Coming Up Rosewater

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Hellooo, world! As I write this, I’m positively thrilled to be sitting here working on my blog for the first time in over a week. The first week of school totally kicked me in the behind, so penning this post feels like coming up for some major air. It’s been a rough combo of late nights, early mornings…you get the picture. 😉

Speaking of early mornings (nice segue there, amiright?), there’s been a recent update to my daily skincare/makeup routine that I’ve been dying to share. As I mentioned in my “kitchen sink” spa night post, I’ve started experimenting with different natural beauty products, from DIY masks to store-bought salves. I’m only just beginning to dip my toes into the chemical-free world, but I’ve already unearthed a can’t-live-without gem: rosewater.

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Yeah, you heard me: that sweet-smelling concoction made from distilled stem-on rose petals…who knew it worked wonders on the skin? As it turns out, “wonders” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Stocked with Vitamins A and C, as well as a plethora of antioxidants, a spritz of this baby can help balance you skin’s pH level, thereby reducing redness and inflammation. It also decreases the excess bacteria from your skin while simultaneously hydrating and brightening your complexion. I mean, did someone say wonder drug– er, spray?

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Applying toner is *very serious* work…;)

Like any can’t-live-without product, rosewater has many uses, from under-eye treatment to hair reviver. I personally am going the toner route. Every morning, after I shower and cleanse, I use a small cotton pad to dab a couple spritzes of S.W. Basics’ Rosewater Spray onto my face. I’ve been dying to try S.W. Basics products ever since reading founder Adina Grigore’s book, and this spray did not disappoint. True to its roots, it leaves my skin feeling instantly refreshed and smooth, providing the perfect base for moisturizer and makeup. This version is especially great, as it’s made without all the preservatives, synthetics, and other yucky stuff that clogs most mainstream lines. Skin-soothing and naturally sourced? Like I said, my friends, I think I’ve found the holy grail.

What are your go-to skincare/cosmetic products? Do you have any experience with all-natural lines? If so, what are your go-tos?


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