Jurlique: Rose Moisture Plus & A Giveaway
I’m a huge fan of Jurlique and when they emailed me 2 months ago asking if I would be interested in a blog partnership with them, I was in dizzying euphoria: “OH MY GOD JURLIQUE EMAILED ME THIS MORN. JURLIQUE ASKJLADJS, WHAT DO I SAY??”, I texted to two of my friends. It took a lot to quell my excitement: a cup of coffee only heightened it and I spent the next hour with the jitterbug in my legs. Still, when the jitters wore off, the excitement never waned until the point at which I looked at my clock and remembered I had a tutorial starting in half an hour. Ah, university – always the one thing that puts me back in my place.
I’ve been incorporating Jurlique products into my skincare routine since the start of the year and one of my favourite must-haves from the company is their Rosewater Balancing Mist. It softens the skin, imparts that special ritualistic feel when you spritz it on and for about 5 seconds, you get to breathe in soft clouds of rose – who wouldn’t like that? I love smelling the roses (lulz) and I love smelling like the roses – when I went on a no holds barred Jurlique spree at the airport, I thought it was a little unusual that Jurlique didn’t have a Rose range considering how popular their mist was. I would’ve been all over it like the bees. And what must have been a thousand roses blended carefully in the lab later, Jurlique has finally launched their Rose Moisture Plus range with two new products, the Moisturising Cleanser and Moisturising Cream, added to their extensive skincare line.
Jurlique kindly sent me the entire range to try out and guys, if you can only afford one item from the line I would recommend getting this Rose Moisture Plus cleanser. It is beautiful, just beautiful. I’ve been cheating on my Sukin cleanser in the mornings with this and I don’t feel the least bit guilty. I still love my Sukin cleanser but washing my face with pillows of rose foam makes my 7am starts a pinch more bearable. I was alarmed by the addition of pumice in the cleanser’s formula when I was reading the ingredients list….pumice as in the stone? Isn’t that abrasive? Surprisingly no, the pumice is so micro-fine I didn’t feel anything while cleansing my face. It’s formulated to combat dryness but isn’t too generous with the moisture stockpile either: my combination skin is perfectly balanced and it’s happy with the green tea, lavender, rosemary and other plant extracts it’s been fed with.
The Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream has a thicker consistency than most creams; if you’re familiar with Jurlique’s Calendula Cream (review here), the texture’s similar! And as with all Jurlique creams, you are meant to warm only a small amount with your fingers and press it gently into the skin. I don’t know how the company does it but the moisturisers they make sink into the skin almost immediately, leaving none of that awful forehead polish (yep, we’ve all been there). It’s winter here so I like applying this cream on dry spots I get on my face and also on days when I feel my skin needs to take a break from all chemicals it’s usually subjected to. My only gripe is that I wished it came with SPF because I already have a night cream (also by Jurlique btw) that I adore too much so I’d much prefer using the Moisturising Cream in the day.
Again, the Rosewater Balancing Mist needs no further introduction. But obviously Jurlique wasn’t going to sit back and let it be part of their new Rose line without some extra zing: the new mist is reformulated with botanical extracts of willow, sweet violet, black elder flower (wow lol) and a whole list of ingredients that only a botanist would be able to recognise. Yes, the Rosewater Balancing Mist has always been amazing but Jurlique, you’ve brought me down to my knees – the Rose Moisture Plus range is small but impressive with three products designed to hydrate and soothe the skin. Now all the company needs to do is come up with a rose perfume and I would be set for life – what would it take for you to recreate that amazing scent into an eau de parfum, Jurlique? I can help you pick out the roses x
LE GIVEAWAY: To celebrate the launch of their new range, Jurlique is giving away several sets of their Rose Moisture Plus products. However, the giveaway was originally open to US residents only but Jurlique has generously agreed to open their giveaway to my readers in Australia. Thank you Connie for making this possible!
All you have to do to enter is to like Jurlique’s Facebook page using the pink form in my right sidebar. Following them on Twitter is optional but it would be lovely if you could ;D This giveaway is open to anyone living in Australia who are at least 18 years of age. One entry per person please and winners will be notified by Jurlique via email. Contest ends Friday, 27th July 2012. Good luck, everyone!
Happy Ramadhan to all my Muslim readers!