Whilst I LOVE the appearance of white and pink roses (red are far too cliched for me) , rose scented things are literally my worst nightmare and anything entitled or described as “rose” usually means an automatic relegation to the bin. There is something truly magical (and almost fairytale) about a garden filled with roses but generally that’s where I feel that roses should stay – in the garden, however when I bought the Laura Mercier Secret under eye concealer (for review – click here) I was given samples of the Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Creme and Oil. Whilst it was so very tempting to give them the automatic bin relegation treatment, the reality of throwing Laura Mercier products straight into the bin just did not sit right with me…
Defying all previous/ above statements I opened the samples wiling to give them a try and was genuinely VERY pleasantly surprised. The smell was not your usual overbearing old fashioned rose scent, but delicate and fresh (and actually barely rose at all).
The consistency of the oil; thin and light. The creme; thick and creamy. Exactly what I would want from a skin oil and moisturiser duo. I was actually saddened when I came to the end of the samples (now there’s something I thought I’d never say!) The next day I found myself ordering the full sized products.
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin infusion de rose nourishing creme – 50g £55.00
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin infusion de rose nourishing oil -30ml £43.50
You use them together morning and night (oil first) and they really do feel like luxury products. The packaging is lovely which I always think is important, plus they’re soft pink so go extremely well with my bedroom decor (you didn’t expect anything else really did you?)
The real dealbreaker here is that you barely need any amount of either product as they go a very long way, so whilst they may seem pricey they will last an eternity. Whilst I wouldn’t say my skin is quite at the #flawless stage just yet, it is certainly getting there. It looks healthier, more glowing and has that dewy youthful look that starts to wear off when your skin changes and you near 30 (which no one tells you about – you think teen years are bad, wait until you get late 20 spots and enlarged pores!)
If you, like me, despise the smell of rose products, please do not let that put you off. If you’re already buying from Laura Mercier ask for samples of these to try, the counter staff are always helpful and usually give you pretty sizable pots so it is definitely worth a try.