Alteya Organics rose water and rose lip balm are a treat for anyone, who appreciates high quality rose products.
This review is a collection of my favorite and most used skincare products – hydrolates and lip balm – all based on and around my favorite cosmetic ingredient – rose oil. I’ve been using hydrolates for nearly 20 years – and my most used hydrolate has always been the rose hydrolate. I’ve been saying for ages now – you can never go wrong with a high quality hydrolate and it’s one of the best skincare products – for any and all skin types.
Alteya Organics is a organic certified brand, offering a complete skincare collection, based on their high quality rose oil and its derivates.
Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water Spray and Alteya Organics White Rose Water Spray
A rose hydrolate – I could write poems about it, yet, at the same time – what more can I even say about a rose hydrolate, aside I have it in my fridge at all times? Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water Spray is a high quality of an intoxicating beautiful rose scented hydrolate. Its purposes are endless: it can be used as a toner after cleansing the skin, it can be used as a refreshment during hot Summer days, as a body toner after shower and before applying a body lotion/oil, it can be used as a fragrant hair spray and even in culinary.
If Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water Spray has a typical fragrant rosa damascena scent, the Alteya Organics White Rose Water Spray has a more modest rose scent – its source is rosa alba. If there’s anyone out there, who does not like the fragrant rose scent of rose damascena, but still wishes to give the skin all the skin-beneficial properties of a rose oil (high quality hydrolates contain around 10% of rose oil) – then the White rose hydrolate is a great choice for you.
Potentially problematic ingredients? None.
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Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Lip Balm
I could not pass a lip balm from such a brand – a lip balm, containing rose oil, could I now? The Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Lip Balm is a of rich buttery texture, composed of ingredients, perfect for lip nourishment and hydration – waxes, butters and oils, all providing vitamins and fatty acids. The scent is amazing – even though it contains rosemary oil, which can at times be overpowering, the rose scent sits in the front row – and it lasts for quite a long time as well.
Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Triticum Vulgarum (Wheat) Germ Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil*, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Eugenol**, Geraniol** *Certified organic ingredients **Naturally occurring in the essential oils
Almond Oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in essential fatty acids (especially linoleic acid) and Vitamin E. Great for sensitive skin. Beeswax and Carnauba are emollients, with anti-bacterial and anti-irritant properties. Macadamia Seed Oil is a rich and skin-identical ingredient due to high palmitoleic acid (found in the sebum of human skin). It softens the skin and works as an anti-irritant. Shea Butter, rich with Vitamins E and a nourishing butter; renowned for its skin softening and moisture retaining ability. Excellent for healing aged and extremely dry skin. Cocoa Seed Butter, high in Vitamin E, helps to soften, moisturize, condition and protect dry skin. It also seals in moisture and improves skin elasticity. Wheat Germ Oil has potent antioxidant properties. Rosemary Extract, an antioxidant, promotes and improves circulation and stimulates cells renewal. It has antimicrobial properties and is great for oily, acne and blemishes prone skin.
And rose oil.
Potentially problematic ingredients? None.
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My final word?
If you’re looking for a high quality rose hydrolate – the Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water Spray and Alteya Organics White Rose Water Spray are a great choice. It’s obvious these two rose hydrolates are actually – hydrolates – a by product of rose oil distilation (as opposed to ordinary water containing not-worth-mentioning drop of rose oil, if at all; some use artifical fragrant rose oil instead of a much more expensive rosa damascena rose oil) and these hydrolates contain actual rose oil remains.
I’m not sure when was the last time I came across a lip balm, which actually had that true rose scent – the Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Lip Balm has it, which means the rose oil is not only in the name of a product, but the lip balm does contain a fair amount of rose oil. The lip balm is nourishing, buttery, with a lovely and quite lasting rose scent – hat’s not to like – especially if you are a fan of roses and use lip balms almost like a rose uses water.
Price? The rose sprays may be a bit up there as far as the cost goes – £13,35 – but the Bulgarian Rose Spray comes in a generous 250ml bottle, whereas the White Rose Spray I tested and reviewed comes in a 100ml bottle and costs £7,95. Alteya Organics also has both hydrolates available in larger and more affordable bottles.
The Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Lip Balm is almost £4 for 5g – not the cheapest, but with rosa damascena being one of the ingredients – reasonable – and will therefore make sure to drop it my basket again.
Needless to say, given Alteya Organics’ products revolve around rosa damascena, I do have quite a few of their products on my wish list – namely, Rose Otto Day Face Moisturizer, Nourishing Rose Otto Face Serum and Moisture Dew Hand Cream – I am sure these products are also a treat for the skin!
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Are you familiar with Alteya Organics products? Do you, like me, deliberately search for products containing rose oil? Let me know!
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Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water Spray, Alteya Organics White Rose Water Spray and Alteya Organics Rose Lip Balm have been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.
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