The Kypris Beauty Elixir 1000 Roses has developed such a huge cult following and it’s one of those products that has a phenomenal reputation for being incredibly nourishing and decadent. As you might have guessed, it’s called 1000 Roses because it’s an oil produced by steam-distilling 1000 Bulgarian Rose petals so the resulting product is a true beauty elixir. Kypris Beauty Elixir 1000 Roses is a potent, hydrating oil that looks and smells exactly as you might expect; a deep honey coloured liquid that’s almost serum-like in consistency and feels amazing on the skin.
I have to tread carefully with rose oil (annoyingly) as it can break me out. I used the Kypris Beauty Elixir 1000 Roses a few days in a row, and after around four days I did start to see the signs of congestion appearing, but that’s definitely a personal issue with rose and I think (I wanted to try this particular elixir as I figured if anything was going to tell me definitively whether I reacted to rose oil, it was this!) as long as you don’t have the same problem with rose oil, you’ll be fine. I will say that I can use this as a treatment product – a couple of times a week with a few days rest in-between – and I’m so glad I can as it really is everything I hoped it would be; it gives skin amazing nourishment and leaves it looking and feeling very plump and hydrated. I really enjoy layering it up with gentle massage between each layer to give my skin an impressive boost. I’ve had to temporarily stop using it for the Obagi skincare trial, but it’s definitely staying in my kit for use once the trial completes. When I started using this I had particularly dry and angry skin, which this very quickly took care of, so as long as you’re fine with rose then this is a great addition to any skincare kit, especially for those who struggle with dehydration, dryness and inflammation. If rose is not your thing, there are two other Beauty Elixirs in the range too. You can find the Kypris Beauty Elixir 1000 Roses here – link – with prices starting at £86 for 14ml.