It has been a while since I reviewed products, so here is one that features the ingredient ‘Rose’.
I was never a fan of the floral fragrances one often finds in perfumes or skincare products. But when you choose natural products, you will find that the fragrances are mild and natural. This is because the essential oils, flower hydrosols or distilled waters used in these products, carries only the natural fragrance of the actual flower, which is very mild. That is exactly why these natural scents fades away sooner than the chemical fragrances.
- Rose and Wine Body polish from Cape of Good Soap
This product has a heavenly fragrance. It is sweet, divine and the product looks delicious (reminds me of Rooh Afza, but no you shouldn’t try it). I wish the brand made a body butter in this fragrance.
Ingredients: Organic rose, red wine, organic cane sugar, organic sea salt, organic honey, English rose essential oil.
The product comes in an interesting plastic pouch with nozzle. This makes it very convenient to use just the right amount of product and also travel friendly.
The body polish is mild and can be used by even sensitive skin types. It is very moisturizing and leaves the skin soft. The texture and fragrance combined makes the bath with this polish a very luxurious, spa like experience.
The only negative I can think of is that, the sugar and salt melts easily on skin. So this is not really a body scrub incase you are expecting one, but a buff thTat gently polishes the skin.
This is a great addition to winter skincare regime as it effectively helps in removing the dead skin without stripping the moisture off.
- Ayca Rose and Bergamot Night Cream
This is a light night gel and not really a night cream. It would suit mostly normal to oily skin types and can be used as a day time moisturizer as well.
Key Ingredients: Essential Oil of Rose & Bergamot in an aqueous Extracts of Bay & Neem Leaf, Cinnamon & Cupressus Bark & GlobeThistle Flowers, Wheatgerm, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Almond & Lemon Oils in a plant derived base with Beeswax.
The cream keeps the skin dewy and soft. The fragrance has stronger notes of Bergamot than rose, but it is very pleasant. It will not brake out even oily skin and also, a little goes a long way
Negatives would include the steep price and the misleading name (I was expecting a cream and not a gel based formulation).The product comes in a small glass amber tub, which makes it not so travel friendly.
- Tickled Pink Hand cream from Naturma
The product claims to be 100% natural and 77% organic. I find the name of the product really cute and it has impressive ingredients.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Rice Bran Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, Organic Mango Butter, Vitamin E, Essential Oils: Organic Rose, Organic Gardenia, Organic Lemon Extract & Natural Preservative Salinatural
I have tried many natural hand creams most of which leaves the skin slightly oily. This one is light, non greasy and gets absorbed very fast.
Just like the Ayca cream, this also has more of a gel like formula and hence has to be reapplied after few hours, incase you have extremely dry skin.
- Organic Rose petal powder from Blend it Raw Apothecary
Eventhough you will find numerous benefits of rose essential oil and distilled rose water online, here are the reasons why I like rose petal powder the most.
- It is a very versatile ingredient.
- A tea from the powder, can be used as a toner, for mixing face mask powders or as a hair rinse.
- The powder along with sugar/salt and honey makes an excellent body scrub.
- The powder mixed with aloe gel makes an excellent mask.
Read this post for rose petal powder based recipes.
Incase you are looking for affordable & good quality rose water face mist, check out this post .