I absolutely love rose as a skincare ingredient so today I have a round-up of the rose-themed products from Pixi's Skintreats range...
The first product I have here was actually brand new to me when I received this package a month or so ago but I really, really like it! The Rose Cream Cleanser* | £18 | such an unusual texture - it's sort of like a paste that really melts into the skin. It isn't foaming so doesn't strip the skin, however still leaves it feeling nice and clean. I find this incredibly nourishing and gentle on my skin and it makes it feel so lovely and soft. It contains rose (of course!), avocado (which explains the colour...), aloe vera and chamomile to soothe the skin. I absolutely love this cleanser - I use it as a morning step and would definitely purchase it when this tube runs out.
There's also a second cleansing option in the range: the Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths* | £10 (for full size). I don't use face wipes as a part of my everyday skincare routine but emergencies happen... These really aren't a bad option either; they were pretty good at getting off my face makeup and pretty effective around the eyes, though it can be hard to tell with face wipes if you've really got every last scrap off (however I haven't woken up with panda eyes the morning after when using these!) I find them gentle and not at all drying on my skin. Obviously I wouldn't recommend using wipes every day or as your only cleansing step, but these are a handy thing to have when the only other option is sleeping in your makeup...
There are also multiple toning options - the first I'll talk about is the Rose Tonic* | £10. I've almost finished an entire full-sized bottle of this stuff and have been using it pretty much every single day since October, so I think you can probably guess how I feel about this product! This is a rose-based toner that's so hydrating and soothing on the skin. It's great in cold weather or if you have sensitive skin. It doesn't leave the surface of my skin tacky or anything like that I just think it's a great everyday staple.
The other option is the Rose Glow Mist* | £16. Again, I have almost finished an entire bottle of this since I originally got it in the Autumn. This contains rose oil, avocado oil, argan oil and other flower extracts, so it's packed with fatty acids and antioxidants. This is a dual-phase product so you have to give it a shake before use. I use this like a toner in the morning after cleansing but it's also great to refresh your makeup throughout the day. It just leaves my skin looking fresh, healthy, plump and radiant. It's great over makeup just to take away any powderyness and give you that glow. I absolutely love this product so I'm happy to have a backup!
As a serum we have the Rose Caviar Essence* | £26. This is another product I've actually tried in the past, so I'm really pleased to have a new tube as I did find myself getting through it really quickly. It's a lovely gel-like product with real rose pieces in it and it positively melts into the skin with no film or tackiness. I think this is a beautiful product to hydrate and plump the skin. It gives me a healthy-looking complexion when things are looking a bit dry and dull. My only drawback is that this is one of the more expensive products in the range and it's so easy to get through a tube of it very quickly!
To moisturise there's the Rose Ceramide Cream* | £26. I love rose as a skincare ingredient and I love ceramides! Ceramides help the skin to retain moisture and reinforce its protective barrier. This has been my everyday moisturiser throughout the winter months, as it just gives my skin this dewy, radiant look. It softens and smooths my skin so dry patches are taken care of and fine lines look less visible. I absolutely love this product and will be saving this tube for when winter comes back round again, as it really has resurrected my skin over the past few months. I'd definitely recommend this more for dry skin - whilst it has more of a whipped texture as opposed to being a rich, heavy cream, it does give a more dewy look.
The Rose Flash Balm* | £26 | is a bit of a multitasker and again, already a firm favourite of mine. It's essentially a cream product that you can apply liberally as a leave-on mask or that can be used as a primer or a primer-moisturiser (if you don't need quite so much hydration). What I love about this is that it's lovely and hydrating, but also a great skin prepping product; it smooths and softens my skin and mattes down shine (without sacrificing that nourishment), perking up my complexion so it looks its best.
I've tired the Makeup Fixing Mist* | £16 | before and it's a nice product but probably isn't my favourite setting spray of all time. It's pretty nice - it makes things look a little more hydrated, takes away a powdery finish and gives a more seamless look. However I just have mists that I feel give me a little bit more. It does the job and I'll use it up but I probably wouldn't go out and buy this.
Overnight for the past few weeks, I've been testing out the Rose Oil Blend* | £26. This oil is formulated with rose, sweet almond, jojoba, rosehip and more. I don't find this excessively greasy on my skin - it tends to absorb nicely - however I use it overnight as I do have combination skin and don't want to look too shiny during the day. I'm really enjoying this as a nourishing treatment so I wake up with soft, smooth, hydrated skin. I really plumps my skin out nicely and gives it a healthy glow. If you're more on the dehydrated side - definitely give it a go. It isn't overly heavy and it doesn't clog my pores.
Finally, I also have the Rose Travel Bag* | £28. This is pretty much the perfect travel skincare and toiletry bag for me when it comes to a week-long break. It's really pretty, it's waterproof and inside there are two separate zip compartments so on the one side - I put hair and body products - and on the other I keep my skincare. You can also hang this up, which is really handy.
Have you tried / will you be trying anything from this range?
Disclosure - products marked * were gifted to me as unpaid advertisement for the brands / websites mentioned. All opinions expressed are my own. Please read my disclosure page for more information.
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