More than 1000 years ago, women in Asia and Europe used roses for whatever comes into their mind – mainly for skin and health. Many generations have had the benefits of using roses as part of their daily skin care routine. Today, more than 10 centuries later, use of rose water and rose hip oil is still indispensable in the skin care industry.
Rose is a key ingredient available for skin rejuvenation and skin cell regeneration. It not only repairs damaged skin structure, it also reverses signs of aging like wrinkles, improves skin color and elasticity, diminishes scars and pits, reduces stretch marks.
Despite its aesthetic properties, which contribute to your self-confidence and help create your own glow, roses have an important role in the mechanisms of immune activation within the skin and your regimens of good health.
If you are looking for something that can help the appearance of your skin and even repair unhealthy damages caused by aging and lifestyle, both rose water and rose hip oil are the perfect natural solution that will find a way into your daily skin care routine. Read on to learn more.
Rose Water – Grandma’s Secret Weapon
[frame src=”https://rg-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Depositphotos_24696103_xs.jpg” width=”250″ height=”380″ alt=”Rose Watter” align=”right”]Rose water is a time-tested organic skin care ingredient that has been around for many years. Much praise may be given these days to its benefits, and the world’s most prestigious skin care products, find rose water just as useful today as it was in the time of our grandmothers.
Derived from the petals and sepals of the classic flower, rose water is used in beauty products thanks to the benefits that promote a healthy looking skin.
Rose water is great for all skin types and is used in variety of creams and advanced facial serums. Cleopatra, famous for her beauty secrets, used rose water in various face masks because it provides a wide range of benefits to the skin.
Better than exposing your skin to synthetic beauty products, you should use rose water based skin care product for any natural and glowing skin that is soft, radiant and healthy at the same time. When rose water is combined with a facial serum and used daily, it results in the restoration and maintenance of the skin’s pH balance.
It is also known as a excellent antiseptic recommended for skin irritation and acne, but also dry skin can be hydrated by using rose water as a moisturizer. Rosewater is also safe to use on skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Due to its healing and soothing properties, rose water is used to sooth insect bites and sunburn.
For the last many centuries, one of the most discussed skin care benefit of rose water is the fact that it is one of the best skin toner ever. It brings glow and life to your dull and damaged skin. On oily skin it balances the oil contents and tones the skin. Sensitive skin is cooled and soothed by the application of rose water. It also helps to reduce inflammations and increases blood supply. Applying rose water after steaming tightens capillaries, reduces redness and blotchiness.
Another advantage among the skin care benefits of rosewater is that it is also an excellent cleanser. It will refresh your skin and take away adhering dust and dirt accumulated in clogged pores.
Scientific studies on rose water have shown direct enhancements in keratinocyte differentiation. Keratinocytes ensure a physical barrier to our bodies and control skin features such as moisturization, wrinkles and pigmentation. Keratinocyte differentiation is disturbed in many skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Rose water has been used as a healing agent in almost all diseases of skin that produce excessive scaling since it decreases excess keratinocyte proliferation.
Rose water is rich in anti-oxidants like flavonoids and has anti-bacterial properties against bacteria implicated in causation pimples. It helps skin to repair damages caused by sun, pollution, harsh skin care products thus contributing to anti-aging.
Rose Hip Oil – Like a Multivitamin for Your Skin
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The benefits of rosehip oil have been recognized by the mysterious Inca civilization for centuries due to its healing benefits to the skin. It is derived from the leftover seed pods after the petals of the rose fall off. You have probably heard of rose hip tea, recommended because it is so rich in vitamins.
Very famous for its high content of vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3 and K it has an exceptional regenerative and healing properties that we can exploit through the oil you get from this. Also known as trans-retinoic acid, research shows that topical vitamin A is effective in helping to prevent premature ageing caused by sun exposure. The vitamin A in rose hip oil reduces the activity of skin-damaging enzymes that lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Composed of nearly 80% essential fatty acids, including omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, rose hip oil helps repair the signs of premature aging and delays their appearance, helps to regenerate skin cells and to repair damaged skin tissue and reduces expression lines such as those at the neck or around the eyes as well as attenuate stretch marks or improve the color and texture of scars.
Despite many benefits, one of the most important for the skin is that, rosehip oil also activates cells of the inner layers and encourages the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the dermis.
Rose hip oil is rich in a variety of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and lycopene, which help to protect and repair skin from ageing caused due to lifestyle choices. The lycopene, a power antioxidant, in rose hip oil has many health benefits. Beta-Carotene – a powerful antioxidant to stave off damaging free radicals.
What are the properties of rosehip oil?
- Regenerate the skin tissue in scars
- Rejuvenates the skin, because it reduces the wrinkles
- Restores skin that has been burned or exposed to radiotherapy
- Redistribute pigmentation, so it eliminates skin blemishes
- Improvement of symptoms in patients with skin diseases and conditions such as keratosis, acne, warts, psoriasis, carcinoma, dry skin, eczema, dermatitis …
- Enables the melanin and performs preventive and corrective actions of photoaging and skin cancer from sun exposure
- Encourages the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the dermis
- Moisturize your skin in depth defending free radicals
- High nutritional value
RG-CELL Cosmeceutical contains a unique blend of pure plant extracts formulated to restore the natural vitality and radiance of your skin by working in perfect affinity with it. RG-CELL offers the same benefits as rose hip oil plus delivers added super antioxidant protection against free radical damage and growth factors which signal aging skin to speed up its cell renewal process. Suitable for all skin types, this is the ideal beauty product to care for the skin on your face.
Rose Hip Scientific Studies
In 1988 two researchers revealed their findings about application of active components contained in rose hip oil.
In a two-year study, rosehip oil was applied to 180 patients with surgical, traumatic and burn scars, as well as to a group suffering from premature aging of the skin. The results were outstanding. Researchers found that application of rosehip oil effectively mitigated scars and wrinkles, halted progress of premature aging, and restored lost skin natural color and tone.
Aged skin (photo-aging):
20 women with surface wrinkles, brown spots on the eyelids and intensely tanned skin, who usually went to the beach every day during the three months of summer in resorts by the ocean, were assessed. All participants applied rosehip oil on the face for four months. Observations were made every eight days. Important changes were noted, firstly, surface wrinkles began to disappear, spots started to fade until, by the end of the last month, the disappearance was almost complete. Skin presented a smooth and fresh aspect and the spots had almost disappeared.
Ten women were chosen who had undergone unilateral or bilateral mastectomy. All participants applied rosehip oil, starting on the day when the surgical stitches were removed. After three months of applying twice daily it was noted that the scars were less apparent, without lumps and that skin elasticity had improved and the color of the area had improved significantly.