Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A War of the Roses Where Everybody Wins! AKA: A Gift Guide

Fresh roses are awesome (if you're into that sort of thing), but they're pretty for a while and then they die... and leave a mess. So if you want to give the gift of roses, perhaps ponder something a bit more permanent-like skincare!

I've been a fan of Melvita, France’s number one, organic-certified beauty brand for a while now, so it should be no surprise that I'm gaga for this deluxe gift set from them...

The Rose Gift Set (Large) (MSRP $45) includes:

· Rose Nectar (MSRP $42, if purchased alone)(40 ml): An ultra-lightweight, sheer cream enriched with essential fatty acids, Rose Nectar infuses cheeks with a rosy flush that lasts all day. Developed with rose floral water, rose hip oil and wild rose petal extract, this luxurious formula conditions and nourishes fragile, dehydrated skin.

· Rose Shower Gel (200 ml): Lather up with this sweet-smelling blend of rose seed milk, rosehip seed oil and rose floral water that softens and soothes skin. The gentle formula is enhanced with natural fragrances, and preserves the moisture balance of even the most delicate skin.

· Rose Hand Cream (MSRP$25, for a smaller, similar cream purchased alone) (30 ml): Formulated with castor oil to strengthen skin, this ultra-hydrating cream combines rose floral water, rose seed milk and wild rose petal extract to moisturize your hands and condition your cuticles for primped and pretty results.

There's also a lovely lip gloss that I can't help but rave about (as you'll know if you follow on Instagram):

Honey Lips ($15): Drench your lips in this highly moisturizing gloss, enriched with luscious stevia, softening beeswax and protective jojoba oil. Melvita’s exclusive 3-honey complex offers nourishing, restorative benefits, while carnauba oil beautifies your pout.

Honorable Giftable Mentions: Melvita's Floral Bouquet Clarifying Cleansing Foam: Formulated for Normal to Combination skin, this soap-free foam, enriched with moisturizing and softening active ingredients, gently cleanses while evening out skin tone. It contains skin-brightening Narcissus, combined with Rose and Orange blossom floral waters and Immortelle extract, to soothe the skin. (I use this in the mornings with my Clarisonic when I want my skin to feel super clean but I'm feeling super lazy.)


Melvita's Floral Bouquet Softening Cleansing Milk: Suitable for all skin types. This creamy cleansing milk gently removes make-up and impurities without damaging the skin's hydrolipidic film. It combines the moisturizing and softening action of organic Honey and Sweet Almond with the brightening properties of organic Narcissus extract. Rose and Orange blossom floral waters provide soothing benefits. For pure, clean comfortable skin. (I use this at night when I've worn makeup to gently remove all traces of makeup, before I cleanse my skin.)

Then there are the lovely contents (not to mention the beautiful keepsake box) of the Rose Moisture Plus Essentials Set (MSRP $70)...

The Set Contents: Moisturizing Cleanser, (MSRP $25, if purchased alone), 100ml, Rosewater Balancing Mist,(MSRP $31, if purchased alone) 50ml, and Moisturizing Cream, (MSRP $42, when purchased alone) 40ml. This set utilizes Rose Hip Oil - a lightweight oil known for its skin restorative, hydrating and balancing properties. It is rich in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid, which helps the skin to retain moisture.

This is definitely a battle of the roses where everyone comes out a winner (especially whoever has the pleasure of receiving one)! Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Rose is one of my favourite scents. Those all sound lovely; the hand cream sounds really good.


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