Badger Damascus Rose Face Oil (29.5 ml/1.0 fl. oz)
While researching a significantly more expensive but otherwise indistinguishable product, I came across Badger’s Damascus Rose Face Oil. Comparing the ingredients, the two face oils are similar. There are tons of good-for-you ingredients in both, and every single last one is organic, though Badger’s oil differs because all the ingredients are certified organic. Admittedly, the other oil has prettier packaging. However, comparing the price left no question that Badger’s oil is superior. The other rose face oil retails for over $80.00, which is fine for a product that you value at $80.00. Badger’s Damascus Rose Face Oil retails for $16.99 on its website. There was a sale when I made my purchase so I got a discount, plus free shipping, plus a free gift. There is no way I could justify the over $60.00 price difference for a pretty bottle alone. I may try the other face oil one day, but for now, as a newbie to the world of rose face oils, the choice was clear.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Face Oil comes in a sturdy glass bottle with a pump and cap. The cap could be more secure, but the packaging is otherwise good for travel.
I use this oil primarily at night, and one pump is all that’s needed for my entire face and neck. The label says it’s non-comedogenic, and to my delight, it actually is! While my face is naturally oily, this product hasn’t caused any breakouts. Hooray! Equally exciting, it leaves my skin feeling soft, plump and moisturized, and has been helping to repair some sun damage and old acne scars. For men, this is also a great after-shave replacement that can be used from scalp to beard. Badger’s Damascus Rose Face Oil is a high quality, great value product that has earned itself a permanent spot in my skincare routine.
Badger Damascus Rose Beauty Balm (28 g/1.0 oz)
Badger’s Damascus Rose Beauty Balm has quickly become one of my favourite lip balms. It completely moisturizes and heals dry, chapped lips overnight. In cooler temperatures and drier climates it can also be used on the face. I would avoid using it on your face during the summertime, especially if your skin tends to be on the oily side like mine. This product doesn’t claim to be non-comedogenic and, to no surprise, after using it on my face nightly for about five days, my face began to erupt. As soon as I stopped using it on my face the breakouts disappeared. If you have oily skin and feel compelled to use this on your face, try to limit your use to once or twice per week.
Those who are truly looking for something to nourish and improve their complexion should stick with Badger’s Damascus Rose Face Oil. This beauty balm is lovely, but better for the lips than the entire face. It’s made of nine certified organic ingredients, easy to apply, and greasy but not sticky. It also evaporates quickly, so you don’t have to worry about having a lot of product sitting on your skin. Think of it as an organic replacement for Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Badger’s Beauty Balm is a nice extra that can help seal in all the beneficial ingredients of the Damascus Rose Face Oil, but is by no means a necessity. It would be nice if Badger offered this Beauty Balm in a smaller glass jar, or other lighter, portable format. But for now I’m happy to keep this on my nightstand, ready to go to work every night bringing me soft, nourished lips by the morning.
Badger After Sun Balm (21 g/0.75 oz)
Badger really is an excellent brand for delivering clean beauty products. When I bought their Face Oil and Beauty Balm, Badger was offering a free gift with every order. Normally a free gift means a tiny sample size product. But Badger included this generous sample, which is actually the smaller size that they are discontinuing in favour of the larger 2.0 oz tin. While I ultimately didn’t love the product, Badger’s customer-friendly m.o. has helped make me a fan of this brand.
Badger’s After Sun Balm is chock full of beneficial, certified organic ingredients. It also has a strong herbal/medicinal smell. Lavender essential oil is one of the featured ingredients, but there’s no detectable lavender scent. So my guess is that the herbal/medicinal smell comes from the blue tansy. Trust me when I say that you do not want to put this on your lips. If you choose not to heed good advice, the taste will ensure that you don’t make that mistake twice. I can’t say this works any better than aloe vera as an after sun balm, but the butters and oils in Badger’s After Sun Balm will most definitely seal in whatever liquid or gel you use to sooth your skin after a long day in the sun. This balm is greasy, but a little goes a long way. The small tin is also lightweight and convenient; it’s super easy to throw into a beach bag and go. All in all, if you can get past the smell you just might enjoy this After Sun Balm.