Every facial mist I like has to satisfy a couple of conditions:
- The spray has to come out in a fine mist
- It has to smell relatively pleasant (I say relatively pleasant because in all honesty not everything that is good for your skin smells good!) especially since the scent is going to be right up your olfactory system
- It has to be beneficial to your skin
- It has to feels addictively good!
Heritage Store's Rosewater has attained something of a cult-status with genetically blessed celebrities and models calling themselves devotees. After constantly seeing it being touted in multiple Into The Gloss Top Shelf interviews, I just had to give this humble mist a try. I've seen a couple of organic online beauty stores carry the product, but I bought mine off iHerb, because it was the most reasonably priced and I just happened to be ordering other items from them. I decided to go for the smaller bottle (120 ml) because I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Since there was an option of Rosewater with Glycerin (glycerin is a humectant), it was my natural choice. Tell me who doesn't enjoy getting a blast of additional moisture on their face anyway?
This rosewater mist will probably be the most affordable, divine-smelling spray you'll ever find. This bright pink bottle (don't be put off by the packaging) surprisingly hits the jackpot on all four of my conditions listed above, and I seriously can't stop spritzing my face with it. It costs SGD8.14 for a 240 ml bottle, SGD5.53 for 120 ml, and SGD6.04 for the 120 ml bottle with Glycerin. You won't feel the pinch even if you're spraying on the hour.
I've always loved rose scented beauty products. However, it's really, really expensive to produce good quality Rose essential oil (about 60 roses per drop, I kid you not). Having tried various products before, I could rant endlessly about artificial rose scented beauty products that leave you smelling like a powdery old lady. If you're a lover of roses too, I'm assuming you'll know what I'm talking about. Heritage Store's Rosewater, thankfully does NOT fall in that category. If I had to describe the scent accurately in words, it smells a lot like you're spraying Bandung (a drink made from rose syrup and condensed milk) on your face, without the stickiness.
The rosewater works fabulously with my YÜLI Pure mask, is great for making sure my face is plump with moisture prior to makeup application, and gives me a dewy glow (I'm not a fan of the 'super-matte-I-have-zero-pores' look) if you use it as a makeup setting spray. It also does help to soothe any redness and inflammation I sometimes have going on, leaving my face clear and ready to absorb whatever serum/moisturizer I'm applying next.
There are no fancy schmancy ingredients in this lovely mist--but sometimes--I believe less is more. I highly recommend trying Heritage Store's Rosewater with Glycerin. Trust me, you'll want to start carrying a bottle in every bag. Even if you're one of the rare few who don't immediately fall in love with it, it's worth a try for that price.
Vor Mag Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa Damascena (Hydroessential Rose) Flower Oil
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