Review: Aromatherapy Associates Rose Infinity Moisturiser
Reviewed by: Social Spy Age: 43 Skin type: Normal/Dry
Price: £115 for 50ml
The packaging for the Rose Infinity Moisturiser is beautiful; a lovely compact glass jar encased in a pretty gold and white presentation box. It would make a lovely gift and felt really luxurious.
The moisturiser is relatively thick but not at all greasy. It’s beautifully scented with a hint of dusky rose -- one of my favourites.
What’s in it:
Aromatherapy Associates specialises in using essential oils to balance your skin. There are no nasties such as parabens, animal derivatives or synthetic colours or fragrances in its skincare products.
The ingredients list is rather long and imposing but includes shea butter, rose extract, evening primrose oil, frankincense oil and jasmine extract.
The product also includes hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in the fluid around the joints in the human body. It creates a cushion to protect your bones and is apparently also a very effective moisturiser.
The usage instruction said to apply the cream morning and night after cleansing and toning, then massage onto face and neck. The cream was easy to apply and soaked in quickly. My skin felt dry to the touch and I could apply the foundation almost immediately after use.
The jar has a flat pump dispenser on top which I liked; it was good for producing a small amount of cream so I didn’t feel I was overusing the product.
As a day moisturiser this product is lovely to use, easy to apply and nice to wear. The smell is beautiful and the packaging perfect.
However, the cream felt quite light -- it was almost like I was applying a make-up primer. It didn't quite stand up to the ravages of winter. Aromatherapy Associates suggests using the product in conjunction with its Rose Infinity Serum, this might give fuller coverage.
The packaging felt rather luxurious, perhaps more so than the product container itself. The gold and white design is lovely, but perhaps too simple for the price tag.
The ingredients are the important part of the product and the value is in the plant extracts and essential oils. The cream really is at the upper end of the products we tested and is the same size as the others.
Unfortunately the product is out of my price range, but I would be pleased if I was given this as a gift and would certainly use the product again. It has felt light and kind to my skin.
It would probably recommend it to someone with normal to oily skin as it felt quite dry on my normal to dry skin.