I bought Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water as I was looking for a toner which would be nourishing and anti-ageing at the same time. The Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water was suggested to me by a shop assistant in Slovenia and after trying out a tester I decided to buy it (the exchange rate was good so it cost less than if I bought it in the UK). I’ve been using this for months now and here is a review of what I really thought about this product.
First of all, Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water is not really a toner, it is actually called a pre-moisturizer. It has thicker, gel like consistency but it is thinner than a gel. My objective was to get something that would be rejuvenating and would help to tackle fine lines as I am not getting any younger!
Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water Ingredients
99% of ingredients are from natural origin (no parabens, mineral oils, etc.) and 46% of them are from organic farming – the product is actually certified organic (EcoCert, Cosmetique Bio).
The main ingredient of this ‘toner’ is Rosa Damascena Flower Water which acts anti-inflammatory and moisturising. It also helps to soothe and balance the skin and reduce the redness. In the water you will also find Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, which also helps to soothe irritated skin, and Rosa Canina Flower (different type of rose) Extract. It’s these ingredients that give this water lovely floral scent.
What’s added to Melvita Extraordinary Water that may prevent the effects of aging is hyaluronic acid (naturally derived). If you haven’t heard of this acid before, hyaluronic acid is a natural component of your body’s connective tissue that maintains skin’s strength and elasticity (1).
As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, resulting in fine lines and a loss of skin tone (decrease in hyaluronic acid is just one of the reasons why we get fine lines). It is believed that using skincare products with hyaluronic acid helps us to keep our youthful looks for longer as hyaluronic acid ensures you retain moisture and elasticity in your skin.
Another moisturising ingredient you will find in Melvita Extraordinary Water is glycerin, natural compound derived from vegetable oils.
According to Dermaxime, a manufacturer of anti-aging skin-care products, glycerin helps maintain the skin’s water balance on an intercellular level. In easier-to-understand language, glycerin in lotions or other skin care products can help prevent or combat dry skin.(2)
An interesting anti-ageing ingredient I’ve never heard of before is Menyanthes trifoliata leaf extract, an extract of the dried leaves of the buckbean, Marsh clover. You can read about it here.
So these are the main ingredients which contribute towards your skin feeling softer and younger (hopefully!) after using this product. For a full list of ingredients, check this page.
Just to mention that this product is cruelty-free as Melvita is against animal testing as stated on their philosophy page.
I’ve been using this hydrating water as a part of my night time skincare routine, after cleansing. I think I was expecting a bit too much out of it. My normal skincare routine would normally consist of using a toner to remove the last traces of makeup and dirt, and this is what I was expecting Melvita Extraordinary Water to do. Yes, it does work, but if your intention is to remove the last traces of face makeup I would suggest you stick with normal natural toners, as this is not exactly a toner.
It’s recommended to use Melvita Extraordinary Water in the morning and in the evening, but I am now thinking to use it in the morning only, before applying my daytime moisturiser. It’s up to you really how you decide to use it but I imagine using it twice a day will benefit the skin more.
The product does leave my skin feeling nice and soft with a fresh scent but it’s hard to say how much it really rejuvenates my skin as I don’t have face full of wrinkles! The purpose of using this product for me was to help me stay looking younger for longer and I believe this is what’s doing although I cannot see it.
Have you tried this rejuvenating water before or any other Melvita products? What did you think?