Did you know that Trader Joe’s has their own in-house skincare line? Like, of course, they do, they have everything else in that store. They’re basically like Target where I walk in and come out with food I didn’t even intend on buying.
I’ve seen the Trader Joe’s Rose Facial Oil and rose toner on the shelves before and, allured by their $5.99 price tag, finally decided it’s time try them out for myself. I have always had success with rose hop oil products so I figured this would be an easy buy.
I picked up the facial oil, toner and also a sheet mask ($1.99) to test out and share my honest review with you guys! Keep watching the video to hear my thoughts, or keep reading if you prefer.
Trader Joe’s Rose Facial Oil & Toner Review
As I mentioned, I loved the price tag of these products. That how TJs gets you! The rose water facial oil was $5.99, same as the rose water facial toner and the sheet mask was just $1.99, which is fair compared to some sheet masks that can be over $5 each!
Also, the packaging is cute and simple. I brought them home and immediately tried them out. Each bottle tells you to use the product after cleansing. In my normal makeup routine, I usually do cleansing, toner, oils or moisturizer, BB cream and then beauty products, so I went with that order.
Let’s start with the Pros
I adore the scent of Rose anything, so they got me with the rose scent right away. It’s hard to make Rose things not smell like Grandma’s house and they did a good job!
Again, loved the price point of this. I used to use Herbivore’s Rose Water, but it’s over $30 a bottle. I now use Evanhealy’s hydrating water and it’s also close to $30 a bottle. So a $6 bottle was an amazing deal!
The face oil can be used for many different things, not just as a moisturizer for your face! You can use it:
- your hair to fix split ends
- in your body lotion to give it a boost
- as a nail cuticle oil!
I’ve been using it a lot as the later, as I ruined my nails when camping. It’s been on my list to pick up a bottle of Essie’s cuticle oil (this stuff is magic, I swear) but the Trader Joe’s facial oil will do for now!
In regards to the sheet mask, I liked the cucumber scent. It did a great job at cooling my face, which I think would be an amazing sheet mask to bring along a tropical vacation (hello sunburns!) I would buy it again.
Now, the Cons
I found that the toner dried my face out too much. Unlike the Witch Hazel toner, which balances PH but doesn’t dry my skin out, the Trader Joes Rose Toner left my skin feeling too dry and tight. Not a feeling I liked!
I found the oil to also not hydrate my skin enough. I have dry skin and always need a beauty routine that puts hydration first. I’ve used the facial oil many times and found that it never keeps my skin hydrated all day like almost every other moisture I use. And that’s kind of the point of oil, eh?
I also had my husband try out both products. My husband, Robin, has a totally different skin type than myself. While I have dry, sensitive skin, he has oily acne-prone skin.
After using the toner, he felt like his face felt hydrated, which was different than what I felt. But, he complained that the facial oil wasn’t absorbing into his skin. It was leaving his face too moist. You could even see his skin shining from the oil that wasn’t being absorbed in. Yuck!
So, on myself, the products left my skin too dry, and on my husband, left them too moist. In terms of online reviews, Amazon reviewers mostly say positive things about each of the products and a friend of mine likes it as well.
You get what you pay for when it comes to these skin care products and I think it’s totally worth it to pay a bit more for a better product by a different brand.
Have you tried any of the Trader Joes’ skin care products? If you love them or hate them, leave a comment below, I want to hear your thoughts!