Why Rose has always, and will always be my beauty hero…

Rose has long been a favourite scent of mine, ever since I was a little girl and my parents bought me one of those perfume making kits I’m sure many of you also had. As such whenever I smell Rose now I am transported back to those creative & happy moments alone in my bedroom.

 Just like myself, Rose has grown and matured into something more sophisticated since the 1980s and it’s not only the smell of Rose but also Roses themselves that are at the forefront of beauty trends and so my love affair with Rose beauty products continues to develop each year with the emergence of new products to the market.

Peter Thomas Roth’s Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair gel mask (£42) is one such product and uses cutting edge plant bio-technology, something I find very sexy these days being the beauty nerd that I have become! It uses five rose stem cells (Desert Rose, Damas Rose, Pale Rose, White Rose & Rose Commiphora) as well as four nurturing rose extracts (Rosa Damascena, Rose Canina, Rose hip seed and Rose Water) which are combined using state-of-the-art stem cell technology. The result is a gel like formula that improves signs of ageing, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging and my two personal two biggest skin issues, dehydration and dullness.

As a gel it feels cool to the touch on application but I like to take this one step further and keep mine in the fridge, which I’ve found is the perfect beauty cure to a hungover complexion as it seems to instanly de-puff my face and I find the scent really relaxing and therapeutic. It’s great for summer months too when the heat seems to become too much.

In fact, its of no surprise I find it relaxes me as the aromatherapy qualities of Rose are also widely respected as they are known to ease anxiety and relax the mind. Chantecaille’s Pure Rose Water (£25) is another cult beauty product that I love as it uses Rose de Mai, grown in the perfume region of Grasse, France and harvested by hand in May early in order to get the purest and most delicate results from the petals. These are then distilled to produce Pure Rosewater which is rich in antioxidants and used on the face can help keep skin looking and feeling younger. I like to use this first thing in the morning before applying my makeup as a simple yet effective ritual, but its also perfect for taking in your handbag for those on the go moments such as your commute when the stresses as it comes in a handy spray bottle which releases a fine mist that instantly calms me and leaves me feeling fresher.

Finally, I couldn’t mention rose and not talk about rose perfumes, after all it’s where my passion first began. I am therefore over the moon to have discovered the Rose Eau de Toilette (£49) and the Rose Eau Parfumée (£32) from L’Occitane.

Both are a sophisticated yet fresh take on the tradition scent with the EDT taking a light and delicate approach while the EDP, a fragranced water is much fruitier with hints of raspberry and peach. The brand describe is as a “burst of cheerfulness” which I can confirm is exactly how it leaves me feeling, and I can’t wait to make new memories wearing both into the new spring season.


All products listed have been kindly gifted by the PR for review purposes. All views and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.

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