Normally associated with amazing fragrances and body products Roger & Gallet recently launched their very first skincare line, Aura Mirabilis. It’s a clever little collection of perfectly created skincare products that will give your old skincare routine a little french twist.
The collection is made up of four lovely products, including; an Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask, a reviving Beauty Vinegar, a Double-Extract serum and (the star item for me) the luxuriously moisturising Legendary Cream.
The Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask isn’t actually a mask at all (although you can leave it on, as a detoxifying mask if you like). It is in fact a gel cleanser that melts into an oil on contact with the skin and turns milky when washed away with warm water. I love this type of cleanser and this ‘little beauty’ has quickly made it to the top of my list. It feels so beautifully decedent and a real treat for the skin. And at £15, this little luxury is also very affordable!
Next we have the oddly named Beauty Vinegar. Now the thought of using neat vinegar (acid) on my skin doesn’t fill me with joy but the Roger & Gallet vinegar is as far from ‘fish and chips’ vinegar as you can get. Having said that, the formula does include the refreshing and purifying properties found in vinegar. This Beauty Vinegar is a bi-phase product (which means it’s a mix of water and oil) that needs to be shaken before use. The fruit vinegars in the ‘water’ clarifies and refines the skin, while the ‘oil’ contains the eighteen distilled plants that are at the heart of the gorgeous Aqua Mirabilis collection.
The most concentrated product in the range is the Double-Extract serum and it’s designed to restore the skin’s natural barrier and reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Again, the serum is enriched with the eighteen distilled plants and protects against external factors, such as pollution, harsh weather, heating and so on.
As I’ve already mentioned, (for me) the star of the show is the Legendary Cream. This hydrating cream combines the Aqua Mirabilis base (of eighteen distilled plants) with white lily extract to help renew the skin and give added radiance. The texture is light, yet comforting and melts quickly into the skin, giving maximum hydrating results.
With this range Roger & Gallet brings us top end French beauty heritage and luxury ingredients at amazing value. Prices start at £15 for the cleanser and vinegar, while the cream is £32 and the serum is £40.