There's never a bad time to stop and smell the roses. I've long been a fan of the flowers themselves, but I'm always especially excited to see rose oil in more and more beauty products these days because the flower oil has a wealth of benefits for just about every skin type. Beyond its aromatherapeutic properties, rose oil contains an array of vitamins and antioxidants that moisturize, calm and condition the skin. It also helps even out skin tone and texture over time.
Cold-pressed rose oil is excellent at calming inflammation and helps promote healing of your skin as well. If your skin has been acting up in the summer heat or even if you're just looking for some extra TLC for problem areas, here are some heavenly-scented, rose-filled options.
Our faces aren’t the only parts of our body that can benefit from a heady dose of rose: as an anti-inflammatory, nourishing superstar, rose oil works best on those areas that get tampered with the most. Never forget your long-suffering digits: Tenoverten’s Rose Oil ($40) is an absolute godsend for busted-up cuticles and mani-damaged fingers alike. Take it from a beauty editor–the brand itself may recommend this lil’ number as a cuticle oil, but its blend of jojoba and almond in addition to rose oil actually makes this a good tamer of dry hair and unruly ends. A dab of this really cleans up the hairline in a pinch and a drop of rose oil also works wonders as a lip primer as well. If you decide to stick with its original functions, however, you’re still more than going to get your money’s worth because this particular formulation restores shine and pliability to your cuticles and nail beds overnight. (Literally.)