Rose Water VS Witch Hazel
Rose Water VS Witch Hazel
(Had no idea how popular this Rose Water VS Witch Hazel post would become. Since the 1st version was written when I was very “green” at blogging… Voici, my more fancied, in-depth version!)
(UPDATED VERSION – JANUARY 2018)
My face loves nothing more than misting on a good toner! I think my skin would rip apart and turn to sand dust after a shower without it. But why complicate things or break the bank paying for less than good toners? Especially, when you can buy 2 simple ingredients that can do the job better than anything!
The choices are simple: Rose Water VS Witch Hazel! Those are my 100% pure, easy to find, and buy picks! BOTH instantly moisturize and restore pH levels in a snap (meaning your face no longer feels like a dried-up, stretched scrunchy…)
But, what’s the big difference between these 2 plant extracts?! In a battle royal of Rose Water VS Witch Hazel, who would win and why?
Nailing down my skin type (considering the crazy temperatures in Canada) is no easy feat either. Winter months I get super dry skin, summer months my skin gets oily… What the heck should I be using for what and when?
WITCH HAZEL = FOR OILY / ACNE PRONE SKIN
Witch Hazel is an astringent. Astringents in a nutshell suck toxins and dirt from your pores… So, if you’re prone to dry skin, witch hazel may NOT be for you. On the flipside, if your skin is OILY, witch hazel is the toner to start spraying!
Splashing this spray on the daily is a winner for acne sufferers (helps soothe stubborn pimples and loosens blackheads…) Used in a toner, witch hazel has super powers able to shrink pores, rid redness, and remove dirt/oil from your pretty mug.
Got a nasty sunburn – witch hazel mixed with aloe vera will be your best friend! Applied as a mist, it instantly cools (you’ll be wanting lots of it, trust me!) Plus, it helps keep skin from turning into a red lobster, shrinks healing time, and puts a stop to itchy, gnarly, skin peeling in the aftermath…
Clearly, WITCH HAZEL is the toner for those with thick, oily, or acne prone skin…
Recently saw this awesome WITCH HAZEL article listing over 40 benefits, recipes and more. See this great breakdown via TIPSBULLETIN.com…
ROSE WATER = FOR DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN
Rose water doesn’t come from unicorns, but it’s magic! Able to cleanse skin without ever drying it out. Consider this floral water to be a toned-down version of witch hazel…
Peeps who suffer from combination, dry, fussy skin: rose water is your buddy! Taken from roses, it’s pure + natural! Enough so, you can drink the stuff! People have been cooking with rose water for centuries.
Pure rose water settles skin, rids dryness, and can be sprayed all over your birthday suit. Wrinkle snobs, fear not! Known to kick butt when it comes to wrinkles. All the while it also tightens pores, tones, and calms skin. Truly a liquid flower power safe on cuts, dermatitis and eczema.
Inserting rose water into any skincare routine will literally replace loads of other products. Becoming a cleanser, toner and moisturizer – all-in-one!
BONUS – you’ll come-out smelling like a rose! Where-as witch hazel doesn’t really have a scent… Splash some rose water into your baths, or facial masks, and always spray on after a shower. Your skin will soon be showing lots of “thanks” for it!
VERDICT ON ROSE WATER VS WITCH HAZEL IS…
Finally, the conclusion on Rose Water VS Witch Hazel is clear! Each of these plant-based hydrosols grace our sweet cheeks in difference ways.
Clearly, WITCH HAZEL is the champ for OILY SKIN SUFFERERS, while ROSE WATER is the winner for DRY, SENSITIVE SKIN. Either of them instantly restore pH levels and are great for treating sun-burns and stubborn skin issues (rashes, eczema, rosacea…) When applied, they soak-in instantly, lock-in moisture and leave your skin feeling clean, plump, and fresh!
Stories from centuries ago of Cleopatra soaking in rose baths to witch hazel being used by Native Americans to treat skin ailments… Both will do your body good!
Pure, organic, and both naturally sourced for skin. Hope I’ve made some sense of the confusion that is: “Rose Water VS Witch Hazel”!
Want to buy a 100% pure, high quality witch hazel? Coming at a high recommendation is a Canadian made version by Earthwise – (NOT AN AFFILIATE BLAST – neither are any of my other recommendations bellow)! Sold on Well.ca – it’s affordable, one of the purest forms of witch hazel on the market, and your supporting a lovely local company!
Top picks on what rose water to buy (made by Canadians in Canada!) Shout-out first to PrettyCosmetics.ca. Makers of a 100% pure rose water! You can buy this ROSE TONER direct on their site or also on Well.ca.
A second, amazing rose water spray that needs some praise! Made by LEVENROSE.com MOROCCAN ROSE WATER TONER. High quality, rose-based face spray, always organic! Leven Rose have EVERYTHING your skin possibly needs – beyond rose water! See LEVEN ROSE and what they’re all about! you want a high-end version – this is it!
Conclusion – Rose Water VS Witch Hazel
Final rose-based toner I’ll preach, check-out my Odacite Rose + Neroli Treatment Mist Review! Love it xo
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