I’m coming to the end of my third bottle of this stuff now so I figured it’s really about time I told you all how much I love it!
It’s full title is Rose Hydrate Miracle Makeover Facial Oil. What a mouthful!
This oil is great before a cream cleanser for those who wear make-up daily. It’s also good for those who enjoy facial massage as well as being a gentle first cleanse for people who like to double cleanse.
It is quite a versatile oil I find, as well as feeling like a real pamper with it’s beautiful rose damask fragrance.
What Do You Do With It?
This oil is great for loosening up all your make-up as well as any solidified sebum and dirt before your actual cleanse. Simply warm a small amount, a couple of pumps is plenty for the full face, between your hands and massage over the face.
This part can really take however long you like; you could try out some fancy facial massage moves or just go with the flow. You can go over the eye area while massaging or use some on a cotton pad to to remove any remaining eye make-up too. Oil is a great way of breaking down waterproof eye make-ups.
The oil can also be used to massage clean skin for added moisture or even just for relaxation and pampering. Another trick with this oil is that you can add a drop or two to your moisturiser if your skin is particularly dry and in need of some TLC.
Pro’s & Con’s
Overall though this oil is a beautiful thing to use. The fragrance is gentle yet and relaxing and luxurious. An aromatherapy session in a bottle!
It might seem quite highly priced at £14.99 for a bottle but when I checked the ingredients I noticed they used genuine damask rose oil. Rose oil is a very expensive and highly prized cosmetic ingredient.
Due to the multiple essential oils this contains, I would say very sensitive skins should give these the swerve despite the claims about being suitable for “even the most sensitive of skins”.
I only have one real complaint about this product. That is that once you get down to near the bottom there will be several applications left but the pump will stop being able to pump anything. This means you have to unscrew the cap and carefully pour oil onto your other hand… how do you put the cap back on? Spillage or pouring out too much is also a problem at this stage of the game.
Also in the same Rose Hydrate range are a cream cleanser, an exfoliator as well as day and night creams.
The day cream does have SPF15 so it seems like Una has been listening to us about products for daytime wear needing to be protective and 2 out of 3 of her day creams now are.
It’s a shame some of her products do seem to have been discontinued completely though. The Pro-Biotic range was really good (although I admit the micellar water didn’t really fit) and contained lactic acid to help with cell turnover – not everyone’s skin does well with salicylic acid.
Do you use a facial oil before cleansing or with moisturiser? Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to do a post on facial massage at some point.