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bhazlewood
I have a love affair with anything rose scented so I had to give Badger’s Damascus Rose line a try! The smell is very natural soothing rose with no irritating added fragrance. BADGER - Damascus Rose Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 25
First up, their sunscreen. Reef-safe, non-comedogenic, sensitive skin safe, and pale girl tested and approved. I live in a tropical climate with a lot of sun and do well with this sunscreen given appropriate reapplication! This sunscreen even protected me on a summer trip to the mountains in Colorado (easier to get sunburnt at higher elevations). You do have to rub this product in quite a bit, even more so if you have a darker skin tone due to the zinc. But this is pretty standard with natural sunscreens. My only complaint would be that it doesn’t always play well with makeup. BADGER - Damascus Rose, Cleansing Milk
The cleansing milk is lovely to get makeup off but isn’t my favorite cleanser overall. I would say if you’re into double cleansing it would be a great first cleanser if you’re skin isn’t a huge fan of oil cleansers. It does do an amazing job of getting makeup off, I’m just not the biggest fan of how it feels on my skin. I would not purchase it again, but am using the entire bottle without complaint. BADGER - Damascus Rose, Balancing Mist
Okay this is the one bad product in the batch for me. It left a weird residue on my face and made my skin feel just so bizarrely textured. I’m not going to lie, I dumped this product in a different bottle and gave it to my sister and refilled the super cute bottle with just plain food grade rose water. If you have extremely sensitive skin like me getting a bottle of food grade rose water is cheaper and honestly feels better than most sprays I’ve tried. BADGER - Damascus Rose Face Oil
Best. 👏 For. 👏 Last. 👏 I would BATHE in this face oil if I could. It is so rich and soothing and just HEAVEN. I really don’t like the smell of my The Ordinary B Oil (but love the effects) and I mix equal parts of this oil and the B Oil for Ahhhhhmazing hydrated skin. It’s definitively a heavier oil, but is clinically tested to be non-comedogenic and will not make you break out. Heaven in a bottle, guys. For less than $20!!!
May 11
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Harmony2557I’m so happy you posted this! I used to use their rose oil and have been looking for an SPF. This one looks amazing!
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