BRAND SPOTLIGHT: ROGER & GALLET

One of the best perks of becoming a beauty blogger is the opportunity to discover international brands that otherwise, I would have no bloody clue about. And today's brand spotlight is all about Roger & Gallet, a brand that was established in Paris 1862. While it started as a fragrance brand, it has now expanded into bringing unique and luxurious beauty products too.

I have to shamefully admit that I wasn't familiar with this brand at all other than a couple of blog posts that I read through UK bloggers. One fine day about 2 months ago, I suddenly started seeing Canadian beauty enthusiasts gushing about Roger & Gallet beauty products and I instantly knew that the brand had arrived on Canadian shores.

And boy, did it arrive with a bang as it is now available for purchase through Sephora.ca

I was very kindly sent two products to test; Fleur d'Osmanthus Uplifting Shower Gel* and Fleur d'Osmanthus Perfumed Soap* which strangely I couldn't find available on Sephora.

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Fleur d'Osmanthus Uplifting Shower Gel* (C$17.00)
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Ingredient: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Coco-Betaine, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, Laureth-11 Carboxylic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Polyquaternium-10, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil / Apricot Kernel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.

Right off the bat the first thing that I saw was that sodium laureth sulfate is listed as the second ingredient in the list. Now I know many are up in arms about SLS in general, doesn't matter the fact that sodium laureth sulfate is NOT the same as sodium lauryl sulfate and the former is labeled 'Good' on Paula's Choice site (source) hence I thought it would be best to point it out.

Now that the sticky point is out of the way, Roger & Gallet uses botanical cleansing base meaning it is probably derived from coconut which makes the ingredient gentler and safer on the skin. The scent of this shower gel is intoxicatingly fresh and citrusy without being overpowering and it makes shower a very relaxing experience.

The fresh scent wouldn't come as a surprise considering key notes are Mandarin, Osmanthus and also Sandalwood which imparts a very faint muskiness to the shower gel. The texture is a thick gel and while it does lather up nicely, you will not achieve a massive amount of foam due to the gentler ingredient list.

This shower gel leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and while I don't reach for it every day, it is my choice whenever I need a little pick me up.

Fleur d'Osmanthus Perfumed Soap*
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I'll be honest, I haven't used this soap and I don't see myself using it anytime soon. I mean can you blame me? Just look at how beautiful the packaging is!

What I did do was giving it a sniff every time I walked past it and I do it a hell lot because it is on my vanity table. The scent is very similar to the shower gel so once I run out of the shower gel...I might open and use it. Maybe. Or I will just repurchase the shower gel and let this continue to sit pretty on my table. Yes, I think I'll do that...😅

I am more than happy to be introduced to Roger & Gallet and even happier that the brand is now available for purchase through Sephora Canada. I know where I'll be shopping for Christmas presents this year...oh yea, I said the 'C' word and you guys can't stop me. 

Are you familiar with Roger & Gallet? Please leave your recommendations if you are a fan of the brand, I would love to explore more of their products!

*Products marked with * were received for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own.  There is no place for any sort of BS here.
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