Personally, I can never have enough rose-infused products in my skincare routine. Whether that’s a toner, mask, or even body lotion, this is one powerhouse ingredient you absolutely shouldn’t sleep on. Don’t believe me? Just ask board-certified dermatologist, Snehal Amin, MD—he wholeheartedly agrees.
“Rosewater and oil are naturally hydrating,” he says. “When combined with skin barrier protectors such as ceramides, it makes a great moisturizer. Rose also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and astringent properties which are beneficial for acne and redness-prone skin.”
I know—so it’s basically your dream skincare ingredient, right? It doesn’t stop there, either. “Rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, and vitamin C, it is [also] great for aging skin,” Amin adds. And this wouldn’t be a love letter to rose-infused products without mentioning how divine they smell, either. The floral, inviting aroma also has gently calming and restorative properties, according to Amin. So to sum up, adding rose into your skincare routine can provide wonderful youth-enhancing benefits, extra hydration, antioxidants, and soothing to sensitive skin and redness. As I said, it’s an ingredient you won’t want to leave out, I promise. For a few rose-infused editor favorites and Amin’s picks, keep scrolling below.