Gina Vaynshteyn
Updated Mar 29, 2016 @ 7:50 pm
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Credit: HelloGiggles
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My skin is really high maintenance. It always has been, ever since I hit puberty. I’ve had acne since I was thirteen up until college when I started the pill, but still battled with regular breakouts and the occasional aggressive cyst (*sobs forever*). And even now, as a 25-year-old human woman, I still have blemishes, redness, and a combination of dry and oily skin. The skin struggle is REAL, you guys.

Especially in the winter, my skin gets MEGA dry and really finicky. Even if I exfoliate, drink lots of water, and slather mounds of lotion all over my face, it still peels and cracks and looks pretty much terrible when I apply foundation.

But then an angelic and wise co-worker introduced me to a product that would forever change my skin: Rose Water & Glycerin (facial toner), by Heritage Store.

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And it’s made with completely natural ingredients, which is nice if you’re worried about putting chemicals on your skin. The bottle lists ingredients including “Vor-mag Water (water that has been vortexed and magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration that we believe to be more beneficial), Natural Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa Damascena (Hydroessential Rose) Flower Oil.”

Like, I’m not *sure* if vor-mag water is a real thing (hey, maybe?), but whatever it is, it seems to be working.

And glycerin? It’s “an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen with the chemical formula C3H8O3.” Basically, a natural oil.

Unlike lotions, this stuff sprays on lightly —you won’t even realize you’re wearing anything. AND it smells like roses, but not in a cloying way that roses sometimes smell.

Here’s my face before I started using Heritage Store rose water:

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Here’s my face after I started using it:

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It’s less blotchy, it’s not flaky or dry anymore, and I can apply foundation/concealer on much more smoothly. All the yay! Best of all? It’s less than $7 bucks, and you can buy it on Amazon. Or for seven dollars at Whole Foods. And it’ll last you MONTHS. Yassssss.