December 9, 2011

Jurlique Facial Experience - First Time

As I sit here sipping my skinny flat white, having just downed a slice of quiche lorraine, I can't help but think of what a good day this is.

I went for my very first Jurlique experience, being given a 30mins facial complimentary from Jurlique Wintergarden. I had found out that this was a mini version of the Aromatherapy Facial which normally runs for 60 minutes.

I'm feeling my own lips - what's in that lip care balm? My lips feel like baby's bottoms. I can't stop thinking about it. But at $32 for a tube of 15ml, which is more expensive than a Mario Badescu moisturiser - I bite my hands, not literally. Let that stay in my wishlist.

I was greeted by Amy who then introduced me to Katie. Katie used to work for Aveda and now she handles the treatment in Jurlique Wintergarden concept store. She's lovely, they both are lovely.

After stripping down to just towels - haha, not really. Anyway, Katie then asked which scent I prefer. I did not know what they were. Hydrating Essence later I found out. Between the two, I picked the one on my right - turned out to be the Chamomile-Rose. The other option was Calendula-Lavender, which perhaps did not quite suit my mood at that particular moment.
During the massages and the warm compresses of hot face towels, there was one product that stood out. Most likely due to its scent that tickles my senses. It turned out to be the Daily Exfoliating Cream, which contains honey and oats. Yum!

Her gentle pressure points massage using the aromatic oil and cream was heavenly. I could just have my face and shoulder massaged like that every month. Haha...

When it was about to end ... I felt relaxed and as though I just came down from clouds.

Now the dilemma, I want to get all the products she used! Hah! Thinking I will limit myself to 1 or 2 products. Yet, putting the rest in wishlist. Some products are best used and applied only during these facial treatments, I think.

First I must get my hands on that Daily Exfoliating Cream, methinks... And the Rose Silk Finishing Powder (especially for days like this that I'm not wearing any makeup at all). Speaking of Rosewater, the mist is lovely, but I'll stick with the much less expensive Mario Badescu spray for now (AUD$11.95). Definitely I am interested in the Balancing Day Care Cream and the Skin Balancing Face Oil. The Sun Lotion SPF30+ is out of the budget range at the moment... I be honest with you.

Hopefully this will give you a little insight to my Friday afternoon with Jurlique. Be it a short 30mins, it was nonetheless a moment to remember.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Have you tried Jurlique experience? If so, which one? Or which one would you recommend?

For full prices and information, visit the Spa Menu

Thank you to Jurlique Wintergarden Concept Store for the opportunity. For any query and bookings, please do not hesitate to contact:

Hayley / Amy / Katie
(07) 3210 6808

PS: anybody watch Fringe? If you follow me on twitter (@blushfully) you would surely be aware that I'm currently a little addicted to it... So fascinating!!

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EDIT on 15/12/11

I had asked Katie from Jurlique to further elaborate on what went on last Friday... Here's what she has to say : )

The oil that I used during your facial massage was the Skin Balancing Face Oil

Rich in Evening Primrose, Macadamia Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil
and Jojoba to hydrate and protect skin from moisture loss. Rose Hip and
Safflower Seed Oil also softens fine lines and improves elasticity.
This is great to use either Morning or Evening as it is lightweight in
texture and penetrates deeply to balance and hydrate the skin.
It can be also used under your Daily/Evening moisturiser for intense
hydration and it is perfect applied with gentle massage for your weekly
spa ritual at home. The Skin Balancing Face Oil is also great for oily
skin types as it helps to rebalance the oil production.

-The sequence with the Jurlique Skincare Ritual is as follows;
1. Massage with Skin Balancing Face Oil, removing excess with warm cloth
2. Rosewater Balancing Mist (or appropriate mist for skin type)
3. Eyecream, Herbal Recovery Gel (Serum), Herbal Recovery Neck Serum
(for Decolletage)
4. Balancing Day Care Cream (appropriate Moisturiser for skin type)
5. Sun Lotion SPF 30+
6. Rose Silk Finishing Powder
7. Lip Care Balm

Thank you Katie for such detail information!


Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Sounds like you had an amazing experience. I've never done facials before, but I imagine how nice it will feel after :D

Me, my best and I said...

Ooh sounds heaven Ive been thinking of treating myself to Jurlique experience!!

Lisa said...

this is so cool i didn't even know jurlique had it's own spa!! i'll be on the lookout to see if there's any jurlique spa's near me i would love to try it out!

haha he is actually a she.. and we get that A LOT.. and ironically our other dog is a HE and everyone asks what "HER" name is hahah.. but the one in the picture is a she and her name is josephine (because our other dog is named napoleon haha get it? :) and she's a llasa apso :)

just tututiny said...

Sounds like an awesome experience you got there ;) I need a facial in my life, never tried it before.

Cendana K said...

@RainyDays&Lattes: This was actually my first instore facial and it does feel so nice after! Give it a try when you can someday

@MemybestnI: Check them out! So soothing and relaxing, I likey!

@Lisa: Oh yes, Napoleon and Josephine - of course I get it! Does llasa apso shed much? I might consider for future dog! hahaha

@JustTututiny: This was my first facial too, have always done at home rituals sort of thing. Truly a wonderful and relaxing experience