Rose water makes a great toner that you can customize according to your skin type. For dry skin, you can add glycerin make it more moisturizing. It's antibacterial so it's great for acne prone skin. I use it as is in the winter and add a splash of witch hazel in the summer. I get it for $2.50 at my local IGA, in the "ethnic" section and transferred into a spray bottle, it lasts for about 2 months. Try it, if it doesn't work for you, you could always add it to your bath water or use as a pillow spray.
Rose water is so perfect. It smells like being in a cloud of roses and leaves a scent that is dreamy. It cleans off whatever grime is left even after washing my face. It even takes off mascara. I don't know exactly how, but it leaves my skin soft and not sticky. I usually follow with my moisturizer and I have to say I am very satisfied with the results. Yeahy Arabic stores!
I bought this in a huge bottle at an arabic bakery and I poured some in a spray bottle. It's an awesome product:
1)refreshing, feels good to spray on face, chest, neck
2)you can spray lightly over make up, kind of fixes it
3)my skin stayed matte without looking dry either, after 6 hours of putting my makeup I wasn't as oily as usual in my t-zone
4)Ive read it's good for acne, scars and preventing wrinkles
5)it smells good!!
I use it 2 times a day, but be sure to put on moisturizer before or after because I think if used alone it can be drying...
I dip 2 tissues into rosewater (good quality), and put them on my eyes & lie down thinking of pretty things that roses must think of (girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes..whiskers on kittens..brown paper packages all tied up with string..these are a few of my faaaavourite thiiiings lalalaa).
It really makes your eyes fresh & happy. Even after 10 hours of non-stop last-minute exam prep. God bless roses, right? They're such high-achievers: they smell good, they're good for you (rosehip tea=Vitamin C), they say "get well soon" and "will you marry me" very eloquently, they look good--and they make YOU look good. continued >>
Cheap and good. Does what it claims to do, and removes my last remaining trace of cleansing oil or makeup if any.
My grandma told me thats what she has been using on her face as a toner for years and years. I decided that I would try it. All i do is put some of it on a cotton ball and rub it on my face after I wash my face. It is very nice and refreshing and it leaves my skin smooth. It is super cheap 2.50$ for a bottle of it.
Rosewater is ok as a toner, but I prefer to put a capful or so in my makeup fixer with glycerin and water to give it a pleasant scent. I'm not thrilled with using it straight or blended with water.
Great as a toner, you can mix it with lemon juice too. Helps prevent acne. Nice and gentle. I dont like the smell though so i put it on at night only...and thats why i took off a lippie
I used to remove the last traces of make up, but since I've changed the soap I use, I don't need to anymore. It is very gentle, and if you like the smell (my boyfriend doesn't) go for it.
Update: 1/30/11 I use this to set mineral make up now.
Smells great, works great. It leaves your skin clean, soft and nice smelling. In one word great.