Review | Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Cleanser

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Last year en route to New York and whilst at the airport, I decided that it would be a good time to buy a cleanser because a) I had just finished my cleanser and was going to NYC sans a cleanser and b) I was thrilled to discover that O.R. Thambo’s Duty Free stocked Jurlique. For those of you who don’t know, Jurlique is an Australian skincare brand that uses organic and natural ingredients, and is said to be loved by celebs like fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman, Liv Tyler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and even Gerard Butler and Jared Leto! Give me natural and give me celebrity endorsements and you have me.

I eventually left with a smile and the Rose Moisture Plus With Antioxidant Complex Moisturising Cleanser. The description read “A lightly whipped, high performance cleanser with an antioxidant complex and skin conditioning ingredients that dissolve impurities and help moisturize the skin.” A cleanser that also moisturises. Sounds legit.

Jurlique Moisture Plus Cleanser

Ermmm…not so much. I started using the Moisture Plus Cleanser in New York, and found that it was a tad drying. I put it down to climate change, different water, stressed skin, you name it.

I used it a number of times once I was back in S.A. only to be presented with the same result, intensified! Eeek! I wanted to love it so much because it was Jurlique and rose and natural and pretty and loved by Nicole and Gerard! Alas, it just didn’t work out for my dry skin and I felt that it left my skin feeling tight and uncomfortable as opposed to soothed and hydrated and cuddled by rose petals. That said, it didn’t break me out so I don’t think it’s the worst cleanser I’ve ever used, but it definitely didn’t hydrate like it promised it would.

Rating: 2.5/5
Product: 2/5
Packaging: 2/5 (the lid never seems to click shut)
Quality: 3/5
Price: R240 (not too cheap either)
Would I buy again?: Never
Where not to buy: Sephora, Jurlique stores (overseas) and O.R. Thambo Duty Free

* I have just finished this post at 11:30pm and the reason for this is that I just rediscovered the cleanser and thought you HAD to know!