.