The Benefits of Rose Oil, And Why it Should be in Your Skincare
Rose oil is one of the most popular essential oils for skincare. It is extracted from the petals of roses, and since ancient times has been used for in cosmetics and perfumes. It has been used for centuries for good reason! This fragrant oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, making it a powerful tool for skin health. We use rose oil in many of our products as well. Let’s break down why we do, and why you should be using it too!
Rose water and oil is a well known ancient remedy used to combat signs of aging and boost overall skin tone. What is it about this fragrant oil that makes it so effective? Rose oil contains high levels of vitamin C, which is essential for the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives skin its elasticity and firmness. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. By using rose oil on your skin, you can help to restore lost collagen and achieve a more youthful appearance. Additionally, rose oil is rich in antioxidants, which protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that can cause cell damage, leading to premature aging. By using rose oil on your skin, you can help to reduce the effects of free radical damage and achieve a more radiant complexion.
More than that, rose oil is also known to treat acne. Unlike some acne treatments that can strip skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry and irritated, rose oil is gentle and can actually help to improve skin’s moisture levels. In addition, rose oil contains antioxidants that can help to protect skin from environmental damage. As acne is often caused by hormonal imbalances, rose oil can also be helpful in regulating sebum production.
In addition, rose oil contains compounds like anthocyanins and polyphenols, which have potent anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, rose oil can help to reduce redness and inflammation. Because of its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, it is an ideal ingredient in skincare products for sensitive skin.
As we mentioned earlier, rose oil and water contains phenols which are chemicals containing antioxidants. By repairing this and its concentration of not only vitamin C, but also E, and A, rose oil is shown to help repair the skin barrier and assist in treating eczema, psoriasis, dark spots, scarring, and fine lines.
Most people think of rose oil and water for their scent. When used for its aroma, this fragrant goldmine has also shown to still be working overtime. Several studies acknowledge rose oil to be a natural mood enhancer. Surprisingly, the scent alone is not what promotes an improvement in mood. A 2009 study by the Srinakharinwirot University of Thailand applied rose oil topically to patients, and gave them breathing masks so to analyze the effect of separate from the stimulation resulting from aroma. The results displayed a remarkable improvement in breathing rate, blood oxygen, and systolic blood pressure.
Usable from head to toe, this vitamin and mineral rich oil will nourish and revitalize your skin, scalp, and senses. Whether you're looking to improve your mood or your skin, rose oil is worth adding to your beauty routine.
As you can see rose oil was a must have in our beauty line. We carefully selected organic rose oil for our products, and use it in our Wild Rose Body Oil, Rose Glow Serum, and Rose Facial Toner. We also use rose in soaps like Wild Rose and Honey and Coconut Rose. We also have a rose and vanilla Body Butter, Wild Rose Face Mask, and Rose and White Clay Facial Cleansing Powder.
Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses (that hopefully are in your skincare)!