The pros: Trader Joe's Rose Facial Oil has returned to shelves and is a good all around moisturizer.
The cons: Your skin type will vary as will the results.
The verdict: For the most part, I only seem to write about edible items. Today, I take a break and get to an item that is in the health and beauty aisle.
Now, this isn't the first time this product has been on shelves. It sold out before I got to it previously. I saw people raving about it on Instagram, but mostly ignored it. What I lack in food allergies, I make up for in sensitive skin and reacting to various products.
So for the most part, I used to shop at CVS for my skin care needs, but I've gotten away from those products. Either I would break out or I would find something that would work but there would be another unexpected problem. There would be a number of occasions where my husband would go to bed telling me "Your face smells nice." Only to have him tell me "Your face smells punky" in the morning.
Not romantic words, but perhaps something worth considering. Most mornings it doesn't matter because he works the night shift. But those few times, I'd like not to smell funky. I really use these products to deal with skin that is dry. I've moved on to Sephora for skin care, but oddly enough, my husband still has the occasional gripe about some of those products too. At the end of the day, regardless of his gripes the most important thing is how my face feels after using a product like this.
So I gave this product a whirl. For $5.99, I don't have much to lose. This isn't exactly Sephora levels of pricing. And yes, I've tried moisturizer from there too where my husband has made the same commentary. For under $6 you don't feel bad about returning it or just pitching it. But here, that wasn't necessary.
So if this smells like roses at night, would it smell like a compost heap in the morning? The answer to that was no. It was light and floral going on. It's nothing that would overpower or make you feel like you are in an entire bouquet of flowers. The aroma had neutralized overnight.
The most important thing here beyond the fragrance is how it makes you feel. This left my skin moisturized but not oily. I actually like this as much as I like my regular routine of First Aid Beauty products. Those products have almost no fragrance to them.
This rose product makes no promises that you'll wake up looking younger, have fewer fine lines, but is simply just a solid facial moisturizer. It is a seasonal item that usually hits stores around Valentine's Day, but is also reappeared around Mother's Day. This is one of those products would be even better if it were available year round.
If you are complete enamored with this product and it is no longer available, there are some third party sellers on Amazon who are selling it as well.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Rose Facial Oil:
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
How to use this product:
Out of the pretty packaging you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Rose Facial Oil again. My sensitive and dry skin responded pretty well to this. Best of all, the fragrance wasn't overwhelming.
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Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!