Lord knows I’m always on the hunt for a moisturizer that works, is good for sensitive skin, and doesn’t cause my skin to turn into a flaky bumpy panic monster. I adore Jurlique Calendula cream but my budget does not adore it.
The past couple of weeks, I’ve actually found 2 that work very well. One I found at Target in their organic makeup section and the other came as a sample with my Sephora order.
I normally don’t like the bliss creams because they’re too harsh. My skin goes OH HOLY CRAP, WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THAT???? I figured I’d try this because it has vitamin C in it and do you know how hard it’s getting to find a vitamin C serum these days?
This is nice though. It’s like a creamy gel sort of stuff and it absorbs right away. I don’t feel itchy or greasy and it works ok at clearing up the dry patches of eczema that I get around my jawline. It takes about a dime sized amount to cover my entire face and neck. It works well enough that I looked up the full size on Sephora today and it’s $54 for 1.7 oz.
I love calendula because it does just about everything and is sensitive enough to use on diaper areas of babies. I got a facial once at Chateau Elan and the girl hawking the Jurlique products said “it’s gentle enough to use on your vagina!” Oh, thanks! I need a facial creme for my vagina!
But really. Calendula creams tend to even out my skin tone. Since I’m not all white (as a race – as a color, I’m about as pale as it gets), I get sun spots after 5 minutes in the sun and at 15 minutes I turn into a lobster. So not being a speckled egg is a definite plus. The negative of calendula is that it will fade your tattoos. Seriously. It’s that intense of a healing solution. I tend to rub moisturizer all over my boobies and it faded the yellow in my rubber ducky so much I had to have him redone.
This creme is nice and light. It smells exactly like an orange creamsicle. It goes on even, feels great, and is all over a nice moisturizer. It just takes a hell of a lot to cover your entire face – about a dime sized amount. In a 1 oz bottle, that lasts about 2 weeks. It’s $19.99 for 1 oz.
I think I’ll stick with Lavera for a while. The bliss stuff is nice but not $54 nice! Besides, I’m at Target quite often and Sephora not so much. So there, bliss cream! If you weren’t as expensive, you’d actually have a product I approved of. Good going!