We all know the humble Rose as such a classic scent, but it is actually so much more than just a sweet-smelling flower. Rose and all of its derivatives make amazing ingredients in natural skin care, so I've put together this guide to some of the best natural Rose skin care.
As much as I love wearing Roses as a perfume and having a bunch of them in my home, I also absolutely love Roses in natural skin care. In fact, they are one of my favourite ingredients! The humble Rose has so many incredible benefits for the skin - its derivatives include hydrating Rose Water and nourishing Rosehip Oil, which can help to soothe and hydrate dehydrated skin and give the complexion an overall brighter, more radiant tone. The scent of Rose alone is also incredibly unique - one of the most calming and beautiful aromas in the world!
Uses of Rose in natural skin care
Rose is a potent ingredient in natural skin care with so many ways to use its derivatives. You may be using rose-based products without even realising it! Rosehip Oil is an extremely popular natural ingredient due to its richly hydrating properties and high content of nutrients and it's actually derived straight from Rosehip Seed. Rosehip Oil nourishes and brightens the skin naturally, making it particularly good for dry and mature skin types thanks to its ability to plump up fine lines and help target the appearance of pigmentation and age spots. Rose Water is another popular natural ingredient, and is made by steeping rose petals in water. Rose Water is incredibly soothing and is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, plus it has the ability to balance the skin's pH levels, making it a great all-rounder for most skin types.
Best natural Rose skin care
Life Basics Rosehip Oil
To enjoy the benefits of pure Rosehip Oil, opt for the Life Basics Rosehip Oil, which is ideal for all skin types. Rosehip is known for its ability to soothe and hydrate the skin as well as improve elasticity, and it can also be used to target the appearance of any stretch marks on the body. This oil is cold-pressed and 100% pure so you're reaping the benefits of Rosehip in its purest form. Apply to face and neck twice daily.
Vanessa Megan Rose Water Spray
The Vanessa Megan Rose Water Spray is a beautiful way to rehydrate your skin each morning and throughout the day. This refreshing spritzer is such a great multi-purpose product - you can use it as a traditional toner, to refresh your makeup, or to deliver moisture to dry skin while you're on the go. Rose Water is extremely soothing so it's perfect for cooling down any skin irritations, should they occur.
Salt & Glow Skin Mist - Rose & Cactus Toner
Another great rose-based mist is the Salt & Glow Skin Mist - Rose & Cactus Toner which combines the hydrating properties of organic Bulgarian Rose Water with soothing Aloe Vera, toning Witch Hazel, and brightening Pomegranate, Kakadu Plum and Sea Buckthorn. Ideal for quenching thirsty skin, this gentle toner also works to tighten pores and balance oil production.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Colour + Correct SPF 30
With Alpine Rose Stem Cells, Rose Water and Rosehip Oil, the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Colour + Correct SPF 30 is a dermatologist-tested tinted CC cream that is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin. With sheer yet buildable coverage, it's perfect for evening out skin tone and discolouration and delivering a lovely glow to the complexion, but it's packed full of skin care benefits too, working to soothe and soften dry skin as well as help maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier. On top of all that, it's also SPF 30, making it a great daily all-rounder!
Natural Rose body care
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion
As an everyday body moisturiser, I absolutely love the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses® Soothing Body Lotion. This fragrant, refreshing lotion is super hydrating without feeling heavy or sticky, using the natural moisturising powers of Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Pomegranate Extract, and is lightly scented with Rose Geranium and Orange Oils. I apply all over after showering to lock in moisture and help keep my skin nice and soft.
Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap Rose
Perfect for use all around the house, the Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap Rose is scented with natural Rose fragrance for a fresh floral aroma. Calming and uplifting, this gentle cleansing formula can be diluted and used for everything from shampoo to dish liquid. You can see all 18 uses of the Dr Bronner's soap here
Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil
With a delicate Rose aroma, the Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil contains a nourishing blend of deeply moisturising oils including Jojoba and Sweet Almond, designed to leave skin feeling smooth, supple and refreshed. The natural Rose fragrance comes from Rose Oil, which provides a long-lasting, lingering scent - perfect for use after bathing or showering and even used in place of perfume. Beautifully hydrating, this pampering body oil is lightweight, non-greasy and fast-absorbing, and can also be used for massage.