Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream

I wouldn’t say I have sensitive or irritated skin in general however I do get it on occasion. Therefore, I saved testing the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream until I had a sensitive skin episode. It promised to be "a deeply hydrating moisturiser to comfort skin" which was perfect. I'm always looking for hydration and comfort would be an added bonus in general (and needed every now and then).

It says it is made with Jurlique's "comfort complex" which contains calendula, chamomile and "self-heal extracts". Now I know that calendula and chamomile are soothing but I don't know what these mystery self-heal products are. Whatever they turn out to be, they did the job. I used this cream for a month, day and night and each time I used it, my skin felt soothed and calmed. The cucumber extract probably helped with that. The cream claims to reduce redness too however that is not a problem I suffer with so I couldn’t test that.

To moisturise, Jurlique combined evening primrose, macadamia, rose hip and avocado oils. Usually I would think this would cause the cream to be heavy rather than hydrating. The fatty acids in these ingredients not only provide hydration, they form a barrier too. That's important - I want my skin to be protected from the elements. It also contains shea butter which is a great moisturiser and protector.

The cream is rich but it sinks in easily, hydrating as it goes and it does feel like it leaves a protective barrier without being heavy or feeling like there is residue on my skin. It has a strange smell that I can't describe and that's probably because there is no added fragrance.

My skin felt softer, soothed and moisturised after using it. I usually don't like scented products on my face but part of me would have wanted a scent in this because the natural scent is strange to me. However, fragrance can irritate so it is best to leave it out in a product that is made to calm and soothe.

Overall, the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream delivered on its promises so I was quite impressed. It's a little pricey; £28 for 40ml which just about got me through the month and £50 for 100ml which is better value for money, especially if you do suffer with irritated skin on a regular basis. Having said that, it is worth having this in my collection for those uncomfortable skin days. The relief and the results are just too good not to.

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