Now You Can Get Your Beauty Sleep From a Jar
It's everyone's favorite (or least favorite depending on your fondness of trashy reality TV) time of the year. A new season of The Bachelorette is upon us, and I personally, couldn't be more excited. In honor of fellow Southerner, Dallas native Rachel Lindsey, beginning her journey to "find true love," I decided there couldn't be a more appropriate time to address my own love affair. While it's not a Bachelorette-style romance that involves jetting off to fancy destinations, it does loosely revolve around a key element of the show: The rose ceremony. You see, I'm in love with roses. Call me stereotypical, but I haven't met a rose I didn't like, and I'm especially head over heels about what they can do for my skin.
When you think of rose infused products, the first thing that comes to mind is their smell. While the delicate aroma is a serious perk, it's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of complexion benefits. Rose oil is an amazing moisturizer for dry, dehydrated skin and it has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, so it's ideal for combatting redness or irritation. Just take my current favorite, Korre's Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48, sephora.com). It has all those skin-boosting elements and more, making it the closest thing you can get to a good night's sleep in a jar.
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This creamy formulation is a hybrid between a face mask and a night cream. Its whipped texture feels indulgent yet totally weightless at the same time, so it's the perfect way for your skin to unwind at the end of a long day. Not only does its wild rose oil immensely hydrate as you snooze, but it also evens skin tone, minimizes fine lines, and softens your complexion. The formula brightens too thanks to its antioxidant-rich vitamin C, which boosts radiance and increases collagen production. By the time you wake up, skin is left refreshed and rejuvenated, which in my mind, is always deserving of a final rose.