Review: The Lovely Rose Apothecary
I have unsuccessfully tried a tonne of different products to help my blemished skin and even through proper usage, I’ve never had a product that actually helped. When I saw The Lovely Rose Apothecary, I decided to give it a try because 1. the branding is fantastic; handmade, vintage-inspired tonics and creams based on flowers? Yes please! And 2. the beautiful Idda Van Munster recommended it so it must have been good.
The Process: They once had a quick quiz to take to determine which of their three skin treatments you need for your skin, but it looks like they just have a contact form now. At any rate, I was supposed to get the geranium skin set because of my blemishes. After deciding on the skin treatment, they have a few skin products to select from: skin tonic, vanishing cream, cold cream, mud masks, and sets. I personally decided on the geranium morning set because I wanted the tonic and a cream. They’re a little bit on the expensive side but being a small, homemade company, it’s to be expected. Even though everything is handmade, the products shipped and arrived at my house fairly quickly.
Using the Product: In the morning, you’re supposed to dampen your skin with the tonic and use the cream over your face; then, in the evening, you’re supposed to use their evening set. I only ordered the morning set and used as directed, but I used it before going to bed rather than in the morning. They don’t specify how much of each product you need to use each day but I’ve been using relatively small amounts, making sure that the amount of tonic I have left matches the amount of cream.
The Verdict: I have before and after pictures below; note that the first picture is a month after I started using another product, so it’s actually the result of another brand I used. As for the Lovely Rose, I started using this product in March and have merely kept forgetting to write a review. I could see results in a week! Not even just my skin looks better but my skin looks nearly perfect! I honestly did not expect such great results in such a short amount of time. But I honestly have to say that I’m incredibly happy that I found a nice product that I like and works for me – works great for me.
Top: After using a different product, before using LRA
Bottom: After using LRA for a few months (though the results were the same a week after I started using it)
If you haven’t found your perfect facial care regimen yet, I highly recommend The Lovely Rose Apothecary because they helped me so much with my skin. They also sell travel beauty sets for $25 if you want a smaller amount of the product to test for a less expensive price.
Let me know if you’ve tried the Lovely Rose yourself, or if you know of a similar brand you’d think I’d enjoy. Until next week!