A few weeks ago, Mr Postie dropped off a nice wee box full of Jurlique goodies. It happened to be the first ever box of press samples that I received which contained candy – Chupa Chup lollipops (which inspired this lip art, btw). What a great start! Before I launch into my review on the Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream, I would like to state that I was not influenced in any way by the lollies! 😛
When I popped open the seal and squeezed the tube, I was rather surprised to see a lumpy oatmeal paste. It’s definitely not a “cream” per se. For non-porridge-lovers, fret not, because it’s sweet honey / flowery / almondy perfumed scent masks the typical oat smell. The exfoliant needs a bit of water to form a wetter paste before applying on the face. The instructions say that it should be applied with a “press-release motion” – but when I hear the words, “press release”, I think of the media version. Anyway, I like to do my own thing and apply it in a patting slash circular motion on a cleansed face.
As it is loaded with oats, the exfoliant is soft and gentle on the face – but it is messy! If not careful, bits and pieces will drop off easily. Instead of washing it off straight away, I like to treat it as a mask and keep it stuck on my face for at least 10 minutes, before rinsing with warm water.
I got great results after the first use. I was genuinely surprised because I was a tad skeptical as Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream is not like any other exfoliant I have used. My face definitely felt smoother and plumper. It didn’t remove all the tiny flakies around my nose with its first use, but after the third time, the flakies were gone. There is no tightness after rinsing it off…and in fact, I didn’t even moisturise afterwards and my skin still felt good.
♥ Soft and gentle exfoliating paste – great for sensitive skin
♥ Smells sweet – but may not appeal to everyone
♥ No tightness afterwards
♥ Can be used every day if you want – but I use it 3 times a week to make it last longer
◊ Messy – oats get everywhere and it’s annoying when it gets around hairline and under fingernails
◊ It’s not a pretty product – look at my photo below! Look at me and look at the scrunched up packaging… – but that’s not that important because it has impressive results!
Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream is great for those with sensitive skin as it is soft and gentle and leaves skin supple. It may not be ideal for those who like their exfoliants to be a granular scrub. With a price tag of $30 for 40ml, it’s a bit pricey – and judging from my tube, I reckon it would last me 20 days max. If I was a rich bitch, I would consider repurchasing; but for now, I may try and recreate this DIY-style. Just chuck in some oats, honey and almonds…oh wait, that sounds like the breakfast I ate this morning! LOL.
Have you tried any Jurlique products before?