The Summer heat can certainly take its toll on the moisture of your skin; here in Montana, we have a very dry climate, with almost zero humidity. This is great for good hair days, and keeping makeup in place, but it is horrible for sucking the life out of your skin and hair.

I had carried my Spring skincare routine well to the end of June, but with the temperatures steadily on the rise, I turned to my very favorite skincare brand, Jurlique, for help on getting some of that lost moisture back into my skin!

As you can see, I went a little crazy with my Jurlique shopping, but you can never have enough of something good, right?

I stocked up on some basics: Cleansers, exfoliation treatments, moisture treatments, toning lotions, etc.. It’s never a bad idea to have more than one type of a certain product (i.e., more than one cleanser) either, because this way you can switch up your products and prevent your skin from getting too used to any one product; if this happens, your skin will resist the positive effects, which equals gelt down the drain… no bueno!

So, here is what I purchased:

As always, it is vital to begin any routine with a good cleanser! I picked up two.

Rose Moisture Plus with Antioxidant Complex Moisturizing Cleanser. This is a new product, part of Jurlique’s new Rose Moisture Plus line, and it is absolutely fabulous! It has a light, fresh scent (all of Jurlique’s products are scented with pure essential oils, from plants grown right there on the Jurlique farm!), and the most incredible whipped texture – a real pleasure to clean with. It has white willow bark, which also helps to gently exfoliate, and cleanse pores without stripping away moisture. I have been using this with my Clarisonic PRO, and it works delightfully!

This product has been a wonderful new change in my routine! Replenishing Cleansing Lotion is exactly what it sounds like: A lotion that beautifully cleanses skin (does a pretty good job at removing facial makeup as well), and actually leaves you feeling like you moisturized. I love it! A great way to get moisture back into Summer skin.

I have been a longtime fan of the Rosewater Balancing Mist, but I decided to switch over to the Rebalance Dryness line (Replenishing Cleansing Lotion is part of the Rebalance Dryness line, as well) to better suit my dry skin needs. Enter my new toner, Lavender Hydrating Mist! It has the most lovely, soothing aroma, which makes it simply wonderful for use before bed. It is very hydrating, and I am very, very pleased with the switch – even as much as I still love my Rosewater Balancing mist.

I also have a new favorite product in the lineup…

Jurlique’s Skin Balancing Face Oil is literally a godsend for me… I apply it immediately after my Lavender Hydrating Mist, and massage it in. Incredible, instantaneous lasting hydration, and my skin drinks it right up! Bonus: You only need 2-3 drops to completely, and utterly moisturize your face, without that greasy-slick feeling.

Another incredible product – Jurlique’s Grapefruit Pure Essential Oil has a multitude of uses. I add one drop to my hands, and massage immediately following the Skin Balancing Face Oil. Notice, you might not want to follow my lead on this one, as all of Jurlique’s pure essential oils are very strong, and should be diluted and used with caution! However, on me, it works just splendidly, and it does a good job at keeping my pores decongested.

Now on to the skin treatments! I decided to pick up a couple of Jurlique’s exfoliators, which I have enjoyed using over the past couple of weeks…

Daily Exfoliating Cream: This super gentle exfoliator is a Jurlique fan favorite, as it is non-granular – and as the name states – can be used daily. I use it about every 3 days, and I really love the gentle bits of oatmeal and orange peel. I will say though, make sure you rinse around the edge of your face thoroughly, as I have later in the day discovered little pieces of oatmeal stuck in my hair, which isn’t nearly as appealing.

Anti-aging products prove time and time again, to be some of my very favorites. Purely Age Defying Refining Treatment has really saved the day at removing some patches of dry skin that remained from a TCA 12% peel I recently just completed. Purely Age Defying Refining Treatment is gentle, effective, and leaves my skin glowing! Not to mention, it is safe to use with a Clarisonic – my go-to method.

Last, but not least! My GWPs I picked up, as part of Jurlique’s 4th of July promo!

This scrumptious little cosmetic bag came filled with little goodies! The perfect travel bag, with perfect travel sized products… everything a girl needs to keep clean, fresh skin!

I was so happy to have caught this promo on time, because I already know I will be getting a lot of use out of this cosmetic bag! I can easily fit all of the products I would want to take on an overnight-trip, and it is also large enough to accommodate my Clarisonic Pro!

And, the final product! If any of you remember the post about Jurlique GWPs, you may recall the Rosewater Balancing Mist promo…

As one of my all-time favorite Jurlique products, I could not resist the temptation of picking this up as a GWP with my Jurlique order. It is 30mL, and the perfect size to keep in my Jurlique cosmetic pouch, or travel bag (TSA approved size)!

And that sums up my Summer skincare products!

Have you tried, or are there any of these lovely products that you would like to try, and are curious about? If you have questions on any of these, please do not hesitate to ask in the comments below! ♥

Also, you can save 2% on all Jurlique purchases, when you shop through their Ebates link!

So be sure to amp up the moisture this summer! Stay hydrated, and don’t forget that sunscreen!

Until next time, beauties!

5 Comments to “Summer Skincare 2012”
  1. Maria says:

    wow! what a haul! can’t wait to read your thought about all these products!

    • Hello Maria!

      Yes, I really, really love Jurlique products! Using natural skincare has made such a difference for me! I highly recommend this line… The facial mist sprays are a must-have!

      Thanks for stopping by, and commenting! (: ♥

  2. Jessica says:

    I’ve been using a brightening cleanser from Apothederm and it’s been working wonders on my skin this summer!

    • That’s wonderful, Jessica! I will have to take a peek at the link! (:

      It really is all about finding what works for your skin type. Jurlique is my holy grail line of skincare, since my skin is super sensitive and dry; because Jurlique’s products are natural, they are really gentle on my skin, without lacking effectiveness!

      Having good skin in the summer is sooo crucial to me! It’s the one season I want to show it! Haha

    • Actually, this cleanser actually looks really good, Jessica! Anything “brightening” is always good, in my book!