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Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil

-Made from natural, organic ingredients
-Leaves face moisturised and fresh, but not oily
-Feels fantastic on your skin
-Made in Australia
-Face is not shiny even at the end of the day
-Lasts ages as only 2-3 drops are needed
-Inexpensive (when you consider price per application)

-Hard to distribute 2-3 drops evenly on the whole face

A few years ago, if someone told me I’d be putting oil on my face, I’d tell them they were insane.  I’ve had bad skin since my teenage years.  I thought it would go away by the time I reached my 20s, and certainly by the time I reached 30, but no, my face had other ideas.  I still get pimples and blackheads and I still get oily skin.

I’ve tried so many face washes, moisturisers, pimple creams, masks, etc. No matter what I do, my skin is always oily by the end of the day.

A while back though, Jurlique sent me a box of goodies.  Some face wash, serums, and best of all, the face oil.  I’d actually been reading a bit about how some oils are actually good for your skin, even if you generally have oily skin, but to make such concoctions, you have to buy a variety of different oils and then mix them together.  I don’t know if you’ve been to a health shop and actually seen the price of such oils, but they are not cheap.  So what if I bought all of the stuff I needed, mixed it up and then found that my face hated it?  I’d be out over a hundred bucks.

Needless to say, I was over the moon when I opened my unexpected box from Jurlique.  It even arrived on Mother’s Day.  That night, I tried the cleanser, followed by the skin brightening essence, and finally the face oil.  I liked all of the products, but the face oil was by far my favourite.

I have been using it for a couple of months now, and I find that even by the end of the day, my face is not oily.  My skin soaks up the oil as fast as I put it on and it doesn’t look at all shiny.  You only need a couple of drops, so despite me using the oil every morning and night for a couple of months, I’m not even a quarter of the way through the bottle.

I did find though, that to get more even coverage, it’s far easier to mix the oil with the skin brightening essence and put it on at the same time.

And the pimples? Well, they’re still the same.  I mostly get them when it’s that time of the month, so no skin care product is going to fix that (they are hormonal).  Some products I try make them worse though, so I’m happy to report that despite being oil, Jurlique’s skin balancing oil does not clog pores.

So many skin care products out there these days are full of harmful and scary chemicals.  Jurlique, on the other hand, uses organic, natural ingredients, many of which are grown on their very own farm here in Australia.  Now that’s something you can’t say about very many skin care products.

The first ingredient on the list (which means it is the most abundant), is safflower seed oil, which acts as a protective barrier to prevent water from leaving your skin, keeping your skin hydrated and soft.  The second ingredient is one that made me cringe when I read it.  It’s a long name that I didn’t recognise: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.  However, when I looked it up, I found it’s merely “a specific fraction of coconut / palm oil fatty acids resulting in only the more stable, and skin loving, caprylic & capric fatty acids which creates a dry, silky oil form of esters,” which is especially good for sensitive and/or oily skin.  The list of ingredients goes on with heaps of different oils and plant extracts, all with their good purposes, until we get to the end of the list, when we encounter things like “Benzyl Alcohol,” which sounds scary, but is derived from natural essential oils and acts as a natural preservative.  It’s even used as a preservative in intravenous medications (I.V.’s).  So there you go, nothing scary or artificial, which makes me smile.  As an added bonus, it’s made in Australia and not some dodgy overseas factory with less than stellar hygiene and facilities.

If you are in Australia, you can buy Jurlique’s products here

In the U.S. you can buy them here

or from Amazon, which gets me some commission


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