It’s no secret that the ladies love roses. As clichéd as it may seem, there is something about the rose that oozes luxury (let’s be honest, they ain’t cheap). They also offer the perfect solution to tell someone how you feel whether it’s gratefulness, remorse or just straight up gushy love. In the midst of a harsh winter, the colourful flowers can lend the feel of spring to a room and give a much needed boost to power-on through the arctic conditions in anticipation of the first bloom. But of course, we can’t expect to receive a fresh bouquet every week now can we… Can we? No, I guess not.
Fortunately for us the pleasant aroma and luxurious feel of rose oil can be found in a number of beauty products after having been used for centuries due to its ability to treat a number of ailments ranging from dry skin to depression. The oil extracted from the petals helps the skin to retain moisture, and thanks to its purity it can be used on a range of skin types. It is especially recommended for sensitive skin due to its astringent effects on the capillaries – which is a dream for the dreaded ‘red-face’ so many suffer from.
Rose hip oil is taken from the fruits (the rose hips) and contains high levels of vitamin E (which soothes the skin) and vitamin A (which assists in the production of collagen) making this oil perfect to perk up more mature skin.
In the midst of a chemical-hungry market, cosmetic companies are beginning to take notice of the benefits of this powerful and natural solution, including it in a growing range of beauty products. Of course, it takes thousands of rose petals to produce just one ounce of oil and as a result it doesn’t come cheap, but the good news is that one tiny drop is particularly potent. If you invest, it will last you some time. Check out some of our favourite products containing this heavenly oil so you can feel bloomingly gorgeous and inject some ‘spring’ into your daily routine…
Wild Rose Targeted Hand Oil, $12.00
They say you can always tell a woman’s real age by the look of her hands. Keep them guessing with this daily solution containing rose hip oil to hydrate and even out the skin-tone on the back of your hands. And, of course, it’ll keep your digits smelling like roses.
Kosmea Skin Clinic Organic Rose Hip Oil, $27.99 for 20ml
This 100% certified oil is sourced all the way from the mountains of Lesotho in South Africa. Rub a couple of drops onto damp skin to hydrate dry and damaged cells and to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. Or add a drop to your daily moisturizer to reap the facial benefits.
Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream, $44.00
A natural form of vitamin C, the wild rose oil featured in this daily moisturizer helps keep fine lines at bay while minimizing any skin discolouration. It also contains imperata-cylindrica extract to provide all-day hydration while keeping you smelling dayum good in case anyone special comes in close.
Silk Oil of Morocco Rose Body Wash, $29.95
As well as rose extract this rejuvenating body wash contains cold pressed, organic Argan oil and 12 other essential oils to moisturize your skin as it cleans, while the floral scent will have you smelling like roses for the rest of your day.
Rose scented candle, $28.00
You don’t need anyone to buy you roses to benefit from the fresh scent they bring to a room. Instead, give your favourite space the luxurious smell with this candle which emits the delicate fragrance of young rose buds, while the 100% cotton wick enhances the diffusion of the scent and limits smoke. Now throw on some Marvin Gaye and boom! You just got lucky.
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