Jurlique Rose Hand Cream - review

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I received this hand cream as a GWP a while ago and I was looking forward to trying it because I like Jurlique as a brand and although I haven't tried much from the range, the products always look special and feel luxe so it's been on my radar for a long time.

Indeed, I moved this hand cream up in the queue because I was so excited to try it - with constant nappy-changing (and therefore hand-washing) and already dry hands, I always need a good hand cream - but unfortunately I don't like this at all so I can't recommend it.


As you may know, I'm currently doing one of my sample declutters so I'm focusing on using up some of my deluxe samples and travel sizes, and in this round I have two L'Occitane 10ml hand creams that I've been using.

It's been such a pleasure to use those instead of this one, I must say, which only confirms that this isn't the right hand cream for me: I didn't like it before, but I like it even less now that I've had something better to compare it to.


Jurlique claims/product details:
  • A rich, protective hand cream with the relaxing scent of rose 
  • Restores smoothness and keeps skin looking youthful
  • Deeply moisturises and leaves hands feeling soft and supple
  • Provides lasting hydration and natural antioxidant properties
  • To use: apply a small amount to hands, then massage into hands until fully absorbed; re-apply as required throughout the day
  • RRP $29 AUD for 40ml or $59 AUD for 125ml


About the brand

Jurlique is an Australian brand that was started back in the eighties by a German couple who wanted to create a pure and natural skincare range that combined the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy to reconnect people to nature.

Apparently they bought a farm in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia where they could grow their ingredients. They've been doing this ever since and the brand is now sold in over nineteen countries worldwide.

Jurlique promises to embrace change: which is why they're committed to minimising their environmental footprint each day. The brand also strives to review their process from seed to skin, to make their operations more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

If you're interested in seeing Jurlique's animal testing policy, it's here. Essentially the brand doesn't test on animals, or outsource this activity to any third parties: it uses human subjects in order to test its products.

To learn more about Jurlique, see its website here.


Verdict

I so wanted to love this product but unfortunately I just don't. Everything about it - from the texture to the scent to the effect - doesn't work for me and I may well send this to the foot-cream section after writing this review because I'd like to move on to something else.

It's a white cream that reeks of rose in a way that's overpowering and it lingers so if you don't like rose, I'd avoid this like the plague. I have nothing against the smell of rose but I can't handle the strength of this fragrance - it's too strong to be enjoyable - so it's not something I enjoy using for that reason alone.

It's quite thick in texture and while I can get it to spread and absorb well in theory, it doesn't absorb properly so it leaves a film on my hands and that's not what I want from my hand cream. For this reason I've had to apply it overnight because I don't like hand creams that leave a trace for day-use.

Unfortunately, though, it's not hydrating enough for the overnight spot so it doesn't keep my dry hands feeling comfortable until morning. I think part of the problem is that not all of it is absorbing, but I also don't think that the formula is nourishing enough for me.

I've just applied some again as I sat down to write this review, and the scent is bothering me (a lot), plus I'm aware of the product on my hands as I type. My hands also feel a bit odd because the film is somehow tacky/grippy but also almost powdery at the same time.

On the claims: no I don't think this restores smoothness or keeps skin looking youthful; no I don't think it deeply moisturises or leaves hands feeling soft and supple; and no I don't think it provides lasting hydration. I do however think that it has a protective element because, as mentioned, it leaves a coating on the skin that does feel like it cloaks your hands against the elements.

Worth noting too is that my husband doesn't like this hand cream either, and we've both used a lot of hand creams since having children - so it's also not one that he would recommend.

In sum, I don't like this product and I can't recommend it. It's also expensive for what it is and I think you're much better off picking any of MOR's hand creams. They're cheaper and I prefer them. I've reviewed one here if you're interested.

Not for me.


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