Christmas Beauty Countdown: coming up roses

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Odylique‘s sleek little black box is a dream gift for any beauty lover this year. The power of the rose is one that many beauty brands seek to harness, and is the perfect all-rounder for gifting, and natural skincare brand Odylique’s rose-infused goodies are among the best I have tried.

This special Organic Rose Gift Set, £18, is the perfect showcase for the signature natural products. Open the pretty, pink satin ribbon and inside are three skin-care goodies that, no doubt, will soon be your new staples.

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First up is the Creamy Coconut Cleanser. It is gentle and wonderfully skin-conditioning (it contains extra virgin olive oil and coconut oils so skin is ultra-pampered while you cleanse). Gentle it might be but it still packs a punch – whisking off any make-up and impurities immediately, and it can also be used around the eyes to remove stubborn eye make-up. Containing organic rose water and essential oils, skin feels fresh and clean after a few swipes.

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The Calming Rose Super Tonic, containing rose essential oil, is like a pep for the skin. Use this as a toner as your last step in the cleansing process – it swipes off any debris, refreshes and visibly brightens the complexion. It can also be used as a soothing hydrator to replace your normal moisturiser – particular in warmer weather – as the rose petal formula calms and instills skin with moisture, leaving it dewy and devoid of dry patches.

Best of all, I’ve been using it at night-time, as its lovely light fragrance works to uplift the senses as well as stimulating cell regeneration while you slumber. Beauty sleep guaranteed!

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Follow up with the Timeless Rose Moisturiser. This is such a gem and the perfect day moisturiser. Containing extracts of rosehip and sea buckthorn, it works to smooth the skin and promote cell renewal, sinking in like a dream. Jojoba and coconut oils, aloe and damask roses combine to give a deeply hydrating action, leaving skin soft and velvety smooth. This has a light texture – so is perfect for sensitive skins – and has a whisper of the scent of rose – not too much, but just enough so skin feels extra-special. Its natural antioxidants help reduce fine lines and counteract the ageing and collagen-destroying effects of ‘free radicals’ and sunlight.

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The pared-back packaging – with black and white illustrations of ingredients – are so pretty. This would make such a gorgeous gift, combining as it does a whimsical aesthetic with a sophisticated formula and the best of the natural world around us.

www.odylique.co.uk

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