We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we love. Promise.
Uh, yeah, hi—you need one of these rn.
To be honest, I used to file rosewater spray into the cute-but-useless category of my brain—you know, the products that look super pretty in a shelfie but don’t really do much (if anything) for your skin. In reality, though, rose water actually has a ton of calming, anti-inflammatory properties and skin-protecting antioxidants. Whether you’re looking to soothe red, irritated skin or up your hydration, you (and, FINE, your Insta feed) can definitely benefit from adding a rosewater spray or toner to your routine. And since sharing is caring, I rounded up the 12 best rosewater sprays for every skin type and exactly how to use ’em, ahead.
One spritz of this rosewater spray leaves your makeup with a soft, glowy, and ultra-hydrated finish. And thanks to the super-refined formula (you’ll find only a handful of ingredients, including pure rose water, glycerin, and citric acid), you won’t have to worry about it irritating your skin.
Perfect for oily or acne-prone skin, this alcohol-free rosewater spray is spiked with anti-inflammatory witch hazel to cleanse, hydrate, and soothe your face. Mist it on clean, freshly washed skin, wait a few seconds for it to dry, and follow with a lightweight moisturizer.
The majority of face mists are way too irritating for sensitive skin types—especially the ones with artificial fragrances or drying additives, which are most of them, TBH—but this rosewater spray has only two ingredients: distilled water and rose flower oil. Use it for a quick boost of hydration in your a.m. skincare routine.
This hydrating spray combines rose water with soothing aloe vera, making it great for dry skin. Just make sure you layer it with moisturizer to reap the full benefits (spraying on dry skin throughout the day can actually make your skin drier and tighter).
The hero ingredient in this rosewater spray is castor oil: a lightweight—yet super hydrating—ingredient that leaves your skin soft and glowy AF. Spritz it on your face and neck after cleansing, then follow with moisturizer and SPF.
Sprays aren’t for everyone, which is why this gentle rosewater toner is a great alternative. Just dab a little of the alcohol- and oil-free formula on a cotton round after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Looking for a solid rosewater spray that’ll get the job done without draining your bank account? This drugstore mist from Garnier is free of parabens, dyes, and silicones. Instead, it’s loaded with rose water (obvs), glycerin, and citric acid to help hydrate your skin, aaand it’s only $9. Score.
And on the opposite spectrum is this fancy-ass rosewater spray from Chantecaille. Yes, it’s $74, and yes, it’s actually worth the splurge, IMO. One spritz of the rosewater formula and you’ll feel like you’re at a spa (trust me).
I can’t look at this bottle of Thayers rose water without thinking of my mom—the tried-and-true formula has been a cult favorite in the beauty world for legit years, thanks to the fact that it’s soothing (hi, aloe vera) and clarifying (’sup, witch hazel).
NGL, I like to keep this rosewater spray out on display in my apartment (I meaaan…look at the packaging). Looks aside, though, it’s formulated with a natural blend of rose water, hibiscus flower extract (a skin softener), and hyaluronic acid (a powerful hydrator). Translation: It feels ridiculously refreshing on your skin.
A blend of rose extract, ultra-hydrating coconut oil, and antioxidant-rich witch hazel are combined in this rosewater spray that’s just as hydrating as it is soothing. Spritz it over red, irritated skin and follow with a creamy moisturizer.
Rosewater spray doesn’t just have to be for your face, and this volumizing leave-in from Carol’s Daughter is proof. The formula’s cactus rose water works to hydrate and define thin or flat hair—just spritz it through your damp roots after you shampoo and condition.