For centuries, we’ve held roses in high regard as symbols of love and beauty. More than just a gorgeous, fragrant flower, science confirms what we’ve known all along: roses (and rosebushes) carry an abundance of beautifying and skin-enhancing qualities.
From nourishing, hydrating oils from cold-pressed rosehip seeds to refreshing flower water made from distilled roses, this bold blossom is finally getting its well-deserved time in the spotlight.
Rose’s Rising Popularity
As we’re becoming more aware of choosing preservative-free and artificial-free food to feed our bodies, we’re also beginning to unravel the myth that we need these nasties in our skincare products. After all, your skin is your largest organ and what you feed it affects your entire body. In fact, these harmful chemicals are weighing on our health and even making us age faster.
As we turn our eyes back to nature (and what researchers are discovering about the beauty benefits of botanicals), roses and rosebushes are a standout winner for their health benefits when it comes to skin, hair, and nails.
How to Infuse Roses Into Your Skincare Routine
No matter what type of skin you have, you can reap the benefits of this woody perennial and empower your well-being by incorporating roses into your skincare routine. Because the secret is out about this incredible flower, you can find many variations of beauty products that integrate roses. Here are two of our favorites!
Moisturize and Rejuvenate With Rosehip Oil
A potent antioxidant—primarily due to its high content of vitamins C, A, and E—rosehip oil works hard to protect your skin from free radicals and damaging sun exposure. Essential fatty acids in this miracle oil deeply moisturize and nourish skin, and trans-retinoic acid promotes cell renewal. Rosehip oil also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, keeping harmful bacteria away from your open pores, and soothing areas of temporary inflammation.
And if you’re looking for anti-aging and regenerative benefits (who isn’t?), look no further! Rosehip oil restores skin elasticity and stimulates collagen production that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.
Deeply hydrating and exceptionally rejuvenating, rosehip oil is an all-around skincare miracle. Lightweight, luxurious Valentia Rosehip Oil is 100% natural and free of any synthetic or harmful ingredients—just pure oil extracted from the seeds of wild rosehips.
Tone and Cleanse With Rose Water
Rose water is packed with vitamins (like A, C, D, and B6) and essential fatty acids that hydrate, tone, cleanse, and balance. A natural antiseptic, this wonderfully fragrant water is perfect for calming irritated, blemish-prone skin, balancing pH, and moisturizing. You can also use rose water to revitalize and renew your hair!
Delight your senses and indulge in a daily mist of rose water. You’ll be addicted to its cool and refreshing feel, enchanted by its decadent aroma, and mesmerized at how it makes your skin beautifully soft and dewy. When searching for a rose water product for your skincare regimen, make sure to steer clear of products with impurities or artificial additives that can harm your health. Completely pure and additive-free, Valentia Rose Water (made from steam distilling organic roses) provides your skin with a clean, light, and calming moisture.
So, if you have problem skin, suffer from redness and irritation, or simply want to achieve a healthy, radiant glow while invigorating your life (and senses), consider embracing this natural, potent flower for velvety soft and supple skin.