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Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream Is Full Of Oaty Goodness

Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream Review

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!  😛

My Opinions

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.

Results

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.

Likes

♥  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

Dislikes

◊  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!

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Overall

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?

Dr LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel

I’ve read a lot about the Dr LeWinn skincare range; mostly positive reviews.  My girlfriend had a sample of Dr LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel and as a beauty blogger, I simply had to test it.

What Dr LeWinn Says

Gently exfoliates the skin without the use of abrasive exfoliates commonly contained in other scrubs. With natural jojoba beads, the gel gently melts away flaky skin. Dr LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel actually polishes the skin and removes the oil layer from the skin surface.

For normal/dry skin use once a week.
For combination/oily skin use three to four times a week.

My Experience

I have dry/sensitive skin so I am extremely cautious about using facial exfoliants on my face as some are too harsh and can make my skin peel and go raw.

I tested Dr LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel on my arm before considering using it on my face.  I wet my arm and applied product and gently exfoliated skin in a circular motion for a minute.  After washing it off, I noticed that my skin was pink and I could feel pain from the slightly raw area.

Sadly, Dr LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel was not gentle enough for my arm, so it would definitely not be suitable for my face.

But I may try other products in the range like their moisturisers.

Have you used any Dr LeWinn’s products before?  How was your experience?

Bioglo Red Ginseng Body Scrub

I am about to introduce to you to the best body scrub I have ever used and it’s from Korea – Bioglo Red Ginseng Body Scrub.

Bioglo, red ginseng, body scrub
Product Description & Ingredients

Bioglo, body scrub ingredients

Formulated with exfoliating walnut shells and enriched with premium Korean Red Ginseng and 12 nourishing plant extracts. This body scrub removes layers of dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling fresh while its active ingredients help to renew and rejuvenate for a supple, flawless finish.

The 12 plants extracts are :-

  • Grapefruit extract – promotes the healing of scar tissue
  • Skullcap root extract – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
  • Almond fruit extract – excellent moisturiser, emollient-rich properties
  • Ginger root extract – brightens and tones skin
  • Rice bran extract – soothes and calms skin, and strengthens skin barrier
  • Black bean seed extract – rich in anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant compound
  • Houttuynia cordata extract – anti-allergy, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory
  • Panax ginseng root extract – detoxifies and improves the skin’s immune system
  • Mung bean seed extract – rich in natural moisturising factors and isoflavones to deliver excellent moisturisation
  • Carrot root extract – rich in beta carotene, promotes regeneration
  • Portulaca extract – excellent source of vitamins A, C and E and essential amino acids
  • Acacia extract – supplies plant-derived collagen to rebuild

Method Of Use


Bioglo, red ginseng, body scrub method

Apply onto areas of skin you want to exfoliate and lightly scrub in circular motions.  Wash off.

My Opinions

  • I received Bioglo Red Ginseng Body Scrub as a gift and at first, I was a bit skeptical about using this on my skin.  I was worried that it may irritate my skin.
  • The first thing I noticed when I used this was the smell – it’s divine!
  • The texture reminds me of wet sand at the beach.
  • After scrubbing the dry patches – elbows, knees and arms – and washing it off, I was pleasantly surprised to find smooth skin!  Yes, smooth and soft skin!!
  • I only use it to exfoliate my skin once a week.

Bioglo Red Ginseng Body Scrub is a fantastic body exfoliator and I highly recommend this with a 10/10 rating from The Best Beauty Blog.

Apparently, more than 7 million units were sold on a Korean TV shopping channel.  For more information on this product, please click here.

You can buy it in Cosway stores – Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, UK

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