Earlier in the year the fabulous folk at Green People celebrated their 20th anniversary by bringing out a special collection of products. A little set of cleanser, moisturiser and hand cream in either orange blossom or damask rose. I loved them both but have a special love of roses so was instantly enamoured with the damask rose collection. The collection has been a huge success and they have now decided to bring out a damask rose facial oil. Oh joy of joys! I was so impatient to try it they finally gave in and sent me a sample ahead of launch. And how wonderful it is.
Damask rose is renowned for it’s fine fragrance.
It’s been harvested for many centuries to produce rose oil in the form of rose otto or rose absolute for use in perfumes, waters and facial products.
Green People being the organic natural company they are, have gone to great pains to produce a high quality rose otto by hand picking the roses and gently steaming the petals.
It takes a staggering 5 tonnes of petals to produce one kilogram of rose otto.
This is then blended into a perfectly balanced floral fragrance.
They’ve made the oil super nourishing by blending with avocado, sweet almond, thistle seed and rosehips. It also has numerous other additions including lavender, lemon peel and marjoram. The result is a wonderfully skin-softening and firming facial oil. I felt like I was drenching my skin in decadent luxury as well as pure goodness which seems paradoxical somehow. And yet true in this case.
The facial oil is a perfect addition to this very special collection.
I do hope Green People continue to make these products and don’t phase them out when the celebratory year is over.
Oh and by the way they even do a nude matte lipstick in Damask Rose that is just fabulous! A firm favourite in my make up bag.