Rose toner is one of those under-rated skincare products – never quite an essential but an absolutely pleasure to use when you have it. Obviously you need to like rose and for those who do, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Lucy Russell both do divine rose waters.
And then Essential Care Organic Rose Petal Tonic landed on my desk last week, and I loved it even more. Yes, the packaging isn’t very sexy but it’s what’s inside that counts.
This is not a thin and runny water and doesn’t drip pathetically over skin. It sprays evenly (a good spout = a good facial mist), drenching skin without a wince.
And despite its modest exterior, the actual tonic feels luxurious and silky on skin – probably because each bottle has over 1000 rose petals. (Sourced from an organic cooperative in Bulgaria no less).
The best times for spritzing is on holiday/travelling and when skin is feeling tired and dry. I think it’s just the notion that it’s hydrating skin and the delicately sweet scent, that I love.
And if you buy during October, 20% of the RRP will go directly to Breast Cancer Awareness. Even better. Now I’m off to pop this little lovely by my bed to spritz over me morning and night.