Thursday, February 05, 2015


pineapple totoro rose otto
My relatives in Hong Kong often place orders for various things for us to take back whenever a family member is due a visit. Among some of the things they like to order are gluten free products as they are expensive in HK and my grandma sticks to a mostly gluten free diet. So I've been known to pack bags of gluten free flour in my suitcase. Yes it's weird and yes it does make me feel nervous when going through customs despite the fact that I have nothing to worry about. I might as well tell you guys about the time I watched my dad bubble wrap a bag of apples. Yeahhh. If you guys have family abroad, do you ever have weird requests too?
rose otto title
The latest bulk order has been for a the Dr Organic Rose Otto Restoring Oil. They over ordered and let me have one - yay! Firstly my skin isn't too bad these days, I have been making sure to drink at least 2 litres of water a day and despite the initial difficulties of having to get used to drinking more regularly, it's made the world of difference to my skin. It feels less dry, clearer and I'd highly recommend everyone drink more water as I don't even wear much base make up anymore. 
rose otto collage
The mini pineapple candle is from H&M Home...sadly no longer on the website!
Back to the product! At first I didn't expect the serum to be a facial oil. It's meant to be used under make up in the day, or as a last step after moisturising at night. I don't really fancy applying oil on my face in the day (as I've got combination skin) so I've been using a couple of drops at night for the past few weeks. The serum targets anti-aging, claims to renew skin elasticity and lock in moisture. The ingredients are a whole mixture of essential oils including Rose Otto Oil, Rosehip oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, omega 3, 6 and 9 amongst many others. 
rose otta close up
To put it simply, this stuff is lovely. It does feel rather oily compared to Clarins Facial Oil but it sinks into the skin after a while. It also does smell strongly of Rose and some may think it's a bit granny smelling but I don't mind it. While I'm not so sure about the whole anti-aging and renewing skin elasticity yet, I can say that at only £12.99, I'm not so sure I need my Clarins oil anymore and the Rose Otto serum could easily be a high end product.  I can totally understand why my relatives bulk ordered this stuff. I now look forward to the night time routine of patting this into my skin after moisturiser and the Rose Otto oil makes my skin feel SO soft and smooth in the morning. My skin feels super moisturised - perfect for anyone suffering from dry skin this Winter. Now I wish they made something similar for hands!


  1. Interested to hear about this product as my skin is awful at the moment. I have also been really impressed by some of the other Dr Organic products.

  2. I am already interested if they were to make something like this for hands too. It sounds really lovely!! And I think it's amazing you pack up so much glutenfree when going to HK! Haha! The only requests I had were certain sweets, so nothing weird here. ;)

  3. It's really good! I'd definitely day that this is worth checking out especially as it doesn't break the bank :)

  4. Yeah, gluten free is top of the list of things to take, everything in HK is imported in, so we're pretty lucky that all our gluten free stuff is made in the UK. The Serum is really nice and now that my face is sorted, I'm desperate for something for dry hands!

  5. It's pretty weird isn't it - they don't have the variations we get over here (mostly the bigger Japanese Fuji apples or Washington reds) so that particular year they asked for a bag of pink ladys!...they actually survived the journey too, not a single bruise :P

  6. this sounds cool, i've actually never tried a serum before. loving that pineapple as well haha

    xx danielle //

  7. This sounds fab! I like the sensible pricing too. Have you trues the PAI skincare oil? I am currently using that - but like to have a few oils on the go so i can mix and match depending on how my skin feels on a given day. Thanks for the great review!

  8. This sounds lovely! I have been trying to drink more water recently and it is definitely helping...

    Maria xxx

  9. Oh you should definitely try one and this oil/serum is a pretty affordable one if you don't mind the rose scent. I love the Pineapple too haha :)

  10. I haven't tried PAI but I'm off to google it for sure as I love trying new skincare products. Yeah, this one is pretty great and at that price, you really can't complain!

  11. I didn't realise the difference drinking more water could make. I really struggled at first in terms of upping my water intake but it's made my skin so much more manageable and I think the difference was noticeable straight away :)

  12. I've seen this brand in Australia! I'll def bookmark this and check it out. It sounds like a lovely facial oil for winter.



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