This is probably the nth time you will read about my skin issues- acne and aging. Yeah what a powerful
combo nuisance! But I'm not going to sit and whine about it por favor. I have dealt with zits long enough so winning over wrinkles is easy peasy. Wishful thinking, ahyayyay! So weeks ago, I received some skincare products from Jurlique, two of which are anti-aging from the company's Herbal Recovery line.
Let's start with Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask ($48, 100ml).
What the website says: "A hydrating and revitalizing high performance gel mask infused with antioxidant beads that release Vitamin E to help address the first signs of aging and protect the skin against environmental aggressors. Leaves skin feeling hydrated and looking radiant. Leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished".
Ingredients: Water/ Aqua/Eau Glycerin Saccharide Isomerate Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract Mannitol Cellulose Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose Tocopheryl Acetate Xanthan Gum Microcrystalline Cellulose Cellulose Gum Carageenan Glucose Salix Nigra (Willow) Extract Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract Viola Tricolor Extract Viola Odorata Extract Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Rosa Gallica Flower Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract SD Alcohol 40-A Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide Dehydroacetic Acid Sea Salt Ascorbic Acid Benzyl Alcohol Phenoxyethanol Rose Flower Oil Citronellol Geraniol Linalool Eugenol Limonene
*From natural essence oil
You may or not know that I have insane addiction with face masks. In fact, I have one on as I type these very words, for realz!
This mask is one of the gentlest I've tried. It smells herbal (as the name suggests) and feels smooth on my face. It has tiny fennel seeds that are supposed to add hydration to skin. Whether that's fact or fiction, I had to say those ten minutes surely felt like spa mah dahlings!
Next is Herbal Recovery Gel ($50, 30ml), an antioxidant serum that helps revive, restore and protect skin.
What the website claims "A high performance antioxidant serum, rich in powerful botanicals and plant oils to help reduce fine lines, dryness and dullness to help increase skin elasticity, hydration and radiance, while protecting against environmental aggressors. Leaves skin feeling smooth, supple, hydrated and looking radiant".
Ingredients:* From Natural Essential Oil (Chamomile - Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria); Rose - Rosa centifolia)
Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil;
Panax ginseng Root Extract;
Gingko biloba Leaf Extract;
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract;
Rosa gallica Flower Extract;
Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract;
Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract;
Echinacea purpurea Extract;
Calendula officinalis Flower Extract;
Viola odorata (Violet) Extract;
Viola tricolor (Heartease) Extract;
Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract;
Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract;
Stellaria media (Chickweed) Extract;
Sambucus nigra (Black Elder) Flower Extract;
Rosa canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil;
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate;
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil;
Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract;
Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract;
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C);
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A);
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E);
Okay, skip Harlem but you have to shake the bottle to mix all concoctions inside. This serum feels light and has a slight cooling sensation upon application. So after toning, I apply this serum then a moisturizer after. Sounds like a lot of work but if you're a skincare enthusiast then you get the point.
As in my previous skincare posts, we all have different reactions to ingredients. What works for me may not for you and vice versa. While I didn't experience skin irritation from these products, it's noteworthy to mention that herbal-based skincare is a personal preference.
You can buy these products or the complete Herbal Recovery line at Jurlique website, Sephora or Dermstore.
Have you tried Jurlique?
*products sent for feature consideration; links for reference only*