I had no idea about the history of the skincare brand, Roger & Gallet. At the heart of this new range, is the 'aqua mirabilis' a powerful natural concoction used by monks 300 years ago. There are 18 plants within this including Lavender, Thyme, Lemongrass and Bergamot, which gives you an idea of its deeply natural, botanical properties and why it could be so good for this skin.
There are four new products - the Extra Fine Cleansing Mask (£15), Beauty Vinegar (£15), Double Extract (£40) and Legendary Cream (£32), all containing the aqua mirabilis. I have the first two here:
When I was at the launch event, it was the Beauty Vinegar that got the most attention, simply because of the name - it's very intriguing. If you were to liken it to something, it is probably the most similar to a toner. It smells gorgeous, and you use it after cleansing to get rid of the last traces of any make-up, dirt, etc and it also refreshes the skin.
You can see the texture of the vinegar in the photo above. You pop a little bit of it on a cotton pad and swipe it over the face, neck and décolleté for your skin to be ready for your various lotions and potions!
I've also been trying the Extra Fine Cleansing Mask. It can be used as a mask but I've been using it as a cleanser and make-up remover. How this looks and feels is really exciting. The gel itself has a opalescent quality which looks gorgeous and sort of magical. Then you put it onto dry skin and massage in. As you massage it in, the texture changes from a gel to a silky oil so that it is really easy to cleanse all over without dragging the skin. I'm really impressed by this.
Even though this new range has quite a medicinal background, the products smell really fresh and not too intense. I've been trying these two products for about a month now and they are a really lovely addition to my skincare routine.
Information about the full range can be found at www.roger-gallet.co.uk and the products are available now in Marks & Spencer.