My skin care routine is one of the methods I use to feel fancier and more put together than I actually am. No, I haven't figured out how to fold a fitted sheet yet, or create a budget, or do my taxes correctly, but I do have an organized, detailed, and glorious skin care routine. That's some version of successful adulting, right? As a beauty editor, a lot of different products cross my path and, because of this, I'm always switching up certain steps of my routine — especially when it comes to moisturizer. But By Terry's new Baume de Rose face cream, out this spring, is just so great that it makes me want to stick with it forever.
If you're a connoisseur of lip balms, then you're probably familiar with By Terry's Baume de Rose lip balm. The cult favorite is light pink (making it trendy and Instagram friendly), moisturizing (that's key), and smells like an expensive bouquet of roses (a plus). When I heard that By Terry was coming out with a whole line of Baume de Rose products, I could only hope and pray that a face cream would come my way. And it did.
The face cream is quite literally like a giant version of the lip balm — it's moisturizing, somehow both rich and lightweight, and sports the same luxe packaging. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and plump, and the rose scent works almost like a calming aromatherapy oil.
Skin care benefits aside, the whole experience of applying the moisturizer feels luxurious. The smell of the roses reminds me of a spa (the kind I can't afford to go to, but a spa nonetheless), the packaging looks gorgeous on my shelf, and the rich cream feels like I'm doing something good for my skin. This moisturizer is an experience, and that's part of the fun of using it. The great skin that comes with it is just a bonus.
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