Hydrosols, serums & nature, oh my!

Wild beauty products made with love in New Hampshire

I’m always looking for a new way to vamp up my skincare routine. With the most recent buzz around using rose quartz rollers, I fell into the spell of browsing the ever so lovely (& pricey) world of facial serums . What are they? What do they do? Are they worth the hype to spend a whole entire week’s worth of your paycheck on a tiny bottle… what are your thoughts?

While digging around the clean beauty section at Sephora (yes that exists and it’s unreal) the $85 serums were not fitting into my budget. So I thought to myself … are they really that magical? That’s literally equivalent to a month of hot yoga. I was about to bite the bullet and dish out 8x the amount I wanted to spend, when I came across Native Roots, a family run business out of New Hampshire that makes wild beauty products at their home. #goals

Revitalizing Rosehip Facial Serum

Ahh yes let’s talk about Native Roots’ serums, which have always been quite a confusing product to me, but allow me to break it down for you…

They. are. amazing.

Serums are used to keep your skin nourished, hydrated and smooth. They lock in moisture and apparently are more concentrated than moisturizers.

If you took a wild guess of what makes up the Rosehip Serum, by browsing the Native Roots etsy shop you will likely catch onto their vibes – all plant-based ingredients! The Native Roots revitalizing facial serum is completely plant derived and made of all natural ingredients including wildcrafted rosehips, organic almond & jojoba oils and essential oils (lavender, helichrysum and carrot seed to be exact). Raise your hand if you’re looking for a serum that smells great, has natural ingredients and doesn’t break the bank…

1 oz bottles of the serum & hydrosol
Serum – $15
Hydrosol – $6

So how did I incorporate this one into my skincare routine? I add one pump into my moisturizer after cleansing & toning. And let me tell you, my skin has been glowing!

It could be my lack of serum knowledge, but part of me sees them as an extra step & I like to keep it simple honestly. Give me a cleanser and a moisturizer and I’m good to go! But I did love the quality, smell and boost of glow I got from the rosehip serum.

Wild Rose Hydrosol

What exactly is hydrosol? I asked myself the same question. According to Native Roots, hydrosols are the product of the steam distillation of plants, which actually have been used for years for hygiene, fragrances, therapeutics and even in cooking! Native Roots produce their hydrosol in a handmade copper still from Portugal… basically the coolest thing ever?!

To break it down, hydrosols are nicknamed flower water, so I’m sure you catch my drift of how heavenly they smell.

There are a few different ways to use a hydrosol. As a facial spray, an air freshener, linen spray, the list goes on. I personally spray it a few times onto a cotton swab and apply it as a toner. Cue the refreshed, clean face with a big smile! This 1 oz bottle of rosey goodness is suitable for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive & mature skin.

The Wild Rose Hydrosol is subtle, yet sweet. Visuals are everrrything and as a small biz, I was so pleasantly surprised by Native Roots. Their products come in mini glass bottles. I much rather use a facial spray or serum in quality glass packaging than in bendy plastic – is that the millennial in me or do you agree?

Stay tuned friends, I plan on using the hydrosol as a pillow spray next to dive into some healthy deep sleeping patterns + even a room spray to deodorize my kitchen.

Cassie Says… support small businesses like Native Roots. What’s better than organically grown handmade products?! They take the time to put so much care into each and every product. Plus, nothing on their shop is over $18, for all my readers on a budget, this one’s for you. As the old saying goes .. you can never have enough skincare products … okay, I just made that up, but we were all thinking it!

Thank you Native Roots for the products to review – all feedback & thoughts are my true & honest opinion!

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