Photo: Emily Ovaert
Rose is the most elegant, simple, and refined single-note scent I can think of. And I’m a single-note scent kinda gal. Tell me about bouquets mixed into a perfume and I can feel a headache coming on, but rose is light and fresh, timeless and romantic. And I’m not alone in my admiration for the flower and it’s many byproducts.
Adding to the luxuriousness of the bevy of rose products presented here is the utter preciousness of the delicate flower. Mostly grown in Turkey and Bulgaria, it takes almost 300 pounds of rose petals to create just one fluid ounce of pure rose essential oil, which is known to be not only uplifting, but also an aphrodisiac… 😉
To get your weekend shopping off to a rosy start, we’ve rounded up some of the best rose infused products to shop now.
This bath oil is the result of 10,000 rose petals–pure luxury! Plus, its scent is known to have stress-relieving properties.
Rose hip seed oil might be an even more popular beautifying ingredient than rose. Rose hip refers to the berry-like fruit born of the classic flower. But its biggest selling point just may be that beauty, Miranda Kerr, supermodel and creator of Kora Organics, swears by it. Kora explains: “Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin C, abundant in Essential Fatty Acids and is incredibly moisturizing. It can also assist in reducing the appearance of sun damage and scarring and is a wonderful, nurturing product if you have sensitive skin.” So, forget Body by Victoria–I’ll take Body by Miranda.
A gentle natural cleanser with a light feel, Indie Lee’s rosehip creation removes makeup, soothes sensitive skin and redness thanks to it’s ample quantities of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It’s got anti-aging properties too.
There’s nothing like a gel moisturizer, if you ask me. Instant spa sensation, this moisturizer is fun to apply due to it’s simultaneously fluffy and lightweight texture. This stuff truly smells like roses too, which is a major plus in my book.
A rich, thick moisturizer that calms redness and, in contrast to the Jurlique gel above, is more of a balm.
Rosewater and aloe makes for a cooling, calming toning spray, or just a mid-day treat.
An ultra-hydrating mask that also works as a lovely facial-while-you-sleep.
The collection harnesses the benefits of rose in ten perfect lipsticks.
A perfect sorbet pink, which, while a splurge, will literally last forever, as less than a fingerprint per cheek gives a bright, light glow in cool gel form.
Particularly for color-treated hair, made with precious essential oil.
Ditch the feminine pink of many rose products for Oribe’s sleek, black look, but keep the perks: the rose hip fruit extract in this wax conditions and adds shine with enriching Vitamin C. Perfect for that choppy, slept-in hair we all crave.