Anyone who has been or is going to land in this whirlwind adventure of motherhood, slash babysitter slash housekeeper, chef, gardener, stylist, chauffeur, teacher, knows that rosewater is the ultimate elixir to fresh beauty and a quick, pure look. Models, make-up artists or..full-time mums often rattle of go-to brands like Christophe Robin or Mario Badescu when asked about their beauty secrets. And no wonder why.
The best thing about rose water is that it does double duty- you can use it as a hydrating toner, or spray it on your face to rewaken your foundation. It`s a soft, fresh, lightly scented, energizing “Ahhh, feels so good” elixir that boosts your skin tone in no time. Just perfect for almost-no-free-time mums.
This feeling of universal calm is spreading among rose water fans. Chinatown yoga studio Sky Ting founders Chloe Kernaghan and Krissy Jones always have a homemade rose water mist bottle to refresh after classes. ““It just leaves you feeling a little more balanced and at ease,” says Kernaghan on their habit to spray-all-day. Everywhere from bold, expensive skin care (Le Weekend de Chanel), to small-batch start-ups ( French Girl Organic`s Floral Toner). However, hydration shouldn`t stop at the skin. Inside-out purrifying and hydrating is equally important and can`t be ignored. You can now find bottled rose water to drink, such as Water + Rose tinged with venerable Belgian rose, or Juice Served Here based in Los Angeles. Or you can try homemade rose water lemonade, tea, spritzer or smoothie. It`s stress releaving, energizing and hydrating. Just what you need for the upcoming warm temperatures days with your hyper-energetic kids.
Here`s a list with my favorites and some recommendations stolen from Vogue`s specialists.
Amanda Lacey Persian Rose Water, $10
Dr Jackson`s Face & Eye Essence, $79
Chanel Le Weekend de Chanel, $115
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $62
Juice Press Water + Rose, $3
French Girl Organics Floral Toner, $32
Chantecaille Pure Rosewater, $66
Christophe Robin Volumizing Shampoo, $38,Christophe Robin Volumizing Conditioner, $43
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $7
Earth Tu Face Toning Mist with Rose + Aloe, $58