Roses are the flower of love and February being the month of all things love you are sure to see them in abundance. Not only are they a symbol of affection, roses are an incredibly beneficial ingredient in your year round skincare.
The use of roses date back to at least the 10th century. Cleopatra loved roses, adding petals to her baths and using them in aphrodisiacs.
The difference between rose essential oil, rose water, and rosehip oil
Rose essential oil, which is made from the petals, takes a lot of roses to produce. Around 60,000 to be exact. That’s for just one ounce. A pound of rose oil can take up to 10,000 pounds of roses to produce. Rose essential oil is extremely potent and is often used in perfumes. It should be diluted with water or a carrier oil before applying directly to the skin. As an aromatic, rose essential oil can offer calming benefits and may help treat depression and anxiety, especially when used in combination with lavender. When the scent is inhaled, your brain can receive its benefits in under 30 seconds.
Rose water is a by-product of the steam distillation process when rose oil is produced. Because of its cooling and calming properties rose water makes a perfect a toner. It works as an astringent to tighten the skin and restores the pH balance and normalizes sebum production.
Rose hip oil is cold press extracted from the rose seeds, the fruit of the rose plant. It’s packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that can reduce signs of aging including fine lines and dark spots.
Rosehip oil as a powerful moisturizer
Rosehip oil can quickly and deeply penetrate through the skin layers. When applied to the skin, it begins to communicate with every cell in the body in about 20 minutes.
Rosehip oil is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and an emollient, meaning it has rich moisturizing properties. It can retain moisture and help treat acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Roses have been used throughout history for their healing powers, treating cuts, burns and other conditions.
Rosehip oil for slowing aging and boosting collagen
Containing vitamins C and A, it is an antioxidant which can slow aging effects and some studies show it may help prevent some cancers by supporting the immune system. Rose hip oil can boost anti-aging as it promotes collagen production and contains retinol.
We are huge fans of using rosehip oil as a deep moisturizer after toning with rose water. We regularly use the two in tandem to achieve glowing, youthful skin. There really is nothing like the rose glow!
Want to try it for yourself? We are partnering with our current brand obsession, Palermo Body, for a rose skin care giveaway! A total value of $100!
Regenerative Rose Hip
CO2 Facial Serum
A value of $64
Balancing Rose & Aloe Toning Mist
A value of $36
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Winner will be chosen at random at 7pm PST 2/29. Open to US residents only