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Essential care is a Suffolk based skincare company that is family owned. They describe themselves as 'the purists in skincare' and all products are certified by the Soil Association. This means that products use the maximum number of organically grown ingredients, no testing on animals and free from toxic chemicals. All products are suitable for vegans.
The organic rose moisturiser is one of the first items I tried from the range. It claims to be 'antioxidant day care for all skin types and as an eye cream'. I bought it initally as part of the Rose Travel set, but it is available standalone in either a 15ml tube at £7.50 or a 50ml pump bottle at £19.50.
The pump bottle delivers a small amount of the moisturiser, so you generally need two to use over your face. Because it is also usable as an eye cream, you can use it around the sensitive eye area to keep it well moisturised. I feel no need to use a separate eye product with it.
The cream has a lovely strong rose fragrance which is fresh but not overpowering. The cream is white in colour, smooth and creamy and sinks into skin quickly and easily leaving a soft feeling and a nice rose smell. If you don't like rose, it probably isn't for you. It also contains sea buckthorn berries which 'counteract UV damage, free radical generation and premature ageing'.
A bottle will last for a couple of months with daily use. The packaging says that it should be used within three to six months of opening. I've never had any problems with Essential Care products going off.
Overall, a great daily moisturiser which has a lovely fresh fragrance, feels good on your skin and is kind to you and the environment.