Flower Power: Beauty’s Latest Trend Is an Ode to a Rose

Rose oilThe flower that’s synonymous with Valentine’s Day—and, for better or worse, The Bachelor—is having a moment as a key ingredient and a colour muse. Throughout its long existence, the rose has been separated into its parts and liquefied, made into essential oil and otherwise processed and distilled for a wide array of benefits, from anti-inflammation to anti-aging, hydration and skin repair. But while the rose’s role as a power player on your beauty shelf is nothing new, the ways that some brands are tipping their hats to the hard-working flower is. So it’s worth giving the popular (#basic) bloom a fresh look.
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Here’s why I’m digging the fermented beauty trend

imageI don’t really get tea. In the mornings, I am only interested in hot black coffee puffing little steam clouds from an oversized mug or cardboard cup. The smell is comforting, familiar and bold; everything that tea, to me, isn’t.

But I fully recognize that tea is powerful in other ways, namely that certain varieties are packed with antioxidants that are hugely beneficial to my overall health. And the latest buzz on tea makes a stronger case for the stuff: it’s all about the power of kombucha.

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