Aside from its pleasing scent, which helps to make beauty routines more therapeutic, roses are rich in brightening vitamin C and fortifying antioxidants. They help to combat skin conditions like acne while enhancing the skin regeneration process.
Thanks to its calming properties, the flower also soothes inflammation, making it the perfect ingredient for sensitive skin.
When used in fragrances, roses help to frame the entire profile when it’s mixed with other scents. It’s no coincidence that the use of roses in beauty dates back to the Middle Ages.
“Bulgarian roses have been delicately harvested and distilled since 10th century Persia, and were considered the height of beauty. In the Roman Empire, the extracted rose oil has been dubbed liquid gold,” says Eva Soh, director of home-grown skincare brand Myskinbar.
With these benefits in mind, here are some of the newest rose-infused beauty products.