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Natural Ingredient Spotlight: Benefits of Rose Oil 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
Shiva Rose Face Oil
The queen of natural rose products, Shiva Rose uses both rose and rosehip oils in lots of her Los Angeles based skincare line. Her rose face oil is a beautiful blend of organic plant-based oils, including both rose and rosehip, that work together to reduce inflammation and replenish dry or tired skin. A wonderful option if you want to soften wrinkles and or fade dark spots or acne scarring and light enough that it shouldn’t clog pores!
Wild Source Apothecary Miracle Face Oil
Perfect for very dry skin this Miracle Oil formula contains rosehip oil and vitamin E to deeply nourish. It also contains thistle oil which is another magical ingredient that’ll transform your skin for the better. Rich in fatty acids and containing omegas 3 and 6, you’ll be glowing after using this natural face oil, but the beautifying benefits long term will be even greater.
Shiva Rose Rose N*4 Deodorant
Probably my favorite natural deodorant on the market, the Shiva Rose deodorant is formulated with rose essential oil and sandalwood essential oil to hydrate underarms while leaving a beautiful scent. This deodorant is unisex and works wonders – it even works on my husband!
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.
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.
Kjaer Weis Organic & Refillable Makeup
I love makeup that doubles as skincare. Kjaer Weis organic makeup is loaded with incredible skincare ingredients that feed the skin while also providing beautiful colors for the face, lips, and eyes. Lots of their products contain rosehip oil, so you can pop on some blush and know your skin is also getting all the vitamins and fatty acids it needs to stay healthy and glowy.