Sunday, December 19, 2010

Product Review: Jurlique Love Balm

Reviewer: Annabella from Skin Scrubs

Brand: Jurlique
Name: : Love Balm
Size: 15ml / 0.5 oz
Price: GBP £10.00 / approx $16.50 CAD

Jurlique is an Australian skincare company that believes that high performance products can be made with natural ingredients. They have an extensive range including skincare, bath & body, haircare and a baby products. I've never used anything else from them and I have to admit I was drawn to this because of the name. This is scented with Tangerine oil which smells different from Orange, a bit sharper and less sweet. The formulation is very solid but it melts on contact, is quite smooth and not greasy.

I have already tried a few 'all purpose' balms and most never really live up to their name. They are usually too greasy/waxy or not moisturising enough. I was kind of expecting this to be the same and when I first started using it it just felt like a nice lip balm. However I recently had a cold and with that comes the usual dry irritation around my nose from using tissues every few minutes. I decided try this on my flaky skin and it felt wonderful and didn't sting like moisturisers usually do. I continued to use it until my skin was back to normal.

This contains Vitamin E, Soybean oil, Safflower oil, Tangerine oil

To Purr About:
- the scent lovely and fresh
- nice smooth formulation not waxy or greasy
- helped my chapped skin
- works well on lips quite moisturising

Claws Out:
- a bit pricey for such a little tin

Final Comments:
While I found this worked really well on my lips and chapped facial skin, it wasn't so great on my elbows or hands. I think it's really difficult to create one product that works on facial and body skin because there is always going to be imbalance.

The other thing I would like point out is that we normally don't get the weather extremes in Nottingham like you do in Toronto [editor's note: as many of you know, Cinnamon Kitten and Suziesaurus both live in the Toronto area]. This balm is alright for the weather here but might not be effective enough for your harsher winter weather.

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Annabella.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks CK, hope your readers find this review useful!

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