Queen of flowers, the rose is an exquisite rarity world-renowned in beauty for centuries. Li Ying Lim discovers the best rose-based skincare. R O S E
Caudalíe Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil, RM155 Lancôme Absolue Precious Oil Nourishing Luminous Oil Darphin Rose Aromatic Care, RM236 ight from the moment By Terry Baume de Rose debuted, its velvety texture and voluptuous scent captivated beauty insiders and became a backstage staple. There is founder Terry Gunzburg’s elegant French touch in its silver cap and frosted jar, and the Rose Essential Wax. “I’ve always adored roses. The treasures of this queen of nature are gifts of beauty,” says Gunzburg. Meanwhile, Laura Mercier is also releasing rosehip seed oil-infused skincare. ne ounce of pure rose essential oil takes about 60,000 petals. One drop of Lancôme Absolue Precious Oil Nourishing Luminous Oil gives you a glow worthy of a thousand blossoms. Scented with the majestic Rose Heart, a cocktail of rose essential oil and seven precious plant oils breathe life into sallow skin. Caudalíe also prides itself with the rosaceareversing Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil, a revitalising blend of rose essential oil, palmarosa, and sesame plant oil. o precious and rare, roses come in more than 120 varieties. Dior famously cultivates Rose de Granville to extract its nectar for the Prestige skincare line. Nine years of research has shown that this rose, as it thrives in the harshest conditions, can prevent micro-inflammation and protect the most sensitised skin. Apart from its calming properties, the scent of roses also relaxes the mind and induces better sleep for anti-ageing. Kiehl’s Patchouli & Fresh Rose Collection Body Lotion, RM95.40 ven the body can benefit from some rose-infused love. Kiehl’s partners up with Grasse rose growers to cull rosa centifolia – plucked very early in the mornings to preserve their freshness – for Patchouli & Fresh Rose, a nourishing range of treats that include lotion and body wash. And don’t forget some décolletage action. BAZAAR’s favourite, Darphin Rose Aromatic Care, brings spa luxury straight into your boudoir with an intensely hydrating rose essence and refreshingly green rose scent.
Decléor Aromessence Rose D’Orient Soothing Night Balm Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Crème, RM1,049
By Terry Baume de Rose, RM220
Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil, RM239