Rosewater is a divisive ingredient in cuisine. (Too much and it tastes like soap.) But we can’t get enough of it in skin care. Roses are a hero beauty ingredient thanks to their soothing properties. Not to mention the way they make skin feel petal soft. Rose oils, rose extracts and actual rose petals appear in various skin care products. But it’s the calming power of rosewater — water infused with rose petals — we’re focusing on today.
Rosewater has anti-inflammatory and comforting properties. Which makes it an excellent option for all skin types, even sensitive. The ingredient softens and relieves redness and irritation. Then there’s that subtle floral scent. It can even give products a natural millennial pink color.
Some mists and toners are simply composed of pure rosewater. The ingredient also works well paired with other natural things, like witch hazel and aloe. It’s not just in toners, though. It can be found in cleansers, moisturizers, masks and more.
Here are the best rosewater skin care products to spend your money on.