Tuesday, 12 June 2012
First up, the Cleansing Milk, a truly beautiful cleanser that does a wonderful job of cleaning my face at the end of the day. Don't get me wrong, I only use this a couple of times a week as I wash my face with water and product at all other times but when I'm feeling tired or lazy I smother this all over my skin, rub it in and then tissue off and follow up with Micellar water (which I'll talk about in a minute!) and my face feels so soft and clean. Rich in rose, Linden Waters and aloe vera it also has beautiful shea and mango butters along with Acacia Honey, Olive and argan oils, all blended together to create a very gentle product that does a fantastic job, even making light work of my mascara. 200ml is £16 and well worth it for those lazy days!
After I've used the Cleansing Milk I always follow up with the Fresh Micellar Water. If I've not been wearing make up I'll just use this alone. Cleanses, tones and removes make up in one step. Created with wild rose petal extract and rose floral water. Again this leaves my skin feeling fresh and crystal clear. This is part of the new Rose Nectar range which is on special offer, you can buy two items for £25 or 3 steps for £44 with free postage. The Fresh Micellar Water is £14.50 for 200ml and I love it.
Finally is a product I took a while to warm to as I wasn't too sure what to do with it, the Rose Extraordinary Water. It's described as a skin prep lotion, its anti-aging product containing Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerine and it has a strange texture, its like thick water! I suppose you'd call it a gel. It's very lightly scented and also has rose floral water for rejuvenating and marsh clover for firming. I've been using it in two ways, firstly after the above two products as a toner. Secondly, I have this strange habit of taking my showers in the late afternoon rather than evening or morning and I always used to have this quandry as to what to put on my skin at that time of the day as it felt too early for my night cream, now I just slather on this beautiful gel, it leaves my skin soft and moisturised and takes me through until bedtime when I can use my night cream. Truly a lovely product. £14 for 100ml.
For those who don't know anything about Melvita the firm is dedicated to natural products, 95% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, water included. At least 10% of the ingredients are from organic farming and at least 95% of the total plant-based ingredients are organic, all ingredients are traceable, all packaging is recyclable and I think it probably goes without saying the whole brand is cruelty free.
*Disclosure - all products provided as PR samples*