Known for its soothing and beautifying properties, rose extract takes centre stage in a slew of new and classic products.
1. ETTUSAIS JELLY ROSE WATER
$25, from Ettusais counters
Infused with Bulgarian rose extract, chamomile extract and rosemary extract. This viscous lotion contains collagen, glycerin and hyaluronic acid to keep skin moist.
After cleansing, soak a cotton pad with the lotion to moisten skin and prepare it for the serum.
2. CRABTREE & EVELYN DAMASK ROSE COMFORTING CLEANSING BALM (Photo 1)
$30, from Crabtree & Evelyn stores
This contains French Damask Rose (that contains vitamin C), the rose of Jericho, which is known for its resilience, and the moisturising hollyhock flower.
The waxy balm turns into an oil when rubbed onto warm skin and is made for removing stubborn make-up.
The product also comes with a muslin cloth for exfoliation.
3. FRESH ROSE FACE MASK (Photo 2)
$95, from Sephora stores
Rose petal pulp, green tea extract, cucumber extract, aloe vera gel and algae extract are blended into this best-selling refreshing gel mask to quench skin and even out its tone.
4. BY TERRY DE GUNZBERG ROUGE NOCTURNE EDP (Photo 3)
$300, from Escentials
A heady blood-red juice that sprays on clear, and has a scent that brings to mind a bed of roses at midnight. Blended with the Turkish rose, damask rose and patchouli.
This article was first published on Oct 17, 2014.
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