Jurlique has opened a smart new concept store in the heart of London, right on Oxford Street. Walking through the door you are instantly transported to a place of calm and serenity. The heady scents of the natural products helps to lower the anxiety levels win an instant. For even greater calmness you can book in for a facial or spa treatment using Australia’s favourite natural brand – Jurlique. It should be high on your list of must-visit destinations. Especially as you traverse the crowds of Oxford Street.
I booked in for a Best of Both Worlds Treatment which combines a back, neck and shoulder massage with a relaxing and revitalising facial. The treatment begins with a foot soak then a much-needed relaxing back and shoulder massage using Japanese Mint Oil. I was given a choice of three but this one really hit the spot. You then experience a thoroughly pampering facial using the natural products from the Jurlique range. Deep cleansing and light exfoliation prepare the skin for a fabulous mask and some hydrating and anti-ageing serums which is finished with a protecting moisturiser. During the mask phase you have a hand and arm massage. It’s a true delight and after a busy day it was the perfect tonic to soothe the soul and revitalise my tired and slightly sallow complexion.
The only criticism is that occasionally there is some transfer of noise from the store to the treatment room at the rear of the building.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS TREATMENT DETAILS
1 hour | £70
Enjoy a mini Jurlique signature facial and a half hour relaxing back massage.
1 hour 30 minutes | £90
Experience the powerful benefits of a 60-minute Jurlique Classic Signature Facial plus an indulgent 30-minute relaxing back massage.
Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike, a botanist, had always been passionate believers in the healing power of nature. Their vision was to create a pure and natural skin care range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy. This was designed to reconnect people to nature. But this was back in the 1980s, when beauty products came from the lab, not the land. They moved to Australia and settled in Adelaide and began to follow their dream and created a natural range of skincare at a time when this was pioneering.
The farm is certified biodynamic, a farming method which goes beyond organic farming by working in harmony with nature to grow plants that are healthy, potent and pure. The plants are free from artificial fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, and we harvest them when they’re naturally at their peak. Jurlique products are now sold in more than 19 countries around the world. And our most iconic natural ingredients are still grown in the Adelaide Hills where Jurlique first began.
The products are great for the skin and are a sensory pleasure to use. The Rosewater Balancing Mist is one of my favourites. I first discovered it in the amenities kit on Cathay Pacific flying to Australia. It’s a heady mix of rosewater that’s hydrating and refreshing. It’s used quite a bit in the treatments too. The Herbal Recovery advanced Serum is excellent too – unisex and anti-ageing. It’s a light gel concentrate power packed with 18 botanical extracts, vitamins and essential fatty acids. I have a whole swag of products to try and can’t wait to properly trial them.
Store Address: 489 Oxford Street London W1C 2AU
Telephone: 020 7499 9219
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 9.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm – 6.00pm