Raindrops and roses
THE FACIAL SPRAY RECIPE:
Ready in: A matter of seconds
Serves: Your beautiful face
Difficulty: None, we promise. It doesn't work so that makes it easy.
0 calories , it's only rosewater
- A face in need of a quick "pick-me-up" shot
- Not really!
WHAT TO KNOW:
Toning mist that can be used as a moisturizer, primer and setting spray
Strong scent of rosewater
Cap kept falling off and spraying product everywhere
Inexpensive with a good amount of product in the bottle
Did not offer much to my skin, if anything it irritated it
I wanted to use this product until the very last drop before bringing this review to you. Upon using it at first, I enjoyed its scent and how it felt on my skin. After cleaning my face, I'd grab this as a toning mist. After a few uses though, it felt as if it didn’t do much for my skin. I’d spritz it on my face (after shaking it well) and after a few minutes, the “glow” effect was gone. Needless to say I was disappointed. After a few weeks of it sitting on my shelf, I noticed it had started to diffuse. The consistency, color and scent had changed. I started researching the ingredients extensively-perhaps should have done that before using- and was left speechless with all the ingredients. As you can see, the liquid is pink. This is because dyes are added to the consistency, not from the roses as claimed. The fragrance added is not something that should be near our skin. Next up on the list is phenoxyethanol, which is used as a preservative for the aromatic alcohol and is known to cause irritation to the skin. I can keep going with the list but I think we all get the picture.
I can’t sit here and pretend that all the products I use on my face are perfect and natural. I’m certain that plenty of items in my makeup collection have some sort of ingredient that is not skin-friendly. However, when it comes to skincare, I choose to be extremely careful as to what I apply on my face. Over the past year, I only use 100% natural products on my face that are custom made for my skin. I’d be happy to discuss more about this in a separate post if it’s something that interests you. For the purpose of research and reviewing products for this beautiful community we have here, I try out other products as well. Seeing as how this claimed to be a setting spray as well as a toning moisturizer, I tried to make it work in several different ways. Even before researching the ingredients, I could tell that this product offered nothing to my skin.
When it comes to skincare, let’s turn to companies that are skincare experts. Let’s research each product first, speak to specialists and see what our skin needs. Perhaps this spray works for one of you readers, and for others it might not. Each skin has different needs and we should cater to those needs. A healthy complexion is a blank canvas for our makeup. Keeping our skin healthy should always be a priority. I still make mistakes, grab a product that isn’t the best and bring it here to discuss with you. If you can learn from my mistakes, I’ll consider that a win.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this product. Is it a staple piece in your skincare routine? Any noticeble differences? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Let's discuss in the comments section!
P.S.: If you're a fan of rosewater and wish to make a toning mist with simple ingredients, leave us a comment below and we'll put together a DIY recipe as an alternative to this.
- Shake before each use
- When in need to wet your eyeshadow brush for a more metallic look, use this spray
Photo: Courtesy of Mario Badescu
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