Everything is coming up roses, dear reader. Well, at least it is in this roundup, where we embrace the impressive skin care power of roses. This gorg flower isn't just easy on the eyes and nose; it can do wonders for your dermis, not limited to hydration, brightening, soothing, nourishing and protecting. From pressed rosehip seed oil to rosewater to powdered petals, pretty much the entire flower is utilized by beauty chemists and formulators to improve your complexion. Try this ingredient out yourself with one of the products ahead.
Fresh off the beauty line is Summer Fridays' R + R Mask, which uses rose petals to gently exfoliate skin. Meanwhile, vitamin C brightens and boosts collagen production while a multitude of botanical oils — including argan, safflower and sesame — hydrate, soothe and nourish.
Sometimes the simplest things can be the best for your skin and rosehip oil is proof of that. This single-ingredient product from The Ordinary can be applied as a moisturizer in the evening or under your makeup for a bit of glow. You can also add a drop or two to your favorite foundation or makeup sponge for a more glowy complexion. Rosehip seed oil is a dry oil, which means your skin absorbs it quickly without leaving a greasy residue.
We've talked about rose extract, rose powder, rosewater and rosehip oil — now let's talk rose stem cells. This serum by Dermelect is infused with Alpine rose stem cells, which helps to soothe red or inflamed skin while brightening. You can use this product after cleansing in the evening, or as a primer for your makeup.
If you're seeking an organic alternative to Mario Badescu's famous spray, InstaNatural has you covered. It's 100 percent damask rosewater and can be used as a toner, afternoon pick-me-up or even in place of regular water for "just add water" clay masks.