Made my break out like crazy. For the first 2 weeks all was well, then i broke out in pimples all over my forehead and nose. I looked like a pizza. I will never use this product again. Over priced, and did nothing for me except made me look ridiculous.
I didnt like this product at all. I used it while my mother-in-law was staying over at our house and she had purchased it and let me tried it. I heard it was the most popular product in the line but when I used it the smell!! ARGH it made my eyes watery, even my mother-in-law complained that the smell didn't seem organic, it was so strong!! I felt like alcohol was splashed into my eyes. The product didn't give me breakout and i think it was nice eventually after my eyes gained sight again, but still the experience of putting it on was just putting me off. Another thing was that coz the bottle was glass, sometimes i found it difficult to hold when my hands are a bit oily from using other products or whatever, it feels like it can slip out of my hands any moment...so beware...
Very soothing. I use this in the evening in place of any night creams and wake up to skin that is calm and soothed. i've had some skin sensitivity lately and this takes care of it perfectly. Feel that pores have tightened and skin tone brightened. As it is oil-free, I apply this even over areas with acne.
Also, I like the smell and find it very pleasurable to use.
i bought this because a friend raved about it, and i'm a Jurlique fan... i was probably wrong because she has dry skin, but i have combination oily skin. this gel did nothing to me after i finished the whole bottle, did really tighten up nothing great indeed. however i believe the ingredients will help my skin, so i still use it when i get samples or free gift-size bottle of it, i won't buy it again though. Note to you girls who hate the smell, i think they got rid of that strong scent, the gift size i got few months ago has a very light, natural scent, so you may want to give it a try again.
I am now on my second bottle and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Herbal Recovery Gel! Yes, it is sticky and weird, but it has completely weaned me off of wearing foundation! It evened out my skin tone and cleared up whiteheads that I had gotten from another brand. So now, instead of covering up my skin, I am showing it off. I am 44. As recommended by my SA, it is the only moisturizer I wear at night.
I bought this on advice from the Jurlique saleswoman! I am such a sucker for Jurlique because they're organic and natural... I don't really like how it makes my skin feel..maybe my skin is too dry and sensitive but it feels really tight and i have to combine it with moisturizer, usually the Calendula cream.
I dont' really recommend it unless you've sampled it and it works for you. Jurlique products are quite strong too so sensitive skin could be prone to breakouts with them.
As far as I could tell this so-called "star product" did nothing for my combination skin. The texture is quite watery but leaves a sticky finish (when I used it alone or with the Herbal Recovery Mist, at night, as per the Jurlique instructions) and it actually irritated my cheeks (they were left reddish and warm to the touch) the first few times I used it. It was ok during the day underneath another moisturiser but as far as hydration, improved skin tone, and radiance went, I didn't notice any difference at all. I eventually ended up giving it to a friend. Wouldn't repurchase.
I have used Jurlique's Calendula Cream and Lotion prior to trying its Herbal Recovery Gel, and I am already an avid fan. I bought this at a dutyfree shop in Hong Kong during a very stressful business trip. After working until 2 o'clock in the morning for three consecutive days, I was breaking out again. This helped my skin cope with the stress and its consequent reactions. I will definitely buy this one again!
Overall, one lippie off due to the heavy packaging. This is a superb, high quality gel and definitely works as it claims. I used this as a night time moisturizer and every morning the skin feels supple and also the occurances of blemishes is very much reduced. During the day time i used the Day Lotion and i must comment that Jurlique products are so natural and smell so soothing i have never break out due to using them. I live in Singapore and the weather is very hot and humid so simply by just using the Gel alone at night works great but should you use it during colder and drier weather, i think layering a night creme after this is more recommended.
I'm writing this review for my mother because personally, this cream is too much for my sensitive skin - the comment about this being for sensitive skin is not correct (I mean, the company has a line for sensitive skin and this ain't one of those products). However, my mother, who is in her 50s absolutely LOVES this product. She doesn't want anything else from me for mothers day or Christmas, just this (and the the eye gel). I agree that for her skin, which is normal with oily T-zone, it works wonders. She looks healthy and glowing and also LOVES all the compliments she gets. I would recommend that before trying any Jurlique products, you should consult with the Jurlique consultant (not just someone whose going to read off the bottle). I made the mistake of taking in the hype of this product and started my J experience with it - I have sensitive skin with dry itchy patches and this isn't it for me. I use the day care face cream and the ultra sensitive night treatment gel (with the Herbal recovery mist in DS in winter) as moisturisers.