As much as I dislike fighting twelve year olds to get past the bath bombs, I have to say that I do enjoy a spot of Lush skin care (and yes, I’m not denying that I too, am partial to the excitement of a Lush bath. It’s so FIZZY!!!). I’m now on my second bottle of this toner, so that probably means it’s time for a review. I originally chose Eau Roma water because I wanted something calming and gentle for my skin to keep redness at bay. I used to be a big fan of Neal’s Yard Lavender Water which I think got discontinued but this toner has made a good replacement.
Eau Roma water is exactly that, a water. It’s a mix of lavender water, which soothes the skin, and rose water, which is a mild astringent that helps to maintain an even skin tone. It’s thin consistency means that you can either spray directly onto your face or onto a cotton pad to wipe your face with. It’s so gentle that I always spray directly onto my face, although I generally get a bit over excited and go past the ‘lightly misting’ point into ‘it’s dripping down your face now’ point. Which brings me onto my next comment, which is that this baby smells gooooooddddd. If you enjoy natural, spa like scents then using this is a treat.
One downside is that you may not love it if you like to see/feel that a product is working. This settles into your skin quickly (good thing!) and then you won’t really know it’s there. You just have to trust that that’s because it’s gently going about soothing your skin. I’m totally happy with that, because I would far rather be spritzing this on my face and keep my skin calm than use a harsher toner that throws everything out of whack.
Plus, Lush are against animal testing and use a good amount of natural ingredients (although not all) – this toner contains safe synthetics which I’m not 100% convinced by. As much as I love this toner, that does encourage me to try more natural alternatives to get the same benefits of the rose and lavender waters, so I’ll be on the hunt for a switch at the end of this bottle.
I love reading your comments and they’re always appreciated. Have you tried Eau Roma Water? Or do you have any recommendations for toners?