Gentle Rosewater Toner with Green Tea, Volcanic Clay & Balancing Geranium

web_3097tight16.00 / 200ml
Lightweight, recyclable (non-plastic) bottle.

I’d been using pure rosewater as my toner in the morning and evening for ages now, with great results, but (as is my wont) I couldn’t help experimenting with ways to make it even better, and this is now my go-to blend. I use it each morning without fail (and love the lightly-floral dash of soothing, gentle clarity) and in the evenings it is the final step in my embarrassingly sacred pre-bed ritual (after the Anti-Blemish Pro-Glow Cleansing Balm or Green Tea Rice Cleanse 2-in-1 Face Buff & Clay Mask with Rose & Rosehip).

The already-wonderful Bulgarian-distilled rose water is enhanced by ingredients which are soothing, ultra-gentle and balancing. Geranium (which smells absolutely beautiful) is very balancing for both dry and oily skin and bentonite clay draws out impurities and excess oil. The toner has a natural hue from the pure green tea, which infuses its anti-oxidant phytochemicals into the rose water, helping things along nicely.

Clipboard02Uses & Directions:
Shake well and gently stroke over face and neck with cotton wool or cloth. Suitable for use morning and night.

Key ingredients/benefits:
Bulgarian Rose Water (organic & alcohol-free): Beautifully timeless and refreshing, rose water regenerates, stimulates and hydrates the skin in a ‘softly softly’ sort of way, whilte its mild astringent quality helps tighten the pores. Suitable for all skin types and especially soothing for skin which is reddened, irritated, inflamed or bothered by acne. The natural and elegant fragrance of rose is also a classic aphrodisiac.

Bentonite Clay: Composed of aged volcanic ash, bentonite has an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. Upon contact with water, its electronic charge changes, allowing it to bind with impurities and draw them away from your skin.

Green Tea: Calming, anti-inflammatory and full of potent plant antioxidants. The catechins in green tea are antibacterial agents that help fight acne-causing bacteria. See this page for a more lengthy run-down on the magic of tea.

Organic Geranium essential oil: Distilled from the flowers, leaves and stalks, and traditionally used by the Egyptians to promote radiant skin, this aromatic and sweet oil is rosy and uplifting, its aroma alone enough to earn its presence in this toner… But, just for fun, it is also said to improve circulation, balance sebum levels, help kill the bacteria responsible for acne, calm irritation and fade blemishes. Did I mention it smells beautiful?

Ingredients:
Organic Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) leaf extract (powder), Bentonite, Organic Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

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