Your favorite flower has MAJOR skincare perks.
Your favorite spring flower isn’t just flourishing in gardens and parks—roses are blooming in skincare products, too, thanks to their anti-inflammatory and skin-nourishing properties.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, “rose-derived ingredients help restore and rebalance damaged skin without causing irritation,” explains aesthetician Tammy Fender, whose namesake skincare brand focuses on botanicals. “Rose oil helps protect the complexion, while rose water can be used to cleanse and soothe,” she says.
Another form, rosehip oil (from the fruit of the rose plant), dates back centuries; Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans used it for its healing powers. “It’s packed with vitamin C and essential fatty acids, so it can improve skin tone and also give skin a refreshed look,” explains Shari Marchbein, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Downtown Dermatology in New York City. Rosehip oil is also ultra-moisturizing and rich in vitamin A (aka: retinol!), so it may even help ward off signs of premature aging, such as fine lines and dark spots.
Not convinced yet? Try these rose-infused skincare products for yourself:
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