A few days ago, I found these new items at my local Trader Joe’s. I purchase their beauty products regularly and sometimes they release products only for a limited time, like their Pumpkin Body Butter which makes an appearance in the autumn months. I have no idea if any of these will be limited or permanent. I am hoping they keep them around for a while, though, because the ingredients generally seem to be good and the prices are fantastic.
The Rose Facial Oil was $5.99. I’ve been trying it out for a few days, and so far my skin is responding well to it. It’s not too heavy or greasy-feeling. The facial oils I’ve been using the most are Biossance 100% Squalane (in the winter) and Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (the rest of the year). Compared to those, it’s a teensy bit more sticky on the dry down and doesn’t seem to absorb into the skin as much. After using it for a couple days, I haven’t noticed any obvious skin irritation or breakouts from it. The pump isn’t the best as I cannot press it down just a little. It’s all or nothing. One full pump is maybe 3 or 4 drops of oil, so it’s not really that big of a deal. There is a very faint rose scent but it’s nowhere near as strong as the scent of the toner or hand cream. This looks like a good budget option for a facial oil so hopefully Trader Joe’s keeps it around for a while.
This toner was $3.99. I don’t typically use sprays as part of my skincare but I do use setting spray after I apply my makeup. I have tried using it for that purpose and it works decently well. The mist is even and fairly fine but it is kind of forceful so I have to hold the bottle pretty far away from my face to get an even application. It has a true rose scent, which I personally enjoy.
This was $4.99. There is a rose note in the scent but it’s more a sweet floral/candy fragrance. It’s not what I was hoping for but it is enjoyable nonetheless. The fragrance in this is pretty light so I don’t think it would bother other people around that might be sensitive to fragrances. It is a thick cream but it spreads over my hands easily and soaks in fully after a few minutes. The packaging is aluminum, I think. It’s one of those tubes where you squeeze it and it doesn’t go back to it’s original shape.