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belif Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil Review

a rose oil to romance you off your skin

Self-care or self-love has been increasing topic these days if you notice. With everyone hurrying about their day with work, studies, parenting, adulting and just carrying out everyday life can take a toll on your mental. Take a chill pill, de-stress, go for a massage, escape with a holiday or a change of scenery - that helps. They say looking at the beach or ocean waters reduces stress (by a lot) but what happens when you can't get on Air Asia and do just that?

You stay home and self-care.

One of the easiest ways is to do a skincare ritual. It could be anything, what you already have, or what would greatly inspire you to just drop 10kg off your shoulders.

For me, I love oils - essential oils. I think I have swap 80% off my skincare to oils over the years.

I love oils! It's my no.1 must-have in my beauty regime

I do write about them now and then, and I have a collection of over 60 essential oils at home including carrier oils. Carrier oils are oils that help carry the more potent oils like frankincense, clary sage, and lavender essential oils to name a few from the drop to your skin. It dilutes the potency (strength) of essential oil so it doesn't harm you. Yes, essential oils are potent (strong) that you're advised not to use them directly. There's a whole lot of information on the net about it if you want to get started on essential oils.

Today it's all about self-care at home, which is the most neglected of all. Home is where you can make time for yourself, no matter how busy you are. Twice a day, indulge in a mini pampering session just to relax both your skin and your soul.

I love to just put on slow sexy lounge jazz, diffuse my favorite oil into the air and have my man-slave *cough* I mean fiance give me a face massage. It's so relaxing and rich.

Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil = Radiance + Moisture + Smoothing

Just recently we got ourselves the belif Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil and that was exciting to me because you can hardly find a nice rose oil that's not overpowering! If I'm not mistaken, this is the only product made of oils apart from having essential oils as one of the ingredients like the prime infusion line.

This got me excited because I practically collect face oils / dry oils from brands I love. Rose oil happens to be one of my favorites because my favorite flowers are peonies and roses. I have risen perfume at home too but my olfactory is more skewed towards a lighter, natural, English rose scent.

Like most face oils in the market, they're multi-functional so you can reap not just 1 benefit but many benefits to a glowing complexion. Brands such as belif take their research and development seriously as their brand philosophy is not about putting nasties on your face. Take a step into their store and you'll see products label and mark to let you know what you're in for. 

It feels like a lab right?
I must admit that I'm honestly, super lazy these days. I have taken a step towards being a minimalist, starting with my skincare because you know I have a ton at home. I am frankly, sick and tired of using everything on my face and I just want to keep it simple, clean and true. I have Marie Kondo my face.
And when I have a nice Saturday with the sun shining into my studio apartment and the light hits the spot just right. I take my "tools" and start deconstructing my beauty products into the inspirational elements they are made off. I hope it does help, my readers to feel a product via the eyes.

The belif Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil is a multi-functional dry oil suitable for any skin type. Dry oil does not mean the oil is dry or it's for dry skin. Dry oil gives you the benefit of oils but without the greasy, oily feeling. It's lightweight, fast-absorbing and non-greasy.
  • additive-free facial oil with real rose petals in it.
  • formulated with sunflower oil, camellia oil, sweet almond oil and more than 71% of natural oils which helps to keep skin moist
  • it has fresh rose petal scent and absorbs instantly into the skin without any stickiness.
  • It contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E that works as an anti-oxidant, and thus protects the skin external environment, prevents water loss, and makes skin smooth and radiant.

real roses petals + natural plant, seed and nut oils
makes this a good nourishing oil for dry rough skin

The packaging? The signature belif in a bottle with its main ingredient labels and %. The bottle is rose pink-hued dropper bottle with real handpicked Centifoloia Rose Gemma petals infused with ultra-lightweight oil made from a blend of 71% oils from natural origin (Centifolia Rose Gemma Oil, Sunflower Oil, Camellia Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Calendula Oil) sink into skin instantly, delivering moisture and nourishment without the weight of conventional face oils.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, CP, Methyl hydrogenated rosinate, Rosa Centifolia Flower, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Tocopherol, Sweet Almond Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil, Lavender Oil, rose flower oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragance, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Water

Rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E, this multi-tasking wonder leaves skin delicately perfumed with the scent of fresh rose petals. Capture the vitality of radiant, rosy skin! 

Why Centifolia Rose Gemma? 
  • Rich in antioxidants, protecting skin from free radical damage and aging 
  • Helps to restore and retain moisture to dry skin
  • Astringent properties help tighten pores
  • Reduces sensitivity, redness, and inflammation
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Its soothing scent alleviates stress and negative feelings

Made with Napiers Original Formula #2:  
A blend of anti-aging herbal oils and extracts to help treat skin issues by removing impurities and improve skin’s texture. 

* Does not contain any mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dyes, synthetic preservatives, and animal-origin ingredients (making this a vegan beauty product!).
 not just for your face, use it to treat, care and love anywhere

How to use Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil
  • As an essence: After toner, apply 2 – 3 drops directly to face and neck, massaging gently until fully-absorbed to give you that natural glow. 
  • As a moisturizer booster: Mix 2 – 3 drops with your favorite belif moisturizer or cream for intensive moisture!
  • As a stress reliever: Warm a few drops between palms and inhale deeply to let the natural rose scent de-stress you.
  • As a facial massage oil: Warm a few drops between palms. Starting from the nose, spread hands outwards towards the ears. Stroke downwards following the neckline. Place fingertips on collarbones and press lightly. Repeat 3 times for the best results.
  • As a radiance primer: Mix with foundation or BB cream in a 2:1 ratio for smoother application and a radiant, dewy finish.
  • As the base for DIY rosewater: In a spray bottle, mix 1 cup distilled water, 1 tbsp witch hazel and 15 drops of Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil. Shake well and use it as a soothing face mist.
  • As a body care treat: Mix with body lotion in a 3:1 ratio and apply all over the skin to banish dry patches. Use it on your knees, elbow, and ankles for added protection.
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I have sensitive skin so this did not irritate nor cause me any kind of discomfort. Lovely nourishing, free of nasties, has Vitamin C and Vitamin E anti-oxidant rich ingredients packed into a rose color bottle with an equally lovely scent of English roses. Great for spa, the bath, your diffuser, aromatherapy, self-care, beauty care, scalp, cuticle the list goes on.

I'll rate this a 4/5. Reserving the last star should they even consider bringing down the price point for the Malaysian market. While I do love the oil, I wish it could be more affordable to the masses to enjoy the pleasures of using this oil.

belif Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil (RM256/30ml) is available at belif outlets:
Mid Valley Megamall & selected THE FACE SHOP stores: Pavilion (Lot 4.52.01, Level 4), Setia City Mall (LG50, Level LG), Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru (Lot 56, Level UG), The Mall Mid Valley Southkey Johor (LG001, Level LG), Aeon Cheras Selatan(Lot G29, Level GF), Aeon Melaka (G21, Level GF), Kinta City (Lot G30, Level GF), Berjaya Times Square (Lot 01-07, Level 1), Sunway Velocity (Lot 1-37, Level 1), The Spring Kuching (Lot F150, Level 1), Wisma Sanyan (Lot 1.06, Level 1), Gurney Plaza (Lot 170-01-07, Level 1), The Spring Bintulu (Lot G21, Level GF), IOI City Mall (Lot L1-10A, Level 1), Vivacity (Lot L1-039, Level 1).

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