Today’s lovely skincare sample is Jurlique Balancing Day Care Cream.
My first impression upon opening my sample packet was the SMELL! This cream is strongly floral scented, like a nose-first face dive into a pile of daisies. It’s overwhelming and almost car-freshener-artificial. It’s runnier than a cream – I’d call it a light moisturizer, and despite its liquidity, it takes awhile to absorb. Jurlique earns a couple extra points for the non-greasy and non-sticky product texture.
I gave the cream some time to sink in and after a few minutes, I noticed my face felt tight, almost like I hadn’t moisturized at all. I checked it out in the mirror – my skin was matte, but felt slightly sticky to the touch.. and it smelled like cheap perfume. I waited a few more minutes while I browsed the product reviews on Sephora. It turns out a lot of customers complained about breakouts with this product. Planning to hit up happy hour, I’m not taking any chances! Off with the Jurlique!
Price: $40 for 1.4 oz. at Sephora