LOTUS AROMA is a new-to-me brand that was started in the early 1990s in Quebec founded on essential oils and natural skincare ingredients. Their products for the face, body and home are extremely natural. I tried out the LOTUS AROMA Gentle Toner with Witch Hazel Floral Water* and Perfection BB Cream* and both products contain 99.5% Natural Ingredients. I am always interested in trying out products from a new Canadian company, and I was curious to see how these two skincare products performed.
The first product I tried was the LOTUS AROMA Gentle Toner with Witch Hazel Floral Water, which comes in a gorgeous blue glass bottle and can be misted onto your face. I really love how refreshing floral mists are, and the only one I had tried before (and loved) is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. The great thing about this one as an alternative is that it doesn’t contain any alcohol, so while it also feels refreshing, it isn’t drying out your skin at all. It is meant for sensitive skin and to help soothe redness. Despite the floral ingredients, I don’t find the scent overwhelming, and it definitely feels cooling and nice on my skin. Although I did experience a tiny bit of irritation near my nose, overall I really like this toner. I think it’s great to just freshen up, and also a part of a skincare routine. I can’t say how it helps rosacea, but it is lovely to use and I appreciate the fact that there are only four ingredients.
The second product I tried from the brand was the LOTUS AROMA Perfection BB Cream with SPF 15. It only comes in one shade, but it does blend well into the skin and just help subtly reduce redness. However one shade is still never going to work for absolutely everyone. I found it very moisturizing, but as a result it was almost a bit greasy on my skin and I ended up looking oily much sooner and I found it melted away by around mid-day whenever I tried it. Although I appreciate that it’s filled with natural ingredients, I just don’t find it to be a good fit for my skin, at least not during the summer time. It may work better in cooler weather or if you have dry skin.
It’s pretty obvious that out of these two products from LOTUS AROMA my true love is the lovely toner. In addition to LOTUS AROMA Gentle Toner with Witch Hazel Floral Water, there are five other Gentle Toners including Cornflower, Orange Blossom, True Lavender, Peppermint and Rose, each targeting a different issue. I’m especially interested in the LOTUS AROMA Gentle toner with True Lavender Floral Water for oily skin, as well as the Orange Blossom for tired skin. Honestly, I kinda want to try them all and I’m interested to see how the one I have continues to work over a longer period.
Have you heard of LOTUS AROMA before? The brand has a ton of other products filled with natural ingredients and I’m also very interested in Pink and Green Clay Masks!