Brand Overview Cardea AuSet

I have never heard of Cardea AuSet until I saw them on Instagram. I was initially intrigued by the packaging, which, of course, made me research it.

All products from Cardea AuSet uses pure essential oils, hydrosols, minerals, and plant-based ingredients that are GMO-free. Their materials are sourced from Canadian suppliers. So far, so good. I was excited to review their products and thankfully, they lived up to the hype I built up around them.

The first one I tried was the Noire Charcoal Mask. Composed of bentonite clay and pure activated charcoal powder, this face mask has absorbing properties that extract toxins from the skin’s surface and pores, leaving it cleansed and purified. Since it’s packaged is as a powder, it can be mixed with any liquid or oil you prefer.

Of course, the downside is that it can get a bit messy. Clumsy me + black powder in a white bathroom = total mess. On the bright side, I’ve tried a few powder masks and this is one of the smoothest. One of the gentlest black charcoal masks I’ve tried. I only had a slight tightening in my cheek and chin areas while it tried. After application, my skin felt stripped yet moisturized. However, you really have to rinse this thoroughly because the first time I used this, I had to cleanse my skin twice as I got remnants of black powder in my cotton pad after I applied my toner.

The Sea Mineral Soak has been getting a lot of use during selfcare weekend. After a busy week, a good source of relaxation is a long bath with this one. After a bath, my skin feels hydrated, soothed, and relaxed.

This detoxifying soak is a blend of salts from the Dead Sea and Himalayas and dried rose petals. This contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulfur, selenium, and potassium to soothe tired muscles, stimulate circulation, promote healing and hydration, and relieve anxiety.

Now, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with facial mists to determine the effectivity of each product. Even though I’ve encountered a lot of rose mists in my short dive to skincare, I can’t help but try every single one of them.

The Rosa Facial Mist is a hydrating mist formulated with rose water and aloe juice that claims to give the skin a refreshing, plumping boost.

First off, the packaging is divine. I like looking at it on my vanity table. It has a bright yellow color that always seems to call me. It also contains a lot of products, 236ml to be exact. I have been using this for about a month and I haven’t even reached half the bottle. As the name suggests, this smells of roses. Not powerful enough to overpower my perfume, but enough to wake my senses up. The smell doesn’t last that long but since I’m not using this as a fragrance, I didn’t mind it. It lets off a very fine mist so it can be used in the middle of the skincare routine or during the day and it won’t mess up your makeup.

As a toner, this can keep my face hydrated for about 3 hours, which, I’m being honest, isn’t enough for my dehydrated skin. Hence, I use this before and after putting my serums and as the last step of my routine. However, I like using this best with my makeup sponge. I spray this directly on the sponge before I dab it on my foundation. Interestingly enough, I find that this helps blend my base products easily and seamlessly. It also helps my foundation and concealer last the whole day and creates a dewy look. The makeup just adheres to my skin better whenever I use this, maybe because of the aloe juice. Whenever I do a light makeup, I also use this to set it as I’m sure that this will make me look awake, healthy, and natural.

These Cardea AuSet products were provided by @cardea_auset. Available at cardeaauset.com

Skincare Review: Fresh Rose Ritual Gift Set

Still on vacation and drenching my skin in roses (or at least rose-infused skincare products) using the Fresh Rose Ritual Gift Set complimentary from FreshBeauty.

After cleansing, I use the Rose Face Mask, a hydrating mask that contains rose petals and promises to soothe, plump, and tone the skin using rosewater, cucumber extract, algae, and green tea. As someone who loves floral scents, this is an instant like. It smells like a bouquet of fresh roses. It has a gel consistency that is much denser than the Rose Sleeping Mask that I tried and reviewed a few months back. I like that it has a cooling sensation. It’s gentle and nourishing as well so this can also be a good second mask after applying a detoxifying one as it helps soothe and moisturize the skin. Used alone, this hydrates my skin and provides extra nourishment in my skincare routine.

I then apply the Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner using a cotton pad. It contains rose petals, hyaluronic acid, and angelica leaf extract to hydrate and tone the skin. This toner is watery with some viscosity to it. It has a very slight cooling sensation to the skin once you apply it. It feels hydrating on the skin and is a good option if you’re looking for a great smelling hydrating toner for everyday use.

As the last step, the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream aims to deliver hydration using hydropatches, angelica leaf extract, rosewater, plum seed oil, and hyaluronic acids. I had low expectations about this moisturizer mainly because it looked heavy and creamy on the tub. Boy, was I glad to be wrong. It applies so light and sinks in quickly onto the skin. I can easily say that my oily can carry this on a normal morning. I like using this when I would be applying a sleeping mask afterward as it is a great moisturizing support and it feels so light on the skin. I will definitely be using this as a night moisturizer come summer.

I’m recently being introduced to Fresh skincare products and so far, I’ve had good experiences. They are simple, gentle, and always hydrating and nourishing.

The Fresh Rose Ritual Gift Set was provided by @freshbeauty. Available for $95 at fresh.com

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