Valentine’s Day upon us. In honor of the season of love, let’s have a look at how roses can be used for more than just making beautiful bouquets.
Roses have a long history of being beneficial to the skin. Their use in skincare can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. In traditional Ayurveda, roses have long been valued for their nourishing properties. Rose extracts were often used to treat various skin conditions and enhance overall skin health. At aos, we are no strangers to the benefits of using roses in skincare. Following are some of the reasons we’re so fond of this lovely flower.
Rose extracts possess calming properties that help soothe irritated skin. This makes roses beneficial for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin. The Rose & Cardamom Cleanser was created for skin that needs to be gently but effectively cleansed.
Roses provide much-needed hydration for your skin. Whether used in toners, serums or moisturizers, roses help to moisturize the skin. The Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol contains over 100 pounds of Bulgarian-grown rose petals that help to hydrate and soothe your skin. Use it in the evening after you cleanse to nurture and replenish your skin. Bonus: Rose also has astringent properties to gently aid in keeping skin blemish-free.
Roses are rich in vitamin C, which helps protect your skin from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your healthy skin cells. The antioxidants contained in roses help contribute to a healthy and radiant complexion by combating signs of aging associated with free radical damage.
It probably won’t come as a surprise that the aroma of roses is believed to have therapeutic effects on your mental well-being. Their use of rose-infused skincare products can provide a calming and uplifting experience. The scent of roses is associated with relaxation and luxury (and love ♥️).
The collagen-boosting properties of roses can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You will often find rose included in your favorite serums and moisturizers and that’s why we included it in our Youth in Bloom Firming Day and Night Creams.
In modern skincare formulations, rose continues to be a sought-after ingredient, with many products incorporating rose water, rose oil or rose extract. Whether in the form of toners, serums, moisturizers or masks, the use of roses in skin care reflects a historical tradition of valuing their beneficial properties for protecting and nourishing healthy skin.
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