StyleKorean Try Me; Review Me: Heimish Bulgarian Rose

in at November 9, 2018

I’m no stranger to rose in my skin care. Rose-infused products have been used for years as an anti-aging agent to make skin look and feel more youthful. It even has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and restore damaged skin; it even eases rosacea! It’s also deeply nourishing. The heavy, floral scent, though, can either make you like it or hate it.

Heimish Bulgarian Rose Satin Cream* (StyleKorean, $36)

With the cooler months upon us – a questionable statement in this country – I’ve been on the hunt for thick creams that lock in moisture and keep my skin plump all day; the Bulgarian Rose Satin Cream does just that. I’ve tried so much face creams the past year, all I’ve loved and abused, but I feel no affection for a moisturizer as strongly as I do for Heimish’s new release.

It’s luxuriously thick but comfortable and doesn’t weigh on me unlike other tacky moisturizers. Lathering it on my skin feels like a quick getaway – is that even possible? It leaves my skin with a velvet matte finish, something that both dry and oily skin can appreciate and benefit from. As much as I love my *glow*, I realize that it isn’t always the case for others!

I just love applying this before my make-up – can double as a moisturizing primer too – and perfectly locks in all the prior steps for über velvet smooth skin. Purchase it here.

Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Mist Serum* (StyleKorean, $11.11)

I’ve emptied countless bottles of rosewater sprays – my favorites from Mario Badescu and Sage & Tera; comparison review here – an obvious must-have for my skincare routine. I have 2 qualifications: hydrates and gives me that much coveted glow. It’s perfect as a last step for one’s skin care routine or for the essential midday hydration!

This saved me from dehydrated skin during fall season abroad with single-degree weather; I’d simply mist for a few seconds and feel my skin resurrect from the dead! The spray is magnificent and fine, I haven’t encountered it ever ruining my make-up. Note that, as with other facial mists, this isn’t a setting spray that locks in make-up and prolongs the wear; it simply hydrates and revitalizes skin!

The packaging is light that I could easily bring it with me everywhere I go. I’m also in awe how I still have so much product left – probably used around 85% – even if I used it every day for almost a month, and believe me, I did not scrimp. The scent is also subtle and sweet!

Note that as a serum alone, I wouldn’t consider it enough because it’s too light, and I prefer slippery, thick-ish liquids for that specific step. Purchase it here.

Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch*(Stylekorean, $22)

Chances are, you’ve seen this product on your feed. These eye patches (60 pieces/pack) not only make the under eye area firm but also brighten it. It can also be used on other areas of the face like the cheeks, forehead, and neck!

The jelly patches are very slippery and wet; it easily moves around so it’s better to use in bed as a reading companion or for that weekly…daily? Netflix binge watch session. The essence is very thick that it can also be substituted as a serum – rather than the mist, tbh. Don’t forget to pop it in the fridge before use for that extra cooling effect!

Purchase it here.

All products mentioned in this entry were generously gifted by StyleKorean – praise God! – but opinions and thoughts are my own.

Elisa Aquino

Elisa Aquino is a portrait photographer, life(style) writer, passion blogger, and beauty rookie from Manila, Philippines. This platform exists to document her daily musings and to showcase the life-changing power of grace to transform women from ashes to beauty.