Favorites: Rose-Inspired Beauty Products
There’s something about roses that makes a girl get weak in the knees. A beautiful bouquet says so much without saying anything at all. It’s no wonder, really, that there are a bevy of products that bring us back to that special feeling that only a long stem rose can induce.
Rose oil doesn’t just smell gorgeous, it also happens to have several beauty benefits: it’s “anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericide and stimulating (source).” Rose Hip Oil keeps the “skin hydrated and nourished and helps reduce the appearance of scars… Rose hip oil contains a high amount of natural tretinoin, a form of Vitamin A. Tretinoin has been known to reduce and protect the skin from damage that may be caused by the sun. It also aids the skin in producing collagen and new skin cells. (source).”
Combine a great scent with a powerful ingredient and you’ve got beauty magic. Here are 5 favorite rose-inspired products to try today:
Jurlique Rose Shower Gel ($22) – The entire bathroom will smell like a rose garden – and not in a perfumey, fake way – in a feel-good, fresh way. Plus, Jurlique gives serious suds, and leaves skin feeling fabulously soft, in that ready to be touched and caressed way. There’s a matching rose-scented lotion ($38), too. It’s equally as fantastic and pairs wonderfully with the shower gel for a well-rounded, rosey bathing experience.
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant ($8)- This is literally the perfect smelling rose, like Weleda bottled an entire rose garden and offered it in the form of an all-natural deodorant. Really gives new meaning to sweating roses… and it’s not harmful for you, free of aluminum and such.
The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream ($88) – We dedicated an entire post to this incredibly light and brilliant face moisturizer (click here for a recap). Smells absolutely delicious, as would be expected, and it leaves skin with that coveted healthy glow. Also comes sans all those terrible chemicals. Just pure… roses!
Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22) – The cult-favorite lip balm with a hint of rose hue is both moisturizing and colorful. It comes with a light SPF to protect your pucker in sun and swim season, but also gives your mouth a natural reddish tint, like you just ate a basket of strawberries.
REN Moroccan Rose Oil Sugar Body Polish ($62) – This could, quite possibly, be my favorite rose-inspired product that I’ve tried thus far in my life. It’s literally like bringing the spa to your bathtub. A sugar body polish, scented with the finest, freshest roses that leaves skin deliciously smooth and radiant. Your tub is not complete without a tub of REN’s body polish… seriously.