Rose are red,
Violets are blue,
Gift me a dozen,
I want them in my skincare too!
Who doesn’t like to be presented with a gorgeous bunch of roses?! Now a popular ingredient in skincare, roses have superseded their pride of place in the garden to the dressing table. But what is it about this flower so often associated with love and romanticism that has seen it transcend to a ‘must have’ beauty product ingredient?
Rose extract is an all rounder, with the ability to be used on all skin types, but often is used to address dry, sensitive and mature skin.
Recognised for many moons for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, like many other ancient remedies, rose has had it hurrah moment and the high end brands bought in to the hype by adding the super ingredient to their product lines.
The composition of a complex mixture of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants acts to moisturise dry skin, treat acne prone skin, and reduce redness and inflammation. An emollient, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, all bases are covered with this flower power!
Rose water is esteemed as a magic potion in the realm of beauty. Oily skin? Dry skin? Combination? Rose water is able to address a multitude of skin sins and this versatility is why it is loved by so many. The use of rose water dates back to ancient Egypt, people renowned for their technological, medical and beauty advances. The Cleopatra used rose water in her beauty regime, and who would argue with the most beautiful woman in history?
Still not convinced? Below we have listed some of its benefits.
Rosewater helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil.
It’s antibacterial properties aid in healing the appearance of scars, cuts and wounds.
The astringent properties of rose helps to cleanse pores and tone the skin.
The aroma of roses is a mood enhancer, reducing anxiety and promoting emotional well-being. A double whammy that will have you feeling beautiful inside and out!