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

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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

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