Being a makeup and skincare junkie, over the years, I’ve grown to like certain types of products just because they work magically on my skin. Particularly for skincare, hydration is key for me. For all you acne sufferers like me, drop your anti-acne products and pile up on hydrating skincare.
Some time ago, Crabtree & Evelyn launched its new products in the Damask Rose range, the Restoring Eye Cream and Daily SPF45 PA+++ Lotion, both of which are formulated with botanical-based composite that encourage healthier and more radiant complexion.
The Damask Rose Restoring Eye Cream (S$50) contains a blend of French damask rose, rose of Jericho and hollyhock, along with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and soften the delicate skin around the eye area.
It comes in a long tube with a pristine design but what’s interesting is the applicator! Crabtree & Evelyn certainly has hopped onto the bandwagon of having a cool metal tip as applicator as with some other eye creams in the market!
What the metal tip applicator does is for you to gently massage the eye area for quicker absorption of the product as it offers an immediate cooling and soothing effect. It’s such an intelligent idea to have the product being dispensed from the metal tip as you apply it onto the lids. However, it’s pretty troublesome in terms of daily maintenance. To avoid contamination, it’s best to cleanse the metal applicator with a clean, damp cloth or wet tissue after each use.
When dispensed, the product seems semi-matte but it actually feels a little oily as you try to massage onto your skin. Bear in mind, this isn’t the type of eye cream that gets absorbed into the skin thoroughly as I could feel the greasy feeling even after an hour. The plus point of this though, is that it smells really good! Feels like applying a bunch of roses on your skin, teehee!
To complement your moisturising routine in the day, Crabtree & Evelyn has got just that product that hydrates while giving you sun protection! The Damask Rose Daily SPF45 PA+++ Lotion (S$45) not only smells like a bouquet of fresh roses, it is formulated with a nourishing blend of French damask rose, rose of Jericho and hollyhock.
The various ingredients in the lotion works differently to help improve texture and tone the skin:
- Hollyhock – works like an invisible seal to keep in moisture while allowing skin to breathe
- Rose of Jericho – known to instantly revive itself after decades of desert drought, brings immediate and lastinf hydration
- SPF45 PA+++ – defends your skin from damaging effects of UVA/UVB
This handy dandy lotion comes in a cute fat packaging with a pump dispenser. It’s in a decent size such that you can pop into your bag for a trip to the beach!
It feels moisturising and non-sticky, which gives the skin a smooth, supple finish! You know how most sunscreens give that streaky, white cast the more you apply? Fret not, as this moisturiser-sunscreen hybrid will not leave your skin looking horribly ghastly! It blends nicely onto the skin to give a clean finish.
Included in the range are the cleansing balm and cleansing foam. I didn’t had time to review these cleansing products but I remember being horrified by the cleansing balm because it was a complete disaster trying to remove it from my skin!
Anyhow, what I want to say is that I prefer the application skincare so much more than its cleansing products. Being a huge fan of rose scents, it makes me happy while going through my skincare regime with the Damask Rose collection!
Find out more about the Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection at
Have you tried the Damask Rose skincare range? What other products are your favourites?
Create yourself and be gorgeous! ♡
Disclaimer: The products were sent by Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore for my consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion without influence from others. I am not affiliated nor compensated by any companies.