It has been a nice week so far, it is summer and feels like summer, indeed very hot. With every season, skin tends to deviate from what it was liking or what was suiting the skin in one season might not be giving the same results in a different season. Cleansing water and facial mists are something that you can use all year round and will have the same results if they suit your skin. I love trying new products for cleansing and for freshening up. I reviewed the brightening cleanser and face masks from Rodial a few weeks back here and they are still on rotation, they mainly target to brighten the skin. Today I am sharing two new launches from Rodial which target cleansing and re-energizing the skin.
You might be thinking what is Dragon’s Blood referred here. If you are not aware, Dragon’s Blood is sourced from the red sap of the ‘sangre de drago’ tree and works to form a second skin-like protective film on the skin. It helps protect against environmental damage and contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water (CAD $45) is the new addition to Rodial’s dragon’s blood range. It is a gentle, hydrating, and soothing cleanser which removes makeup and impurities with refreshing rose water while dragon’s blood soothes stressed skin. It is a non-sting, no rinse formula. The triple action cleanser illuminates and evens skin tone for an instantly brighter complexion. Along with the dragon’s blood, the rose water in this cleansing water soothes and refreshes the skin with decongesting activity while reducing swelling and deep cleansing. Vit B3 in it brightens and illuminates the skin tone, reducing melanin accumulation in the epidermis.
I have been using it with a cotton pad on my face and even the eyes, it does not sting my eye area and removes makeup nicely. I do follow with a second cleanse to make sure no traces are left on my skin. I feel my skin is not dry and tight after cleansing with this but it is cleansed, purified, soothed, and soft. Skin appears bright and does not cause any redness or irritation on my problem areas. The packaging of this cleansing water is another plus, as you see in the picture, it is a nice clear bottle with a press pump, means you put the cotton pad over the top and press it. This is a really nice cleansing water which I am liking to first cleanse my skin when I am wearing makeup and even when I am just wearing sunscreen over my normal skin care.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist(CAD $52) is a lightweight mist which needs to be applied after cleansing to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin or at all times of the day to re-energize. It is created with 1% vitamin b to protect against aging environmental factors and 1% hydroveg R, which is exclusive to Rodial, to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. It is infused with a blend of intelligent ingredients that react to sun exposure to listen to your skin’s needs around the clock.
I use this mist after cleansing my face and before using my serum or to set makeup. I close my eyes and spray directly onto face after cleansing to prep it for the next step which is usually a serum. It works nicely to set my makeup and also to refresh during the day. It feels very soothing on the skin and makes the skin feeling energized. The mist is very fine and light does not feel heavy or makes the skin look oily. It just makes it bright and beautiful.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water and Rodial Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist launched in June this year, 2018 and is available at Murale and beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.
Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum by Nest Fragrances is a floral aquatic fragrance with delicate notes of French wisteria are blended with the essence of Bulgarian rose, Imperial jasmine, and fresh watery nuances. Inspired by the works of 18th Century British artist Mrs. Mary Delany, Laura Slatkin collaborated with master perfumers to translate these works of art into luxurious fragrances that capture the essence of each of the botanicals that adorn the products’ striking packaging. The nose behind the fragrance is Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum is an addition to the permanent line of fragrances from the house during spring/summer 2018. This is a beautiful spring/summer scent which gives the feel of a relaxing summer with a hint of aquatic freshness. The packaging of the bottle is so beautiful, with all the florals. The keynotes of the fragrance are French Wisteria, Bulgarian rose, and Imperial Jasmine.
It is a clean fresh pleasant floral fragrance. Longevity on my skin is nice, stays on for over 5 hours. There is a hint of sweetness which is not sugary. The scent is really pleasant and perfect for an everyday subtle scent. The fragrance is available in full size bottle as well as a roller ball which is great if you are traveling or want to have it in the bag for on the go.
Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum by Nest Fragrances is available at Sephora Canada.
Biotherm has a range of products based on various researchers targetting to support the skin barrier, moisturize stressed skin, help to reduce the appearance of sebum, and protect against pollution particles adhering to the skin. The various products in the range help keep skin stay clean, protected, and luminous, and breathes easily all day long. The products I am sharing with you today are Skin Oxygen Foaming Melting Gel, Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion, Skin Oxygen Antioxidant Serum, and Skin Oxygen Hydrating Gel.
Skin Oxygen Foaming Melting Gel is enriched with Chlorella Algae ‘the breathing algae’ . This gel melts onto the skin, trapping and removing impurities while not drying out the skin. The skin feels clean, purified and smooth. I massage the gel into the dry skin and then lather with water and rinse. There is a nice natural fragrance in the product.
Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion is described as enriched with a Chlorella algae extract ‘the breathing algae’, with detoxifying powers, helps to correct imperfections caused by pollutants. Perfected and irregularity free, skin breathes again and reveals it’s original radiance. The lotion had a liquid texture. To apply it, I take it on the cotton pad and apply on the cleansed face, avoiding the Eye Contour. The lotion does not feel heavy or sticky, makes the skin look clear and fresh.
Skin Oxygen Antioxidant Serum is described as enriched with Chlorella algae extract ‘the breathing algae’, with detoxifying powers, antioxidant and regenerating actives. It strengthens the skin and repairs damage due to environmental aggressors. Stronger, the skin is visibly soothed, smoother and regains an even, radiant and healthy-looking complexion. The serum has an ultra-light, fresh texture for deep anti-pollutant penetration. After cleansing and toning, one pump of this serum is enough to cover the whole face and another pump for neck and decollete. It sinks in nicely into the skin.
Skin Oxygen Hydrating Gel is described as enriched with Chlorella Algae Extract, ‘the breathing algae’, and a detoxifying complex. This fresh formula – oil free – reinforces the skin barrier, moisturizes intensively stressed skin, helps to reduce sebum and avoids pollution particles adherence. Luminous, your skin stays clean, protected, and breathes all day long. It had a light cooling gel texture. This moisturizes needs to be applied after the serum, it sinks into the skin nicely, no residue or oiliness. The skin looks clear, refined, plump, and with a healthy glow.
The Biotherm Skin Oxygen range is a great option if you are concerned about the effects of pollution or other external factors, and want something to protect, care, and strengthen the skin. The products are suitable for most of the skin types, the fresh and fine textures make it a nice ritual to apply on the skin. Biotherm Skin Oxygen collection is available at Biotherm.ca, Sephora Canada, The Hudson’s Bay, and beauty boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.