I'm constantly looking for ways to make my skin glow. But with dry skin, it proves to a be challenge. My Biotherm Aquasource Superserum moisturizer helps me stay hydrated, but it hardly gives me that dewy finish I crave. So when the opportunity arose for me to try Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense, I couldn't have been more excited.
Having never tried rosewater, I was anxious to see what all the hype was about. A few other editors here at HuffPost Style tout the floral concoction as the next miracle product -- maybe it's not magical, but after a few weeks, I think I'm hooked.
For the past three weeks, I have been spritzing myself with rosewater every morning before I put on my face cream. All it takes is a spritz or two and my entire face is covered.
The first thing I noticed about the Jurlique rosewater was how beautifully refreshing it was. The cool mist has been wonderful in the summer heat and it really wakes me up. While I didn't see any changes to my skin the first few days, eventually I noticed that it was retaining moisture much more easily than before. I stopped getting dry patches after about a week and a half and after ten days, I did have a bit of a glow.
The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist comes with a steep price tag ($60 a pop), but I have been using it religiously for nearly three weeks and have barely made a dent in it -- the bottle could easily last me a couple of months.
Rating: 4 out of 5. I think it helped my skin retain moisture, but I'm not a huge fan of the strong floral scent.
The benefits of rosewater:
Mix rosewater with rose essential oil to create a solution that will help reduce inflammation and <a href="http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-15/beauty/34305746_1_rosewater-wet-hair-dark-circles">soften fine lines</a>. Additionally, its toning properties help balance skin and clear blocked pores. Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and swipe over entire face after cleansing to remove excess dirt. Photo: Getty
In the shower, add rosewater to your shampoo. Not only it is known to help with <a href="http://www.buzzle.com/articles/rose-water-for-hair.html">hair growth</a>, its antiseptic qualities will soothe an irritated scalp, getting rid of dryness and dandruff. Plus, the delicate scent will make your hair smell lovely. Photo: Getty
<a href="http://www.livestrong.com/article/59863-reduce-dark-circles-under-eyes/">Banish dark circles</a> by placing rosewater-soaked cotton balls on the under eye area for a few minutes. This will effectively relax and help diminish signs of darkness. Photo: Getty
Add a few capfuls of rosewater to bathwater, which will add a <a href="http://www.rosemagazine.com/pages/therapeutic.asp">calming aromatherapeutic element</a> to your soak. Photo: Getty
Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toner, $9
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater, $7
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $31
Burt's Bees Rosewater Toner, $12
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