It seems like every month the beauty industry highlights a new “it” ingredient. For a while, everything had avocado in it. Then we saw tons of skincare products boasting the effectiveness of charcoal. So what’s up now? Rose! Rose-infused beauty products aren’t just loved for their feminine scent — they also boast a variety of skin hair benefits (like toning down dullness and redness and reviving limp, lifeless hair). Using roses in beauty products certainly isn’t anything new (the ancient Greeks used rose water and rose oil, while rose extract was used in India as eye drops), the latest products are as innovative as they are pretty. Here are a few of my favorites.
Most of the hand creams that actually keep dry skin hydrated smell not-so-great. This makes us women have to decide between a hand cream that actually works or one that smells nice. This AERIN version does both. The lightweight formula doesn’t feel too sticky or heavy, and the scent is just divine.
The packaging of this product is just gorgeous. It almost makes you not want to even open it. But that would be silly, since this brightening oil (infused with real rose petals) is boosted with super C to increase skin’s absorption of vitamin C by up to 1,000 percent. Damn, Daniel.
It may be a bit pricey, but if you’re a rose-lover, this scent will be right up your alley. And when you’re finished with the bottle, you can use it to decorate your bookshelves or on your vanity. Tres chic.
Tis the season for oily faces, am I right? Tone down shine during the summer heat with these rose-scented blotting papers. And at just $8 per package, this is a budget-friendly buy.
Fresh products are, in my opinion, worth the hype. I’ve tried lots of samples of their products before saving up and purchasing the full-size version for myself. With 915 reviews up on Sephora (and an average of 4/5 rating), this is clearly a cult-favorite.
It’s never too early to start using a cleanser that boasts anti-aging benefits. Using stem cell technology, rose stem cells are blended with rose extracts to help repair visible signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and dullness.
This lip conditioner has a faint tint, making it the perfect product for those who want protection with a bit of coverage. The calming rose scent doesn’t hurt, either.
I’ve recently been trying out various face mists. At first I wondered if these face mists were just glorified waters with fancy minerals thrown in to lure in customers, but after using a few I totally understand the hype. This version uses Bulgarian rose and coconut water (another one of my favorite ingredients) to tone and soften your skin.
I’m a huge fan of the original Rosebud salve, but this version is a fun alternative. The mandarin scent mixed with the traditional rose is perfect for warmer weather. Plus, you can keep the tin when you’re finished to store odds and ends in. Does anyone else do this?