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Skin saviour! 3 new natural hero ingredients

Who knew horseradish got rid of wrinkles? Direct from down under, Aussie beauty brand Jurlique uses the power of botanicals to fight anti-ageing effectively and naturally.

We’ve all heard of the magic powers of hyaluronic acid for reducing wrinkles – it feels like every beauty brand on the planet is wheeling out that ingredient right now! However, there’s some good news from Down Under – the Aussies are already onto the next big things in the beauty world (well, they are twelve hours ahead of us!). And best of all, the ingredients are all natural.

I used to swear by products with ingredients that sounded like they’d come out of a 25th century science space lab (come on, didn’t you?!), but I think we have all learnt over the last few years that botanical ingredients have advanced to deliver results that are on par with – and sometimes better than – mainstream anti-ageing skincare products, as well as being much better for us and the planet.

Case in point natural beauty brand Jurlique. Co-founded by a botanist/horticulturalist and a biochemist/naturopath (always a good sign, right?), the brand harnesses cutting-edge agricultural methods and the natural power of botanicals, homegrown on Jurlique’s beautiful South Australian farm in its flagship Nutri-Define skincare range I’ve been trying out the products for the last few weeks and I can see a definite improvement around my eyes – less puffy and my lines are finer.

Those kind of results deserve close investigation (and frankly, some bulk buying). I’ve been doing my research into the products – I’ve been trialing the (including a Rejuvenating Serum, Supreme Restorative Rich Cream and Supreme Eye Contour Balm – and several of the botanicals used have been new to me. No doubt you’ll be hearing about these three natural ingredients to combat anti ageing in the years to come as the world catches on, but remember you read it here first.

3 natural anti-ageing ingredients for your skincare regime

Biosome6 works to boost collagen by up to 46% (that stuff that makes your skin lovely and plump and takes about 10 years off you in nanoseconds). The name comes from ‘Bio’ (representing biodynamic farming methods) and ‘some’ – the liposome technology that works to improve moisture retention, build your skin’s natural defences and allow the products to melt into your pores. And the six? The number of ingredients grown on the farm that are found in the formula (Spilanthes, Horseradish, Marshmallow, Calendula, Rose and Lavender). Yes I really did write marshmallow – no wonder I like this product.


Spilanthes Extract comes from a flowering plant (yup, homegrown on Jurlique’s farm) and is basically a massage for your face, reviving muscle tension to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s also works to boost collagen to give your skin a plumper, glowy look.


Horseradish Extract – who knew there was more to horseradish than a great accompaniment to your Sunday roast beef? The potent botanical firms up skin and increases elasticity to reduce wrinkles and give you a youthful complexion.


Pretty whizzy, right? The high-performing range also comes beautifully-presented in dusky pink metallic packaging – yeah I know it shouldn’t matter, but seriously, it does! Have a gander at the website for the full range, and as always let me know what you think.

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