Flowers and chocolates are fleeting, but beauty lasts forever. This Valentine’s day treat yourself and your gal pals to some V-day inspired goodies of the rose variety. Rose, the flower of love, is a natural aphrodisiac that also happens to be a healing, moisturizing, and anti-aging ingredient in plenty of beauty products. While rose beauty products aren’t a novel invention, both Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette used the fragrant flower in their skincare routine, these new and improved formulas are note-worthy to say the least. From rose infused face mists that reduce redness to rose oil lip balms that nourish and plump, I’ve rounded up the best blooms in a bottle. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to see my favorite V-day inspired beauty products and start spreading the love.
1. Face Mist
Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist | $32 | Herbivore
Give your worn-out winter skin a boost with Herbivore’s all-natural coconut water face mist and toner.
2. Hand Lotion
Persian Rose & Argan Extract Hand Cream | $28 | Grown Alchemist
This moisture rich hand cream smells divine, and it’s pretty pink packaging doesn’t hurt either.
3. Essential Oil
Tata Harper ‘Love Potion’ Essential Oil | $42 | Nordstrom
Tata Harper’s ‘Love Potion’ is a favorite scent amongst natural beauty bloggers. It’s mixture of 10 different aphrodisiac essential oils not only smells great, but apparently makes you feel great too!
4. Anti-Aging Tool
Rose Quartz Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone | $75 | Georgia Louise
Georgia Louise, facialist to the stars, has created the ultimate all-natural anti-aging tool. When massaged on the face, the rose quartz stone smoothes out fine lines, drains toxins, and contours model-like cheekbones.
5. Lip Balm
Baume De Rose By Terry | $60 | Birchbox
According to Vogue, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a fan of ‘Baume De Rose’ lip balm — enough said.
Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant | $24 | Derm Store
While I’m not sure deodorant can be classified as luxurious, this subtly scented formula comes pretty close.
Jo Malone ‘Red Roses’ Bath Soap | $20 | Nordstrom
A mix of rose, violet, and lemon, this shea butter bath soap is pure decadence.
Clean Reserve ‘Blonde Rose’ Perfume | $90 | Sephora
Clean Reserves ‘Blonde Rose’ perfume is a whole lot of floral mixed with a good amount of musk. Needless to say, this is not your average rose perfume.
9. Body Oil
Kora Organics ‘Rose Hip’ Body Oil | $75 | Net-A-Porter
This heavenly scented body oil composed of essential oils and collagen-boosting antioxidants both hydrates the skin and aids against unwanted stretch marks.
Diptyque ‘Rosaviola’ Candle | $67 | Nordstrom
Diptyque’s limited edition ‘Rosaviola’ candle smells of rose, lipstick, and leather — I’m intrigued.
Title Image: Vogue Germany by Camilla Akrans