When the Roger & Gallet Aura Mirabilis skincare range launched I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I own a Roger & Gallet perfume which I love but I haven’t ever thought about them in terms of skin or body products.
Aqua Mirabilis (the inspiration behind the Aura Mirabilis skincare range) was created over 300 years ago as a natural remedy designed to treat certain beauty ailments including scars and burns. Containing 18 distilled officinal plants selected for their healing properties in a “Garden of Simples”, the formula was so renowned it was used by Emperors and Royal Courts around the world (including Queen Victoria’s). Roger & Gallet own the formula and have used it as the inspiration behind this beautiful new skincare range.
I have been trialling 2 of the 4 products in the range for a number of weeks and have been blown away by the difference in my skin. A little background into my personal skin story: I have always had pretty clear skin and it wasn’t until my mid 20’s that I started to suffer with break outs and congestion that made my skin look dull. I have tried a fair bit of skincare and found some great products in terms of calming down flare ups (I have also discovered I break out whenever I have dairy and have cut this out of my diet which has had a massive impact on my skin) but texture and tone wise, I still suffer with quite dull uneven skin.
I tried the Extra Fine Cleansing Mask (£15)*, a cleanser that applies like a thick gel but as you massage it in it melts into a beautiful dry oil that then emulsifies when it comes in contact with water. I absolutely adored this cleanser, I really felt like it pulled out the days grime from my skin and left it feeling extremely soft with a beautiful glow. The smell is heavenly with the mixture of plants giving a beautiful herbal scent that makes the whole cleansing process a real joy. Since using the cleanser my skin has been clear of breakouts and flare ups and looks glowy and fresh, something I never thought I would be able to say!
I also tried the Beauty Vinegar (£15)* which is designed to refine the skin texture and minimise pores whilst removing makeup residue and eliminating dead skin cells. I would put this product somewhere between a micellar water and a clarifying toner. I have always found toners quite drying and was worried that this might irritate my skin but in all honesty my skin just loved it.
I applied the vinegar to a cotton pad and found it picked up a little bit of makeup residue I had missed when cleansing (especially if I hadn’t double cleansed!) and left my skin feeling really refreshed and calm. Skintone wise my skins texture is so much smoother now, people have actually commented on my foundation when I have been barefaced which is such a compliment.
I was quite worried about adding new products into my skincare regime but they have fit in so beautifully, they help my serums and creams sink in better and have transformed my skins texture and tone. I will definitely be repurchasing (and I think I might give the other 2 products in the range a try too).