4 Rose-Based Beauty Products That Won't Give You a Headache (Seriously)
The scent of rose is so divisive — you either can’t get enough of it or you can’t stand to be around it. There is no middle ground. You’d think it was secondhand smoke. Receiving a bouquet of roses is a romantic gesture in movies, but in real life, it could be grounds for a breakup.
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The fragrance, especially in beauty products, can be outright overwhelming, and there’s always been a negative connotation around the idea that it smells just like your grandmother’s perfume. (Why do they all wear that perfume?) But rose isn’t all bad — in fact, when done right, it can be downright delightful.
These 4 must-have beauty products may not be your favorite right now, but they’re about to be, once you get over your rose-scented hang-ups. No migraines or memories of Grandma in sight, we promise.
Rose de Mai Cream
The rare Rose de Mai is, in fact, known for its unique fragrance: a delicate, honey-tinged scent that lacks the powdery sweetness of traditional rose. Despite its lightweight gel-cream texture, there's a lot of moisture and anti-aging power to be found in this formula. It genuinely makes skin glow, which is likely why Kim Kardashian recommends it for use, post-ugly cry.
Shop: $210, Chantecaille.
Annick Goutal Rose Pompon Eau de Toilette Spray
Annick Goutal is a master of nuanced, lovable fragrances, so this one is (unsurprisingly) a crowd-pleaser, even if you're not inclined toward rose-heavy perfumes. It's bright and airy, not super sweet, and the rose is grounded by notes of black currant and raspberry, which gain a bit of pleasant spice thanks to pepper.
Shop: $149, Neiman Marcus.
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Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm Tin, Rosy Lips
This delightful tin, formerly only available overseas, can now be scored stateside — finally. Made with pure petroleum jelly, it imparts non-sticky shine, major hydration, and a flattering, barely-there tint that makes it a drugstore must-have.
Shop: $4.39, Drugstore.com.
Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser
Rosehip oil is well-known for its skin-nourishing properties, which come through strong in this extremely gentle antioxidant-rich cleanser — even the most wildly sensitive skin can benefit. The formula is packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, and it's even effective at removing eye makeup.
Shop: $32, IndieLee.com.