We created the 96% organic ‘Raindrops on Roses’ for dry, sensitive and normal skin to rebalance after cleansing and prepare for moisturising. It's a delicate fragrant rose water enhanced with Kakadu Plum and MSM for anti-ageing and to deliver lots of anti-oxidants to your skin. It's hydrating, rejuvenating, gently exfoliating, soothing, refreshing, sets makeup, and can be used at any time for a pick-me-up (for both your skin and your spirits). A wonderful travel companion.
Have you ever wondered what goes into choosing the ingredients for a new product?
Since the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ needed to be perfect for sensitive skin we wanted to steer clear of essential oils. Initially we thought it would be pretty straightforward - all we needed was an organic hydrosol (this is the water that’s left over from the distillation of an essential oil) with a lovely aroma.
How wrong we were in thinking it would be easy!
We searched everywhere for the right hydrosol to use but we kept bumping into brick walls. The hardest thing of all was to find a gorgeous one that was also organic but we eventually found 2 that were potential candidates - Rose Otto and Lavender.
This is where our facebook fans helped tremendously – we asked you what you would prefer.
Rose came out as the clear winner.
Rose Otto (or rose oil) is created through a delicate process of steam distilling roses and is renowned for its ability to hydrate, firm, tone and smooth the skin making it look fresh, vibrant and healthy.
The Rose Otto that we’re using is quite unique in that it’s the only hydrosol that is not created as a waste product of essential oil manufacture – this one is created specifically for the hydrosol and its unique skincare benefits.
We are using only the highest quality organic Rose Otto from Bulgaria and it is especially made under fair trade guidelines for its fragrant rose water.
But on its own the rose water has a very strong fragrance that is quite overpowering. We needed to blend it with something to soften the aroma but without diluting the skin benefits.
Organic Aloe Vera Juice was the answer.
We all know how fantastic Aloe Vera is so we don’t need to go into too much detail. The reason it is so incredible is that it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and 20 of the 22 essential amino acids needed for cell renewal and repair.
Sometimes less is more.
At this point we needed to show restraint because it is usually where we are tempted to add every fantastic ingredient we can think of. Just like you probably have your list of favourite foods or movies, we skincare junkies have our favourite ingredients that we’re just busting to put into our products!
The best skincare products are those that don’t contain too many ingredients – they need to have enough of each ingredient for them to work their magic rather than simply diluting each other’s powers. They also need to be able to work in complete harmony with each other.
The result is that with just a few carefully selected extracts the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hydrating Tonic delivers a burst of hydration and anti-oxidants perfect for refreshing, balancing and nourishing your skin.
The ingredients that made the cut are:
Organic Pomegranate which extends the life of collagen and elastin producing cells and repairs oxidative stress from the environment, leaving your skin smoother and stronger.
Kakadu Plum for its Vitamin C content which is essential for cell regeneration and radiant skin. It also gently exfoliates keeping pores clear.
MSM to deliver the much needed beauty mineral – sulphur. MSM works in harmony with Vitamin C to boost collagen production, revitalising, softening and smoothing your skin.
Overall the best way to describe the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hydrating Tonic is like a sports drink for your skin. It will come to your rescue whenever your skin is feeling tired and looking dull. Although it was created for you to use after cleansing to rebalance your skin and prime it for moisturisation, you can also use it to set makeup and as a pick-me-up whenever the mood strikes you.
It will rejuvenate, fight oxidative stress, nourish, hydrate, soothe, reduce redness, gently exfoliate, set makeup & uplift your spirits.
We do hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.
Shake before use. After cleansing spray onto your face and neck until moist (holding bottle 10-15cm from face). Also spray after applying loosed mineral foundation to set the makeup and give you a dewy finish.
For best results use after the Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm or 3 Cheers Cleansing Oil and follow with the Happily Ever After Vitamin C Eye Serum and your favourite happy moisturiser.
...Or just spritz anytime to refresh and uplift :)
We've just brought in a brand new packaging option that we're super excited about - larger 250ml bottles!
The idea behind these bottles is that they allow you to buy in bulk (and save 20% in the process), but also reduce the amount of packaging you're using.
The 250ml bottle option comes WITHOUT a pump - just a simple metal cap. In the future we're going to have pumps for sale individually but for now our idea is that you'll use your pump from your 100ml bottle :)
Both our 100ml and 250ml white bottles are made from 100% post-consumer-recycled PET plastic, so whichever option you use, you're helping look after this beautiful earth of ours x
We know that finding the right skincare product is HARD. We believe in our products so much that we are putting them out there for you to judge. And we're putting our money where our mouth is.
If you're not jumping with joy and telling everyone you know about how amazing your Happy Skincare products are, let us know within 30 days and you'll be able to return it to us for a full refund. Heck, we'll even cover the return shipping!
In the unlikely event that one of our products doesn't work for you - or you don't like it for any reason at all - you can take comfort in knowing that we will help you out with free returns.
If you need to organize a refund, the procedure is EASY. Just contact us and we will get the ball rolling.
Please note that conditions do apply and free returns do not apply to sample sized products. Check our Returns Policy for all the details.
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