This natural brand is the brainchild of Alan Cartlidge and his wife, Rossi. After becoming tired of so-called 'natural' products that contained all sorts of 'chemicals' and preservatives, Rossi formulated a range with 100% natural ingredients. None of the products contain parabens, sulphates, petro-chemicals, PEGs, phthalates, artificial fragrances, plastic fillers or synthetic chemicals.
The brand's philosophy is based on three principles; purity, balance and wisdom.
- Purity meaning natural really is natural. Only 100% natural ingredients are used, and no synthetic fragrances or preservatives are used.
- Balance in that they believe in a balanced lifestyle to promote health, vitality and wellbeing.
- Wisdom in that the formulas combine active botanicals to give skincare that helps you look and feel your best.
There are four ranges in the brand; Hydrating, Sensitive, Combination and Forever Rose.
I'd recommend the Rhassoul and Strawberry Powder Face Mask (£13.50, rossiuvema.com). This self-mix powder mask contains the lava clay, Rhassoul, found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Mineral-rich, this clay is extracted in large clods, washed, sun-dried and micronized into a smooth powder. It has been used as a skin and hair conditioner for thousands of years probably due to its high content of silica, magnesium, potassium and calcium as well as its ability to absorb oil.