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.
Ouai’s Rose Hair & Body Oil ($42) is a lovely all-purpose moisturizer that tends to your legs as well as it tames your locks, and most importantly, it’s a lovely substitute for your regular perfume in the winter. Most of the other products on this list get their oils from rosa damascena or Damascus roses, which are ostensibly the best roses to turn to if you’re looking for tangible pharmacological benefits, but the Ouai rose oil draws its superstar ingredient from rosa mochata or musk roses which are much better loved for their heady, sultry scent. Musk rose oil is still conditioning and anti-inflammatory at a base level, but Ouai’s Rose Hair & Body Oil is excellent at providing breathable moisturizer and a not-too-cloying scent that’s ideal for this capricious summer heat.