A rose petal hydrosol blended with alcohol free witch hazel and coconut derived glycerine to create a nourishing facial tonic that softens, hydrates and tones the skin. This tonic is best used after cleansing to help tighten pores, remove any make up residue, dirt and oil, replenish skin cells and promote a soft, smooth complexion.
If you have dehydrated skin, a toner helps rehydrate your skin since it's water based. Best used immediately before applying your facial oil, balm or moisturiser to lock in the hydrosol water and keep your skin hydrated. Top up throughout the day too, or even use as a cooling spray.
- Rose Petal hydrosol direct from the Bulgarian Valley of Roses, this Bulgarian Rose Water is soothing, refreshing and hydrating. It gently cleanses, tones and stimulates the regeneration of the skin. Rose water is praised for its anti-inflammatory compounds and is often used on problem skin to help calm, soothe and reduce redness. Rose water is very mild and gentle, it has a beautiful soft and subtle rose aroma and helps to restore the skin's PH balance.
- Witch Hazel is an antioxidant and an astringent. It has been used medicinally to aid various skin ailments, reduce inflammation, promote healing and fight bacteria. Due to its high tannin content it has strong skin toning actions.
150ml amber glass bottle with an atomiser spray fitting. Suitable for all skin types but most beneficial to those with skin slightly on the drier side. This hydrosol has a mild, soft and delicate Orange Blossom aroma that naturally contains minute quantities of essential oil, there is no added essential oil, because of this it is suitable for sensitive skin.
100% vegan, natural and cruelty free. 150ml.
How to use
After cleansing apply toner onto a re-usable cotton round and then onto the face. We recommend misting after moisturising with an oil to lock in hydration.
What is a Hydrosol?
Hydrosols are botanical extracts that are harvested using the traditional method of steam distillation, the same method used to make most essential oils. Hydrosol's are also known as Floral Waters, Distillates, Hydrolats or Aromatic Waters. The aromatic waters we have used are produced by distilling Orange Blossom and Witch Hazel leaves and bark.
They are created in a still that contains fresh water and plant material which is slowly heated. As the steam rises, it passes through the botanical material carrying particles of essential oil and phytonutrients through the still. As this nourishing vapour cools, through this alchemical process it condenses in the form of an aromatic water (now a Hydrosol) along with its essential oil counterpart. Most of the essential oil will rise to the top, leaving the Hydrosol with micro-particles of essential oil locked within the water.
Hydrosol's contain a small amount of the essential oil from the plant and the water soluble constituents in the plant material which have various medicinal and cosmetic properties. Aromatic waters are much less concentrated than essential oils and are safe to use undiluted. Their aromas are often soft and subtle when compared to their essential oil counterpart, they usually have a scent similar to their essential oil, but also can have a milder and greener note.
Hydrosol's are an ancient holistic tool and ritual. Alchemists have performed botanical healing distillations, in one form or another, for thousands of years. There is evidence of their use in ancient texts, with delicate rose water being the most prominent. In ancient Egypt, their properties and beneficial effects on the skin were well known and Cleopatra was known to be very fond of them.
How to store
Store in a cool dark place, use within 6 months of opening. Due to this product containing no preservatives it is essential to keep the cap tightly closed and refrain from opening the bottle.
For an extra refreshing energy boost keep the toner in the refrigerator during summertime. This will also extend the shelf life.
Rosa damascena (Rose) Distillate*, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate**, Coconut derived Glycerine, Benzoic Acid***
*Organic. **Alcohol Free Witch Hazel. ***The Witch Hazel contains Benzoic acid instead of alcohol as alcohol is often too drying and irritating to the skin. Benzoic acid is found naturally found in many fruits and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.