Saturday, 1 March 2014

Therapi Rose Otto Honey Skincare review




    Just before Christmas I received the most amazing package from the brand Therapi with some of the products from their gorgeous Rose Otto range, I previously reviewed their Orange blossom range and the products are simply divine (see review here) so I was curious to see how the Rose Otto would fair in comparison. Therapi have three ranges in total the third range is one that I haven't tried and that is the Lemon Myrtle range which is aimed at a more oily skin, all three ranges are based on the benefits of honey and this range is first and foremost about the makers of the honey, the bees themselves which is reflected in the beautiful logo and in the brands ethos. Tania Hawkes the founder is a passionate bee keeper turned skincare alchemist, I am a lover of bee beauty and there are plenty of small brands that are bee keepers and also make handmade products, but I have never seen another that has tapped in to the more luxurious end of the skincare market like Therapi has, from the minute I saw the brand I knew I wanted to try the products and they have not disappointed.

    Therapi donate 5% of their yearly profit to Bee conservation projects, it is no secret that the humble honey bee on which we rely so heavily to pollinate our crops is struggling in the wild, this is worrying for so many reasons but the brand has a genuine passion to help the situation which is always lovely to see.

    I have been using all of the products from the Rose Otto range for the past couple of months, the products are gorgeous I can't hide my love for this brand and I can see it going from strength to strength.

    Rose Otto honey gel cleanser (£25 for 100 mls) I had a couple of samples of this cleanser from purchases I had made so this wasn't sent to me by Therapi, but I thought it would be useful to share my thoughts and compare it to the orange blossom cleanser at the same time. This has the same gorgeous gel consistency as the orange blossom cleanser and is cooling and soothing on the skin, the main difference is the scent and that the rose Otto is a touch more hydrating and more suited to dry and sensitive skins. It has a light Rose scent, I personally would have been happy if it was more strongly scented in the same way as the Orange Blossom line, but this is more subtle so if you don't like Rose I would urge to try a sample anyway as this way pleasantly surprise you. It leaves the skin soft and clean and bright, I think they are perfect morning cleansers but can be used any time of day and I always look forward to washing my face with these products. 

    Rose Otto Hydrating facial Toner* (£25 for 100 mls) This is a gorgeous Rose water toner, it smells beautiful, this is a fresh cut rose type scent which is lovely. It can be used like a traditional toner and also as a refreshing spray, I love this toner, it is on the upper end of my budget for a toner but I just can't resist a good rosewater spray and this one is excellent. I did feel the hydrating effects as you would with any quality hydrosol and I love the packaging, it is stunning. This is the kind of product I would buy if I was feeling flush, the toners do seem a little more expensive than the moisturisers or the cleansers which I would say are incredible value for the quality but in terms of effectiveness I love this product and don't have a bad word to say about it. 

    Rose Otto Honey Moisturiser* (£30 for 50 mls) Just like the cleanser I didn't find the scent of this to be overly rosey although it is very pleasant, it has rose geranium and sandalwood and it is a fairly subtle scent. Just like the Orange Blossom moisturiser I really think the formula of this is spot on, I found it hydrating and a perfect base for make up. If you are unsure of which to choose I think possible this would be better if you have more sensitive skin because it is less scented but honestly I use the two interchangeably, or at least I did because my samples of the Rose moisturiser are now all gone. This is a beautiful product and well priced considering the quality, Apricot kernel oil, Shea butter, coconut oil and honey are just a few of the gorgeous ingredients used, the list really does read wonderfully. 

    Therapi Propolis+ Ultra radiance cream* (£35 for 50 mls) This is a product I have been raving about to anyone who would listen on Twitter and I have to say it is THE product that takes this line from good to amazing. This isn't a cream I use every day although you can do if your skin is very dry, but I like to use it like a face mask or a treatment, if ever my skin is looking dull, dry or dehydrated this cream is now my go to product. It's hard to describe the consistency of this cream, it is extremely rich, it is packed with propolis which has a rejuvenating effect and honey which is anti-bacterial and moisturising, it does take a little while to absorb so I use it like a Face mask but don't tend to wash it off, instead a apply a small amount and let it absorb slowly. Despite the richness of this product my skin seems to crave this now and it feels like it's quenching it's thirst, it's excellent at reducing redness and will leave you with a beautiful glow, no matter what state my skin is before using this, it never fails me and it always looks it best when I have finished. I use this very sparingly and you get great results, especially after exfoliation, if you have dry or mature skin and only try one product from the line, this in my opinion should be it. 

    Beautiful Soil Association Certified organic products that also help the bees, that is Therapi honey skincare, both the Orange Blossom and the Rose Otto ranges are highly recommended by me. 

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Ana x

*Samples provided for my consideration
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12 comments

  1. These sound like lush products, I do like the sound of the toner! xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. They are gorgeous I am tempted to buy the orange blossom toner too! :) Xx

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  2. Great review as always! I am really wanting to try the Rose Otto line because it is more suitable for my climate.

    Thanks Ana!

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    1. Perhaps try some samples first it is a beautiful line, I know you have already tried the orange blossom moisturiser the Rose is just as lovely Xx

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  3. The toner sounds like something I'd love! I'm trying a couple of products from the Orange Blossom range and I'm loving them x

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    1. I think you would, the orange blossom moisturiser is my favourite Xx

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  4. Hello beautiful! This brand did not know that the products have good looking .. Ains! always discover something new in your blog, lol. A kiss!

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    1. Son una maravilla de productos, gracias por leer mi blog! :) Xx

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  5. Yup I need them!<3 Great review, you make me wanna buy everything! :)) xx

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    1. Ha ha! It's a Lovely brand you will love! I feel the same way about your blog, I am lusting over those Gaia creams they look magnificent! Xx

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  6. Love the sound of this range, especially that toner! The packaging looks so luxe as well xx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Yes the packaging is beautiful :) Xx

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