Monday, August 9, 2010

Stressed? Experience Jurlique Now!

I received an invitation from Jurlique to try out their Anti-Stress Facial Treatment. I have not tried any facial treatments before (yeah, I know) and I thought that Jurlique would be a good first because the products are all natural so I had high expectations that the treatment would suit my sensitive skin.

I tried the Anti-Stress Facial last Saturday afternoon and I was impressed! I absolutely loved it! 

The treatment started off with some cleansing to remove my makeup. A hot towel sprayed with some lavender essence was then placed on the top half of my face, then the bottom part to open the pores and relax my facial muscles. Then a gentle scrub followed by a very relaxing massage were next. Towards the end of the treatment, a mask was left on my face for 10 minutes. Afterwards, a serum, gel and a loose powder were applied. The whole treatment lasted for 45 minutes. Now, my review.

If you are claustrophobic, I suggest you skip this treatment. Why?

jurlique treatment room, by bitsandtreats

That’s how big (or small) the treatment room is. I was lying down when I took this shot. That's the whole length of the room. On my left is a mirror and on my right is the screen covered by the same curtains. I’m already petite and I still had a hard time moving around inside.

jurlique ceiling, by bitsandtreats

This is the ceiling. Not really a very pretty sight when you’re having an anti-stress treatment but you’re supposed to close your eyes so I guess it’s not a big issue. Still, I couldn’t help but open my eyes during the 10 minutes that Teresa left me. If you don’t mind small spaces then I guess you’re good.

And speaking of the very pretty Teresa, here she is:

teresa at jurlique, by bitsandtreats

Oh my gosh. This lady has very soft, very gentle hands. She was very careful during the treatment. She’s also very attentive and very observant. I have Reynaud’s phenomenon/syndrome and the cold bothers my hands. When I slightly and discreetly rubbed them, she immediately asked if I was cold and if I wanted more towels. I told her that I’m okay but she asked again thinking that maybe I just didn’t want to bother her to go and get another set of towels. I didn’t want to explain the Reynaud’s thing to her and just said I’m okay. Instead of continuing with the treatment, she got up and covered my hands with the towel. She’s very sweet.

She also knows her products very well. After the treatment, we had a little Q&A and I was impressed with her knowledge about their products. She is also very well trained. She articulates and expresses herself very well. I told her she should be promoted. Seriously! If anyone from Luxasia is reading this, please consider a promotion for Teresa! She’s one of the very few sales attendants that I got impressed with. And I am not easily impressed.

Here are the products she used:

jurlique anti-stress facial products, by bitsandtreats
From left to right: Lavender Hydrating Mist, Soothing Cleansing Lotion, Daily Exfoliating Cream, Skin Balancing Face Oil, Recovery Mask, Age Defying Serum, Soothing Herbal Recovery Gel

According to Teresa, you can use the Lavender Mist for a quick pick me up for your skin during the day. You can use it even with makeup on. You can also spray this on a hot towel to cover your face and relax. I’m not sure if this is the same thing she used as a toner.  For the cleansing lotion, you can wipe it off with a cotton pad or rinse it off with water. Either way, it works.

I was very impressed with the Daily Exfoliating Cream. It’s a very gentle scrub that contains honey and oatmeal. Teresa says it’s so gentle that you can use it everyday! It may be gentle but it was able to  effectively clean the sides of my nose. They were so soft and smooth afterwards. And another thing, My skin reacts to products with oatmeal but I didn’t get any rashes from this product.

The face oil was wonderful. At first I thought that the oily feeling would be annoying but it was immediately absorbed by my skin. Teresa applied the oil on my face, neck, ears and the back of the ears. She doesn’t recommend this for oily skin though.

The mask made my skin taut. I immediately felt the difference after removal. I guess I need to use the Age Defying Serum and Herbal Recovery Gel regularly to see the results. All these products smelled so good but they were not annoying nor overpowering. They didn’t trigger my allergic rhinitis. The scents also blended well with each other creating a distinct scent that MB kept putting his nose on my face just to take a whiff.

Lastly, she applied this loose powder all over my face and neck:

jurlique loose powder, by bitsandtreats

This is perhaps my favorite among the lot. As you can see, the powder is white but it blends well with your skin tone. Teresa says you can apply this once and then you can forget about retouching. I agree. I only had this the whole night and I kept bugging MB if I was already shiny and he kept answering no, you’re not shiny. You’re glowing. = ) Other people noticed it too as I kept getting second looks from men while the ladies kept giving me scrutinizing looks as if trying to figure out what I put on my face.

The powder is finely milled and it’s so soft. It’s even better than baby powder, I swear!

According to Teresa, you should have this anti-stress facial treatment once every 2 months because constant facial massages can cause sagging. In between treatments, she says your best bet is a moisturizer. Of course, the products to use depend on your skin type so if you’re planning to try out their products, consult Teresa first.

I have to be honest. I felt some itching right after the treatment which lasted the whole night. It was tolerable but I asked her about it. She said that our skin normally reacts when we use a product (any product) for the first time. She recommends to try a product overnight and see the results. If the itching continues then you should stop. The itching stopped after I took a bath that night. I didn’t apply anything on my face, just water.

I asked her how/why they came up with this treatment. She says that Jurlique is best known for their hand creams. Only a few know about their other products, especially the ones for the face. She says this treatment is a good introduction to their wide range of products and I agree with her. When I visited their store when it first opened, I was turned off by the price. I did a little research and forgot about it. Then I saw Julia Roberts applying this Jurlique product on her face during a plane ride in the movie Valentine’s Day and I was intrigued. Of course, we have to factor in makeup and lighting but she only applied very little on her face and she looked ‘awake’. She didn’t look like a harassed soldier from Iraq enduring a long plane ride. After this experience, I really wouldn’t mind paying over a thousand pesos for their products. I can definitely see and feel results. I also only need to use a small amount so a little goes a long way. If you do the math, it’s actually sulit.

Here’s my face immediately after the treatment:

my after Jurlique facial face, by bitsandtreats

You can still see some rashes on my right cheek and chin. They usually pop up when it’s that time of the month. You can also notice some peeling on the same areas but it was minimal. I actually liked that as it left my face smooth afterwards.

Here’s my face (without makeup) after one day:

after one day face, by bitsandtreats

after one day face close up, by bitsandtreats

Until now, my skin still feels soft and smooth and the sides of my nose are still clean. There’s also less oil on my T-Zone.

All in all, I loved this treatment and I would absolutely do it again!

Would you like to try the Anti-Stress Facial for FREE? Head on over to Jurlique Greenbelt 5 and purchase any of their products and look for Teresa. This service is absolutely FREE no matter which product you buy. I definitely recommend this especially for all you working ladies out there.

A big thanks goes out to Teresa and Gian of Luxasia! Thank you for inviting me to try this wonderful treatment!


  1. I was given a free facial voucher by a friend and after reading your blog i got really excited to try this out and purchase the loose powder you recommended. However the saleslady in the name of Joanne Henares was really awful and unproffesional. The voucher did not say that you should call for an appointment. I tried looking for a telephone number or website address before going to their Greenbelt store but there were none in the internet so I drove for more than an hour hoping I can avail of the facial only to be told that i cannot. When I suggested to the saleslady (joanne) to put their contact information in the vouchers for future clients, she got mad and said it's not her fault. I'm not sure why she was so defensive and offensive at the same time but she was really rude I don't know why the owners let her talk to clients.

  2. Dear Anonymous,

    I'm so sorry to hear that! I will forward your message to Luxasia. I just hope you left a contact information of some sort so that I can give it to them too and they can settle this with you. I think I know who you're talking about. The other girl there is really quite rude.

    On another note, please let me know how the loose powder works out for you. I'm excited to know!

    I will tell Gian of Luxasia to contact you immediately. Thank you for your comment!

  3. I forgot, Ms. Anonymous, if you want, you can send your contact details to

  4. Hi Ms. Anonymous,

    I'm very sorry to hear that. We usually do the free facial on a per appointment basis, but we can accommodate clients if the need arises.
    We value customer service. We do not have a staff named Joanne Henares. Please call me at 8564766 and I would appreciate your feedback on this isolated case. Thanks!



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