An Ode to Rose

by - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I have a confession to make: when I was younger, I always thought rose scented and anything containing rose was for old people, but now that I am a grown 24 year old woman, I can certainly appreciate a bit of rose in my skincare routine.

Starting with the Pearlessence Rose Water, I haven't tried the Herbivore Rose Water yet, but I have a good feeling it would be a perfect affordable dupe. It's basically a rosewater spray and I use it mostly as a spray after toner but before moisturizing. It also smells faintly of rose, but not too much so that it'd lure your grandmother over.

The next skincare item is one of my favorite toners-the Kopari Coconut Rose Toner. It's one of those spray on toner deals, which is my preferred way to put on toner so I don't have to faff around with cotton pads or anything like that and it smells really good as well. The coconut in the toner helps keep your skin hydrated and it also helps tightens your pores, so I consider that a double win.

Let's not forget about the rosehip oil. I never ever used to use oils because I fell in the trap of thinking that if I put oils on top of my already oily skin I would cause more pimples and I was dead wrong. Rosehip oil does not have a scent, which is great, and I currently use it at night as a kind of moisturizer and it's made my complexion a lot brighter than it used to be (although sadly nothing can ever be done about my icepick scars from cystic acne unless I somehow get enough money for surgery).

Finally, my favorite lip balm of all time-the Rosebud Salve from Rosebud Perfume Co. I use this at night because it locks in moisture to my lips and it also has the faintest smell of rose that's not too overpowering. I also use the Minted Rose lip balm, which is equally as nourishing and feels ever so slightly tingly.

Do you love roses in your skincare routine?

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