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Natural Ingredient Spotlight: Benefits of Rose in Skincare
The second in our natural ingredient spotlight series, this editorial is all about rose. This wonderful ingredient has been used topically for skin health since at least 1200 B.C., and has an abundance of skin benefits for many skin types. Not only is the scent just beautiful, it’s one of the natural gifts of the beauty world.
The Benefits of Rose for the Skin
Traditionally, we think of the rose as a symbol of romance and love – something special. It carries these views because of its long history within ancient Greek, Roman, and Persian cultures where it was used within apothecary, cooking, and more. It has been used topically for skin health since at least 1200 B.C. Lots of ancient uses of the rose have been widely confirmed by scientists today, which is why it continues to be such a commonly used ingredient.
Most people are familiar with the two different types of rose oil – rose oil from the petal and rosehip oil, made from the fruit or hip of the plant. They have a lot of very similar benefits, but there are a few differences.
Rosehip Oil: Often used as a carrier oil for essential oils, rosehip oil is ultra-hydrating and an essential for anyone looking to brighten their skin, fade dark spots and clear up acne scarring as it is naturally rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. It contains vitamin E, which is a superhero antioxidant that brings down inflammation, so if you are prone to rosacea or are trying to soothe a sunburn, rosehip oil is a must.
Rose Oil: Besides being an aphrodisiac, rose oil is incredibly healing and helps the skin retain its elasticity, which can fade as you mature. Rose oil is a godsend for mature skin as it boosts cell renewal, which helps to keep the skin youthful and smooth. It is also a great treatment for acne as rose oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which help to kill bacteria on the surface of the skin and take down the redness that usually comes with acne.
Our Natural & Organic Rose Skincare Products
Irene Forte Rose Face Oil
From the organic Italian brand, Irene Forte’s oil is a wild rose face oil that completely transforms dull and dehydrated skin. This product is an aromatic mix of calendula, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and more that together feed the skin with fatty acids and rich moisture. While I wouldn’t recommend this product for oily or congested skin types, it is the perfect oil for anyone looking for a boost of hydration or to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Fath Skincare’s Rose Nectar
A luxuriously refreshing facial mist, infused with a skin-renewing botanical blend to hydrate, plump, brighten and help prep skin for moisturizer. A signature Bulgarian rose-infused facial mist blends super hydrators that help skin retain moisture content with toning and brightening botanicals with natural AHAs to help renew and revive skin. Super fine mist spritzes and true rose scent offer a spa-like experience anytime, anywhere.
Vanderohe Nourishing Face Serum
Vanderohe have carefully selected plant actives, for this magical serum that work to rebalance and revitalise the skin, repairing it upon application and instantly relieving anxiety and stress, thanks to the aromas. The fast-absorbing formula contains magical hero ingredients such as Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, Rosehip and Frankincense. Vanderohe founder, Olivia recently showed us how she uses the serum as part of her organic skincare routine. See her video here.
Vertly’s Rose Tinted Lip Balm
Your chapped lips have met their match ~ with this cult-favorite, ultra-moisturizing Lip Butter in a Tinted Rose. Infused with nutrient-rich Shea Butter, nourishing Coconut Oil, skin-regenerating Kokum Butter, healing cocoa butter and calming full-spectrum Hemp. Small batches made in California. Aluminum Tube for easy recycling.