Beauty with a Cause
grew up with Mom's fanatic devotion to Clarins, Chanel and Clinique. In those days there was no
Sephora, you couldn't get a decent shower gel at the
drugstore and the skin care market was in the hands
of a few French masterminds. We have come a long way.
We still love our old, trusty friends, but we have made
new acquaintances. Case in point: Jurlique.
We suspected a sophisticated line behind the very French
name, so imagine our surprise when it turned out that
Jurlique originates with a German doctor, Jurgen Klein
(PhD). "Jurlique" is a composite
of Dr. Klein's first name (add the Jur) and
his wife Ulrike's (lique). Et voilà.
Kleins drew from Germany's long history of aromatherapy,
herbalism, homeopathy and alchemy to come up with skin
care that promotes not just glowing skin but a healthy
body. Their search for the perfect environment in which
to grow their herbs and plants took them to the rolling
hills surrounding Adelaide in South Australia.
Jurlique line is best explored via a facial. You'll
fill out a form as long as at the doctor's, in order
for the aesthetician to best evaluate your general health,
skin and vices (Do you smoke? Drink? Caffeine?). At
the end of a very soothing treatment you're presented
with a "prescription." It may sound like this:
Daily Jurlique Skin Nurturing Ritual:
Begin your morning with gentle compresses of water and
essentials oils (depending on your constitution that
could be lavender, chamomile-rose or pine needles) to
soften the dead skin cells; then slough them off via
the Ultra-Sensitive Face Wash. Before you moisturize,
with Calendula Cream (fabulous if you have allergies,
eczema or dry skin), lip balm and Eye Gel, enjoy a spritz
of Pure Rosewater Freshener (hundreds of roses required
for this delicious item). The evening holds a similar
regimen. We love the Herbal Recovery Mist. Made of 100%
Bio-Intrinsic extracts, they work with the body's elimination
and re-hydrating processes during sleep.
Follow these steps for two weeks and, without exaggeration,
large pores, red and dry areas and breakouts are a matter
of the past!
also supports the fight against genetically engineered
plants and animals. Jurlique
is available in 20 countries with many locations (stores,
spas...) throughout the U.S. Visit www.jurlique.com for all the details.