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Rose Benefits for Skin

Updated: Feb 10

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Here at Beauty By Apothecary we love using Real Organic Rose in our skincare products! You might be wondering, is rose oil good for skin? The answer is YES and this post will break down the reasons why. Rose is excellent for the skin and even has aromatherapeutic benefits! Rose has been used as a part of women’s skincare routine for ages. Even Cleopatra, the legendary beauty queen, used Rose Water as one of the main ingredients in her beauty care regimen.

Apart from its excellent skin benefits, the rose is also highly versatile, making it an even more popular choice for beauty. No matter if your skin is dry, oily, or a combination, it suits every skin type. Do you want to bring softness and a natural glow to you skin? If so, it is time to replace conventional cosmetic products with nature’s magical ingredients to bring your skin back to life!

Top 5 Rose Benefits for Skin

1. Rose Is A Powerhouse Of Antioxidants

Antioxidants in Rose prevent cell damage and help in regenerating skin tissues. They also neutralize free radicals, providing anti-aging benefits to the skin as well.

2. Rose Heals & Hydrates

While the rose is excellent for all skin types, it is especially effective for dry skin. It contains moisturizing properties to soothe itchiness. Using skin care products with Rose oil is a perfect way to moisturize your skin. The rose oil protects the skin from moisture loss and keeps the moisture barrier strong. For all skin types, the hydration provided by Rose ingredients is very beneficial as it can balance the moisture level in your skin.

3. Rose Erases Wrinkles

Besides being a great source of antioxidants, Rose oil and Rose Water are rich in Vitamin A and C that work to reverse the effects of aging on skin. Along with smoothing out wrinkles, the vitamins also help reduce age spots and aid collagen production. Did you know Rosehip seed oil from the fruits of rose plants is an excellent source of Retinol?

4. Rose Reduces Redness

Rose has anti-inflammatory benefits that reduce the appearance of skin redness. The moisturizing properties also help in soothing skin irritation. The combination of fatty acids and antioxidants in Rosehip oil is beneficial for soothing eczema and general skin inflammation.

5. Rose Balances Oil

Rose water effectively helps balance out moisture. This means it also helps control excess oil production. Since Rose is intensely hydrating, it increases water content in our skin while balancing oil levels. The abundance of astringent properties helps to lift up dirt and oil from the skin while maintaining its natural pH balance

Red rose with drops of water

Rose for Skin

Benefits of Rose Ingredients in Beauty by Apothecary products

Rose Absolute Essential Oil

What does Rose Oil do for your skin? Rose is an excellent source of various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, making it fantastic for tackling dry skin. It also has astringent properties that can effectively combat acne, inflammation, and redness. Products made with Rose Essential Oil are full of VItamins A, C, D, E, and anti-aging properties, which help minimize wrinkles, fine lines and slow down the aging process. Rose as your daily toner will help balance the skin’s pH.

found in: Rose Bath Soak, Rose Clay Mask, Regenerate Night Serum

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Rose Geranium is suitable for all skin types, and is soothing and balancing when used on the skin. It has been studied by the medical community in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions and infections. It balances sebum, which makes it very useful for skin that is very oily or very dry, or otherwise out of balance. Rose Geranium is reputed to balance the skin’s natural oil production, minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, eliminate infection-causing or acne-causing bacteria, enhance circulation, reduce the appearance of varicose veins, cellulite, and dull skin, encourage the body’s relaxation, promote the faster fading of scars and blemishes, soothe uncomfortable skin ailments, and generally rejuvenate the complexion.

found in: Rose Clay Rejuvenating Mask, Rose Geranium Body Butter, Turmeric Clay Mask

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil contains vitamin C and vitamin A. It also contains essential fatty acids such as:

  • oleic acid

  • palmitic acid

  • linoleic acid

  • gamma linolenic acid

Rosehip oil is also a good source of vitamin F, a fatty acid made of linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid. Rosehip oil is an alternative and complementary medicine, so there aren’t many studies proving its effectiveness. Anecdotal evidence supports its value as a safe skin care product.

Rosehips are thought to have more vitamin C than an orange or lemon. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. Research shows vitamin C may help reduce ultraviolet light damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C also supports collagen production, which helps reduce wrinkling. Finally, vitamin C may increase wound healing and help prevent dry skin.

When Great Britain was unable to import citrus fruits during World War II, the government encouraged people to collect rosehips. The rosehips were made into syrup that was then distributed to people as a source of vitamin C and other nutrients.

When choosing rosehip oil for skin care, keep in mind some vitamin C may be lost during the oil extraction process. Vitamin C is also water-soluble and doesn’t store well. This makes it difficult to know exactly how much vitamin C is in rosehip skin care products.

Some manufacturers add vitamin C to their rosehip oil formulations. You’re still getting the benefits of vitamin C for your skin, but you may not be getting all of the benefits directly from rosehips.

Rosehip oil contains vitamin A, which may benefit your skin by:

  • reducing and reversing sun damage

  • reducing wrinkles

  • reducing hyperpigmentation

  • treating mild to moderate acne

There is anecdotal evidence that rosehip oil reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks. While there is no scientific evidence to back up the claim, it may be due to the vitamin A, vitamin C, and fatty acid content of the oil.

found in: Serums, Lumosity, Eye Cream Daily Repair, Ultra Moisture Cream, Rose Clay Mask, Turmeric Mask

Rose Water

Rose water for skin is known for its ability to balance natural oils, reduce the appearance of temporary redness, hydrate your skin naturally, provide antioxidant protection, create a smoother looking appearance, minimize the appearance of large pores.

Antioxidants in Rose prevent cell damage and help in regenerating skin tissues. They also neutralize free radicals, providing anti-aging benefits to the skin as well. While the rose is excellent for all skin types, it is incredibly effective for dry skin. It contains moisturizing properties to soothe itchiness.

found in: Hyaluronic Acid Hydroboost Serum

More Rose Benefits

Pink roses growing in the wild

We already instinctively entwine roses with notions of beauty and love. It seems only fitting then that roses actually do offer beauty-enhancing benefits. This iconic flower specifically does beauty wonders on the skin.

In one of the flower’s earliest uses for beauty, the ancient Greeks and Romans used rose petals to perfume their baths. They highly valued roses and also decorated the floors of their banquet halls with rose petals. In distilled forms, roses have been included in cosmetics, medicines and therapeutic treatments for centuries. Rose essential oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties, making it ideal to topically treat a host of ailments including abrasions, burns and skin conditions. It has also been used to ease sore throats, fever and cough.

1. Antibacterial: Naturally antibacterial rose essential oil makes can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with its cleansing properties, rose makes an ideal ingredient in face washes and cleansers.

2. Anti-inflammatory: While we may think of roses for their iconic deep red color, rose oils can actually help reduce swollen spots or redness on your skin. Rose has calming properties that can help soothe rosacea and eczema.

You can even create a calming face mask from rose petals. Simply soak 8 petals in 3-4 tablespoons of water for 2-3 hours. Then mash the petals into the water and add 3 tablespoons of honey. Mix well, and apply to entire face. Leave on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

3. Antioxidants: Rose contains high amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. This important vitamin can help protect skin cells from damage, such as from staying out in the sun too long. Some evidence even suggests that rose water can help prevent sunburn.

4. Moisturizing: The natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin, keeping skin feeling smooth. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin because the sugars in its petals create a soothing feeling.

5. Naturally fragrant: Many organic beauty products choose to include rose for its delicate aroma in lieu of artificial fragrances.

6. Relaxing: When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind. In fact, rose petals are a staple in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm. While this characteristic doesn’t directly add beauty benefits, it sure makes that rose-scented lotion or cream an extra pleasant experience.

Give the gift of Rose for Skin with our special Bouquet Box including Rose bath Soak, Rose Body Butter & Rose Clay Face Mask!

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