Watch out if you are allelic to plants because you will likely get allergic to this it took me a long time to find out that this was causing irritation to my skin because it seems so harmless at first but the reaction is not immediate.
AMAZING PRODUCT!!! Who knew plain old rose water would make such an effective toner? My thayers witch hazel rose toner was running out, so after class, I went to my local food max and bought this($1.54, can you believe it?!). After a shower, I swipe the rose water on my face with a cotton swap, followed by my Jason's natural beauty oil, and VOILA! I get a smooth complexion and those nasty white heads are practically non-existent! The acne scars are even starting to fade.
P.S Make sure to use the Rose water that is only 50% rose exctract and 50% distilled water. Other rose waters contain sometimes contain nasty additives.
i really like rose water. i buy a litre bottle from an online store and then put around 250ml in a bottle, freeze the litre bottle and decant from the 250ml bottle. i use it as a toner twice a day and also to moisten my face inbetween my retin a/vit c serum/oil applications. i find it cooling and very soothing, it doesnt irritate my skin at all. it can also be good for using in facemasks and henna instead of water, but i havent tried either of those uses yet.
I love love LOVE rosewater. A week ago, I used a mask on my face which made it very sensitive and dry and caused it to grow bumps all over my cheeks/forehead. Moisturizer and other toners just made it worse but then my mom recommended this to me and it's been a miracle. Not only has it cured my dry skin but it's also made it baby soft and unbelievably smooth. Seriously, my skin has not been this good since my pre-teen years. I just rub it between my palms and pat it onto my face, wait a few seconds for it to absorb and then apply my moisturizer and it has had an amazing effect.
Definitely highly recommend this product to anyone with sensitive or dry skin.
Being of Lebanese heritage, rose water has been a product in my house for as long as I've been alive. Mum ALWAYS makes sure that the cupboard is NEVER without a bottle or 3 of it. It's a staple for Lebanese cooking, particularly Lebanese sweets - what we're famous for ;) so it's truly odd that its taken me so long to use it for my skin. I've just been so accustomed to it being a food ingredient my whole entire life that it never stood out to me. But now I use it to remove any last traces of makeup & it really deep cleans my skin. Best of all is that it's natural so no harsh chemicals :) I've never liked the smell (or taste) of straight, plain rose water but I'm getting used to the smell (taste? Eh, it'll never happen lol). Especially since my fix+ is the LE rose one so it's not offensive at all, actually pleasantly memory inducing. The fact that it's anti-bacterial also doubles it as a really effective & efficient spot treatment. Best toner you'll find, & one of the cheapest! continued >>
Cortas ROse Water is my saviour.... My husband is from Lebanon and it's a beauty secret from his mother. That being said, it's the best thing I have ever used. It smells awesome and it tones, gets rid of redness after exfoliating. Also this is great after a day at the beach or the boat.
For the price($3.50) for 10 oz it last for months since you only put it on a cotton ball. Directions: Use it in the morning before make-up and at night after cleanser. In less than one week pores will be smaller and skin is smooth and balanced. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Cortas-Rose-Water-10fl-oz/dp/B000LQL9M6
The only drugstore rose water I could get my hands on due to limited supplies in South Africa is Dischem Rose Water. It also contains other ingredients like Aloe juice and unfortunately some colorant which is think is totally unnecessary. It works fairly well for a cheap toner. My skin looks quite sothed and toned after I use it. It is also quite moisturising. I can say it is definitely better than some Nivea toners I used before. I recommend this as a cheap alternative.
This has become the one and only toner that I use.
It works better than most which cost significantly more and it's 100% natural!!!
I really like using it, and like some one already mentioned you can add a few drops of essential oil, i.e. ylang ylang, patchuli, lavender... ect. I personally add sesame oil and lavender essential oil to my rose water as I have acne prone skin and it works wonderfully.
When I start using it regularly I wondered why I hadn't started earlier!!!
I have used many toners in my time, and spent wads of cash but rosewater has worked as well as all of them and better than most. I use it as the final step of cleansing with a big cotton pad. It can also be put into a spritz bottle and used to set powder foundations. I just buy the $1.99 Cedar Brand rosewater from my local Food Basics store and will buy two or three bottles at a time; I don't know if it is as good as the Bulgarian or other expensive rosewaters. A few years ago, I went all purist and made my own rosewater from scratch using organic antique roses from a herb farm. Was a bit of a pain because it spoilt quickly. You can find the recipe in a separate review. Skin Type: Mature, dehydrated, menopausal. The Cedar Orange Blossom water is also very nice and I will use a bottle of this on occasion just to switch things up and alleviate boredom.
I buy this for a dollar at any south asian grocery store. It works wonderfully as a toner. It's gentle but does the trick...I wouldn't use anything else.