I was taught early on in my studies of plant magic that Rose Oil is the most precious and highest-vibration oil found in nature. So that's where I wanted to start sharing with you this week, featuring Rose as our spotlight ingredient. ✨
Here at Cosmic Beauty, we're dedicated to providing natural and effective products for your skin. Today we'll explore Rose in skincare and how to easily incorporate it into your daily skincare practice to improve the health and appearance of your skin.
It's no secret that Rose has long been prized for its ability to soothe, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. As a result, women have used Rose in their beauty and self-care rituals for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Roses were highly valued for their sweet fragrance and were often used in perfumes and as an ingredient in skincare remedies, with rose petals added to creams and lotions to soothe and nourish the skin.
The use of Rose in beauty and self-care has continued to evolve over the centuries, with rose water or hydrosol, rose essential oil, and rosehip oil all being used for their nourishing and rejuvenating properties. Rose is commonly used in skincare in several forms, each containing unique qualities. The form used in a particular skincare product depends on the application and desired benefit. So let's dive in and learn more about this elegant flower.
Rose Petals: Fresh or dried petals can be used in face masks, face or body scrubs, or added to bath water like our Cocoa Chamomile Rose Tub Tea for its skin-soothing benefits.
Rose Essential Oil: Rose Essential Oil is produced through a process of steam distillation, where steam is passed through the rose petals, causing the precious essential oils to be released. The steam and oil are then separated, and the resulting oil is collected and bottled. The production of rose essential oil is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, as it takes thousands of roses to produce just a tiny amount of essential oil. I've read it takes more than 250,000 individual petals (or more than 8,000 rose flowers) to produce one teaspoon of rose essential oil. Like all essential oils, this highly concentrated oil should always be diluted in a carrier oil to a safe ratio before applying it to your skin. This essential oil is a luxurious, expensive ingredient used in skin care products for hydrating, anti-inflammatory properties, and the ability to soothe and rejuvenate irritated skin. ⚠️ Don't be fooled by Rose Fragrance Oil - it may smell similar, but they do not compare, so be sure to check the label of your products and don't settle for anything less than real Rose.
Rose Water/Rose Hydrosol: Rose hydrosol, also known as rose water, is a byproduct of the steam distillation of rose petals. It naturally contains micro-droplets of essential oil suspended in the distilled water. As a result, rose hydrosol includes all of Rose's skin-soothing and nourishing properties. It's a less expensive and versatile product that can be used as a toner, or facial mist, like our Rose Flower Water Toner, or ingredient when making skincare or mixing up your clay masks at home. Like rose essential oil, it's high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that benefit the skin. It's also known for its gentle and soothing properties, making it ideal for sensitive skin, damaged or mature skin types. It helps to hydrate, balance, and soothe the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated making it the perfect base for our Plumping Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin B5.
Rosehip Oil: We must differentiate Rose Essential Oil which we discussed in detail above, from Rosehip Oil which is produced from the hips or fruit of the Rose. While both oils have skincare benefits, they are unique in their composition and use. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and fatty acids make, Rosehip Oil a popular ingredient in skincare products such as serums, face oils, and moisturizers to nourish and rejuvenate the skin because of its anti-aging and skin-restoring benefits. Rosehip oil can help to brighten and even out the skin tone, reducing the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other imperfections. Our Organic Rosehip Serum with Carrot Seed Oil is naturally packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to protect the skin from damage, leading to a brighter, more radiant complexion.
Gentle enough to use daily in your morning and evening self-care practices. If you're interested in incorporating Rose into your routine, I've curated a collection of products featuring Rose in its many forms. You can find Rose products here.