The Rose is the most sensorial of all the flowers, its fragrance alone offers soothing and re-balancing effects.
A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet
The aroma of essential oils can transmit messages to the limbic system - a region of the brain that's responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system, these messages affect biological factors such as heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure and breathing. Just reach for REN's Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil to know what I'm talking about.
Rose otto oil is particularly beneficial for dry or mature skin. It's been dubbed the “feminine oil”, as it seemingly helps balance hormones and alleviate the symptoms associated with these imbalances. It's a beautiful ingredient to turn to during that *time of the month*.
Roses have a time-honoured history of therapeutic benefits, but the skincare benefits are just as immense because it is a multifaceted flower. All components of the rose are used in one way or another across cosmetics. Rose extract is a superstar ingredient for dry and mature skin, and sensitive skin in particular. It harbours intensive hydrating properties and provides a calming and astringent effect to helps diminish redness and skin irritation.
The magical properties of rose petals are at the forefront of everything Australian brand Jurlique does. The rose was one of the very first flowers planted by founders Jurgen and Ulrike Klein when they started the first Jurlique Farm in Adelaine Hills circa 1985. All Jurlique's processes, from Earth to extraction, are honest and pure. 8,000 rose petals are handpicked and distilled for just one bottle of Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist for example - which smells like a fine bouquet.
If you're concerned by a dull and uneven skin tone, then add rose hip oil into your routine. Using it is an easy way counteract the damage caused by UV rays - something you're likely to neglect worrying about in the colder months.
The rose hip, that's the fruit of the flower, contains Vitamins A, B3, C, D and E, as well as essential fatty acids - these essential fatty acids quickly absorb into the skin and aid with tissue regeneration. Rose hip oil contains trans-retinoic acid which assists skin regeneration and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The diversity of the rose can help all skin types. Loaded with antioxidant and astringent qualities, the status of the rose has evolved into more than just a symbol of romance, but as a precious ingredient in skincare.