skincare light years ahead"
room smells like Eves Garden as I enter and I know that
my senses are in for a treat. I am greeted by warm smiles, and offered
chamomile tea as I wait to commence this indulgent workshop for
Jurlique addicts like myself
Dr Jurgen and Ulrike Klein pioneer the way for pure skincare that
does not contain petro-chemicals or animal derivatives. The
"Jurlique hit" is a journey of integrity, balance and
intuition learning what your needs and wants are in a simplistic
and realistic way. This is where the Jurlique philosophy diverges
from any other skincare company.
is Australian owned exporting to 18 countries. The aromatherapy
products are based on ingredients grown (on their bio dynamic farm)
in the hills of South Australia (except for 15% of herbs that will
not grow in our climate, these are imported from a certified organic
farm in Oregon, USA).
preservatives (from grapefruit citrus seed extract) replace
petro- chemicals. Orthodox dept store / pharmacy skincare companies
often compromise w/ cheaper ingredients, substituting petro-chemicals
(such as butylparaben, methylparaben and propyolene glycol) to act
as preservatives. Skincare products packaged in jars contain approximately
70% preservatives to combat bacterial invasion for this reason
Jurlique only package their skincare in glass bottles and (latex
lined) aluminium tubes.
potent herbal formulas are derived using the alchemy process on
three levels of extraction: distillation (heat producing
a quintessential oil), percolation (for the flower water),
and incineration (producing a crystallised ash). The process of
extracting and combining the three components takes around 40 days.
believe that by being environmentally friendly on a local level,
you are being environmental on a global level. All herbs are grown
in bio-dynamic, organic soil, guaranteeing that the end result will
not contain any fertiliser, additives or chemicals. Composting is
an important part of this growing method. Dr Klein states that "you
cannot manufacturer pure skincare in a laboratory you have
to grow it"! Fragrance is naturally derived from aromatherapy
essential oils, eliminating the need in the formula for cologne
lot of women dont take the time out to honour themselves ...
" The workshop now moves into a hands on regime involving a
treasure chest of cleansing, concentrated essential oil compresses
(to activate on a subliminal level :) refreshing floral water toners
and a selection of moisturisers to address a wide range of skin
This workshop was a chance for me to experience the whole Jurlique
range, in a relaxed, informative and supportive environment. I would
love to have been the lucky winner of the gorgeous skincare pack
@ the end of the day! My gain was valuable information on
specific active ingredients, and how to continue improving my skin
in relation to diet, relaxation and honouring my time for myself.
Reflecting my own philosophies, I am able to encompass a range of
products that live and breathe well-being and a holistic approach
to life - capturing the healing potency of plants using aromatherapy,
herbalism, alchemy and homeopathy to strengthen and nourish the
You only have one skin, so nurture yourself w/ a healthy, radiant