Wednesday, September 13, 2017

African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence | Review

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African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence is a truly unique multipurpose treatment gel that transforms from a gel into a aromatic Rosa Centifolia infused liquid that immediately melts into the skin. Formulated to tone, temporarily diminish the appearance of enlarged pores, hydrate, brighten, detoxify and refine the skin– this magical vitamin and mineral infused antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory elixir is nourishing, moisturizing, refreshing, healing and calming. My skin feels remarkably soft, supple, toned, hydrated and luminous after use, and it pairs perfectly with my most beloved African Botanics Fleurs d'Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil, or any of my face oils for that matter. I simply apply this in the morning and evening to freshly cleansed skin before my beauty oil, and let it work its magic. 

If you have a tendency to breakout, or have sensitive skin and inflammation, then this gentle healing gel is worthy of your attention. I have noticed such a difference in the appearance of my skin since I started using this gem. While my skin isn't generally prone to serious irritation and inflammation, it can be sensitive at times, and this gel really makes a big difference. Since I test a lot of skincare products, there are times that I have to endure product related dermatitis when my skin has a reaction to certain products. I recently had such a reaction, and I immediately stopped using it, and used African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence to heal my skin. What I noted was immediate relief, a swift reduction in the inflammation and itch, and a quick return to balanced happy skin. 
According to African Botanics,

Rose Treatment Essence is a unique multi-functional treatment gel that melts into a toning hydrating liquid upon application. Designed for all skin complexions, this intensely concentrated formula helps detoxify cells, tighten pores and restore moisture levels while brightening, refining, hydrating and rebalancing skin's pH levels. The powerful combination of bioactive medicinal plants, botanical emollients, peptides, humectants, B vitamins, oligosaccharides, yeast beta-glucan and collagen boosters deliver vitality and nutrients deep into the skin. Infused with pure Rose Flower Water and a refreshingly light CO2 extract of Rosa Centifolia to help retain moisture, brighten and even out skin tone while reducing redness and inflammation.

Rosa Centifolia contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin; it also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to treat acneic skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation. Rosa Centifolia can also help refine skin texture, controlling skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Directions: Apply daily AM / PM to face, neck and décolletage after cleansing before serum/oil in upward and outward strokes with your fingertips or a cotton pad. Pat remaining product into skin until fully absorbed.
Key Benefits:

• Regenerates, increases skin firmness and elasticity with Aloe Ferox and a targeted extract of Kigelia Africana that maximizes firming and anti-inflammatory activity.

• Tones, restructures and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with oligosaccharides
from “Calendula Flower”, “Blue Agave plant” and a botanical collagen booster from “Bulbine Frutescens” which helps correct skin’s microrelief.

• Provides enhanced skin structure and firmness while softening and relaxing the appearance of fine lines with anti-wrinkle peptides and B-Vitamins.

• Plumps and deeply penetrates skin for intense and continuous moisture with Sodium Hyaluronate molecules.

• Reinforces the skin’s natural protective layer and calms redness with a potent combination of moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich botanicals including Marula Oil, Centella, Arnica, Calendula,Green Coffee, Nettle, Ivy, Mallow, Pellitory, Witch Hazel, Pine Cone, Cucumber and Chamomile.

• Rebalances skin's pH levels, saturates and prepares the skin to receive and help absorb subsequent products (serums, face oils, moisturizers and creams), boosting their efficiency.
Directions: Apply daily AM / PM to face, neck and décolletage after cleansing before serum/oil in upward and outward strokes with your fingertips or a cotton pad. Pat remaining product into skin until fully absorbed.
Advanced Skincare Technologies and Select Ingredients ant Their Attributes:

A Bioactive Extract and an Intelligent Collagen Booster: Obtained from the leaf sap of the South African medicinal plant “Bulbine Frutescens” - recalibrates the equilibrium between the decomposition and reconstruction of dermal structures, thus providing the skin with an extra portion of high quality Collagen.

Yeast Oligosaccharides:, derived from Blue Agave plant and Calendula Flower - Increase Hyaluronic Acid production, restore the skin’s ability to attract and retain water, resulting in more supple, plump skin.

Di- and Tripeptides: protect the skin from nutritional deficiencies and improve the barrier function. the skin is left more radiant, smoother and wrinkles are reduced.

Synergetic Botanical Complex: Maintains water at the skin surface, slowing down water evaporation from the stratum corneum area and improving skin’s micro-circulation. Mallow Flower Extract, Ivy Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Extract and Arnica Montana Flower Extract.

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Reduces water loss by 24% in 4 weeks, boosts Fatty Acid and Ceramides by 67% and 34% respectively; stimulates new Fibroblasts by 20% and Collagen secretion by 54%; inhibits pigmentation by 68%.

Vitamin B5: Penetrates deep into the lower layer, works as a humectant by infusing water in to the cells, retaining moisture deep within the skins tissues.

Green Coffee Extract: extremely rich in antioxidants, helps shield the skin from free radicals.

Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aloe Ferox Leaf* Extract, Butylene Glycol, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Hyaluronic Acid, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Arnica Cordifolia Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder Tree) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Anacyclus Pyrethrum (Pellitory) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein (Di- and tripeptides), Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Kigelia Africana** Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Allantoin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Bulbinine Frutescens*, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Green Coffee, Caffein, Lamium Album (White Nettle) Flower Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)* Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose)* Flower Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula)** Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. *Organic, **Wild-Harvested Ingredients.

Contains responsibly sourced and Fair Trade ingredients. Never tested on animals.

Formulated without silicones, mineral oils, parabens, allergens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs and SLSs. 
Overall Assessment: This unique multipurpose gel earns an unmitigated A+. African Botanics is a visionary wellness skincare company that creates healthy products for the skin that are soothing for the senses, and their beautifully formulated products create a covet-worthy joyous sensory experience. 

$160.00 for 1.7 oz./50 ml.from African BotanicsCredo BeautyNet-A-Porter and Cult Beauty (Affiliate Links).

Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. Can you please stop making me want everything you post about? :)

  2. I am really touch and go with rose products, mainly because I find that sometimes the scents are often to overpowering for me. However, the fact that this melts and sinks into the skin may be a great plus for me, because that I do enjoy.

    1. This one definitely melts into the skin immediately. The rose aroma is beautiful, but it doesn't linger too long. It's such an amazing product!

  3. The whole idea of "rose treatment essence" is so darn appealing!

  4. Their products always sound so wonderful. I love that this instantly healed a problem you had. What a find.

    1. They really are wonderful, Marcia! Their products are so healing, nourishing, potent and effective.

  5. My skin is definitely prone to breakouts at times too, so this sounds like it would pair well with my finicky skin.

    1. I think that this would be very kind to your finicky skin, Kristina!

  6. I'm just getting my skin back in check after an off spell, and this sounds like it could have been so perfect!

    1. It is really quite incredible, and worth putting on your must-try list! This is such a first rate brand!

  7. I find that Rosa Centifolia based products actually reduce my breakouts.


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