Not only do we adore the scent of roses, but they’re also packed with tons of good-for-you benefits! So, while we’re obsessed with rose-inspired makeup looks, we’re also massively lusting after roses in our skincare collections as well. We’re super happy beauty brands have been incorporating rose into their skin care collections lately. Mists, serums, toners, creams… the list of options goes on and on thanks to the hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and cleansing qualities found in freshly plucked petals.
For starters, rose hips are super rich in vitamin C, the coveted ingredient found in all good beauty products, that’s responsible for making your skin brighter, younger looking, and protecting it from damaging earthly elements. It’s also full of vitamins E, D, A, and B3 along with those aforementioned antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. All this make roses ideal for calming redness, treating breakouts (thanks to the antiseptic compound phenyl ethanol), hydrating parched skin, and balancing oil. Basically, they make everything softer, soothed, and less irritated. Talk about #SkinGoals.
Here’re a few of our fav rose-based products for the ultimate rose skincare routine:
The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner, $16: Your face will feel crazy clean (and look much brighter) after a few swipes of The Body Shop’s gel toner that’s infused with real rose petals. It’s also 100% vegan and the scent is borderline addictive. Shop it here.
Morning and evening after moisturizer:
Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil, $54: This wild rose oil is silky to the touch and improves skin tone, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, via vitamins A and C. It also contains the plant extract Camapu, which is known for its anti-aging properties. Shop it here.
During the day:
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $24: Skin stressed out? Mist it calm with Jurlique’s award-winning (and cult fan favorite) formula that includes marshmallow root, aloe vera, and Gallica rose extract from an organic farm in South Australia. Not only does it smell insanely good, but it feels super refreshing against the skin and will give you a soft dewy glow. Jurlique also releases a limited-edition mist each year and their latest, Intense Deluxe Edition 7, will be available this May just in time for Mother’s Day. Shop it here.
Evening cleansing routine:
Garnier SkinActive Soothing Rose Water Cleansing Milk, $9: Remove dirt, oil, and makeup — without stripping your skin and drying it out — with Garnier’s Soothing Rose Cleansing Milk that’s free of all the bad stuff: parabens, petroleum, silicones, microbeads, dyes, and sulfates. Shop it here.
Evenings after cleansing:
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask, $52: If you’re into high-tech beauty, you’re going to be obsessed with this PTR mask. Five rose stem cells are blended with four rose extracts in this potent gel that works to reverse dullness and sagging, as well as dehydration. Pro-tip: Keep it in the fridge before applying for an extra icy (and incredibly cooling) treatment. Shop it here.