We had the peony craze where every girls’ dream wedding bouquet was a handful of pink peonies (we can thank Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl for that), to the fragrance itself (think; Jo Malone’s Red Roses au de parfum or the new Chlöe or Dolce – both have new scent launches that incorporate roses), to the balancing, soothing properties of rose water in your face mist, to the antioxidant-rich rose hip seed oil that’s proved to have strong effects than a topical vitamin C, to the it’s universal and multi-usage properties because it’s great with sensitive skin, to the aesthetic alone – I’m seeing rose prints and illustrations/graphics everywhere I turn it feels like, from cute line work on instagram or a tattoo, greeting cards, or graphics on tee’s and sweatshirts from Wildfox Couture and Spiritual Gangster. Once (and quite recently) a trend now becoming a global phenomenon that’s quickly transformed into a *cult* favorite ingredient in… well, pretty much everything.
Skincare alone, there’s scrubs, clays, moisturizers, serums, facial sprays, hydrosols, rose quartz face rollers and rose quartz points for facial massage or pressure point work. There’s literally waterbottles with small pieces of rose quarts floating around in it’s own encasement, with the promise to bring the vibration of your drinking water to a higher frequency.
Roses. The ultimate ingredient in self care, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. Pictured here are some top picks personally that I think are worth having.