In my experience, rose skincare is luxuriously gentle and boasts a whole range of benefits. When Super Facialist sent over a couple of products from their Rose Hydrate Range I couldn’t wait to try them out and report back.
AN INTRODUCTION TO SUPER FACIALIST
A UK skincare brand that claims to be suitable for everyone. Super Facialist believe that by taking time to understand and care for our skin, we can all be our own super facialists, hence the name. Naturally, as a skincare advocate, I’m totally behind this way of thinking.
I’ve tried products from a couple of their collections now and have so far been impressed. With cruelty-free status, their products are suitable not only for a whole range of skin types but also for vegetarians and vegans. If the brand sounds familiar I’m not surprised, they’re stocked at big beauty brands including Boots.
THE BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ROSE
I’ve recommended rose beauty products like the affordable Fine Flowers Toner before, as I find them delectably gentle. Roses are a common skincare ingredient for their anti-inflammatory and brightening properties. They’re also high in moisturising vitamin E as well as vitamin C, which promotes the stimulation of collagen.
Super Facialists Rose Hydrate collection currently boasts six rose products which individually retail at a modest £8.99 to £14.99.
Designed to provide a fine mist of hydration, this also acts as a light fixative over makeup. Multi-tasking at its best. I’d recommend this, but it’s a bougie buy: You don’t need it, but you’ll want it.
My favourite Urban Decay All Nighter works more effectively to fix my makeup, sure, but the Rose Hydrate offers more than that. It so effortlessly offers hydration and refreshment on hot days and the gentle rose scent is a highly appreciated bonus. Thankfully we’ve had our share of hot days this summer, and I’ve found myself reaching for this on many occasions.
Skincare is a love of mine, so for a product to allow application throughout the day without proving detrimental to my makeup is amazing. For what it is, £9.00 sounded a little high to me at first, but after time spent tanning in direct sunlight, the relief that this provides is worth every penny. A must-have for hot climates or summer days in the UK.
I’m a little wary of face scrubs because of the risks that accompany harsh exfoliation. However, this claims to gently work to achieve a cleaner and brighter complexion.
I can certainly vouch for benefits to the complexion: I’ve been using this every two weeks for a little while now and it makes my skin both look and feel amazing.
In terms of how gentle it is though, I have mixed opinions. I like that pieces of natural pumice act as an exfoliating agent and the cream element of the scrub is gentle. However, I find that the pieces of pumice are rather large. For this reason, it’s not as gentle as it could be.
Whilst exfoliating, a gentle touch is always a good idea but with this one, I’d stick to that rule religiously. If your skin ever needs a more rigorous exfoliation then the best approach is to circle the product around your face for longer, not harder.
I really like these products and would definitely repurchase. The scrub has worked wonders to soften and brighten my skin and the mist is a definite summer and holiday staple. My skin loves rose and you can never have enough hydration so it’s a range that suits me well. If you’ve tried either of these or any of the rest of the range I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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