While I’ve never been much of a girly-girl, I have always had an affinity with nature and flowers, so I was delighted when English Rose Cosmetics offered to send me some samples from their product range to review.
Being an English girl myself and primarily dwelling within more rural locations growing up, I spent the majority of my adolescent years helping out in my grandparent’s garden, roaming the local forests and collecting plants for my seemingly endless collection of natural ecofacts, and the reason I mention this is because for me personally, the nostalgia I experienced when using these products was instantly appealing.
Have you ever brushed past a rosebush on a rainy summer’s day, while the rose petals are still damp and the leaves are laced with droplets? That sudden burst of delicate, sweet fragrance is the only way I can accurately describe how these products smell. Not too strong, not too weak and completely void of anything artificial, these are the epitome of a classic English rose that has been lovingly transformed into a gorgeous collection of natural skincare products.
Disregarding the scent to focus on the actual content of the products themselves, below I’ve highlighted my experiences and feelings towards the two particular products which English Rose Cosmetics sent me.
Daily Defence Moisturisor (£14)
This silky gel-like cream is a rich, full-bodied moisturisor, but despite the heaviness upon first application, it soaks into the skin effortlessly and leaves absolutely no residue, giving your skin a soft primed feeling. This product also claims to “reduce redness caused in inflammation”, and while this isn’t something I can test personally, there’s definitely a distinct soothing sensation. If you’re not the kind of girl who likes wearing foundation, I will once again note how blissful the fragrance of this moustiriser is – a real treat to wear, and it gives you such a youthful feeling.
Rose Kiss Spritz (£8)
This is the first spritzer I have owned, and while the concept originally left me feeling hesitant, I needed absolutely no convincing after trying out this product. Refreshing, purifying and all-around enchanting, this rose water face spray is made with real Damask Rose, completely preservative free and is beautifully gentle to the skin. The scent is much more subtle than the Daily Defence Moisturisor, but I only found this made it more alluring. This is definitely a product that makes you feel special and spritely.
Thanks to English Rose Cosmetics I’m certain that I will spend this summer feeling like a natural floral princess.
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