The Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream* is non-granular and gentle enough for every day use. It contains oats, almonds and honey to loosen and lift away dead skin cells, hydrating, clarifying and softening the skin.I have to admit that I was sceptical about this product – firstly because it looks so incredibly chunky and I wasn’t sure it would suit my sensitive skin, but then once I used it and realised how soft it was, I wasn’t sure it would actually be strong enough to properly exfoliate! But the unique mix of soaked almond pieces & oat bran with honey & sesame oil work together to leave my skin looking and feeling clearer and softer. It gets into your pores but is not harsh, so it is perfect for a range of skin types.
The oatmeal-like cream does not foam or lather, so you just need to add it to wet hands to form a smooth paste – although this can get messy, as it doesn’t form a paste as such, so you need to watch out for stray oats in your hairline! – then press it into your skin, very gently rubbing in half circles. Wash with warm water, and it’s like a home facial every day. It feels completely indulgent! And it has a subtle aroma of chamomile and geranium, which comes across as very cosy and hearty – like a big bowl of warm porridge (which I don’t even like, but the smell gets me!).
The tube itself is very simple, it’s a malleable tube with an off-white colour and nothing fancy about it, but I really like it. It feels like a grown-up paint tube. However I do worry that as I get towards the bottom it might snap in the creases, so fingers crossed that it’s strong and flexible enough.
And of course, I can’t review a Jurlique product without mentioning the brand themselves. A large amount of the ingredients in this exfoliating cream are certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Jurlique pride themselves on being a pioneer in natural skincare science – they were green before green was cool. This has given them over 25 years experience in developing high performance, naturally potent skincare blends, farming their own herbs and flowers on a 153-acre property in the Adelaide Hills.
So Jurlique isn’t cheap, but the science behind it is revolutionary. Read all about their Bio-intrinsic™ extraction process and prepare to be impressed. Suddenly it is worth every dollar! And the Daily Exfoliating Cream is a perfect place to start.
The fine print:
Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream 125ml