No Valentine’s bouquet headed your way this year? Don’t fret- I got you the next best thing! Reap the beautiful benefits of roses with a list of my 3 fave rose products.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Facial Mask
Designed specifically for those with dry, dull, or delicate skin, this hydrating mask is the perfect combo of thin but creamy. Its Alpine Rose Stem Cells dig deep into the skin to nourish and transform your cells from within.
Another key ingredient in the mask is hyaluronic acid. It is known for its ability to retain large amounts of moisture, as the “International Journal of Toxicology” says 1 gram of the ingredient can hold up to six liters of water! This, paired with soothing aloe vera, immediately creates a smooth, dewy complexion.
The icing on the cake? Andalou Naturals products are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and certified organic.
1000 Roses Rosewater Facial Mask, Andalou Naturals, $14.95
Heritage Store Rosewater
Since I have such sensitive skin, I really have to be careful what I put on my face. Even baby wipes can irritate it to the point of my cheeks feeling like they’re up in flames. After my aesthetician Adriane Robles (who specializes in organic skincare and holistic beauty approaches) recommended rosewater, I finally found my go-to calming spray.
Overheated after hot yoga? Hungover? Exhausted? Feeling blah? Spritz this floral aromatherapy mist on your face and chest to recharge and rejuvenate. Spray directly onto your face to mist or onto a cotton ball to sweep across skin for a relaxing rinse.
Rosewater, Heritage Store, $9.89
Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea
Prettiest. Drink. Ever. This fragrant tea is made from whole, dehydrated rose blossoms and Tulsi basil leaves. It’s jam-packed with natural antioxidants (especially Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system) and is the perfect nighttime, low-calorie treat to wind down. Tulsi sweet rose tea tastes absolutely divine and is also known for its stress-relieving advantages!
Rose tea is rich in polyphenols, which I talk about a lot in my rant on why wine is good for you! The “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” states that polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and possibly even cancer, but more research is still being done to confirm.
Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea, Organic India, $5.99
These items can all be purchased at Whole Foods or Sprouts as well! Try one, and I promise you will fall in love with adding rose into your routine! Let me know how it goes.