Cheaper Skincare Alternatives: Turkish Rose Water

Toner isn’t a completely necessary step in your skincare routine, although I personally love the added freshness and it makes distributing a facial serum or oil a little easier. I love rose water but with my preference for organic ingredients such a bottle can cost quite a bit. During my move I ran out of toner and found a great cheaper alternative in the most unexpected of places…

turkish rosewater / turks rozenwater

my local Turkish deli! This pink bottle of Turkish rose water cost only a few quid and is much cheaper than my normal online purchases. The ingredients consist of rose extract and water, so happily no alcohol or other additives in sight. I personally dislike alcohol in toners, it only ever irritates my skin and doesn’t do any good.

turkish rosewater / turks rozenwater

It has been doing a fine job as a toner and has been a great reminder that skincare doesn’t have to cost a fortune.ย I am sure you will be able to find something similar at any middle eastern store.


Toner is geen absoluut noodzakelijke stap in je huidverzorgingsroutine, hoewel ik zelf echt dol ben op de verfrissing en vind dat het helpt om serum of olie makkelijker te verdelen over de huid. Een persoonlijke favoriet is rozenwater maar met mijn voorkeur voor biologische ingredienten kan zo’n flesje nog best wat kosten. Tijdens mijn verhuizing raakte mijn toner op en ik vond een goed en goedkoop alternatief in een onverwachte plaats…

turkish rosewater / turks rozenwater

mijn lokale Turkse supermarkt! Deze roze fles Turks rozenwater koste slechts een paar euro en is zoveel goedkoper dan mijn normale online aankopen. De ingrediรซnten bestaan enkel uit rozen extract en water, dus gelukkig geen alcohol of andere toevoegingen. Ik hou niet van toners met alcohol, mijn huid raakt er alleen maar geirriteert van en het doet me verder geen goed.

turkish rosewater / turks rozenwater

Dit rozenwater werkt echt super als toner en is echt een goede optie voor meiden met een beperkt budget. Ik weet zeker dat je zoiets kunt vinden in elke oosterse supermarkt.

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20 thoughts on “Cheaper Skincare Alternatives: Turkish Rose Water

  1. Talking About Beauty October 11, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    It’s definitely very true that good skin care need not cost a fortune. As my skin is very prone to breakouts I have always used the La Roche Posay range recommended to me by various GP’s and dermatologists. Very affordable and great simple products that do the job.

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    • Anne October 12, 2015 / 9:44 am

      LRP is such a great brand ๐Ÿ˜€ I have only tried a few things, but have been really impressed.

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      • Talking About Beauty October 12, 2015 / 9:34 pm

        Their Effaclar cleanser is one I have used for about 15 yrs now lol. Just love it. So simple, effective and non irritating. All moisturisers are nice.. I like alternating between Nutritic & Effaclar K/H. Theor lipbalm is great too. Want to try their micro exfoliating lotion!

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        • Anne October 13, 2015 / 8:51 am

          Good to know, I will definitely look into the cleanser and moisturisers ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. stashmatters October 2, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    What a fantastic find! I think people use rose water for cooking as well?
    I hear you about toners with alcohol – too harsh for me.

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    • Anne October 3, 2015 / 9:02 am

      They do, but the lovely man at my loval deli told me they are different products…not sure what the difference is but well.

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  3. Amelia Vesper October 2, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    This sounds awesome! If only I had a Turkish deli in my neighborhood!!

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    • Anne October 3, 2015 / 9:03 am

      I am sure any middle-eastern one will do: maroccan, egyptian or maybe jewish?

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      • Amelia Vesper October 3, 2015 / 10:08 am

        I’ll have to be on the lookout!

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  4. girl bout town October 2, 2015 / 9:06 am

    It’s amazing what you find at local stores right? Sounds like a much nicer alternative to toner ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:17 am

      I just love wondering through them and finding new stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ Usually food, but this was a pleasant surprise!

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