Milky Jelly Cleanser, $18 at Glossier
This cleanser's creamy "milky jelly" formula creates a fun sensory experience as it removes makeup and grime. A quarter of the water content in the pH-balanced formula has been replaced with soothing rosewater. Additionally, it uses poloxamer, a mild cleansing agent that's used in contact lens solutions, for the gentlest cleanse.
Eau Roma Water, $10.95 at Lush
This minimalist facial spray has just two active ingredients: rosewater and lavender water. They make the toner smell divine and prove that less-is-more skin care can be effective. The soothing ingredients are suited to those with sensitivity and/or blotchiness. Spritz the formula on after cleansing for an instant refresh without a heavy residue.
Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, $48 at Herbivore Botanicals
There are lots of moisturizers, but not many are like this dreamy, synthetic-free moisturizer. It uses nourishing ingredients like aloe, rosewater, kukui oil and sunflower oil to leave skin moisturized, naturally dewy and less red. The cream's faint scent comes from rosewater.
Rosewater Balancing Mist, $38 at DermStore
Everything's coming up roses with this facial mist, thanks to its soothing formula. The multitasking product refines the appearance of pores, seals in moisture, brightens and calms redness. Can your current toner do all that?
In Transit No Traces, $31 at Ulta Beauty
Take everything off with these mint- and rosewater-infused pads. The travel-friendly pads can be applied morning and night or any time skin could use a refresh. The balancing formula manages oil and keeps skin's natural pH in check.
Rosewater and Bamboo Stick Facial Cleanser, $7.99 at Target
Cleansing sticks are a lazy girl's best friend because they basically require no effort to use and keep complexions glowing. This noncomedogenic formula has a coconut oil base with rosewater and bamboo extracts. It dislodges dirt and oil without stripping skin or leaving a greasy finish.
Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner, $14 at Mario Badescu
This pretty pink spray is packed with rose, including rose oil, black rose and rosewater. The floral ingredients are combined with balancing witch hazel and aloe vera to provide a gentle-yet-effective cleanse. This definitely isn't your mama's drying astringent.
Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, $42 at Sephora
Make skin feel as soft as, well, a flower petal by applying the nourishing moisturizer morning and night. It's crammed full of hydrating ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, rose oil and vitamin E. Hydropatches seal all the moisture in while rosewater calms stressed skin.
SkinActive Milk Face Wash With Rose Water, $6.99 at Target
Experience the refreshing effects of rosewater with this vegan face wash. It's strong enough to remove makeup but still relieves redness. FYI: The cleanser's package clearly lists all its ingredients and where they're derived from.
Anti-Angry Face Mist, $14.95 at Nordstrom
Some people have calm complexions that rarely get irritated. Then there are those that always seem to flare up. No matter the situation, this soothing aloe and rosewater spray will restore balance. The floral scent also calms frazzled minds.
Exfoliating Rose Sugar Scrub, $25 at Nordstrom
The pink packaging gives us a good clue about the rosewater in this sugar scrub. The addition of honey helps the product gently exfoliate without feeling scratchy or becoming irritating. It removes dead skin patches and helps plump faces.
Rosewater Toner, $10.99 at DermStore
Rosewater and aloe are a dream team. Here, the combination is bolstered by glycerin. The formula tones and balances skin without the harshness sometimes associated with toners. It feels and smells amazing.
Rosewater might be a divisive ingredient in cuisine (too much and it tastes like we’re eating soap), but we can never get enough of it in skin care. Roses are a hero beauty ingredient, thanks to their soothing properties and the way they can make skin feel petal soft. Rose oils, rose extracts and even actual rose petals appear in various skin care products, but it’s the calming power of rosewater (water infused with rose petals) that we’re focusing on today.
Rosewater has anti-inflammatory and comforting properties, which make it an excellent option for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. The all-natural ingredient softens and relieves redness and irritation. And let’s not forget that rosewater adds a subtle floral scent. In some cases, it can even give finished products a natural millennial pink color. Some mists and toners are composed of nothing but pure rosewater. The ingredient also works well when paired with other things from Mother Nature, like witch hazel and aloe. Besides toners, it can be found in cleansers, moisturizers, masks and more.
Roses are red, violets are blue. These 14 rosewater skin care products will deliver soothed, refreshed skin to you.