I really believe that high quality, luxurious skin care shouldn’t have to be complicated or unaffordable! These two products are all I use on my own face and using them has helped to balance my skin, which at one stage in my life was wa—y too oily, and then when I switched to oil-based products conversely became too dry!
Rose water is naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It is wonderful for sensitive, irritated skin and it will soothe and heal damaged skin. Oh, and it smells divine! This rose water is NZ made and free from preservatives and additives. For external use only.
Hempseed oil is my absolute favourite choice of oil for my skin, particularly on my face (I also use it on the ends of my hair). It is light and non-greasy, absorbing quickly into the skin, and yet it is incredibly nourishing. It has a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning it will not clog your pores (in fact, it might unclog them, causing a bit of purging for the first week or so depending on your skin condition!). It contains all 21 amino acids and is high in both Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids for healthy skin. This hempseed oil is New Zealand grown and processed. It is organic, non-GMO, and cold-pressed. Hempseed oil will degrade in sunlight and warm conditions so keep cool – refrigerate or freeze if necessary (as it does not solidify at household freezer temperatures) – particularly for larger quantities or long-term storage. If it is obviously aggravating your skin, please don’t persist in using it! Hemp has no documented allergies, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible.
Instructions for use:
I wash my face first with warm water and a facecloth. If possible, using filtered water on your skin is much gentler and less drying than chlorinated water (we have a whole house water filter and I can’t recommend it enough!). After washing my face I spritz the rose water over my face and neck, then apply 2 – 3 squirts of hempseed oil, massaging it into my moist skin. And that’s it!
So simple! So un-complicated! So un-fussy! My husband has started using these too, yay!
I also sell refills of larger quantities so you can refill these beautiful etched glass bottles over and over again. 🙂
Update (May 2018)
I just want to say that I don’t use hempseed oil on my skin anymore, and I’ve explained why in my post, “Why I use salt on my skin“. The reason is because I’ve discovered I have seborrheic dermatitis, which is caused by the overgrowth of a fungus naturally present on your skin (malassezia yeast). I have since learned that oils generally feed the fungus, making the dermatitis worse, and hempseed oil is no exception unfortunately. HOWEVER, if you don’t have a yeast overgrowth on your skin (and most people don’t!) I still swear by hempseed oil – it’s amazing. And I have to say I really miss it. Feel free to ask me any questions about this. x Esther