Review: Is Jurlique’s Purely White Skin Brightening Mist better for older skin?

One very busy day at the airport mall, I found myself in front of a huge shelf filled with Jurlique products. My plane was leaving for Bangkok in an hour when I remembered, darn, I forgot my facial toner. Jurlique happened to be at the right place, at the right time.

I chose Jurlique’s Purely White Skin Brightening Mist because I have a thing for brightening products. My olive skin tone tends to look “greenish” when left to fend for itself. And of course, I was in no time to be choosy. Does it pay off to buy on impulse? Let’s see.

Why Jurlique?
Well, I didn’t have much choice to begin with. But aside from that, I’ve always been captivated by how most of Jurlique’s ingredients come from its very own farm in South Australia. This ensures that its ingredients are fresh and retain most of their bioactive properties. Jurlique also strives to use up to 95% natural ingredients in their products.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water); Citrus unshiu Peel Extract; Ascorbyl Glucoside; Echinacea purpurea Extract; Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) Extract; Viola tricolor (Pansy) Extract; Trifolium pratense (Clover) Flower Extract; Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract; Arctium lappa Root Extract; Stellaria media (Chickweed) Extract; Usnea barbata (Lichen) Extract; Calendula officinalis Flower Extract; Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract; Prunella vulgaris Leaf Extract; Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract; Anogeissus leiocarpus Bark Extract; Glycerin; Cocoyl Proline; Fragrance (Parfum*); Totarol; Phenoxyethanol; Ethylhexylglycerin; Sodium Dehydroacetate; SD Alcohol 40-A (Alcohol Denat.); Limonene*; Linalool*. *From Natural Essential Oil

Brightens & Moisturizes the Skin
It helped brighten my skin almost instantly. There was also usually an initial warm sensation that made my skin blush slightly — and let me tell you, I don’t blush unless someone slaps my face. It reminded me of the Ethic Bioskin Phyto Eclat toner. However, the results seemed to be temporary. On days when I didn’t use the product, my face didn’t look any brighter. When I used it too often, my skin seemed to become immune to it.

The mist had a slightly sticky texture that left my skin hydrated. It was like a very runny serum.

Suitable for Sensitive Skin? Really?
Although the Skin Brightening Mist claims to be suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, it actually irritated my skin sometimes. It made me more prone to getting itch spots and pimples. So I think those with acne-prone and sensitive skin types should be careful with this product. Hubby’s skin likes it a lot, though, but he’s in his mid-30’s and is 8 years older than me.

Toss or Keep?
I’ve since brought the toner to the office so I can use it for emergency “must-mist” situations at work. Waiting for that moment now. That means I won’t have to use it all the time so lesser chances of triggering my allergies but at the same time, I won’t be wasting it. But I don’t think I’ll purchase this again although I’m still keen to try other Jurlique products.

Where to buy?
You can buy the Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Mist here or visit Jurlique’s official website for more info.

Which is your favorite Jurlique product?

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  • Lilly

    I have been interested in trying Jurlique too, and this mist was actually one of the products I was thinking of trying. However, my skin is very sensitive so your review helped me to make up my mind about it. I am currently using a brightening toner from Amala that I like a lot, so I will stick to that one! Thank you Vivi!

    • Vivi

      Maybe you can try the testers from the stores first? My skin started reacting on the 2nd day. I didn’t really break out in rashes but it just made my skin prone to irritation and pimples. Like suddenly, I would feel an itchy bump on my skin.

      Being Italian, is your base skin tone olive, as well? I’m just curious :)

  • Kira Ramirez

    Jurlique closed down in the Philippines :(

    • Vivi

      Oh no! Hope they won’t close down here. I still want to try some of their mask :S

      • Kira Ramirez

        Maybe the market is better over at SG. They invited me to an event then closed down the same year :(

  • kimberlyloc

    i usually love jurlique, but i’m not a big fan of this line myself. the toner you mentioned here has such a concentrated // targeted spray action that kind of hurts and it does sting a bit. i didn’t give my purely white the full 4-6 week test run because it just wasn’t going to work with my skin. :( no bueno!

    • Vivi

      Oh, thanks for reminding about the irritating spray/spritzer! I forgot to include that in my review. I hate that too. Like what you said, it’s too concentrated, feels like I’m putting off fire on my face.

  • Aleviuss

    I have to say that I find these “toners” filled with and mixed with many
    different ingredients very unnecessary. I’m a big fan of natural
    products.. the more natural the better 😀

    I use a super great
    toner which does brighten the skin and give back some glow. It is a
    “fermented” product and contains therefor some small amounts of minerals
    and vitamins very good at reducing and healing inflammations and has
    antibacterial and anti fungal effects. It eliminates excess oil from
    the skin are good at eliminating dead skin cells and best of all it
    does balance the PH levels of the skin. It has the perfect Ph!

    The toner I use is simply apple vinegar! The Organic and unfiltered version of course :)

    Since I begun with it 4 years ago I never ever had an oily T-zone! its amazing!

    You have to be sure to dilute like 1 tea spoon with 4-5 tea spoons (or more) of water.

    I Put some vinegar on a cottonball and soak it in water and wipe my face. Its the one and only toner you will ever need! :))

    also dilute 3-6 table spoons of vinegar with a big glass of water and
    drink after a meal. It is very good at balancing the PH levels in your
    intestines and blood!