Melvita’s gorgeous Rose Nectar Cleanser

MelvitarosecleanserI love cleansers. It took me about 20 years to realise that, abusing my poor skin with baby wipes or soap and water. But I discovered cleansers a few years ago, and cleansing oils and balms have fast become my favourites. For the past few weeks, I have been using Melvita Rose Nectar Milky Cleansing Oil which is absolutely fantastic.

This oil transforms from an oil to a milky lotion on contact with water. It’s gentle enough for eyes as well, which is what I love in a cleanser, and it really makes my skin feel soft, and not at all dry.

It uses a wild rose extract harvested by hand from an unspoilt Alpine region, and it is perfect for dehydrated skin. A combination of rose hip seed oil and rose petal create a cleanser which is rich in essential fatty acids, and it really does remove stubborn makeup and prevent dryness. It’s so moisturising that it felt unnecessary to even apply night-cream afterwards.

Melvita Rose Nectar Milky Cleansing Oil, £19.50, is available from, Wholefoods stores, selected John Lewis stores, BeautyMART at Harvey Nichols and