In Dubrovnik, tourists, mostly Asians, stand in line to buy rose cream, which is produced in the monastery of the Little Brothers and sold in one of the oldest Croatian pharmacies. The pharmacy of the monastery of the Little Brothers is located next to the beautiful monastery atrium full of fragrant and exotic herbs.
It has been produced since 1317 according to the traditional recipe of the monastery. Over time, however, the method of production has changed somewhat, but it is still produced by hand in ceramic vessels with ingredients from the monastery garden. It is rich in texture and intense rose scent.
They did not want to give us the recipe or the composition, but we can assume that the basic ingredients are almond oil, beeswax and rose essential oil.
Although it has a really wonderful rose scent, the cream is oily and has a thick texture that is slowly absorbed into the skin.
Its excess shine stays on the face all day, so I can only recommend it to people with dry and very dry skin. I rinsed it off after a while because my skin kept glowing as a result of the greasy “film” it leaves on my face. From these textured “heavy” creams I have a feeling my skin isn’t breathing. It is very likely that due to the beeswax in the composition creates this protective “film” that protects the skin from drying out. Still, I have to mention that it is a good preparation for make-up, as the liquid powder will blend nicely with the cream, especially if the powder is of a dry texture. I will use it as a mask, or a nourishing treatment. The price, like everything in Dubrovnik, is high.
Packaging: 30 ml glass container
Price: 93 kn