Review: Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

This Moroccan Rose infused Facial oil is packed full of minerals and vitamins, all working together to rejuvenate, renew and protect skin. Rich in antioxidants and moisturising properties to keep your skin protected and hydrated when it needs it most.”

Review

This is going to be a relatively short blog post as after trying this product, I have realised I don’t actually like it. My blog isn’t a place that I usually post about things I don’t like, but I’ve seen so many people saying great things about this product that I think it’s personal preference as to what you like. In addition, I was sent this product to review on their site so thought I’d do it here too.

Before I received this product, I had expectations of a rose scented facial oil, which is what it is called on the packaging. However, the product that I received is very much a water consistency. Now, I know some oils are watered down, but my personal preference is pure oil in its whole form. The first ingredient is Aqua (Water), so the water consistency makes sense. It isn’t until the third ingredient that it starts to include oil fragments including “Almond Oil PEG-8 Esters, and Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil“. This was my first disappointment. In this case, I would like to say that as a toner or micellar water this could work, but a facial oil it is not. Although, it did cause my skin to feel itchy, and wearing the strong smell was unbearable for me.

Next, I noticed the smell was very strong. This could be my fault for having expectations, and it did smell nice, it just smells like an artificial perfume and not something I want on my sensitive acne prone skin. Additionally, after reviewing the ingredients list I have realised this product is not natural even though it could be perceived that way (as I had perceived this.) The ingredients list is as follows:

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Almond Oil PEG-8 Esters, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyle Ionone, Ethylhexyglycerin, Limonene, Courmarin, Hydroxycitronellal, CI 17200 (Red 33)

Disclaimer: The brand does not claim to be natural on the packaging, but does speak about the benefits of the ingredients which I am very sceptical about.


All that said, it is great that this product and brand are all vegan and all cruelty free as well as being Made in the UK. If you are someone transitioning towards vegan products then you may like this one as, mentioned above, I have seen many people say they love it. In addition, I love the packaging. The paper label and the brown cardboard box are exactly my aesthetic.

When purchasing this product, please be aware of the information I have told you, and continue at your own pace. This is not a facial oil and is not moisturising at all. If a facial oil is what you are searching for, I recommend pure organic Rose Hip Oil or Jojoba Oil, which are sold on amazon at a much more affordable price. This product featured is retailing for £35.90 for 15ml. I respect the prices of new, small, or natural brands, but this product is not worth that price in my opinion.

I am aware that I may have been sent a bad bottle, but the ingredients make me think I was not.

*gifted item.

If you have tried this product, I would love to know your thoughts. My opinions featured in this post are all my own, and I just want to be honest when sharing products.

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2 Comments

  1. Halina
    20th April 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Totally agree with your opinion !
    Feels like rose smelling water , no quality face oil , misleading name and feels on my skin like nothing

    • Melissa Birch
      Author
      20th April 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Yeah so true! Thanks for commenting, part of me felt like I got a bad batch!

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