Natural Skincare Review:
Roots Rose Radish
Carrot Rose Face Cream
If the adorable packaging and aesthetic of this brand wasn’t enough to push me over the edge into “in love” territory, the delightfully subtle scent and cake-batter consistency of this face cream did the trick. I became secretly convinced that I could pop this jar in an easy bake oven and a carrot rose cupcake would come out. It’s just that lovely. More importantly, it was a perfect fit for my dry to combination skin.
I’m not sure which gave the more significant contribution to the glow I got with this cream: the absolute olfactory glee it brought me, or the luscious blend of grape seed oil, aloe vera, coconut and carrot seed oils. Either way, if you are looking for an enviable dewy glow this summer, try this cream. I noticed the first few times I used it that my complexion was more unified and vibrant, perhaps due to the stimulating properties of the carrot seed oil.
This cream was also great for balancing out my combination skin. I used it in the morning after cleansing and allowed up to 15 minutes to absorb into my skin before applying makeup. After a week of use, my skin was so happy that I didn’t need to wear foundation. While I love my collection of natural makeup, if I can rock a naked face with confidence, I am a happy gal.
The Roots Rose Radish line was created by herbalist Christian Toscano. Her philosophy and considerations in formulating her line are as impressive as they are thoughtful, you can read more about her and her line here. You can also see a complete list of ingredients or purchase the cream (2 oz, $40) on the Roots Rose Radish website.
Lastly, a note on caring for this product:
This is a fabulous cream, but as with any natural product you have to be very mindful of how you store it. In my excitement to share this cream with you, I decided to use it in my first YouTube video. While the window I shoot in front of is great for videos, it’s not so great for storing natural products. I unintentionally left this poor defenseless cream on the table in front of a window that gets much hotter than I ever realized. It spoiled. I was devastated, but not surprised. Though I’m kicking myself for my mistake, I can only be grateful that this happened when it was almost empty.
While I do prefer it when natural companies use light-fast containers or airless tubes instead of jars, I don’t know that any of those defenses would have saved it from what I unknowingly put it through. In fact, one of my Weleda body oil samples suffered the same fate.
I felt I had to include this because I always want to be honest about my experiences, but I also want to stress that this was entirely avoidable. So, I’m using this sad story as a reminder to care for your precious natural products properly! If you try this cream, and I hope you do, make sure you use a sterile applicator to remove it from the jar and store it in a cool, dry place away from, ahem, sunlight.
Have you ever tried anything from Roots Rose Radish? I’m torn between buying another jar of this cream for summer or trying something new from them. What have you tried and loved? Let me know in the comments!
This product was provided to me for my consideration, without obligation. I received no other compensation for reviewing the product, I’m here to provide my honest thoughts and experiences with you!