We created the 96% organic ‘Raindrops on Roses’ for dry, sensitive and normal skin to rebalance after cleansing and prepare for moisturising. It’s a delicate fragrant rose water enhanced with Kakadu Plum and MSM for anti-ageing and to deliver lots of anti-oxidants to your skin. It’s hydrating, rejuvenating, gently exfoliating, soothing, refreshing, sets makeup, and can be used at any time for a pick-me-up (for both your skin and your spirits). A wonderful travel companion.
Do you have oily or combination skin? Try the ‘Tickled Pink’Perfecting Tonic instead.
Have you ever wondered what goes into choosing the ingredients for a new product?
Since the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ needed to be perfect for sensitive skin we wanted to steer clear of essential oils. Initially we thought it would be pretty straightforward – all we needed was an organic hydrosol (this is the water that’s left over from the distillation of an essential oil) with a lovely aroma.
How wrong we were in thinking it would be easy!
We searched everywhere for the right hydrosol to use but we kept bumping into brick walls. The hardest thing of all was to find a gorgeous one that was also organic but we eventually found 2 that were potential candidates – Rose Otto and Lavender.
This is where our facebook fans helped tremendously – we asked you what you would prefer.
Rose came out as the clear winner.
Organic Rose OttoRose Otto (or rose oil) is created through a delicate process of steam distilling roses and is renowned for its ability to hydrate, firm, tone and smooth the skin making it look fresh, vibrant and healthy.
The Rose Otto that we’re using is quite unique in that it’s the only hydrosol that is not created as a waste product of essential oil manufacture – this one is created specifically for the hydrosol and its unique skincare benefits.
We are using only the highest quality organic Rose Otto from Bulgaria and it is especially made under fair trade guidelines for its fragrant rose water.
But on its own the rose water has a very strong fragrance that is quite overpowering. We needed to blend it with something to soften the aroma but without diluting the skin benefits.
Organic Aloe Vera
Organic Aloe Vera Juice was the answer.
We all know how fantastic Aloe Vera is so we don’t need to go into too much detail. The reason it is so incredible is that it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and 20 of the 22 essential amino acids needed for cell renewal and repair.
Sometimes less is more.
At this point we needed to show restraint because it is usually where we are tempted to add every fantastic ingredient we can think of. Just like you probably have your list of favourite foods or movies, we skincare junkies have our favourite ingredients that we’re just busting to put into our products!
The best skincare products are those that don’t contain too many ingredients – they need to have enough of each ingredient for them to work their magic rather than simply diluting each other’s powers. They also need to be able to work in complete harmony with each other.
The result is that with just a few carefully selected extracts the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hydrating Tonic delivers a burst of hydration and anti-oxidants perfect for refreshing, balancing and nourishing your skin.
The ingredients that made the cut are:
Organic Pomegranate which extends the life of collagen and elastin producing cells and repairs oxidative stress from the environment, leaving your skin smoother and stronger.
Kakadu Plum for its Vitamin C content which is essential for cell regeneration and radiant skin. It also gently exfoliates keeping pores clear.
MSM to deliver the much needed beauty mineral – sulphur. MSM works in harmony with Vitamin C to boost collagen production, revitalising, softening and smoothing your skin.
Overall the best way to describe the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hydrating Tonic is like a sports drink for your skin. It will come to your rescue whenever your skin is feeling tired and looking dull. Although it was created for you to use after cleansing to rebalance your skin and prime it for moisturisation, you can also use it to set makeup and as a pick-me-up whenever the mood strikes you.
It will rejuvenate, fight oxidative stress, nourish, hydrate, soothe, reduce redness, gently exfoliate, set makeup & uplift your spirits.
We do hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.