I never cared much about my own skin until I sat beside my sister who reached young adulthood & is a decade younger than me. Trust me, not a good thing. It made me realized how much we look alike, only that I am the more wrinkly version. This sounds a little bimbotic, but I do not want to look like the inferior quality.
It sent me on a quest (a natural/organic one) in search of age-preventative products & solutions.
You can imagine my excited’ness when a friend from Australia came to visit & gave me a tube of the Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream!
Ingredients are as follows:
Aqua (Water); Cetearyl Alcohol; Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil; Glycerin; Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil; Honey; Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate; Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract; Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract; Calendula officinalis Flower Extract; Rosa gallica Flower Extract; Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract; Viola odorata (Violet) Extract; Echinacea purpurea Root Extract; Viola tricolor (Heartease) Extract; Lecithin; Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate; Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract; Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract; Alcohol; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Lactic Acid; Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract; Tocopherol (Vitamin E); Linalool*; Limonene*; Coumarin*; Geraniol*.
* From Natural Essential Oil (Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia)
Although I am not too pleased upon seeing water & alcohol at the top of the ingredient list, but the rest of the ingredients look promising. I also do not see any silicone, mineral oil or any petroleum products, so this is good as it will not clog my pores.
I know it says HAND CREAM, but I don’t care & used it for my entire body.
The texture is a buttery soft cream that does not leave a waxy film on my skin.
I usually apply this twice a day after my morning & bedtime showers when my body is still damp. It glides on smoothly & I love the way it absorbs quickly into my skin without any sticky residue. The lavender scent leaves me feeling very relaxed & girlish! =D
As you can see from the almost empty tube, I do like the results that I am getting. My legs used to be so dry that you can use a fingernail to sign on my skin & it would leave a white mark reflecting the signature. But now, my legs are quenched from thirst & they are looking a lot less scaly.
Would I get a 2nd tube of this hand cream?
Probably not because of the alcohol content as it will dry out my skin in the long run. However, if you have oily skin, the alcohol might help you take away a little of that oil so you might enjoy this cream.
I was this |–| close to giving it a Berry Mii stamp of approval, but I got to be tough & say no to alcohol in my skincare. And also, a little wee disappointed with the high content of water in this product. But I will still rate it 3.5/10 for the satisfying results it gave me.