Saturday, 9 September 2017

Rossi Uvema Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Face Toning Mist

I've reached the point with my problem skin now where I am willing to try absolutely anything - I feel like when I clear one patch of ugly, swelling blemishes up, new ones spring up elsewhere, and I honestly can't remember the last time that all of my skin was completely clear. So, there are certain words that will always make me buy, or agree to try, a certain product - and two of those words (okay, actually, both are 'terms') are 'Tea Tree' and 'Witch Hazel'; after all, they're the two OG blemish clearing ingredients. So, when Rossi Uvema offered to let me try the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Face Toning Mist - there was no way that I could turn that down; especially because it comes in at £14.25 and the whole company are vegan - making it a steal if it's as good as it seems.

The packaging for this is heavy and glass with a pump spray, and for the most part I really like it - it works well, and it feels really sturdy; I personally don't really like a spray toner, but that's definitely a personal preference type issue. To give this a fair chance, I spent a few weeks trying this spraying it directly onto my face, and then another few spraying this onto cotton pads to see if either made a huge, noticeable difference, or if either worked better for me personally. I did find that, as you might imagine, press cotton pads with this sprayed onto them into the blemishes definitely did a better job of drying them right out and helping them heal faster. Though the spray is more refreshing, it didn't have the same effect, or it certainly didn't dry them out to the same extent - so maybe if you're using this preventatively, spray it, and if you're using it directly on spots, use cotton pads.

I will say; this thing is pretty strong, as you'd expect from the ingredients that are included. That's in no way a bad thing, especially for me; I feel like I need something that belongs in an apothecary with 'xxx' written on the front of a brown glass bottle, but it is something to consider if you've got sensitive skin. I did try this consistently for a fair few weeks, and it was fine for me, but it did dry around my nose; something unusual for me as I have such oily skin - so it's definitely worth considering swapping this out for something much gentler when you have gotten rid of spots, or using it in conjunction with gentler products if you're using this preventatively. Again; I can't stress enough that this isn't a bad thing, just something worth considering in terms of how you personally might use it if you purchase the product.

The one thing that does let the product down in my opinion is definitely the smell, which is seriously potent. There's not much to be done about this; it just is the mix of smells - there's no perfume added in any way, it's just the mixture of tea tree and witch hazel - but some days it feels like it's probably enough to take my breath away. This isn't so obvious when you're wiping it onto your skin (though make no mistake, you definitely can still smell it), but when you're spraying it onto your skin, you're going to want to make sure that you don't breath this in too much, as it really is strong. It's not so bad that it counteracts how good the product is, but definitely worth considering if you're sensitive to certain smells, as it's pretty unavoidable.

All in all though, this is a hero product - it's something I've been consistently reaching for when my skin is bad. It hasn't halted spots in their tracks, but I eat cheesy chips a solid twice a week if not more so I didn't really expect it to, but it really does dry out ay that are already swollen and red. It's affordable, vegan, and definitely something you should have on your skincare shelf.

Sammy xo.
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