I love this cream. I've been using it on and off for years, even before Jurlique became the huge company it is today. The formula does not seem to have changed --- I hope they never change it!!!
It's very pure as it is. This cream has a pretty marigold yellow color and a rich consistency. It feels very luxurious when you put it on (I usually use it as night, after spritzing with rose water). The weather will get cold soon, so it's a great cream for this transition stage. Even though the cream is rich, it absorbs quickly and is not as moisturizing as you might think. I wouldn't use it in the dead of winter, when I need something much richer.
This is a fantastic cream for people who have rosacea, as I do. I don't have rosacea everyday - it's triggered by alcohol, spicy foods, etc. But, I do find that this cream really soothes my skin. I am in my early 30s, so I think my breakouts are decreasing, but I do get them from stress, hormonal fluctuations, and certain foods (too much dairy usually). I also get them from certain products that can congest my pores (like pure rosehip oil, which created all kinds of bumps on my face when I tried using it as a moisturizer). The Calendula Cream doesn't break me out at all. I use it liberally on my face and neck.
I also like the old school metal tube.
This moisturizer, while not cheap, is definitely more affordable than some of Jurlique's other moisturizers, and I highly recommend it. Sadly, it looks like my tube is already close to running out. I think I may get one more tube before winter comes.