I’ve been trying a few new skincare products lately, and I discovered that my skin loves rose. Whether it’s rose water or rose petals, my skin seems more smooth, soft and nourished. Here are 5 amazing rose products to add to your skincare routine asap!
Rose is renowned for its many skincare benefits, including its antioxidant, toning and moisturising properties, whilst its scent is great for calming and soothing the mind. All of these 5 products can be picked up from the high street and they all cost under £20 – woohoo!
Up until a couple of years ago I hardly ever bothered with using toners after my cleanser. However, I now find that they are a great way of preparing my skin for my moisturiser whilst enjoying some additional skincare benefits. The Garnier Soothing Botanical Toner with Rose Water is made up of over 95% natural ingredients and is designed to soothe the skin, leaving it soft and supple. This contains natural antioxidants and has a subtle rose scent which I love, and although it contains alcohol, I don’t find this to be too drying on my skin.
I couldn’t possibly not include my all-time favourite Lush bath product in this post! If you’re only trying one new thing from Lush, I would highly recommend the Lush Rose Jam Bubbleroon. This contains Rose Oil, Geranium Oil, Lemon Oil and Shea Butter, and once it is crumbled under running water, it turns the bath water a bright pink colour and fills it with lots of bubbles. It also leaves your skin feeling super soft and smelling amazing. If you haven’t tried this one yet, you definitely must!
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will definitely know that I love treating my skin to a good face mask. I have tried many face masks in the past, however the Nuxe Clarifying Cream-Mask With Rose Petals is definitely up there in my top 3 face masks of all time! This gentle and purifying mask helps to balance the skin and shrink pores. It only needs to be left on the skin for 5-10 minutes, and once you rinse this off it leaves you with the softest skin ever.
Another face mask! I am normally put off by anything that’s got BB/CC/DD/etc. in its name as I never really got the hype with the BB cream craze. However, I was recently in Lush and as I had 5 empty containers to return for a free face mask, I asked one of the sales assistants to recommend a suitable face mask for my skin, which is a bit dry and a bit sensitive. The sales assistant recommended the Lush BB Seaweed Face Mask which contains fresh seaweed, ground almonds, rose absolute and aloe vera as it is great for soothing and moisturising the skin. Although I don’t find this to be particularly moisturising on my skin, I love how clean it leaves my skin feeling – especially after a long day of wearing makeup!
This is an old favourite of mine that I have repurchased over and over again! The Lush Eau Roma Toner Water is a gentle toner that contains rose water, which calms the skin and reduces redness, and lavender water, which balances and softens the skin. However, what makes this product especially great is just how versatile it is! This can be used as a regular toner by spraying some of the product on to a cotton pad and wiping it over your face, or alternatively it can be sprayed directly on your face to freshen up throughout the day. Due to its relaxing lavender/rose scent, I love spraying this directly on to my face after cleansing my skin in the evenings before moisturising and getting into bed.
Have you tried these products?