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What isn’t there to like about a roses? Well, thorns, but that aside, this flower has been much-loved for its beauty, heavenly scent and powerful healing properties for centuries. Distilled into rose oil and rosewater since the days of Cleopatra, it’s still a sought-after ingredient thanks to it’s ability to calm inflammation, balance the skin’s pH, hydrate while controlling excess oil and so much more. Here, find a seven step routine featuring rose-infused skincare products that will leave you smelling and looking lovely.
1. Tone It: Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner
Restore your skin’s pH and sooth inflammation with Burt’s Bee’s Rosewater Toner, a gentle elixir that won’t strip skin of its natural moisture.
2. Body Balance: Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant
Among the many powers of rose is its ability to eliminate residual odors and purify toxins, exactly what a great deodorant should do. Mild astringent organic rose leaf extract tones and refreshes your skin, and the spray formula means you won’t find any unsightly, chalky marks on your clothes like you would with conventional antiperspirants and deodorants.
3. Moisturize: Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion
Fortify your skin with continuous moisture and essential nutrients like aloe, shea butter, Moroccan Argan Oil and rosewater with this non-greasy formula. The lightweight texture absorbs quickly for skin that’s soft, supple and instantly younger-looking.
4. Set and Refresh: Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Rosewater Balancing Mist
Jurlique’s mist of blended rose essential oils comes in a packable size that makes it easy to tote with you wherever you go–and that’s something you’ll definitely want to do. This multitasking product does everything from enhancing the efficacy of your moisturizer by creating an emollient effect to setting your makeup and refreshing it after a few hours out and about.
5. Wash Up: Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash
Turn your shower into a spa experience with Ren’s luxurious, rose-scented body wash. Rosewater and Damascus rose oil are blended with lactic acid and panthenol for skin-softening, rejuvenating results.
6. The Finishing Touch: Chloé Roses Eau de Toilette Spray
Chloé’s rose noted fragrance is light, young and fresh, nary a whiff of cloying heaviness that gave older generations of rose parfums their stuffy reputation. Oriental notes like amber, bergamot and white musk give this floral a balanced, beautiful effect.
7. Brighten Up: KORRES Wild Rose Brightening and Resurfacing System
Post-shower, apply this two-part facial treatment. It uses rose along with exfoliating AHAs and skin-brightening Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and aloe. The thin layer goes on first, a thicker layer follows; both are rinsed off after 3-10 minutes, delivering a lit-from-within glow to your complexion.
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