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Tried And Tested: Jurlique A Touch Of Luxe Facial

A facial should be a part of every woman’s beauty regime. Whether it be once a week, month or year, it is a little slice of luxury that we all need – and deserve. So, of course, I jumped at the chance to trial Jurlique’s latest facial treatment at their flagship store in Westfield Sydney.

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Little did I know that, not only was I in for a real treat, but the entire experience was more like a dream than a Monday morning. The age-reclaiming facial using Jurlique’s breakthrough Nutri-Define range is aptly named A Touch of Luxe Contouring and Defining Facial.

And what a way to start the week it was! Lucky for me, the treatment went for 90 minutes and not only did it incorporate unique and indulgent contouring and defining massage techniques to leave the skin replenished and revitalised, but it also included a back, neck and hand massage. I was in heaven.

The treatment also used some unique tools that, as a big fan of facials, were new to me. The tools being a Jade roller and Rose Quartz stones.

As explained to me in detail by my therapist: “The Jade roller – the stone of youth and longevity – is used to massage the face, stimulating the skin’s surface and increasing blood flow. Various roller movements are applied to pressure points on the face and neck to relieve muscle tension, while the cooling properties of the jade stones help to tone and firm the skin.”

Next, the Rose Quartz massage stones: “When the crystals are heated circulation is improved, helping to revitalise the skin and leave it looking energised, firm and smooth, while lines and wrinkles are minimised.

The Touch of Luxe Contouring and Defining Facial Treatment incorporates:

  • A neck and shoulder massage
  • Facial cleanse
  • Compress
  • Skin exfoliating treatment
  • Customised facial mask
  • Moisturising application
  • An arm and hand massage
  • Jurlique Nutri-Define Touch of Luxe Contouring and Defining

It really is the definition of a luxury indulgence and, needless to say, I enjoyed every one of the 90 minutes of it!

Available at selected Jurlique and department stores, $170rrp.

November 5, 2014

Tried And Tested: Skin Serums

Unlike moisturizer, which only hydrates the top layer of your skin, serum particles are smaller and penetrate deeper into your pores. Serums are typically natural oil- or water-based, and rich in vitamins like A and E vital to healthy skin. Serums are primarily used to fight aging, but can also be used to brighten and firm the skin, treat dark spots or prevent acne. They are also full of antioxidants which can rid the skin of harmful toxins absorbed from pollution in the air.

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Daily Moisture Balancing Serum with Antioxidant Complex (1 oz), $50

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This product smells like a rose-filled heaven! One of its key ingredients – Rose Hip Oil – is rich in fatty acids, great for skin elasticity. The Australian-made product is best for protecting and hydrating the skin, and smoothing an uneven complexion.

La Mav Organic Skin Science, Wrinke-Defence & Skin-Brightening Day Fluid (1.7 oz), $AUD39.95

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This licorice-scented “day fluid” is designed to reduce shine in oily to combination skin. It evens skin tone and protects the skin from impurities – from dark spots to fine lines. Not only are La Mav products give you some bang for your buck, but they also don’t test on animals!

Dermalogica, Age smart multivitamin power serum (0.75 oz), $65

dermalogica.comThis serum is ideal for mature or aging skin. It boosts elasticity is rich in vitamins A, C and E. It reduces dullness and the appearance of sun spots and sun-damage. Dermalogica is a developed by the International Dermal Institute and is  free of artificial colors and fragrances.

Images via Jurlique, La Mav and Dermalogica.

September 16, 2014