Stop and smell the roses this summer — or better yet, put them on your face!
Rose oil is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-brightening properties, according to dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner.
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"It can improve skin elasticity and texture," he said. "It has also been shown to interfere with pigment production to help brighten dark spots on the skin."
Rose water, which is made by infusing water with extracts and oils from roses, has the same benefits.
"There is a positive association that is related to roses, so when you combine that with aesthetics and skin, I would call it the happy essential oil," said Dr. Neal Schultz, a dermatologist and host of DermTV.com. "It has a special place in the psyche."
Here are a few products to help you feel your rosy best.
1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater (mariobadescu.com, $7)
2. Lush Rosy Cheeks (lushusa.com, $12.95)
3. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (fresh.com, $40)
4. Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser (sephora.com, $28)
5. Saipua Rose Geranium Soap (beautyhabit.com, $10)
6. Andalou 1000 Roses Color + Correct Sheer Nude or Tan Tint (iherb.com, $15.96)
7. Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel (ulta.com, $38)
8. Sephora Herbal Rose Blotting Papers (sephora.com, $8)
9. Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay (origins.com, $26)
10. Badger Damascus Rose Face Cleansing Oil (badgerbalm.com, $19.99)
11. Burt's Bees Rosewater and Glycerin Toner (burtsbees.com, $11.99)
12. Jurlique Rose Love Balm (birchbox.com, $10)
13. Aquarian Soul Rose Body Oil (urbanoutfitters.com, $30)
14. Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick (us.memebox.com, $26)
15. Rosebud Perfume Co.Rosebud Salve (sephora.com, $6)
16. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist (herbivorebotanicals.com, $32)
17. L'Occitane Bonne Mere Rose Soap (usa.loccitane.com, $8)