ROSE, ROSE, I LOVE YOU
The 411 on why this floral beauty is more than just a pretty scent, and how having it as an ingredient in your skincare can benefit you in so many ways!
How roses as a skincare ingredient can improve skin’s moisture.
The rose might be the eternal symbol of love and beauty, but it also has a whole plethora of other practical uses. For starters, this sweetscented flower, when infused in skincare, provides hydration, restores radiance and suppleness, and stimulates collagen production thanks to its high vitamin C and E content. It also contains antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties, which reduces redness and calms the skin. Rose water, for example, is particularly good at soothing acne, dermatitis, and even eczema!
So, if you’re like us and looking to stop and smell the roses, then you should definitely consider some of our current favourites that benefit from the inclusion of this versatile floral wonder.
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask,
RM560 Best for: Hydrating and plumping ageing skin. Skin is visibly smoother. Restores luminosity and reduces overall signs of ageing and fatigue. How to use: Apply a thick layer onto the face and neck, carefully avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes, then tissue off the excess. Use two or three times a week.
Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil,
RM141, Sephora Best for: Girls on the go. This silicone-free fusion of powerful oils is absorbed almost instantly, leaving skin and hair hydrated and damage-free! How to use: Work about one to three drops through wet hair and air dry; or smooth through strands after a blowout to calm frizz; or apply daily to the body to soften dull, dry skin and lock-in moisture for a dewy, radiant glow.
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-repair Gel Mask,
RM247, Sephora Best for: Counteracting visible fine lines and wrinkles. How to use: Apply a generous amount to clean skin and leave for 10 minutes. Use daily for maximum hydration, or refrigerate for a cooling treatment. To use as an intensive treatment, apply a thin layer as the last step in your skincare regime and leave overnight.
Pixi Rose Oil Blend, RM121,
Sephora Best for: Dull and dehydrated skin. The potent blend of nourishing sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed and rose geranium oils improves skin’s elasticity and glow with continued use. How to use: Massage two to three drops onto clean skin morning and night. For a hydration boost, add one or two drops to your daily moisturiser before applying.
Melvita Organic Rose Floral Water,
RM138 Best for: Dry skin (including after-sun care), because it is deeply moisturising.
How to use: Soak a cotton wool pad and apply to the face twice a day to tone the complexion. Do not rinse. You can spritz it on throughout the day for a quick hydration boost, or to refresh your skin.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist (120ml),
RM77, Sephora Best for: Toning, hydrating and softening all skin types. Also reduces redness and inflammation. How to use: Shake before spritzing. We recommend it after cleansing and before moisturising.
Belif Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil,
RM270 Best for: Skin that needs a radiant boost. Made from natural oils and real rose petals, it’s also great as a moisturiser for very dry skin.
How to use: All you need is one or two drops with some clean water to finish off your cleansing routine or mix in two to three drops with your toner, essence or cream for better hydration. You can apply a 2:1 ratio in your makeup for a smoother application with a dewy finish or add three to four drops in your bath to pamper your body.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream,
RM210, Sephora Best for: Nourishing and hydrating normal to dry skin.
How to use: Apply this cream twice a day to the face and neck.
Aesop A Rose by Any Other Name Body Cleanser (200ml),
RM80 Best for: Gently cleansing skin. How to use: Dispense a generous amount into hands or onto a sea sponge. Massage and lather over damp skin, then rinse thoroughly.