We’ve rounded up our favorite beauty products in May featuring the timeless beauty, rose.
This May we’re loving all things rose: the fragrance and skincare products that make use of it’s unique therapeutic benefits, and the beautiful hue itself highlighted in our natural cosmetics. May is a gentle, romantic and optimistic month, and your beauty routine should be blooming as much as the flowers. Get on our level and sweeten things up with this exquisite ingredient and hue.
The origin of the rose goes back centuries. Sacred ancient Greek and Roman festivals incorporated roses in decorative and symbolic ways. In the middle ages in Europe, roses were praised for their medicinal benefits and intoxicating fragrance. In tarot readings, the rose is considered a symbol of balance, new beginnings, and hope. All things we need this May. Greek mythology associated roses with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. She’s often depicted adorned with roses around her head, feet and neck. Sidenote: we totally love her look.
The rich history of the rose is matched by its remarkably long resume of beauty and health boosting qualities. Rose hips have been used for centuries for their antidepressant and aphrodisiac qualities. Read: it’s not a coincidence that rose essential oils make you feel relaxed and uplifted. It’s actually a mood-lifting super ingredient.
It’s also a powerhouse when it comes to skin care. Rose oil is particularly hydrating for dry and mature skin; research has shown that topically applying it can strengthen your skin barrier and significantly improve moisture retention. Cue Organic Rose Water Sensitive Skin: Nourishing Moisturizer, a super soothing facial treatment that can work wonders as a restorative moisturizer. We snuck sea buckthorn, acai, borage and primrose oils into our formula for maximum hydration. We also designed a rosewater specifically for sensitive skin, that makes use of the unique anti-inflammatory properties of organic rose extract. Plus if you're dealing with acne, rose can be a hard-working natural remedy, thanks to its natural antiseptic and astringent properties. Our Organic Rose Water Sensitive Skin: Cleansing Foam dissolves impurities without stripping or dehydrating.
Finally get rosy girl. Take it all the way with one of our rose inspired shades of Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Rose Petal, Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Daiquiri or Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Vixen for a healthy and sweet look. Our Lip Glazes have a moisturizing base of avocado and cocoa butter for intense hydration.
Right now we’re obsessed with our wide range of rose hued neutral tones. Blushing undertones can create beautiful multi-dimensional color in a foundation, and can warm up your complexion. Try our Fruit Pigmented Blush in Pretty Naked for an effortless flushed look.
Need even more all natural makeup and organic cosmetics that pack a punch with rose? Check out our Organic Rose Water Sensitive Skin: Emulsion Tonique, Fruit Pigmented Healthy Foundation, and our Organic Rose Water Skincare Collection for a range of moisturizers, creams and serums that feature rosehip oil formulas for sensitive skin types. So. Romantic.
If you thought you couldn’t get any more rose hues into your makeup routine, think again. We painted this universally flattering shade into a perfect subtle but polished office mani. Start with a base of our Horsetail Base Coat Polish, then 2 thin layers of Creamy Polish in Soul Mate and finished with 1 thin coat of Creamy Polish in Pinkerton (we went for 1 accent nail on the thumb).
Learn more about our Ingredient of the Month: Avocado Butter and how its hydrating and skin-evening properties can help your daily skin routine.