I am a fan of Terry de Gunzberg’s products both with YSL and under her own brand By Terry. The Touche Eclat highlighter she created is genius, and her Terrybly Densiliss foundation is my absolute favourite. She is a master at melding skincare and makeup together and I use and love a lot of her products.
It’s no surprise, then, that By Terry Huile de Rose is a lovely facial oil. It penetrates and plumps the skin, and it smells of fresh roses, as it should – it contains six different rose extracts. It also contains rosehip oil, vitamin E, and sunflower oil which is rich in linoleic acid and very good for mature skin.
As a facial oil, it’s fine, but I didn’t see any of the firming and pore tightening promised by the marketing, and have to say I was a little disappointed. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t love it, either. And because it’s quite expensive for a facial oil, I would expect it to do what it says it’ll do.
I’m not slating it, though. If you like rose products and want a perfectly good facial oil, you might enjoy this product. For me, it just didn’t deliver enough to justify the cost.
Effectiveness: 3 – great as a facial oil, but I didn’t experience any firming or lifting.
User Experience: 5 – it’s a lovely, light, dry oil and it smells amazing.
Comfort: 5 – silky and comfortable.
Repurchase: No. The results don’t justify the cost.