There is a lot of talk going around about the beauty benefits of rose water and rose toners and rose face mists and rose oil. Rose was definitely our thing a few years ago, and you probably remember that if you’ve been reading long enough. Actually, it still is our thing, and all this “new” rose talk is for a good reason. Rosewater is beneficial to skin–almost all skin can take it without dermatitis–and when you put it in a toner, well, let’s just say that it’s like your own rose garden face spa.
First off, let’s address what a toner is. A noun, ˈtōnər is, according to beauty science and google, “an astringent liquid applied to the skin to reduce oiliness and improve its condition.” You can apply toner during the day to mattify your face or after washing your face to prepare it for moisturizer and serums. Rose oil (from the petals) helps to calm and soothe your skin and also combats aging and helps to keep your skin moisturized. So rose toner essentially reduces oiliness, soothes your skin, fights aging and keeps it moisturized.
There are tons of rose face sprays on the market with more and more popping up each day. The problem with them is that they are super expensive for practically no reason and full of extra additives for no reason. Rose, witch hazel and aloe vera work so very well on their own and ever better together. Errybody and their grandma knows someone with a rose bush so when companies charge crazy amounts for rose water, we’re over here rolling our eyes. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel With Organic Aloe Vera is amaze for a few reasons: it’s affordable, it’s alcohol free and you can use it all over your body–your face, your scalp after the gym, and a body mist when you want to smell like the muse in a painting that probably exists in the Louvre.
The formula is made up of rose petal water blended with witch hazel extract, certified organic aloe vera and Vitamin E. The witch hazel extract (derived from the bark) in this toner stands out because it is not distilled, and maintains all of its beneficial natural tannins. The full list of ingredients is water, organic aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, natural rose fragrance, organic witch hazel extract, rose flower water, citric acid and grapefruit seed extract.
We use this daily and found that it does not inflame sensitive skin (though be sure to patch test if you need to). Which speaking of, if you have eczema or itchy sensitive skin, see how we used Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel in our Oatmeal, Rose Petal And Aloe Eczema Calming Mask. And just so you’re aware, when you make this mask, your whole house is going to smell like a rose garden.