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.
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.
Which is your favorite Jurlique product?
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