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The science behind Activating Water Essence - and why our customers swear by it

Bottle of Jurlique Activating Water Essence next to plant in a white vase

If you’re a skin care aficionado, then a facial essence is quite possibly already part of your everyday ritual. Lightweight in texture, these toner-serum hybrids hydrate, soothe and prepare the skin for optimal absorption of your favourite products (namely, serums, moisturisers and night creams).

Our very own Activating Water Essence is one of our best sellers and has garnered a loyal following amongst our customers. A secret weapon in achieving clear, smooth skin, it is made using fourteen carefully chosen natural extracts, all of which are hand grown and harvested on the biodynamic* Jurlique farm in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Read on to discover the science behind this hero product.


What’s in it – and why

High-performing botanical extracts have been picked specifically for their ability to attract and hold water, leaving the complexion smoother, softer and more radiant. Free from artificial colours, fragrances, parabens and sulphates, find out a little more about four ingredients key to Jurlique Activating Water Essence…

Bottle of Jurlique Activating Water Essence on pale pink background next to Marshmallow Root

  • Marshmallow Root Extract

With its intensive hydrating, softening and rebalancing properties, Marshmallow Root extract is a star ingredient of our Activating Water Essence.

  • Calendula

Calendula has been used around the world by many cultures since at least the 12th century. It is loved for its calming and soothing properties and is especially kind to sensitive skin.

  • Lavender

Not only is Lavender soothing and rebalancing for dry skin, but its distinctive scent has similar effects on the mind too.

  • Rosemary

With an invigorating aroma, Rosemary extract contains powerful antioxidants which protect skin from environmental aggressors.


How to use facial essence

Our hydrating essence is suitable for all skin types and should be applied to damp skin morning and night after cleansing and toning, but before your serum and moisturiser. For best results, warm a few drops between the palms of your hands and then gently press it over your face, neck and décolletage.


What our customers say

Our Activating Water Essence has achieved cult status, and with good reason. Here are just a handful of the five-star reviews it has received.

Fabulous Product!

“I didn’t feel I needed to add another product to my routine until I tried the Activating Water Essence, now I can’t live without it.” – CathiT


“This is simply delightful, hydrates my skin and smells just beautiful. A wonderful addition to my skincare routine and gives a spa-like feeling while in the comfort of home.” – Lauren K

First time user! 

“Love it!! Added this product to my daily skin care regimen with excellent results. Moisture retention without any residue or heaviness!” – Fran54

Can't live without it! 

“Noticed a difference immediately, my skin was more radiant and I feel that this really improves my skin's ability to absorb other products.” – Steph55


Introduce Activating Water Essence into your skin care routine now, explore our full skin care range, or visit our blog for more skin care tips.


*Certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia. Jurlique’s products and farm are not certified or affiliated with Demeter® USA or Demeter International.

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