I went from not using any toner at all, to being quite a believer in this step I used to gloss over before. In my defence, I now use hydrating toners because they help my skincare go on better and hey, anything that helps my skin look better is a good thing! Being something that I use up quite quickly, I was pleased when recently introduced to one from an affordable brand – O’slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Advanced Formula III. No, I’ve no idea what I and II were like.
For something that retails at RM59.90 I was quite pleased to see that it came in a nice hefty frosted glass bottle. Sure, lots of people will say “Glass is so heavy! It might break!” to which my reply is “Don’t be so clumsy then” But honestly, I like products that come in glass bottles.
The O’slee Beauty Solution is essentially a hydrating toner. It claims to add moisture to skin, whiten, refine pores, reduce blackheads, neutralize free radicals, soften skin to promote product absorption and be relaxing. Whew! Is there nothing this wonder multi-tasking liquid can’t do? Naturally, I had to see if this does fulfill all its promises!
What this product is, is a lotion/toner/softener. In this respect, it does a decent enough job. I usually saturate a cotton pad with the clear rose-scented liquid and then wipe it over my cleansed face, and then lightly pat it in. Then, I follow up with my serums and potions.
As a toner/lotion/softener, it works. My skin feels refreshed and it isn’t drying. If you aren’t the sort to use a cotton pad, then pouring some lotion into your palm and then patting it on your skin does the same job. It isn’t quite as liquid as water. There is some slight viscosity to it, and it leaves skin feeling almost immediately nice and hydrated.
Basically, don’t buy this lotion for its numerous claims. Get it if you want an affordable hydrating lotion because it does do a fair job in this department. You can also use this as a quick mask. If you soak some cotton pads, or a paper mask in the lotion, it can help refresh your skin. However, I find it dries too quickly to work as a mask for me.
There are however, 2 things I don’t quite like about it. The first is the obvious rose scent. I find it too strong. It does smell of fresh roses and all that, but I don’t like my facial products having too strong a floral scent. It throws me off because I start thinking I should be spraying it on as a perfume instead. It’s that strong.
The second thing I’m not crazy about is the hole dispenser. It doesn’t pour out too much product, which is a good thing, but it also doesn’t pour out enough each time. So, I have to shake the bottle to dispense enough lotion to saturate my cotton pad. Also, I have to get the cotton pad very well saturated, because otherwise, it doesn’t glide over my skin nicely.
So, as a product, it is a fair cop. It serves its purpose to quickly refresh the skin while adding some moisture, and it does soften the skin somewhat. I can’t measure all those other claims so I’ll just tell you take them with a grain of salt. It is a decent enough product, and I’ll finish this, but its not something I’d repurchase. It just doesn’t wow me. But if I needed something affordable this does the job just fine.
In a nutshell
The O’slee Rosehip Beauty Solution is a lotion that acts as a hydrating toner for skin, before you put on your serums and moisturiser. I find that it does work quite well. It doesn’t smell unpleasant even if the rose scent is a bit too strong for my tastes, and it feels comfortable on my skin. It however doesn’t quite hydrate my dry skin as well as other products I’ve tried and while I’m comfortable enough with finishing this bottle, it isn’t something I’d repurchase, because it doesn’t do much for my skin.
Pros: Affordable, Hydrates and refreshes skin, Can be used as a quick mask
Cons: Strong rose scent, Hole dispenser doesn’t dispense enough product each time
Who will like this: Anyone in the market for an affordable hydrating lotion/toner/softener
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I also realised why I was a little hard on this toner. It is pretty decent, make no mistake. But I started using this after being wowed by the Estee Lauder Nutritious lotion that I’d finished up, and am too stingy to replenish. It looks like I might have to, some time. I can’t believe I’m missing a toner!
Have you tried this Beauty Solution before? Have you used any product by O’slee?
This was my first time actually. I’d seen the products at the pharmacy before and they are mostly quite affordable. I think they come in from Hong Kong and I may be open to trying others in the line. Any recs?
O’slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Advanced Formula III Price: RM59.90 (or watch out for sales) Availability: Guardian pharmacies and online