December 27, 2011

Cleansers Diary: Jurlique Foaming Cleansers

This sort of “diary series” has been swirling in my head for quite some time. I have even written down on paper what I thought could be a blog post entry. Anyway, I will explore more of the world of skincare and cosmetics in this format, I hope you don’t mind. Cleansers today, toners the next, and even varieties of them. What I mean by varieties: there are cleansing oil, foaming cleanser, cleansing gel, low foaming cleanser, crème cleanser, foaming crème cleanser, etcetera!

This one in particular will be an overview of Jurlique cleansers and I will run through each of them as best as I could exploring the main ingredients of each and which you might want to consider trying out, case you need a new cleanser from Jurlique. I had been trialing them via the sachets for quite some time and really wanted to buy one. Trouble was, I could not decide! You could see my dilemma, HERE.  

For those who have not heard of Jurlique… They are an Australian brand since 1985, with their own farm in the hills of Adelaide. Find out more about it HERE.

Their cleansers are straightforward. Its main focus is on rebalancing your skin so that it is not too oily or not too dry. Their range can be found HERE.

I personally prefer the foaming cleansers. (photo below was taken from the website)

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First thing you would notice is their scents. They have those herbal scents such as roses, lavenders, marshmallow, violet etc. If you hate those kinds of scent, I can’t help you. I like them, in small doses. To me it's lovely and gentle enough. Their bottle is a twist pump, a secure one that lets you pump just enough amount for your entire face.

If you’re feeling oily – definitely have a play with the Purifying Foaming Cleanser or the Balancing Foaming Cleanser. They are both designed to rebalance oiliness and to purify the skin without stripping its natural moisture. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. I know, I have tried it. I like the Purifying Foaming Cleanser** a wee bit better for some reason. I was pleasantly surprised that it did not make my skin feeling tight or dry after washing my face. Both the Purifying and Balancing cleansers come in gel-like texture. Low-foaming yet lathers up.

.Purifying Foaming Cleanser
contains Rose and Witch Hazel – to help rebalance, soften and restore the skin
Horsetail and Calendula – helps to hydrate, soothe and balance the skin
Green Tea, Grapeseed and Turmeric – natural antioxidants to assist in cleansing the skin off environmental damage

.Balancing Foaming Cleanser
contains Ginseng Root – to firm the skin
Rosehip oil – to restore skin’s radiance
Vitamins E, C and Ginkgo Biloba – to protect the skin
Marshmallow – to hydrate, softens and soothes

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If your skin is on the drier side and in need of extra boost of softening, I would recommend the Replenishing Foaming Cleanser (the one which I love)

Replenishing Foaming Cleanser

or if you are on the sensitive side (redness or irritation prone) there’s one called Soothing Foaming Cleanser.

Soothing Foaming Cleanser

Both are of creamy gel-like texture that lathers as well yet still on the low-foaming side.

One thing to note, Soothing Foaming Cleanser has a more distinct lavender scent. Whilst Replenishing Foaming Cleanser has a more marshmallow and violet scent – so yes, can’t you tell how I like the Replenishing Foaming Cleanser?

Surprisingly I can also notice a slight brightening effect and my skin feels so soft and smooth each time after using the Replenishing Foaming Cleanser**. My skin is typically combination and lately been trying to rebalance itself with greasy T-zone and dry cheeks. Hence my combination of cleansers depending on the condition of my skin at that point of time. Some days are oilier than some, and some are drier than some.

.Replenishing Foaming Cleanser
contains Marshmallow – to hydrate and soften the skin
Violet and Calendula – to soothe and rebalance skin’s sensitivity
Macadamia and Avocado Oil – comforts and protects against moisture loss

.Soothing Foaming Cleanser
contains Groomwell and Sichuan Peppercorn (traditional Chinese herbs) – to soothe the skin
Macadamia Oil – rebalance dryness and to maintain moisture during cleansing leaving the skin feeling comfortable

1 1/2 or 2 pumps are sufficient to massage my whole face and under my chin and neck. I like the low foaming texture because it is not harsh or overcleansing my skin.

Here’s 1 pump of each… (yes I have mixed them as well… and they work nicely)

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Unsure of which to buy first? Don’t fret, ask for a sample at your Jurlique counter. I think it’s actually best to test it out first and get a consultation rather than buying the wrong one. Then what are you gonna do?

As for me, I like to have the option of both, so I would repurchase and have them both in the bathroom. That’s only serving the purpose of my temperamental skin, some days are oilier while some other days it is drier. I probably have enough justification to myself why I need two different cleansers. Hahaha…

Available at all Jurlique counters at AUD$45 for 200ml

Tried any Jurlique product lately?

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**Products were provided for review consideration.

1 comment:

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

i was very curious about Jurlique for awhile, because I've seen them around at Sephora at some point. Their cleansers sound very luxrurious to use :D I also like foaming cleansers too :) The Replenishing one sounds like something I'd use :D Great reviews!