I was absolutely over-the-moon when I discovered Aster & Bay at Northern Ireland based Red Ruby Rouge (you can also buy direct from Aster & Bay, as they are now Edinburgh based).
The brand was founded by Erin Hammond in the USA. She studied Architectural Conservation at Edinburgh University and when she returned to the states began to study botany, plant folklore and herbal alchemy. The range is natural and made with the highest quality plant ingredients. The products are also unisex (as if you'd want to share!) and packaging is simple but beautiful and recyclable.
There are no preservatives in the products, no animal testing, no parabens or phthalates and ingredients are ethically sourced.
The Rosewater Mist (100ml - £25) is absolute heaven. You can use it on your face, hair or body and it smells divine. Scented with Bulgarian rose water which has been hydro-distilled as well as Ylang Ylang floral water. The blend calms, relaxes and replenishes both the body and mind.
Honeysuckle extract is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and has anti-oxidant properties which help to inhibit bacteria on the skin or scalp. Epsom Salt helps the skin hold onto it's own moisture as well as moisturising and detoxifying the skin. It also helps to add volume to the hair and remove oil build up. Himalayan Pink Salt hydrates and contains 80+ skin replenishing minerals.
To use: spritz onto the face after cleansing and before moisturising, spray onto damp roots before styling for rose scented beachy waves or to give the hair volume. Alternatively, spritz into the palm and mix a few drops of facial serum for a light and hydrating treatment. The mist is also good to relieve sunburn or any skin irritations.
Have you used the Rosewater Mist? What's your favourite Aster & Bay product?