Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil

Rose fans are a fanatical bunch. They know their Turkish varieties from the Indian ones. To them, the evergreen Rose is discreet luxury – breathtaking and standard-setting. And, then we have the Lavender bunch. These folks appreciate the rather understatement of the herby wonder en masse. Its quietude and blendability seem appreciated by all.

And, then there’s me. Seeking out a blender’s delight in velvety oil. Nothing surprises like the ethereal beauty possessing a touch of some sweet something. Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil ($11.99) is one such elegant, voluptuous oil that you could wear on its own. At this wallet-happy price, you’ll be surprised to know the face treatment is actually USDA approved; meaning it is made from ingredients grown and processed without chemical fertilizers, growth hormones, GMOs, or synthetic pesticides. Considering the hefty logo, you’d expect to pay far more, but that’s what we love about Badger – its exercise in affordable amenities at believable price points.

The flourish of the oil is mostly of Maillette Lavender; its sprigs sweetened by the tinge of Rose Otto with a fleeting breath of Roman Chamomile. The three in unison result in a soft taste of some garden as if the essences were bottled fairly young. But, give it a few to allow the Rose to fully envelope the skin with its usual depth and dusk, leaving skin scented with the tenderness and comfort of Rose. Now, the oil is perfect for the floral and herb fans alike.

Full-bodied in feel, the oil is made from the “Three Sisters” of antioxidant activity – organic Rosehip, Calendula, and Sea Buckthorn. Baobab oil is layered densely between Jojoba and Pomegranate carriers, as well. Baobab is s rare carrier seen among this category. Baobab is an exotic natural that tightens and tones the skin, moisturizes and encourages skin cell regeneration. It contains fatty acids (omega 3-6-9), sterols, proteins, minerals and amino acids. Topical application of this nourishing, antioxidant carrier promises to alleviate chronic dry skin and chronic bruising by improving skin elasticity and boosting epidermal softening.

The anti-ager is an promising introduction to newbies wanting to gain some face oil experience, as the scent doesn’t overpower, but lasts longer than most without veering towards the stereotypical, perfume-y granny style Rose. Sumptuous and well done with a tasteful eye, really. Blends without a trace and it fruitful in its silken feel. It could possible even leapfrog over some of the more pricier versions with its deft amounts of the magical duskiness from Rose Otto. Also known as 'Attar of Roses', the oil pressings of rose petals also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and its mild astringent action is effective in reducing and fading those unsightly broken capillaries (spider veins) and red patches if you use it regularly in your skin care routine.

If you’re tempted to try a face oil, but still fear the unwarranted myth of using oils, a few droplets of this serum will spike up your moisturizer’s results in an instant.

Yes, roses can be fun.

Price: $
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity (2/10)