DUCHESS MARDEN Damascena Pure Rose Water
31 March, 2011 § 7 Comments
DUCHESS MARDEN Damascena Pure Rose Water 122ml
I’ve fallen disgracefully behind with blogging once again. It seems every post here begins with such a sentence. (I would like to say I’ll be more diligent but, honestly, that’s not very likely.)
I’ve been using this bottle of DUCHESS MARDEN Damascena Pure Rose Water recently as my toner/kesshousui. I know little about DUCHESS MARDEN besides that it’s a natural skin and body care from the USA, but I came across a mention of their rose water as a luxury alternative to the good old bottled rose water from the provision store and decided to try it (in a fit of mild insanity). I’ve been interested in rose water as a natural option to toners and facial lotions, but I hadn’t tried any before this.
Unfortunately, to pun badly, it isn’t all a bed of roses. (I promise this will be the last and only time I’ll be punning, or making sad attempts at doing so. I couldn’t resist, sorry.) I’ve read numerous mentions of the soothing effect of rose water, but this bottle stings my eyes painfully. On the rest of my face, it feels like… well, water.
The spray is a convenient inclusion, but mine often doesn’t work properly and I’m unable to get any spray out. Needless to say, I’m disappointed.
Perhaps trying rose water after being accustomed to Japanese kesshousui isn’t such a good idea. I haven’t been persuaded by this brief affair with rose water.