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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Applause, Applause: The Best Beauty Products of 2016

Ouai texturizing spray

(Via sephora.com)

I’ve lost count of the numbers of new beauty items I’ve tested and tried over the last year (mostly for work but sometimes for fun)—creams and serums, blushes and bronzers, mascaras, brow pencils and pomades, lipsticks and stains, oil-based everything and a few new brushes and tools to apply said products.

But not every item that starting popping up on shelves as far back as January is worthy of being singled out. The six gems I’ve chosen weren’t even part of my beauty routine Some nine months ago and now I can’t imagine going without them. Cue the applause.

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