When you’re committed to using only good-for-you, good-for-the-Earth body-care formulas like we are, you have to do a lot of label reading to make sure a product fits your needs. We’ve included Jurlique products in our boxes before, so we already knew that they’re ethically and environmentally responsible. And after trying the Purely Age-Defying and Tightening Serum that’s included in the summer Yuzen box, we knew the serum lived up to its expectations, but we wondered why it works so well. So, we decided to investigate even further. Here’s a list of some of the ingredients and the reasons Jurlique carefully chose them:
Oat Kernel Extract. Have you ever taken an oatmeal bath meant to calm poison ivy or another skin condition? Also called avena sativa kernel extract, oat kernel extract is known for helping calm and condition skin, making it appear more healthy, and it works just as well on delicate facial skin as it does on itchy arms and legs.
Beech Tree Bud Extract. Beech trees can live more than 250 years, so no wonder they have been dubbed “ever-lasting youth trees”! The extract contains flavonoids and peptides that help moisturize skin from within, making it look firmer and therefore younger.
Tapioca Starch. Tapioca? Isn’t that a pudding your grandma used to make? Well, yes… and if you remember how thick it was, you’ll know why tapioca starch is often used in natural skincare products. It helps create a smooth, silky consistency that glides effortlessly onto skin and helps keep it soft and supple (and therefore younger-looking, too!).
Read all about this amazing serum on Jurlique’s website, www.jurlique.com. While you’re there, check out the company’s other products, like cleansers, oils, hand creams, and natural sun care.