- On April 15, 2019
It’s a path forged in the 1980s by our founders, Ulrike and Jurgen Klein. Ulrike, a horticulturalist and botanist, specialized in growing healing herbs. Jurgen, a biochemist and naturopath, created the original formulas behind our skin care products.
They shared a vision to create a high performing, natural skin care collection, combining Nature’s transformative power with state-of-the-art skin technology. At the center of this vision was a unique farm – a pristine haven where botanicals of unequalled purity could flourish.
Our Jurlique Farm
The Jurlique organic and biodynamic* farm is a place to grow unblemished botanicals in living soil to the highest holistic, ecological and ethical standards. Using advanced biodynamic* and organic farming techniques, we maintain the health of the soil for the highest nutrient content and plant vitality. These methods also allow our botanicals to thrive without synthetic pesticides and herbicides. So, you can be sure no harmful ingredients will make their way onto your skin, or into our environment.
Sustainability has always been fundamental to everything we do here. We irrigate our crops with recycled water and make all the compost that enriches our soil from plants grown on our farm. Any ingredients we don’t grow ourselves (such as glycerin) are sourced from sustainable, fair-trade suppliers.
Capturing Nature’s essence
We hand harvest each plant in its season, at the height of its vitality. Within hours of harvesting, we transport our plants to the drying shed, where they wait for the next, crucial step – our Bio-Intrinsic Process. This is Jurlique’s exclusive creation process. The technique draws on ancient methods and involves three key transformative and purifying steps, and it’s at the heart of our high performing, natural skin care.
Our exclusive creation process:
Steam distillation gently lifts and releases the delicate essential oils, nutrients and liquids from our dried botanicals in the form of a vapor. We then return the vapor to liquid form, ready for the next stage.
To do this, we percolate the purified botanicals and the distilled liquid to extract more vital nutrient. This step can often take a number of days.
We burn the intensified botanicals down to a precious ash, creating natural minerals and salts in a highly concentrated extract.
Fusing nature with skin science
Our technical team is in constant contact with the plant specialists on our farm, and our rigorous testing ensures our high performing, natural skin care continues to deliver visible results.
For more than thirty years, everything we do at Jurlique has followed the same meticulous path; from the seed we plant, to the product that reaches your skin. It’s the reason we have been resolutely authentic and sustainable from the beginning. And it’s why nature’s intense power infuses everything we create here today.
Natural Beauty Plant
Our new, state-of-the-art Natural Beauty Plant, near our farm in the South Australian Hills, is built from recycled, locally made, or low maintenance materials. It was designed for a minimal carbon footprint, using clean energy wherever possible. And we reuse, recycle or recover everything we use, converting it into energy. In fact, we can proudly say we’ve sent zero waste into landfill since 2016.
From the classic, much loved Jurlique products originally created by our founders, our collection continues to grow. Always innovating, always at the cutting edge of skin science, while staying true to our artisanal roots, we apply advanced technologies in a scrupulously natural way.