I’m in Los Angeles this week for a mini media tour — editor dinners, blogger breakfasts, Birchbox members’ party, oh my! In between the events and the
driving traffic, I’ve also been doing my beauty research. Yesterday, I field tripped to Santa Monica to visit Jurlique at their lovely store. The small boutique carries their entire catalog, which means you could spend hours playing with different skincare products. There is also a single treatment room where you can try one of their signature facials. Sara LaBree, their phenomenal store manager and aesthetician, gave me a crash course in their different protocols (in addition to an amazing facial).
Jurlique is all about rebalancing and optimizing your skin — they don’t want to completely change anything, just fine tune anything that is out of whack. Accordingly, all of their facials are effective without being harsh — you won’t walk out looking like an angry tomato. I’m not usually one to talk during spa treatments (in fact, I’ve been known to fall asleep), but I started geeking out about the ingredients in the products. Fun fact: Jurlique’s Purely Age Defying line uses marine-based ingredients like rock samphire that work like retinols without any of the harsh side effects. In addition to being smart about ingredients, they’re also smart about application: all of their facials use the Clarisonic to ensure that skin is perfectly prepped for the masks, serums, and creams that follow. By the end of my treatment, I felt smarter and, more importantly, my skin looked fresh and awake.
Did you know Jurlique grows the majority of its ingredients on a 153-acre farm in South Australia? Yeah, we think that’s pretty cool, too.