The more products I try, the more scrutinizing I am regarding ingredients, performance, textures, and results. Generally speaking, I can tell if I will like something for the longterm after a few uses, and Sahara Rose quickly won me over. From the first time I peeked at the ingredients, I had a feeling we would get along well.
I had the opportunity to try the Luminous Clarifying Cleanser, the Desert Goddess Remineralizing Polish, and the Sumptuous Regenerating Cream.
If I’m being completely honest, I am not someone who usually makes a big fuss over facial cleansers and tend to focus more on my creams and oils. There are a few things that have really impressed me though with the Luminous Clarifying Cleanser. It has a milky texture and lathers just a hint. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean without feeling stripped (cream cleansers are wonderful for this) and does a fair job of removing makeup. But what I can’t quite get over is how soft my skin is after I get out of the shower or how smooth it looks. Also, I’m a little obsessed with how it smells. It’s not overpowering by any means but just a really lovely floral/herbal scent. The ingredients are really nice; a blend of hydrating rose water and aloe, some moisturizing oils like sweet almond/sunflower/& argan, and prickly pear to detoxify the skin. My skin has been really happy using this (I’m combination and a little sensitive ICYWW).
The Sumptuous Regenerating Cream is luxe. It is incredibly rich and makes a fantastic night cream. I can’t get it too close to my eyes though as it’s on the heavier side, but the rest of my skin does great with this. It’s high in argan and prickly pear seed oil (both also in the cleanser), but it contains shea butter as well (butyrospermum parkii) which is partially why this cream is so rich. Hydrolized wheat protein improves the skins ability to maintain moisture. It also contains neroli oil, a favorite of mine, which not only adds a beautiful fragrance but also because it’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. If you tend to be on the oilier side, I might skip this one, however dry or aging skin would greatly benefit from this cream or if you like a really rich cream. Personally, I really love this for night time.
The Remineralizing Body Polish was quite different than I expected. Normally when you see ‘body polish’ you can expect an abrasive scrub, however this is very gentle. You cannot dive into this thinking it will be like every other exfoliator you’ve used before because it is completely different. It has a soft, buttery texture and smells of lavender and rose petals. Along with the lavender, it also contains soothing chamomile and oat kernel. The fine grit you feel comes from Moroccan Lava Clay and kaolin clay; it’s a very gentle exfoliation. Just because it isn’t extremely abrasive, doesn’t mean it isn’t working though. It also contains hibiscus which aids in cellular turnover because it contains acids that exfoliate alongside the physical clay exfoliants. I’m so used to feeling like I’ve rubbed my skin raw after exfoliating in the shower, so I didn’t have high hopes for how this polish would leave my skin post shower, but I was so wrong. Extra rough exfoliation doesn’t always make for happy skin, and I was so pleasantly surprised how soft and moisturized my skin felt after using this body polish. The multi angled approach of using physical exfoliants, an acid exfoliant, soothing herbals, and multiple moisturizers makes this a real treat. After scrubbing this over my skin, I allow it to steep for a few minutes before rinsing for maximum benefit.
I really had no idea what to expect when I tried Sahara Rose, but I have really enjoyed this line!
*These products were gifted for my consideration, all thoughts are my own.