Everything's coming up roses for the beauty industry especially when you consider that roses are actually taking centre stage in skincare at the moment. With anti-inflammatory and skin-nourishing properties it's not hard to see why you should opt for roses on your face and not in your vase.
We unpack the benefits of rose water and rose oils as well as share some rose inspired skincare products worth adding to your arsenal.
Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of the wild rose bush and is high in Vitamin A and essential fatty acids. This oil has regeneration properties, fixing dry and damaged skin as well as reducing signs of aging. It is also useful for scar tissue, with the ability to reduce signs of stretch marks.
It even has antiviral and antibacterial properties due to the phenols that it contains. It is said that Kate Middleton is a fan of rosehip oil, using it in her daily skincare regime. It has multiple benefits, but to name a few, Rosehip Oil:
Hydrates the skin
Helps brighten skin
Boosts collagen formation
Boosts overall immunity
To use, simply apply a few drops to the skin and rub in. Alternatively, you can add it to a moisturizer for easier application.
Unlike Rosehip oil, this oil comes from the petals of the flower and not the seeds. While also containing antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, this oil also has effects that extend beyond skincare. After application to the skin, studies have shown results such as:
Decreased anxiety and stress
Eased depressive symptoms
Relieved menstrual pain
To use Rose oil, it can be lightly dabbed onto the skin, added to a diffuser or dropped into a warm bath.
Is known as the Queen of Flowers and a wild rose only has 5 petals unlike the conventional rose. The distillation of this oil was invented many hundreds of years ago in Persia. Some of the benefits of the Wild Rose are
Ideal for stretch marks and scars
Rich in Antioxidants
Ideal for dry & scaly skin
This product is made from water and rose petals and contains many antioxidants that protect the skin from damage. It has anti-bacterial properties and can protect skin cells from degeneration. Some benefits of Rose Water include:
Healing cuts or burns
Reducing signs of aging
This product can be used as a toner or cleanser. Simply rinse your face with the rose water, pat dry and wait for its natural results.
This is not from the rose plant, this oil comes from a certain geranium plant with leaves that smell strongly of roses. It is often used in cosmetics and fragrances due to its sweet smell, as well as its favorable qualities. These include:
Removing dead skin cells
Assistance in healing
To use, dilute with some water and apply to skin. Alternatively, you can add it to a warm bath or use in a diffuser.
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