I have switched from a harsh and chemical skincare regimen to a more natural one - honey to cleanse, rosewater to tone, and I'm experimenting with oils for moisturizers, though I'm using my leftover Neutrogena when I'm being lazy.
My skin has never looked this good. Except for my god awful hormonal pimples that come once a month, my acne is gone. Rosewater smells nice and my skin is less oily. I wish I had started using this sooner.
I love this.
I'm terrible at keeping up with a regime, so I've been using rose water on and off for about a year now. The smell is amazingly refreshing, and it's totally versatile.
Currently I'm mixing it with witch hazel for a toner, but I've used it as a spray, a toner by itself, as well as a face mask (soak rose water in a sheet mask, enjoy).
It's great that it makes you feel immediately more refreshed and ready to take on the world :)
I am so glad I found rose water! My acne cleared up very quickly after I started using rose water, and yet my skin remains supple, smooth, and radiant. I pour the rose water into a spray bottle from Muji and spray it onto my face 3 - 4 times a day. Rose water works like miracle water for a variety of functions: toner, moisturizer, face mist, body mist, etc. It is very cheap too - about $5 for 120mL at Watsons. I am amazed that such a cheap, organic solution outshines all the other expensive skincare brands I have used before e.g. Shu Uemura, Shiseido, Clarins, Clinique. Definitely HG!
Buy this at Indian markets. Or Iranian food markets. Whatever. Rosewater is frequently used in recipes in the middle East and Indian subcontinent. The rosewater you buy from these stores is SO MUCH CHEAPER than buying it at Target or a beauty store. And what you buy will be guaranteed food grade, so no synthetic rose oil. I won't say it is miraculous but it smells a lot nicer than regular water and I don't have to worry about mineral deposits like I do with tap.
I will forever use this as my toner! I use after ocm it smells lush and only costs me 97p a bottle! It's great.
Rose water is definitely a natural product that does wonders to the skin. I try to avoid products that have too many chemical ingredients and rose water is pretty much a must have in skin care for me. I combine Heritage rose water and Earthwise witch hazel to make a toner, it's the only thing that keeps pimples away! I have tried Thayer's version however it just doesn't compare to homemade version.
What I love about it is that it's natural, smells great, and just seems to make my skin glow.
It's pretty easy to find in health stores or organic shops.
I bought this from my local chemist and have been using it instead of my usual witch hazel during the cooler months, as my skin was getting a little dry.
I have found it to be very refreshing and soothing on my skin, without drying me out or causing any irritations. It smells heavenly; very floral and is a pleasure to use. The cheaper version works just as well for my skin as the (much) more expensive versions I have tried in the past.
I am reviewing Essencia Floral Water (Witch hazel). I bought it for $12 at the Nutrition House here in Canada. I am on my second bottle. I have t o say this is the product of the year 2011 for me. It is doing amazing things for my dry sensitive skin and not to mention my ACNE. I have been on acne creams (2 kinds) the whole year. When I had added this to my routine my skin cleared up faster than the acne creams ever did. After the first week I started using this I stopped my acne creams. I don't get cystic acne any more and I actually use this to treat remaining acne. If I have a pimple, I take a cotton swab, soak it in rose water and apply it to the pimple. The next day it is dramatically reduced. I have nearly clear skin for the the first time this year because of this product! I also have super sensitive skin and I was so happy this did not irritate my skin. I use this after I wash my face and before moisturizer. This is the cheapest and most effective toner to prevent and treat acne I have ever used. I have used Clinique's mild toner, and #1, two different Lancome toners and several other drugstore toners that did nothing for my skin or my acne. I have repurchased this and will continue to use it.
Love love love it! My favorite toner. And you can't beat the smell.
Oh rosewater, how I love thee. This product is amazing for my oily, acne prone skin. I use this as a toner (much like other MUAers) and it has definitely done wonders to my skin.
I recently decided to switch my routine to a more natural one. Mainly for the sake of 1. saving money and 2. curiosity. It all started with Josie Maran on QVC and then looked into argan oil and found out about other oils etc etc (this is besides the point).
So, I bought this at Whole Foods for about $5-6. It is made by Heritage Products and comes in a convenient spray bottle. What I do is I spray this on my face (2-3 sprays) after applying my normal toner (Mario Badescu's Cleansing Lotion C in the day or diluted ACV at night). After I spray it, I pat it on my skin all around to make sure my face is evenly coated. My skin is just smooth, radiant, and beautiful. My face also loves this since I'm in the sun a lot so it soothes my face. This definitely gave some life to my skin. My pores look a lot smaller now and my skin texture looks a lot more uniform. However, I will mention that I started using Jojoba oil in my routine at the same time so I have a feeling that contributed to my skin improving in texture, too!
I found a bottle of cheap, pure rosewater (Cortas) for $2.39 at my local Armenian super market and will be using that to fill up my Heritage Product's bottle when I'm out! This is an amazing product. Do give it a chance if you aren't allergic to roses. You'll love the effect in the long term :)
Shiseido pureness foam cleanser
Mario Badescu Cleansing Lotion C
Rose water (sprayed on face)
Jojoba Oil (to moisturize)
Neutrogena s/b SPF 30
Mario Badescu Botanical Gel