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Organic and clean beauty is getting raved a lot these days and for good reasons. We all need to research and study our beauty products before starting to use them. In my last post, I shared my very minimal holiday skincare routine and I also took a trial kit of 1000 Roses Andalou Naturals for sensitive skin to test out on my holidays. It is slowly becoming one of my favourite no fuss skin loving brands.
I have been missing for a few weeks now because I needed a break but have been considerably active on Instagram. It finally feels good to start posting on the blog and sharing my thoughts on skincare, routines and what not.
Let’s not waste anymore time and get right into the review, shall we?
A bit about the brand;
Andalou Naturals is a US based skin, hair and body care brand founded by beauty experts who have been working in the beauty industry for several years now. They have amazing cruelty free and organic brands like Beauty Without Cruelty, Avalon Organics, Alba Botanica and many iconic brands under their belt.
Andalou Naturals is a completely Non-GMO verified brand and their products are not only cruelty free and verified gluten free but vegan too.
This kit includes;
.8 fl oz of 1000 Roses Pearl Exfoliator
1 fl oz of 1000 Roses Floral Toner
.5 fl oz of 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask
.4 fl oz of 1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream
.4 fl oz of 1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream
Soothing Complex– A combination of ingredients that is a part of every 1000 Roses product.
Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Boswellia Serrata (Boswellin) Extract.
Andalou Naturals have a patented Plant stem cell complex derived from heirloom apples and grapes. Moreover, a certified organic bio active berry complex consisting açai, aronia and goji berries is also a part of all the products offered by the brand.
Including stem cells in your skincare is more beneficial than actual ingredient extracts is a controversial topic but one thing is for sure, the team at Andalou Naturals have power packed their products with multiple antioxidants, anti ageing, skin restoring and plumping ingredients.
Although this kit can be used by everyone, it is specifically indicated for dry, sensitive skin that is easily irritated.
30USD but is available for only 19.99USD/15GBP/1300INR
US residents can buy it from : here
For international buyers, here’s the link : here
After using the kit for more than two weeks now, here is my take on this heavenly rose scented range.
1000 Roses Pearl Exfoliator
Being aware of how easily sensitive skin can develop hives and burn from friction or exfoliating ingredients, Andalou Naturals have discarded any harsh physical exfoliant like shell powders, quartz, granulated salts, baking soda and many more. Instead, they have relied on jojoba beads that feel like massaging soft waxy bead like structures on the skin. Mannitol is a sugar that conditions the skin and Hibiscus is naturally rich in Vitamin C. Although the effect of these or the other benefitting ingredients will be gone before they can start to work in a rinsing product, it feels great to know that brands work hard on the formulation of these products as well. Being said that, this is the least favourite from all the others in the 1000 Roses range as it doesn’t really help to exfoliate. In fact it feels like massaging smooth waxy moisturiser on the skin with soft gel like beads. I would recommend chemical exfoliants for those whose skin can not tolerate scrubs. This product is more nourishing than exfoliating so I wouldn’t consider buying the full size tube.
1000 Roses Rosewater Mask
Although this Mask is recommended to be washed off after 15-20 minutes, you can fearlessly leave it overnight for intense hydration and nourishment. Along with the soothing complex that is added to every 1000 Roses product, this mask contains rosehip and pomegranate oils which are extremely rich in antioxidants and do not feel heavy on the skin. If used regularly, products or oils containing higher concentrations of these ingredients can also help with uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Using this mask for only twice a week along with other 1000 Roses products has helped a lot with the flakiness on my skin due to constant temperature changes throughout my trip. I take only a pea sized amount and spread the mask all over my face without massaging it into the skin. I make sure to not forget the delicate neck and décolletage area as well. This mask is a great companion to travel with during long flights. Slather a thick layer and wipe off with wet tissue or washcloth. Your skin will feel very soft and look plump and dewy.
1000 Roses Floral Toner
This is a very light weight and hydrating toner that does not form a film or leave a sticky residue unlike others that I used previously. For this very reason I only like to use hydrosols, especially rose water. It has some excellent skin soothing ingredients like Panthenol, Sodium PCA and Vitamin E which is not only one of the best antioxidants, it also soothes dry irritated skin. Spritz it multiple times throughout the day and to hydrate while clay masking for an instant boost. The first ingredient is Aloevera juice instead of Water/Aqua so if you are looking for a refreshing, soothing antioxidants rich toner that has mostly certified organic ingredients then I highly recommend purchasing this toner.
1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream
I am quite surprised by day and night Cream from this range. My combination skin doesn’t feel even the slightest oily even after many hours of travelling and sweating. The day cream contains Allantoin that is another excellent skin soother and Squalane derived from olives which is not only a stable and easily penetrating oil but has minimal to none pore clogging issues. Because of this blend of easily absorbing ingredients, this cream feels silky than rich. If you haven’t heard of Roobois, then you must check out this herb. It is extremely rich in flavonoids, that is a form of antioxidants found in many ingredients and teas but highest in green tea. Roobois tea is very popular because it soothes and calms the muscles and helps with inflammation in the body. For topical uses, it’s free radical fighting and zinc rich content makes it a suitable ingredient in all types of skincare products.
1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream
As I mentioned earlier, all the 1000 Roses products have mostly similar ingredients added in different quantities except a few like Shea butter, Sunflower seed oil, Hydrolysed protein and Vitamin C in this nourishing night cream. When I applied it the first time, it absorbed within four minutes. After that, there wasn’t a slightest of residue left except that my skin felt smooth to touch. The next morning my skin looked plump and glowing. The plump look is not a cosmetic appearance that we can achieve with silicone based products. It is the formulation that works deep into the epidermis and restores the skin’s barrier. You can easily use this as your day cream if you have dry skin.
To end with, I am so happy I bought this kit because I instantly fell in love with it. It did only great things for my skin without breaking me out.
What I love about 1000 Roses range?
Clean ingredient list
Very low amounts of essential oils (great for highly reactive skin)
Contains antioxidants, skin soothing ingredients, moisturising oils
Certified gluten free
Certified Non GMO
Who can benefit from 1000 Roses range?
The formulation is suited for every skin type including acne prone as it has very minimal possibly pore clogging ingredients. One must not expect age reversing effects for extremely saggy skin or wrinkles even though there are ample of ingredients that are proven to help restore skin’s elasticity. This range is very good for overall daily maintenance and high antioxidant protection as environmental factors are the major cause for most skin problems and ageing.
Who should avoid/use with caution?
People with extremely oily skin will find this range occlusive. I myself wouldn’t use it during very hot summer months.
My favourite product from this range?
1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream
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