15 rose-based beauty products that you need in your summer kit

Wednesday, March 28 2018

15 rose-based beauty products that you need in your summer kit

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Roses are a popular flower for a reason. Not only does their pretty-petalled appearance delight the eyes, their scent is also known to be therapeutic. Since the rose is scientifically proven to calm the nerves and ease mental and physical fatigue, it works superbly as an antidepressant. So whenever the world is swirling in a hectic place around you, take that vial of rose essential oil out of your purse, and take a deep sniff. Even those who confess to not love the flower, can appreciate the scent in delicate doses.
The rose has been favoured by the royalty as a traditional symbol of love and power for ages. As a famed aphrodisiac, it holds the ability to attract and nurture attention. It is believed that before the Romans saw Cleopatra, they smelled her. She announced her arrival to Rome by perfuming her boat with roses, and filling all the streets with its petals. The Egyptian queen’s rose and goat-milk baths are the stuff of beauty legends. Apart from a scent that instantly uplifts your mood, the rose also has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. Its extracts can help to cleanse and tone your complexion, clear blemishes, soothe acne, and nourish the skin. Being a rich source of antioxidants, it is also a potent ingredient in anti-ageing skincare.
Looking to bring some of its benefits into your routine? Here’s our edit of 15 rose-based beauty products to indulge your skin with. ROSE-BASED BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR BODY Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish
A blend of Moroccan rose and virgin coconut oil, this is luxury in a glass bottle. Massage a handful of body polish into skin. Let it sit for a minute or two, and rinse it off. This moisturising scrub leaves the skin feeling soft, with a delicate lingering trail of rose and coconut oil. It may seem like an odd combination, but you need to try it once—we’re sure you’ll be hooked.
The Body Shop Instant Glow Body Butter
Infused with the essence of English roses, this rich cream is a delicious cure for dehydrated skin. Its velvety texture penetrate the layers of the skin, to lend an instant healthy glow. To extract the essence, Herefordshire roses are handpicked in the summertime, dried, and then infused with Welsh mountain water.
Buy it here . Naturma Tickled Pink Organic Rose Body Wash
Does it make sense to keep two body washes? One for the day and another for the night? Only if you want to elevate your bathing experience from mundane to blissed out. Try closing a long and tiring day with the sweet and calming scent of organic wild rose extracts for a good night’s sleep. Enriched with aloe vera gel, vitamin E and shea butter, this wash looks deceptively light, but lather it with water, and you’ll see the drama unfold.
Ananda Calming Wild Rose Bath Salt & Scrub
Drop a spoonful of the salt in a tub of hot water for an immediate detoxifying effect. Salt baths relax and realign the body’s energies, washing away the negativity. For a weekly, more indulgent ritual, combine a palmful of the salt with your favourite oil and give your body a good rub, to stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory system.
Nyassa Moroccan Rose Handmade Soap
Moroccan Rose moisturises dry skin, soothes inflammation and of course leaves the skin with an addictive scent. Couple this with the power of walnut oil, and you have a winning combination that is super hydrating and ideal for humid climates. ROSE-BASED BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR FACE Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum
If you are searching for beauty products to make your skin glow from the inside out, this serum is the one for you. Its fast-absorbing, lightweight fluid helps the skin retain moisture for up to 24 hours, and boosts the skincare ritual that follows. A star product from the US-based green beauty brand, Fresh—which fuses natural ingredients, time-tested rituals with efficacy of modern science—it is definitely something to put on your shopping list when travelling overseas.
Buy it here . Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Roop Nikhar Gulab
Imagine the delightful experience of scrubbing your face with a decoction of Kannauj rose petals—sun-dried, hand-pounded and mixed with rosewater/milk/curd to make a thick paste. Drawing from the Indian royal beauty legacy which generously used roses, it is superbly sensorial. Especially useful for sun-worn skin, it removes tan and reduces the appearance of blemishes.
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Rose
Ideal for the girl-on-the-go, this cellulose sheet mask effectively delivers the freshness of rose extract directly to the skin. Ingredients are extracted at a low temperatures, using the cold brew squeeze method, to exclude unnecessary elements and retain abundant nutrients. As you peel the mask out of its cover and place it on your face, your senses are engulfed by the soothing scent of delicate blooming roses—a welcome respite from the hot weather.
Ras Luxury Oils Rose Nectar Face and Body Spritz
This face and body mist, with a combination of rose, geranium and lavender floral waters, is a hydrating concoction that revitalises the skin. Just one spritz after a long commute, or at the end of the long day, will give your skin a fresh glow. You can also use it on your hair to give it a natural sheen.
Just Herbs Deep Cleansing Lotion Aloe Vera & Indian Rose
Enriched with aloe vera and imbued with the aroma of pure rose oil, this light lotion works as a gentle but effective makeup remover. As the cleanser gets massaged on to the skin, it dissolves makeup residue while taking care of environmental pollutants. It’s the perfect way to call it a night, as rose oil calms the mind, and soothes sun-stressed skin, along with any mild inflammations that crop up during the day.