Salix Moon Apothecary have hand blended calming Rose Petal hydrosol with restorative Willow Bark extract to create an astringent facial tonic that helps to soften, hydrate and exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling smoother, brighter and more radiant.
Rose Petal Hydrosol:
Direct from the Bulgarian Valley of Roses, this Bulgarian Rose hydrosol is soothing, refreshing and hydrating. It gently cleanses, tones and stimulates the regeneration of the skin. Rose water is praised for its anti-inflammatory compounds and is often used on problem skin to help calm, soothe and reduce redness. This aromatic water also helps to restore the skin’s PH balance, when skin is at an optimal pH level, it has improved barrier function, better moisture retention, and less flaking.
Hydrosols are an ancient holistic tool and ritual. Alchemists have performed botanical healing distillations, in one form or another, for thousands of years. There is evidence of their use in ancient texts, with delicate rose water being the most prominent. In ancient Egypt, their properties and beneficial effects on the skin were well known and rose hydrosol was said to be Cleopatra’s favourite.
Willow Bark extract:
Willow bark extract is often used in herbal medicine as a natural source of salicylic acid. As reported at the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Willow Bark Extract provides the benefits of salicylic acid such as enhancing cell turnover, exfoliation, and anti-microbial action, without any of the typically associated irritation. Willow Bark extract also helps to penetrate and cleanse pores, promoting a soft, smooth and clearer complexion.
Use after cleansing as part of your daily skincare ritual and let the soothing qualities of rose help to bring you comfort and self love.
Rosa damascena (Rose) Distillate, Vegetable Glycerine, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Natural anti-microbial, Potassium sorbate*
*Naturally derived preservative that is approved by the Soil Association
Apply toner onto a re-usable cotton round or spritz directly onto the face. Applying with a cotton round will also help to gently exfoliate the skin. We recommend using before moisturising with a facial oil to help lock in hydration.
Store in a cool dark place, use within 6 months of opening. For an extra refreshing energy boost keep the toner in the refrigerator during summertime. This will also extend the shelf life.
Allergic reactions occur with even the most delicate of products. If you have sensitive skin we recommend doing a patch test first. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
All outer packaging is recyclable/biodegradable. Please recycle or re-use the glass bottle and atomiser.
Salix Moon's products are always: paraben free, sulfate free, cruelty free and have all of the required safety documents for selling legally in the UK and EU, which is one of the strictest regulatory bodies in the world.
All of their oil based products are 100% natural and preservative free and they only use ECO CERT, SOIL ASSOCIATION and COSMOS approved naturally derived preservatives for our water-based products.
They care very much about leading a sustainable and ethical lifestyle and try to reflect that in the ingredients/packaging used and the suppliers they support. Many of their essential oils and carrier oils are sourced directly from farms in the UK to reduce their carbon footprint. We also sustainably source oils and butters from various women-led cooperatives in Ghana. Their labels are paper based and compostable and so is all their packing material. All products are in glass bottles/jars