The Reign of the Rose

Sunday Riley Isis Roses-Rosehip hydroactive cellular face oil

Rose has an undeserved old lady reputation, but the newest beauty products to feature the bloom smell bright and fresh and do wonders for the skin, too. Here, our top ten.


Loaded with rose extracts and stem cells, this light, cooling gel imparts a nice glow.

Peter Thomas Roth rose stem cell bio-repair mask, $45,


Despite its light texture, this serum is heavily packed with extracts of rosa gallica and rosa centifloria to soften and hydrate skin.

Jurlique rose moisture plus daily moisture balancing serum, $48,


Nourishing rose oil is just one of 11 organic ingredients (including sea algae, aloe vera gel, radish root and—of course—green tea) in this moisturizing serum.

John Masters green tea and rose hydrating face serum, $26,


Aloe vera and rose petal water add a give this all-purpose toner extra softness.

Thayers rose petal witch hazel, $10,


Formulated with plant oils, white kaolin clay, and rose geranium floral water, this gentle cleanser is especially good for balancing combination skin.

Evan Healy rose cleansing milk, $29,


A veritable garden of oils (pomegranate seed, tomato seed, chia seed, and wild carrot seed) blend with four soothing and nourishing rose-based oils in this potent anti-aging elixir.

Sunday Riley Isis Roses-Rosehip hydroactive cellular face oil, $125,


The rose and geranium in this cream help boost circulation, while omega-6-rich kukui nut oil hydrates and softens skin.

Aromatherapy Associates renewing rose hand cream, $36,


Rose extracts, rose wax, rose water, and rose oil go into this protective skin smoother, along with St. John’s wort, shea butter, and avocado oil.

Dr. Hauschka rose day cream, 43,


This rose essence-based refreshing spray also sets makeup.

Beauty Counter rose water uplifting spray, $32,


A trifecta of roses (Moroccan, Bulgarian and rose de mai) blend with lily and geranium in this breezy take on the blossom.

Dolce and Gabbana Velvet Rose, $210,