Everything's coming up roses. It seems like the rose is still a top choice in beauty, whether in fragrances — Escentials recently started stocking the Dear Rose brand that centres around the flower — or even face masks and body washes. Why? The scent of the rose is subtle, yet intoxicating and rose essential, when extracted, has hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Want to add a bit of luxury and decadence to your morning bath or skincare routine? Here are eight of our favourites.
1. Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Treatment, $101
This potent dose of vitamins E and A conditions and hydrates skin and can be blended with other creams to boost their properties. What makes it so good? A blend of rosehip oil, rose otto, neroli and violet leaf essential oils.
2. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Serum and Cream
Following the brand's iconic Rose Face Mask, Fresh expands this range with this intensively hydrating serum and cream duo, Both imbue skin with a hydrated and dewy look for up to 24 hours.
3. Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil
This luxurious, rose-infused oil smells divine and is great for hydrating skin in wintery climates, or before you pop into bed in an air-conditioned room.
4. Annick Goutal Rose Pompon Eau de Toilette, from $179
An uplifting and efferverscent new scent from the brand, this would definitely appeal to younger woman.
5. Smith's Rosebud Salve
This cult favourite makes a great lip moisturiser and pre-lipstick base and who can resist the delightfully-vintage tin?
6. The Body Shop British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub, $36.90
Made with real rose petals, this reveals super-soft, scrubbed-fresh skin during bath time.
7. Dear Rose A Capella Eau de Parfum
This fruity, green floral uses a crunchy, rose bud absolute and blends it with ivy leaf and white woods for a clean, breezy effect.