While Valentine’s Day has come and gone and spring is still weeks away, we could also use a little floral pick me up! One of the most popular flowers – the rose – not only smells amazing but also contains numerous beneficial ingredients for the skin. For instance, rosewater has anti-bacterial properties and can help relieve redness and inflammation, while rosehip oil protects skin from damage, provides anti-aging benefits and promotes skin regeneration.
Below are six of our favorite rose inspired skincare products to treat dry winter skin:
Kari Gran Hydrating Tonic, $35
A new staple in my skin care regimen, Kari Gran’s Hydrating Tonic is refreshing and has light rose scent. Unlike most toners, this product contains no alcohol so it will not strip the skin of natural oils and dry it out. Mist on anytime for a pick-me-up when your skin is feeling dry or use to set your mineral makeup.
KASU Tranquility Soap, $12-24
These soaps are a part of a new artisanal skin care line from The Golden Door, a wellness resort in Southern California. KASU Tranquility Soap is a handmade soap is enriched with kasu, the nutrient rich by-product of brown rice sake, and contains essential oils of rose geranium and clary sage. Chemical free, this soap is ideal for normal to dry skin can be use for the face, body and hair.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm, $70
Last May, Neal’s Yard Remedies released their 10th anniversary limited edition Wild Rose Beauty Balm. This balm can be used three ways – as a rich exfoliating cleanser, a balancing mask or as a nourishing balm for dry skin. Made with 99% organic ingredients including rosehip seed oil, patchouli, borage and geranium, this balm contains no mineral oils, parabens or synthetic fragrances or color.
KYPRIS Beauty’s 1,000 Roses Beauty Elixir, $225
For something extra luxurious, try this moisturizing beauty oil featuring the essential oil of 1,000 organic Bulgarian roses to help repair the signs of environmental damage and to deliver a dewy, glowing complexion. This luxury skin care line uses organic, wild-crafted and sustainable grown ingredients to make seriously high performance products. All products are 100% natural and nature-derived, scented and preserved with essential oils and plant extracts.
Sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes while deeply cleansing your face with this Rose Clay Facial Mask. A combination of rose clay helps to balance excess oils and soften fine lines, while Norwegian Sea Kelp, which is high in natural nutrients and minerals from seawater, stimulates and exfoliates skin. Made with natural and plant-based ingredients, this mask is suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin.
This new ultra rich body cream is ideal for moisturizing your hands and body and is naturally scented with Bulgarian rose. Shea butter and olive oil soothe and moisturize while collagen, wheat protein and vitamins A and E soften skin and protect skin.