Tuesday, 28 October 2014

CRABTREE & EVELYN DAMASK ROSE SKINCARE COLLECTION REVIEW

From one of my favourite beauty brands, Crabtree & Evelyn, comes a new line of everyday skincare products, one of which I've been trying out for the past 1 month and have finally been able to get down to reviewing! Crabtree & Evelyn's The Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection features sensorial products with botanical-based formulas that make daily skincare an appealing ritual. 

The Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection is formulated with natural ingredients chosen for their ability to deeply moisturise and rejuvenate even dry and sensitive skin. I'm an oily-combination skin type with sensitive skin and living in a hot tropical climate such as Singapore can prove to be even more detrimental to our skin so I was excited to see if these products would be suitable for our weather. 

I chose the Freshening Cleansing Lotion, Relaxing Micellar Water and Hydrating Day Lotion to cleanse, tone and moisturise respectively. 

FRESHENING CLEANSING LOTION (100ML, SGD28)



The first step to a healthier, smoother complexion is to prep the skin by removing all impurities from the skin’s surface to create a ‘blank canvas’. When the skin is thoroughly cleansed, it will more readily receive the benefits from the moisturisers applied afterwards. 

This lightweight water cleanser gently dissolves all traces of makeup leaving my skin feeling fresh and hydrated. At the heart of this gentle cleanser is the French damask rose blended with aureobasidium pullulans that helps clear dirt and debris from the skin’s surface while nutrient-ric ice plant helps to purify. 

Simply shake to instantly blend the oils and actives and apply onto a cotton pad and sweep over face. I love how gentle this cleansing lotion but I find that is only sufficient to clean the face and not strong enough for mascaras or liquid eye liners.

RELAXING MICELLAR WATER (150ML, SGD30)



Secondly, tone! Toning is a step that many women seem to deem unimportant but is actually a vital step to condition and rebalance the skin and help the rest of your skincare products to work more efficiently. 

Tone your skin with this intensely moisturising blend of French damask rose, hollyhock and rose of Jericho that helps to improve the skin’s flexibility and resilience. 

HYDRATING DAY LOTION (50ML, SGD50)


Moisturisers and masks encourage skin to achieve its full potential. Following cleansing and toning, protect and nourish the skin to lock in all the moisture.

This lightweight moisturiser infused with an array of skin-quenching botanicals provides long lasting hydration. Formulated with French damask rose to nourish the skin and improve tone and texture while aureobasidium pulluans makes skin appear firmer. Nutrient dense green caviar and ice plant boost moisture levels and macadamia helps skin glow with youthful vitality. 

I love the consistency of this moisturiser, it's almost a blend of gel and water and makes my skin feel so comfortable when I apply it on, and I only need less than a 10-cent coin size which makes this product value for its money!

Massage a small amount over cleansed and toned face, neck and décolletage, working upwards in circular motions. It’s even gentle enough to be used around the eye area! It absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. 

SOOTHING MOISTURE MASK (5 MASKS, SGD33)



Almost every other day, I would indulge myself in a mask or 2. It has become a regular routine and I feel that it greatly enhances my skin’s complexion. My skin feels more supple ad hydrated and does’t oil up so quickly as compared to the past. I encourage women all ages to pamper yourself as often as possible and why not with Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Soothing Moisture Mask or Restoring Hydration Mask?

The Soothing Moisture Mask is a 10-minute instant fix that has lasting results. Other than extracts of moisturising French damask rose and antioxidant vitamin E, this mask also contains Hollyhock and rose of Jericho to improve texture and tone by drawing moisture into the skin and preventing evaporation, particularly helpful as a remedy for mature or dry skin. 

Their Restoring Hydration Mask on the other hand helps to hydrate and bring a healthy glow to the complexion. Green tea helps maintain the appearance of youth, aided by the skin tightening effect of oat kernel. Also, panthenol, a derivative of vitamin B5, helps to improve moisture retention, sooth and repair. 

I would suggest alternating between these 2 mask every 3 days or every day if that’s possible. Remove the mask after 10-mins and apply your regular eye products and seal off with your moisturiser. 

I think the packaging can be improved but I do love the delicate scent and gentle yet effective products suitable for many skin types. I was also pleasantly surprised that their pricing is very reasonable and I'm sure this would open up many options for young girls and women who are on a budget spending. 

Finally, some photos from the launch that was held last month at their Takashimiya S.C. flagship store. 









Thanks for reading and I'll be back soon with another review! Have a great weekend sweets :)

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