For more than thirty years, everything we do at Jurlique has followed the same meticulous path; from the seed we plant, to the product that reaches your skin. It was a path laid down by our founders, Ulrike and Jurgen Klein, inspired by their vision to create high performing, natural-based skin care. It’s the reason we have been resolutely authentic and sustainable from the beginning. And it’s why nature’s intense power infuses everything we create here today.
At the heart of Jurlique is an organic and biodynamic* farm. A place to grow unblemished botanicals in living soil to the highest holistic, ecological and ethical standards. Unwavering adherence to biodynamic* methods would keep this farm intimately connected with the seasons and stimulate the soil down to the smallest microbe. The right location was essential. The air, the soil, and the climate had to be ideal.
Our organic botanicals thrive here, untouched by synthetic pesticides and herbicides. That’s how we can be sure no harmful ingredients will make their way onto your skin, or into our environment. And our advanced biodynamic* farming methods enrich the earth rather than depleting it. We focus on the health of the soil to maximise nutrient content and plant vitality. This in turn builds the potency of our botanical extracts as they grow.
We hand harvest each plant in its season, at the height of its vitality. Then within hours of harvesting, our botanicals go to the drying shed, where they wait for the next, crucial step – our exclusive creation process. We extract the compounds we want to use, while removing any non-essential material. Then we recombine the potent extracts to yield essences that are unique, complex, and vastly more powerful.
Every part of the journey protects the integrity of the product that reaches your skin. To ensure the highest standards of quality control, every process is documented, right from seed germination. Every batch has accompanying records of the date, place and time every botanical has been picked. This means we can trace the ingredients in every final product all the way through the supply chain, back to their beginnings on the farm. Any store returns are tested in our laboratory and ingredients can be traced right back to the original growing bed.
Our new, state-of-the-art Natural Beauty Plant, near our farm in the South Australian Hills, is built from recycled, locally made, or low maintenance materials. It was designed for a minimal carbon footprint, using clean energy wherever possible. And we reuse, recycle or recover everything we use, converting it into energy. In fact, we can proudly say we’ve sent zero waste into landfill since 2016.
Sustainability has always been fundamental to everything we do here. Biodynamic* farming is unquestionably the most sustainable approach to agriculture. We irrigate our crops with recycled water, and make all the compost that enriches our soil from plants grown on our farm. Any ingredients we don’t grow ourselves (such as glycerine) are sourced from sustainable, fair-trade suppliers.