As Valentine’s Day draws near to call upon the celebration of love, our attention is drawn to the signature flower, rose. Rose is more than just a symbol of affection, it is a champion skincare ingredient as well. The essential oil that rose produces bears remediable base properties that rejuvenate, restore and refresh the skin with its natural potency of Vitamin C. Here are some of our favorite rose infused beauty buys.
Not all roses are created equal. Damask is the queen of all roses and that's why it's the strain of extract most frequented in skincare products. The extracted Damask oil, high in quality but not quantity, is rare. It takes about six thousand pounds of petals to produce about two and a half pounds of oil. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, moisturizing and holistic elements are just some of the benefits a quality rose based product can provide.
Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C 2-Step Petal Peel
An easy 2-Step alternative to chemical peels, the activating gel works in tandem with the brightening and revitalizing mask as it cleanses the skin and refines complexion with the help of pomegranate enzymes. No mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, propylene glycol or ethanolamines are added, making this peel vegan and vegetarian friendly. $64
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist
Immediately apply this mist after cleansing and prior to moisturizing. The additive coconut water hydrates while the rose and hibiscus reduce redness and inflammation, leaving the skin with a dewy finish. $32
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
The time-release technology in this face cream optimizes the moisturizing properties to really get that dry skin back on a restorative track. With angelica leaf extract and a combination of hyaluronic acids, a protectant is formed to lock in and seal 24 hour moisture. Consider pairing this product with the Rose Face Mask and Rose Floral Toner for a ultimate hydration boost. $40
Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser
Rid of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this deep exfoliating cleanser is gentle enough for daily usage but powerful enough to combat acne prone skin. A true facial buffer, this cleanser aims to achieve seamless texture throughout while enhancing radiance and luminance. $28
Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm
How could we talk about Valentine's Day and not give some TLC to our lips! Hydrating, soothing and nourishing- this triple action, Dior lip balm has a focus on repairing cracked and wrinkled lips. With a touch of shea butter for an extra boost of moisturization, this product is also a great lip priming conditioner. $27