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Product Review—Skin Care: Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen

Product Review—Skin Care: Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen

Moisturizer is a good thing—a necessity for all skin types. When a woman’s estrogen makes a left turn, daily moisturizing takes on a whole new meaning. As a woman who is in the fast lane on the highway to 60 years of age, Ihave traded in my rice paper skin blotters from my previous life as an oily skin type, (still love the packaging though), for multiple doses of daily moisturizing.

As a cancer survivor, I am a proponent of organic skin care. As a woman who wants to maintain her youthful looks, daily sun protection is as much a habit as morning coffee. And I will give up red wine before I give up coffee…

All the aforementioned lead me to using a morning moisturizer that combines the benefits of multi-tasking—moisturizing, sun protection with the bonus of being organic in origin.

Needless to say, an opportunity to review Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen was quite welcome.

About Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen:

A lightweight, high-performance moisturizing cream with powerful anti-aging ingredients to help address the visible signs of aging and protect the skin against environmental aggressors and premature aging caused by harmful UV rays.

The Benefits:

Provides protection from sun and environmental damage.
Helps improve skin firmness and reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles.
Enriches skin with natural antioxidants and natural soothing agents.
Provides an ideal under-makeup moisturizer for daily use.
Key Ingredients:

Red Algae Extract helps protect skin against photo aging to help improve skin resilience and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Ectoin helps protect the skin from environmental aggressors and against damage from photo aging. It also helps to boost the skin's moisture levels.
Buriti Oil helps improve skin elasticity and regenerates the hydrolipidic barrier. Highly emollient and rich in antioxidant properties, it helps protect skin from environmental damage.
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide excellent UV sun protection while remaining transparent on the skin.

My results:

I read the label first, as I always do when trying skin care products, and I thought I ran into a bit of any oxymoron. “A lightweight emollient cream with powerful firming and smoothing ingredients to help protect an improve the skin’s appearance.” I couldn’t make sense of a cream being lightweight and emollient. However, my doubts were squashed after my first application.

Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen is lightweight, almost too lightweight upon initial trial. I thought that my skin would not remain moist throughout the day. But I was wrong. My habit of doing “touch tests” repeatedly during the course of the day proved that Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen does indeed keep skin moist, even with a lightweight formula.

As a brown girl, I’m always on guard against the SPF ingredient in any products. All too often, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide leave my skin looking like a purple haze. But such was not the case with Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen, which clearly states in the claim that it utilizes Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide that remain transparent on the skin.

I also found that my skin felt and looked radiant and velvety. I am halfway through my tube, and I’m looking firm and smooth, so I am having a great feeling about that claim too.

The packaging is compliant with organic and natural ingredients and the tube comes sealed. I prefer a tube or a pump for all my products, so that I don’t have to unnecessarily touch the contents, and Jurlique fills the bill.

I recommend this lovely, fresh-scented moisturizer for anyone who is looking for an effective, lightweight moisturizer that multitasks as a sun protector.

Bling Factor:

Pro: Organic, lightweight, moisturizes, contains minimal SPF
Con: None
Price: $58
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings

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