Monday, December 22, 2008

Spoilt by Jurlique

Yes, the Jurlique counter here in Sg. The story goes like this...

Thanks much to Karen's post on sensitive skin. I'm actually quite a late-comer to the sensitive skin scene in a sense. All my life, I've known that my skin (esp on my face) gets flushed easily. But I've long accepted it as part and parcel of life, so didn't think too much abt it. It's only in recent years, with the advent of some pigmentation, fine lines and such that I really woke up and decided I needed to do something.

And after reading this post, I learnt even more. This being a slow day, I went searching online for skincare products which may be beneficial for sensitive skins. Was told Jurlique don't ship here *boo-hoo* :~(

So, decided to put my lunch hr to good use again ;) I went down to Tangs Orchard just now and headed straight towards the Jurlique counter. I had to circle the ground level beauty dept for a bit though. The counter was right behind the escalators, where Stila used to be, round the corner from Benefit.

Approached the counter. There was a chirpy SA there who looked me in the eye, smiled and asked, "Can I help you?".

"Yes, pls. I'm looking for the sensitive skin care range"

She showed me the specific cleanser, toning mist, moisturiser and then asked me a pretty good question - is there any specific product or skincare step I had in mind. Of course, I was after the Soothing Herbal Recovery Gel and day and night moisturisers. I also asked abt sunscreen. AND the prices.

AND "Do you have any samples?"

Surprise, surprise. She does! After some deliberation and discussion, I bought the sensitive skin introductory set retailing at $110. It goes for AUD$59 at the online store. Oh well.

I asked for some samples of the night cream (she readily gave me 2 packs of it). Also tried the sunscreen which felt wonderfully moisturising on the back of my hand and had a lovely lavender scent. As I was paying, the SA popped by the cashier again and added 2 sample packs of their makeup removal cleanser. AND I got a $10 voucher which I can use on any next purchase of Jurlique products for $100 and above. Wow. *Double thumbs up*

That was a good experience.

Since I was in the area, I thot I'd pop by L'Occitane, Kiehl's and HABA to do some comparisions on their sunscreens. At L'Occitane, I tried their Daily UV Veil Face/Eyes SPF30. For Kiehl's, I tried a sunscreen under its Dry Skin category, whose name I forgot. At HABA, it was the UV cut milk. Anyway. The textures of the sunscreens were light and smooth, all 3 of them. They spread easily and was quickly absorbed into my skin. What I had reservations about though were the chemical sunscreen smell which lingered on after the product had been absorbed. I guess I was still fascinated by the lavender scent of the Jurlique sunscreen. It was a faint sweet lavender and NO chemical smell at all.

Anyone has friends in Australia or travelling to Australia soon?

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aichaku-愛着 said...
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aichaku-愛着 said...

yes yes!!! i'm super spoilt by jurlique too. samples galore. i still have packs of their samples and currently using the recovery gel to heal my poor face ... my skin is already better this morning ... super! though i must say, i think that jurlique isn't big on whitening and clearing up pigmentation though ... perhaps it's because too much whitening can be quite damaging for sensitive skins.

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

It's pretty amazing how generous they are with samples. Have you decided whether to buy the products here or on strawberrynet?

Dor said...

How I wish I can work around Orchard area. =)