Roses are an iconic symbol of beauty and love. They are stunning to look at and their aroma is absolutely intoxicating. Roses also have a long history of therapeutic benefits. Every inch of the plant is utilized. Its essence is very fragrant and can help to calm the nerves. Its extract also provides astringent and soothing benefits for the skin. It is very versatile and can be used as an antidepressant, antiseptic or as a bactericidal among other things.
Rose essential oil is extracted by steam distillation and is chemically composed of hundreds of components including citronellol, ethanol and farnesol among many others. Damascus Roses are used most prominently because of their fragrance and they are considered to have the highest oil content.
When the flower is past maturity and the petals have fallen off, what remains is the rose hips. Rose hips themselves are a good source of anti-aging and antioxidant Vitamins A, C, D, and E, and essential fatty acids. These components are well known for reducing fine lines, plumping the skin, and helping to stimulate collagen production.
For dry, mature, and sensitive skin, rose essential and rose extracts are ideal as they impart intense hydrating properties. With such a complex concentration of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, the ingredient helps to minimize redness and soothe irritation – making it ideal for all skin types including chaotic, dry, mature or sensitive skin. This extract also plays a key role in preventing cellular oxidation caused by environmental stress. Overexposure to sunlight is thought to be a culprit in cutaneous aging through the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which triggers a breakdown in dermal proteins such as collagen and elastin. The loss of these proteins is integral to wrinkle formation and loss of skin elasticity.
You can find this ingredient in all our Concentrated Serum, our Skin Recovery Purifying Cleanser and our Age Defense Cellular Moisturizer.