ROSE PETAL DEW…
WHAT YOUR BEAUTY OIL HAS BEEN MISSING
Over the past decade, natural beauty has been on the rise, and healthier products have been slowly but surely replacing their toxic counterparts. A huge part of this movement has been the beauty oil. This trend turned on it’s the head the myth that we should never be putting oils onto our faces, because they will clog pores, cause breakouts, and wreak havoc. On the contrary, it’s been shown that the right types of oils can be incredibly nourishing and balancing for all skin types. In my practice at Pink Light, I use oils for cleansing, massage, and moisturizing, and they are a pillar to my philosophy on healthy skin.
Besides being wonderful and effective, one reason beauty oils made it big on the natural beauty scene, is their ability to remain pure in ingredients. Unlike creams, the oils are not mixed with any water, therefore they do not run the risk of breeding bacteria and do not require preservatives. In that regard, they are easy to formulate and create safely and effectively. Beauty oils have allowed many indie brands to create beautiful, powerful moisturizing products without any preservatives.
All of our skin has benefitted majorly from this sweeping beauty oil trend (which I think should and will outlast the label of a trend), but as the years have passed, I often get clients who are oil-converts who are still dealing with dehydration issues. Dehydrated skin can stem from many internal and external factors, but topically our skin deals with two types of dehydration: Oil dehydration and water dehydration. The surface of the skin needs both oil and water to lock in hydration. When you are using only a beauty oil, rather than a cream, sometimes that water hydration does not get replenished.
However, the problem with many creams is that they often contain waxes and emulsifiers that sit on the skin and don’t absorb as well as an oil. Neither the water nor the oil part feels entirely effective. Many natural, indie beauty companies also struggle with the best way to preserve oil and water emulsions, as water and oil mixing creates an immediate habitat for bacteria.
For many years, I would usually remedy this issue by telling clients to use a hydrating toner before applying oil, and to apply the oil while the skin is still damp with toner. Applying the water hydration to clean skin allows it to quickly penetrate, and adding the oil on top seals it in and provides protection and moisture. Though definitely helpful and I still recommend doing this when using oils, this method still didn’t always offer adequate hydration to the skin for everyone.
A more concentrated water source felt necessary to hydrate certain clients’ skin, which led me a couple of years ago to develop a hydrating, water-based serum that could be applied under the beauty oil. This has been a game-changer for oil moisturizing, and has worked wonders on client’s dehydrated skin. This product is our Rose Petal Dew, and it is a light organic rosewater gel infused with Hyaluronic Acid and healing botanicals (including Hibiscus, Bamboo, and Edelweiss) that provides this next-level natural hydration. This is what your beauty oil has been missing.
To use: AM/PM, After toning, place 1-2 dropperfuls of Rose Petal Dew into palm and massage into clean skin. Layer Crystal Facial Tonic and massage into entire face and neck. Allow to set before applying sunscreen or makeup.