Did you know that the average woman applies over 500 synthetic chemicals to her hair, skin and body every day? These findings were part of a UK study that followed what women used on a daily basis from the shower, to hair care, to makeup application, and skin, nail, body and perfume products. And while there are some things we just WON’T give up (hail to the self-tanner and wavy hair smoothers), we CAN make healthier choices that actually work for our skin care routine.
Here are a few INSTANT skin revivers….that are also CELEBRITY FAVES (loved by Jessica Alba, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson)!
- Late nights, early mornings, just not getting enough beauty sleep? Cleanse and tone with a balancing cleanser and splash face with plenty of cold water. Apply 2 pumps of Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel to the palm of your hands and press into face, neck and décolleté. This is a multi-vitamin serum containing 19 potent botanical extracts, (think health food for your skin). Helps to boost cellular recovery from the damaging effects of pollution, smog and stress. With vitamins A, C, E and Gingko Biloba to repair and protect. Ginseng Root to gently firm and Evening Primrose Oil to hydrate and replenish vital lipids.
- Puffy eyelids AND dark circles? They’ll just think you had 8 hours of ZZZs. Chill Herbal Recovery Eye Gel in the fridge. Depuffing extracts include Eyebright and Echinacea, along with Arnica an amazing dark circle fighter, and hydrating Marshmallow Extract. Apply 1 pump with your ring finger, the weakest finger, and pat under the eye area in a C shape, working up to the top of the cheekbone and onto the brow bone.
- Did you know….Eyebright has been used for centuries to treat eye irritation? Eyebright is an antioxidant with astringent properties to improve circulation. It also contains tannins that are beneficial for reducing inflammation.
- Take 10. Before work, bed or a big night on the town, taking 10 minutes for a mask can make a huge difference in the way you look and feel. Wash face and pat dry. Take a quarter sized amount of Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Mask (Coming Soon to DermStore! Stay tuned next week for a review) and blend a generous layer onto face and neck. Press gently onto the skin to bust Vitamin E beads, infusing antioxidants into the skin. Revives all skin types and while replacing lost moisture from too much sun or late night fun. Senna extract instantly plumps lines and wrinkles, smoothing skin’s surface. TIP: Recline while the mask works its magic, raising feet higher than heart level to encourage circulation to the face. After 10 minutes rinse and pat dry. Apply Herbal Recovery Gel or your favorite moisturizer, (we suggest Balancing Day Care Cream to balance dry and oilier zones).
Founded over 25 years ago by Dr. Jurgen Klein, a naturopath and chemist, along with his wife Urlike, a botanist, the Jurlique range is authentically natural. We apply advanced technologies to biodynamic and organic ingredients grown on our Australian farm creating high performance, potent skincare. Jurlique formulas contain natural alternatives to commonly used synthetic ingredients such as hydroquinone, retinol, and peptides, delivering effective results without using harsh chemicals or causing irritation.