By Deborah Fulsang A decade ago the late Lee Alexander…
You can have your dozen long-stemmed roses. We look at the classic bloom more holistically so recommend indulging in rose-scented beauty products this month. They last much longer than that cliché bouquet too.
Roses, of course, preoccupy many during this month of romance. But the iconic flower also figures prominently in many modern-day scents and skincare lines too. Read all about new rose perfumes in our new digital magazine but also stop to consider the beauty world’s love affair with all manner of rose-infused creams and lotions, mists and potions.
Rose oil provides us with the rich and complex scent that is this bloom’s signature, but the essence is also great for the skin. Soothing, hydrating and restorative, it demonstrates that this is one flower that’s more than just a pretty face. No wonder it’s been prized for centuries in myriad beauty rituals.
Here, a few of our rose-infused beauty picks:
Fresh Beauty Rose Face Mask
This gel mask is a bestseller for Fresh. Given its trio of functions, we definitely see why. It tones, moisturizes and reduces inflammation with a combination of rosewater, rose petals, cucumber extract, aloe vera and green tea.
Fresh Beauty Rose Face Mask, $72, www.sephora.com
Lush Cosmetics Roses All The Way Soap
This subtle rose soap is a great addition to your powder room—or your next bath. Fresh rose infusion and rose oil complement coconut oil and rapeseed oil for a sensually fragrance experience. This one is a limited edition pick just for Valentine’s Day.
Lush Cosmetics Roses All The Way Soap, $8, www.lush.ca
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
This cult classic is the perfect pick-me-up when you need to stop and smell the roses. Use it as a toner, as a final spritz before stepping out the door, at your desk when your skin is feeling dry or gently mist yourself before heading to bed. Refreshing and restorative!
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $42, www.sephora.com