Sunday, 13 May 2012

Decleor Aromessence Rose D'Orient Soothing Serum

This is the last facial serum that I've got to review for you all for the time being; the Decleor Aromessence Rose D'Orient which, for the last few years, has been my go to facial serum.

Decleor Aromessence Rose D'Orient
I first tried this facial serum easily about four years ago after I mistakenly used the Clinique 3 Step System on my youthful skin.  Namely the second step in the system, the clarifying lotion, caused the most problems as it acted like paint stripper on my face and my skin became broken, swollen and very sore, perhaps it contains a lot of alcohol, I don't know but either way it wasn't a pleasant experience.  I needed something ultra soothing, something that would deeply and gently nourish my skin and restore it to its former radiance. This was it.

The Decleor Aromessence Rose D'Orient Soothing Serum is a lightweight, non greasy elixir of completely pure and natural essential oils like Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Damask Rose, Petit Grain and Blackcurrant Seed.  The oil itself is perfect for daily use, I've used this morning and night over the years and it blends perfectly with whatever skincare routine and products I have adopted at the time.  I apply three drops using my fingertips, I lightly sweep the serum across my face and press at different points on my face, using guidance from the Decleor Acupressure method (if any of you have had a Decleor facial then you'll know what I mean!).  I do this after cleansing and toning but before my day/night cream.  After the initial horror that my skin faced after the Clinique Clarifying Lotion, I started using the Aromessence Rose D'Orient and found that it was really gentle and helped to soothe my skin back to normal.  It didn't irritate the broken areas and I honestly think that it was this oil that helped to nurse my sore skin.  A few weeks on and to date, my skin is supple, smooth and soft whenever I use this.  My skin isn't clogged or full of excess oil.  This product really makes my skin the best it can be.  I would recommend it to those who have sensitive skin as it is full of natural goodness that wont irritate your skin.  It is a great way to try a product that is slightly scented for that spa like feel, without the fear of it breaking you out!

This product takes a seriously long time to use up, as such, the packaging has changed since I last bought mine.  It is available for £44 for a 15ml bottle from Decleor.co.uk.

Other serums I've reviewed include my personal favourite; the Manuka Doctor Apiclear Skin Treatment Serum which is perfect for blemish prone skin or for skin with fine lines as it is dubbed the 'bee botox', Avene's Eau Thermale Soothing Hydrating Serum which is perfect for sensitive, irritated or reactive skin, Dr Organic's Organic Rose Otto Facial Serum which is a great option for those looking for an organic solution to skincare and the Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum which is perfect for those who are conscious of premature skin ageing.

Have you tried any serums? What is your fave?
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