At the end of last year, I was sent a Jurlique care package and in amongst the goodies was the Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream and a travel-friendly kit of their new Purely White skincare range, which I thought would make a great Christmas gift. The Jurlique Purely White Starter Kit contains Purely White Skin Brightening Essence, Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream and Purely White Skin Brightening Night Treatment, all 15ml each.
Jurlique’s Purely White range boasts of :
- VITABRIGHTKX, a patent-pending ingredient, which is a natural ‘superfruit’ skin brightening complex
- Kakadu Plum Extract which has 50 times the Vitamin C content of oranges which significantly reduces the appearance of skin discolourations
- Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract from Japanese fruit, to inhibit the production of melanin or skin discolourations, as well as to help fade existing ones
With such promising claims, I gave up my Rationale Skincare regime and trialled Jurlique Purely White Starter Kit from start to finish. 15ml of each product lasted surprisingly longer than I imagined; it provided almost 4 weeks of usage and I used this before I started using the Baby Quasar.
My Thoughts On Jurlique Purely White Starter Kit
Because I used all 3 products at the same time, it is impossible to tell which product did what or had what effect; but I know they worked well together because my skin had no complaints and did not flake out nor break out. I am not a huge fan of overpowering floral scents, but Jurlique does it perfectly with a light, fresh floral scent which pleasantly lingers.
The star of this kit was undoubtedly Purely White Skin Brightening Essence and that was largely due to the fact that it was housed in a classic Jurlique glass bottle. Some may say it was slightly extravagant packaging for a little bottle, but that’s part of the luxe-ness about the brand. It only gets annoying at the end when the pump stops pumping up more product even though there is a significant amount at the edges of the bottle.
The Purely White Skin Brightening Essence itself absorbs beautifully on my skin and leaves behind a moist residue to hydrate and replenish.
I didn’t favour Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream as much. Yes, it was a light and efficient daytime moisturiser – BUT where’s the SPF?? Of course, I ALWAYS apply a separate sunscreen on top of my day moisturiser, but skincare newbies may not know or have a sunscreen in their collection.
As for the Purely White Skin Brightening Night Treatment, it’s a richer and thicker version of the Day Cream, which did a great job of keeping my skin hydrated without clogging up my pores.
Having never used Jurlique skincare products before, this was a great introduction to their range. I liked the Jurlique Purely White Starter Kit because it kept my dry skin nourished and it smelt good too. However, as for skin brightening and fading of existing pigmentation (damn you freckles!!), I didn’t notice much difference…but I believe that continued usage would reap more noticeable results. But like I mentioned beforehand, I ran out of product just before the 4 week mark…
Have you used Jurlique skincare products before? Which skincare whitening range do you recommend? I bought my sister Aqua Label whitening products but she has started breaking out…oh dear!!