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E’shee’s Silk Rose Essence- reader reviewed and rejected

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Sagging Skin
September 25, 2010 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 6 Comments
Reviewed by Erica

When I received the very small package of E’shee’s Clinical Silk Rose Essence ($119), I could hardly wait to try it!  Well it’s been almost 6 weeks later, and I can honestly say it is definitely not for me.

Let me explain why I was so excited.  I had recently stopped using Retin A, which I had been using for about a year, and I loved what it did for my oily, acne prone skin.  So when I started researching the benefits of rose oil for your skin, I was surprised to discover that it works in a similar way, just a more natural way.  It is a natural form of retinoic acid, which is controversial for skin benefits, but has done well for my skin in the past.

Silky Rose Essence also contains a lot of silicones and fillers.  I wasn’t completely turned off by this, since I use a make up primer and essentially all a make up primer is, is a combination of silicones and other products to help smooth the skin superficially.

So I decided to replace my primer with the Rose Essence. I used it for seven days when my face first broke out with terribly large red pimples.  I stopped using it for about 3 weeks to allow my skin to calm down. I decided to try it again, since I thought maybe the culprit for my face breaking out might have been the new cleanser I started using at the same time. I know that sometimes your face may go through a “purging” stage when using new cleansers.  Well, after another week, my skin broke out yet again.

To say the least, I stopped using it, and had to go back to my old faithful products to clear my skin again.  Maybe it just doesn’t agree with my skin, but even with having oily, acne prone skin, I have been able to use other products, like primers, that have silicones, with no ill effects.  So I guess I am forced to move on to something new.


Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, C12-C15 Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethi- cone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Squalane, Yolk Lecithin, Soluble Silk Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil.
  • September 26, 2010

    by Serina

    Hi, in my training in Europe with natural remedies, I learned that Rose promotes "heat"; it's characteristic is like "fire". Taken internally it increases body temperature. I can see how a skin that is already acne prone and sensitive would break out using Rose. Cooling and calming qualities would be plants like cactus, aloe, sea-weeds, cucumber etc.

    Thanks for the forum; it's hard to find a neutral, unbiased site for skin-products!

  • September 26, 2010

    by Erica

    I am glad that it works for you and I wish that I could use it because this product is more along the lines of what my 30 year old skin needs as opposed to the real heavy hitters. But thats why I mentioned that I do have oily, acne prone skin because not all products agree with me. But since finding this website I am able to weed those products out a lot easier. That's why I love TIA!

  • September 26, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Richard, I remember us talking about Cellular Repair a few months ago. Very glad to hear that it worked out for you. And the Silk Rose.

  • September 25, 2010

    by Richard

    Hi Marta, I agree with you about Cellular Repair Serum. My skin looks much better now then I use to go for Botox injections. But I have a different opinion about this one. I bought one back in May from E;shee web site. Never had any problems with it. I'm on my second bottle now and I like what it does for my skin. Have to admit, my skin is normal to dry, I don't have any acne problems and no sensitivity problems.
    Maybe it doesn't work for everybody. Definitely works for me!

  • September 25, 2010

    by Junko

    I'm thankful for this review too Erica. I really like the Repair and C products in the E'shee line. Good to have a review on another of this line's products. I don't have the desire to try this since you and Marta both have given it a thumbs down.

  • September 25, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Erica, I'm sorry that this didn't work out for you. I must admit I shied away from it when scanning the ingredients as I have very sensitive skin. That said, I do still really like E'shee's Cellular Repair Serum. Thanks for your candid review though - that's what TIA is all about.

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