Here’s Why You Should Add Roses to Your Pre-Wedding Skin-Care Routine

Rose Beauty Products For Brides

Photo: Courtesy of vendors; Illustration by Christina Park

Roses are no longer reserved for your wedding bouquet. Thanks to their beautifying benefits, they’re popping up in skincare products, too. “Rosehip oil has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin,” says Washington D.C. dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, who adds that rose is also packed with antioxidants, which means drinking it in tea can help counteract damaging free radicals. Here, some of our favorite new rose-infused finds.

1. Eve Lom Brightening Cream: Need something to help even your skin tone? This baby has peptides to brighten, antioxidants to correct hyperpigmentation, and rose otto oil to boost hydration — the perfect pre-wedding indulgence. ($110, available at Space NK Apothecary)

2. Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil: Talk about a do-it-all product: This luxurious oil increases radiance and moisture, but can also be used to soften cuticles, condition the ends of dry hair, and tame flyaways. And a little goes a long way — just a drop or two is all you need. ($62, available at Sephora)

3. Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme Tinted Lip Treatment: We’re obsessed with all of Fresh’s tinted lip treatments, but this one is our current favorite. It’s infused with rose oil, so it’s moisturizing and smells like a bouquet. Plus, it leaves your lips with the perfect wash of sheer pink — great for low-key girls who don’t want to wear full-on lipstick on the big day. ($22.50, available at Fresh)

See more: Our 7 Favorite Volumizers for Brides

4. Sephora Collection Rose Mask: This single-use sheet mask contains natural rose extract to moisturize and broccoli extract to brighten — perfect for attaining that coveted bridal radiance. Put it on for 15 minutes the night before your wedding, and slip another in your carry on to boost your honeymoon glow. ($6, available at Sephora)

5. Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner: Some toners can be too harsh on the skin, but this one ever-so-gently helps remove dirt, oil, and makeup that your cleanser didn’t wash off. Plus, it smells so good that you might actually look forward to the added step in your beauty regimen. ($11, available at Burt’s Bees)

6. Palais des Thés Secret Garden Tea: End your day with the Secret Garden herbal tea, which contains rose petals, apple, papaya, pineapple, mango, and spearmint. It will leave you feeling relaxed, inside and out! ($19, available at Palais des Thés)

See more: The Blush You Need to Be Wearing on Your Wedding Day

7. Kusmi Rose Green Tea: Try swapping out your morning coffee for the rose green tea, a great alternative with even better health benefits. ($17.50, available at Kusmi Tea)

8. Nuxe Moisturizing Refreshing Mist with Rose Petals: Stash this in your day-of makeup bag for a burst of refreshing hydration when you need to freshen up between ceremony and reception. It’s also great for setting makeup and gives your complexion a dewy glow. Bonus: It’s 3.3 fluid ounces (just below the TSA limit) so you can bring it on your honeymoon for a quick pick-me-up mid flight. ($16, available at Nuxe)


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