Evan Healy’s Rose Vetiver Day Moisturizer $37.95 does an excellent job of hydrating that most difficult of complexions, the combination skin. As well as balancing both oily and dry skin, Rose Vetiver is an accomplished multitasker that leaves a hydrated softness behind it whether used on the face, neck or hands.

Although vetiver is way down the ingredients list, I suspect that it punches above its weight and is responsible for Evan Healy moisturizer’s somewhat musty smell (that may not to be everyone’s taste).  In India it is called khus grass and there researchers looking for an alternative to carcinogenic BHT, found it to be a strong antioxidant and since then it has been well established that the essential oil of the root is an effective free radical scavenger. Vetiver is also an antibacterial that will keep acne at bay.

Oil from rosa damascena is an emollient that also has cicatrisant properties that encourage normal scar tissue formation. The farnesol contained in the oil is supposed to be good for reducing broken capillaries and thread veins, as well as boosting poor circulation.

Although horsetail, with its high content of natural silica, is more commonly seen in hair care products, it makes a lot of sense for skin care as well. Silicon is pretty much everywhere in the human body as it essential for the functional strength and stability of the tissues.

The hydrating qualities of this daytime (Evan Healy doesn’t believe in night creams, by the way) moisturizer are enhanced by marshmallow. This extract has a lot of mucilage, the thick, gooey stuff in plants that aids water retention.

Evan Healy has been nothing if not thorough with Rose Vetiver and has covered all bases with the addition green tea, vitamins, seaweed and lecithin to mention just a few of the ingredients here. At under $40, this is excellent value for money and a great product for combination 30-something skin – although anyone at any age who needs some softening up will appreciate it.


Distilled water, hydrosols of rose and neroli (Rosa damascena floral hydrolate,* Citrus aurantium dulcis hydrolate),* aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis),* botanical extracts of marshmallow root (Althea officinalis),* horsetail silica (Equisetum arvense),* comfrey root (Symphytum officinalis),* calendula (Calendula officinalis)*, elderflower (Sambucus Canadensis),* mallow blue flower (Malva sylvestris),* chickweed (Stellaria media),* green tea (Camellia sinensis).* Vegetable oils of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius),* jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis),* avocado (Persea gratissima),* borage (Borago officinalis),* macadamia nut (Macademia ternifolia),* olive (Olea europaea fruit oil).* Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii),* orange wax (Citrus aurantium dulcis peel cera), seaweed extracts (algae extracts),* non-GMO (soy lecithin),* natural liposomes (lecithin), vegetable (glycerin),* emulsifying wax (NF), vitamins A retinol palmitate), C (ascorbyl phosphate), E (tocopherol), rosemary and sage extracts (Rosmarinus officinalis extract, Salvia officinalis extract), paraben-free grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) extract, essential oils of rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides), carrot seed (Daucus carota), clary sage (Salvia sclarea).

* Certified organic