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Your 5 most common skin care questions, answered

Skin care can sometimes be…confusing. With the rise of beauty blogs, influencers and online media, finding information about what skin care products to use, when to use them and how to use them, is easier than ever before. But notice how that advice can be conflicting (not to mention overwhelming?) Sometimes you need input from the pros, so we enlisted our Education Team and asked them to answer some of your most common skin care questions on everything from skin concerns to how use to a certain product.

When should I use a hydrating mist?

Our signature face Mists can be used as part of your skin care ritual, after cleansing. A few spritzes of mist helps close the pores, refresh skin and prime your face for the next step in your ritual, while delivering nutrients and moisture to the top layers of the skin. They can also be used throughout the day, whenever you need a hit of fresh, lightweight moisture. Take them on the go and give yourself a spritz whenever you’re in need of freshening up, or some extra hydration. Read our guide to face Mists to find out more.

What’s the difference between an eye gel and an eye cream?

The biggest difference between using an eye gel or eye cream is texture and choosing which one you go for comes down to personal preference and skin type. An eye gel, such as our Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Gel, is typically transparent and lighter and thinner than an eye cream, which means it’s absorbed into the skin more quickly.> Eye creams tend to be thicker and richer and are better suited to those with drier skin types.

How can I reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines?

Aging is inevitable in all of us and can be most noticeable in our skin. Prevention is always better than cure: always wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and start incorporating anti-ageing products into your skin care ritual as soon as possible. If you’re noticing the early signs of ageing, use a targeted serum such as our Herbal Recovery Signature Serum which helps soften the appearance of fine lines, followed by Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturizing Cream. For more advanced signs of ageing, our Nutri-Define range has a powerful formula that helps improve the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles to improve skin for a firmer, more resilient complexion.

Tub of Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream on white sheet

How can I erase dark spots and scars from old blemishes?

The best way you can reduce the appearance of dark spots and marks from blemishes is through regular exfoliation. Exfoliating the skin promotes cell and collagen renewal which in turn can fade the appearance of any spots and scars. Use Daily Exfoliating Cream twice a week and follow with your usual skin care ritual.

What is Marshmallow Root and how does it work?

Marshmallow Root is the root of the Marshmallow plant, or to give its botanical name, Althaea officinalis. The root has been used to treat wounds and nourish skin for centuries. Mucilage, a syrup-like liquid found in the root, attracts and retains moisture and provides a barrier that prevents this moisture from escaping. It’s this quality that makes it the ideal active ingredient in a number of intensely hydrating Jurlique products – in fact, it’s the hero ingredient in our essential skin care product, Activating Water Essence.