While Cupid (the naked flying baby holding a bow and arrow) might well be the most iconic Valentine’s Day symbol, a rose is certainly a close second. A red rose represents love, passion and beauty, making it one of the world’s most romantic flowers. However, as it turns out, roses also host a plethora of skin care benefits. From skin-soothing anti-inflammatory properties to breakout-busting antiseptic qualities, these powerful flowers have the ability to nourish your skin and nurture your heart all in one go. Impressive stuff.
So whether you’re heading out on a hot date or spending the night at home, just because you mightn’t be receiving a bouquet of long stem red roses to your door this year, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some V-Day roses altogether.
From rose-infused face oils to floral perfumes, our favourite rose-scented and infused beauty products are here to make your February 14th extra special this year.
#1 Skin O2 Multi-Purpose Rose Oil Serum
If the floral scent alone isn’t enough to draw you in, SKIN O2’s rose flower oil uses vitamin A, E and zinc to protect and strengthen lacklustre hair, skin and nails.
$69 at SKIN O2
Read more about the Skin O2 Multi-Purpose Rose Oil Serum here…
#2 Oil Garden Rose Water
To create Oil Garden’s hydrating toner, fresh rose petals are distilled in order to extract pure rose essential oil. Suitable for all skin types, but particularly beneficial for those with dry skin, we recommend spritzing post-cleanse or keeping one handy at your desk for a midday hydration hit.
“It smells amazing, and it’s instantly hydrating. It goes on the face fine, and it air dries quite quickly. It doesn’t leave a residue on my skin like some other mists, nor does it make my face feel tight when it dries.” – Scarlet
$13.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Read more Oil Garden Rose Water reviews here…
#3 SelfAmour Rose Quartz Eye Mask
It may not be the same kind of blindfold that others are bringing into the bedroom this Valentine’s Day, but it certainly comes with its own set of enlightening benefits. From soothing facial tension and reducing puffiness to alleviating the severity of migraines, SelfAmour’s Rose Quartz Eye Mask levels up any at-home pamper night.
“After removal my eye area feels refreshed, rested, soothed.” – Amazeballs16
$139 at SelfAmour
Read more SelfAmour Rose Quartz Eye Mask reviews here…
#4 Jurlique Rose Body Oil
Got a date with your dry skin this Valentine’s Day? Make sure to bring Jurlique’s rose-infused body oil along. Apply to warm, damp skin after a shower for soft, supple and deeply hydrated skin.
“You can’t fault this product. It’s is beautiful and will make you feel beautiful. Good to replenish dry or dehydrated skin.” – Starla
$65 at Adore Beauty
Read more Jurlique Rose Body Oil reviews here…
#5 FOREO UFO Mask Bulgarian Rose
If you’ve got dull skin in need of a quick pick-me-up, FOREO’s natural Bulgarian rose-infused treatment works to transform dull skin in mere minutes. Used alone or alongside a UFO device, your skin will be left healthy, hydrated and ready for a night out (or in).
“It feels very refreshing and soothing. Afterwards my skin feels plumped up and soft, not sticky at all.” – Bebebeautiful24
$27 at Myer
Read more FOREO UFO Mask Bulgarian Rose reviews here…
#6 esmi Skin Minerals Rose And Bamboo Gentle-Foliant
Not dissimilar to receiving an actual bunch of roses, this esmi Skin Minerals exfoliator is delicate, fresh and the perfect mood-booster for anyone in need of a little TLC. It’s enriched with gentle bamboo extract to soften and illuminate dry skin, while luxurious rose oil works to calm and hydrate. It’s a great way to nourish your skin and nurture yourself at the same time.
$105 at Sephora
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#7 Dermalume No.1 Velvet Roses Hand Cream Therapy
Soothe and soften even the driest of hands with Dermalume’s velvet-soft, rose-infused cream. After all, you never know who might want to hold your hand.
“The smell is divine, and I actually find it calms my mind as well as hydrates my hands. If I’m stressed and I apply this, I instantly feel uplifted. It is so very hydrating for my hands too, which suffer a little in winter.” – Margaret759
$9.90 at Dermalume
Read more Dermalume No.1 Velvet Roses Hand Cream Therapy reviews here…
#8 Glasshouse Fragrance Midnight in Milan
Ideal for a date night or a relaxed dinner with the girls, this sophisticated, earthy and floral fragrance delivers top notes of saffron, middle notes of rose and base notes of moss and musk. Better yet? As it is a unisex perfume, it can serve as both a gift for him and a gift for you.
“I would recommend this perfume to sweet and fruity scent lovers like me, it is definitely worth the splurge and it now one of my favourite must have fragrances.” – Saffy86
$139 at Glasshouse Fragrances
Read more Glasshouse Fragrance Midnight in Milan reviews here…
#9 Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum
Have you been Google searching “how to get kissable lips the night before Valentine’s Day”? If yes, here’s your answer: Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum. The damask rose and hyaluronic acid-rich formula revives the look and feel of dry lips, injecting immediate hydration overnight.
$49 at Sephora
Read more Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum reviews here…
Have you tried any of these products? Do you have use rose-infused beauty products in your routine?