My bad, Karen (a re-review).May 4, 2010
I would like to apologize for jumping the gun and telling the internet that Karen’s Botanicals Calendula Rose Facial Cream smells like ham. After being assured that I must have received an expired or defective sample, I gave it another try. To my surprise, the cream smelled nothing like ham the second time around. Apparently I did initially receive a bad sample.
Scent– While the scent is not something that I consider entirely pleasant, it certainly is not unpleasant. It certainly would not prevent me from purchasing the product, especially since the smells fades within a few minutes of applying the cream.
Performance– The performance is the same. The cream is thoroughly moisturizing; it also makes my face soft and lovely.
Ingredients (the same, obviously)- Sunflower, Olive oil infused with Rosebud and Calendula blossom, Calendula extract, Aloe Vera gel, Jojoba oil, Emulsifying vegetable wax, Beeswax, Mixed Tocopherols (non-GMO certified Vitamin E oil), Borage seed oil, Evening Primrose oil*, Borageseed oil, Rosehip seed oil, Blue Chamomile essential oil, selected essential oil blend.
Price– My second sample was free, which was very generous considering my bitchy remarks concerning the first one. A 1.7 oz container is $25.50. That may seem expensive, but it’s a pretty standard price for any facial cream that has quality ingredients.
Rating– nine, y’all
p.s. I recently purchased some more Karen’s Botanicals products (namely, a toner and a lotion). They are off the chain, my friends. Reviews are on the way!