Photo: Kenneth Wong

Rose-based skincare can help your skin in many ways, from calming reddened skin to moisturising, reducing the look of wrinkles, and preventing blemishes. The scent of roses also calms the mind and soothes the senses. Here are four to try.

1. Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, $240

Containing extracts from three types of roses, this moisturiser offers the same plumping, smoothing and radiance-enhancing benefits as its cream-mask counterpart, which is reportedly France’s top-selling mask. An unusual water-in-oil emulsion, it breaks down upon application into dew-like micro-water droplets to deliver a refreshing yet comforting feel. 

2. By Terry Cellularose Hydra-comfort Aqua Balm, $155

This balm with a sorbet-like texture has rose native cells (which are able to reproduce themselves) to boost the skin barrier so as to hydrate and brighten your complexion. 




3. Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating and Repairing Care, $390

Rose hip oil and damask rose extract help promote skin’s regenerating and healing processes. The product also has CO2 rose extract, obtained through environmentally-friendly cold distillation (check out these eco-friendly beauty brands too), which reportedly better preserves the active ingredient to improve its efficacy. 

4. The Herb Farm Nourishing Rose Face Cream, $49

Based on New Zealand herbalist Lynn Kirkland’s 30 years’ worth of botanical knowledge, it delivers all-day hydration and helps to improve the skin’s natural production of protective oils.


This story was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Her World magazine.