We are going down under again to discover another natural blockbuster brand.
Jurlique have been around for 25 years. Their scientists grow and study plants to learn the secrets of their composition and optimisation. Their latest approach is natural liposomal technology.
I wanted to treat my hands this week. I regularly use coconut and argan oils, but they still tend to dry out. I began the classic tried-and-tested way: by listening to what works for someone else's mum's hands.
Jurlique's "Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment" includes extracts of daisy, licorice and black elder to reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots and discoloration. It hydrates and softens. This treatment changes how your hands feel and is lovely to use.
My nose perked up with the Rose Hand Cream. This is for frequent use, and features calendula and viola to deeply hydrate with sumptuous biodynamic ingredients freshly grown in Australia. It almost goes without saying - but there are no petrochemicals, parabens, silicones, artificial colours or fragrances in any Jurlique products.
Jurlique specialises in rose products. As I am a fan of mists and spritzes, I had a go with their Rosewater Balancing Mist. It is really intense with aloe and marshmallow to give your face a sweet, dewy boost. Very pampering.
The new jewel in their anti-ageing crown is Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream. It has squalane and rapeseed oils,which restore balance to the lipid barrier - £72 for 50ml and richly textured for day-long luminosity. This feels like the absolute best that your money can buy - silky, with a memorable natural scent.
Potent Nutri-Define ingredients use a transdermal delivery system that is scientifically proven. The blurb calls the range "a new age reclaiming ritual". Yada yada, you might be thinking. I don't care how Biosome5 technology functions. Well, it just means that the actives penetrate the epidermis and dermis, to work where they are most needed.
This day cream really lasts, it is an absolute joy to use and you don¹t need much at a time. I'm utterly smitten, Nutri-Define is the most perfect face cream I have ever come across and I do try plenty, as you know. Jurlique have really come up smelling of Adelaide hillside roses. Visit Jurlique.co.uk to discover more, or visit SpaceNK at the Brighton shop.