What you May not Know about Roses 

Hundreds of years ago, roses were used for healing wounds, to aid skin firmness, and as a luxurious beauty staple. Today they still play an important part in offering various, proven skin benefits; it's important to know that there are many different types of roses available. The oil from roses that is readily available is not always beneficial to the skin. It may smell lovely, but it may be a synthetic version of the botanical which does not carry the same skin enhancing benefits. 

There was a time that roses were even used as a method of payment because they were so valuable. Imagine paying for your food with flowers! Today, there are many synthetic versions of rose oil because it is considered to be a premium and very valuable oil. Because of this, premium rose oils and rose waters come with a price ~ and the benefits remain in each drop of those premium oils. 

Roses share with us internal benefits as well as external benefits. Here are a few of the wonderful internal side effects of roses:

  • Helps to soothe and relax the central nervous system.
  • Promotes a better night's sleep. 
  • Soothes coughs and sore throats. 
  • Offers hormonal balancing properties.
  • Roses have been known to treat depression, tension, grief, and stress.

Externally, roses in our skincare treatments offer benefits as well:

  • Skin is hydrated.
  • Reduce the signs of aging.
  • Uneven tone and discoloration can be minimized.
  • Helps with sensitivities such as eczema and rosacea.
  • Skin upset and blemishes can clear.

What's the Big Deal with this Little Botanical?

Even though roses are delicate in nature, they're anything but delicate when it comes to how they benefit our skin. 

The rose is a natural antioxidant power-house. Filled with essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, B, E, C and K, and antioxidants, they help our skin naturally fight the oxidative stress that happens from pollution and the sun. Those nasty free-radicals are what cause the skin to lower its protective nature, which then allows premature aging to occur.  

Acne-prone skin, mature skin, eczema, dry skin ~ roses are a very versatile botanicals that can benefit these conditions. 

Important minerals also occur in the rose ~ minerals like iron and potassium play a big part in keeping our skin rejuvenated and healthy. 

You've heard of Retinol, Retin-A, Retinoids, or the other names that this ingredient is given? If you look at the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database, you'll see that Retinol and its counterparts are already banned in cosmetics in other countries, and it's considered to be very toxic 9 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being that absolute worst. 

Luckily for us, we work with a very rich and delicate natural form of the same vitamins that Retinol is trying to mimic, albeit synthetically. A rosehip is the fruit that is left after the rose petals have wilted. Our rosehip comes from not only the fruit of the flower, but also the seeds. 

The essential oil from roses is utilized through a pure steam distillation. Each drop of rose oil is filled with antimicrobial and anti-aging compounds that just can't be mimicked by a synthetic version. 

So many beautiful benefits from this beautiful flower ~ inside and out.   Try one of our rose-infused products this month and experience the results for yourself.