If you’re after something aromatic, lightweight, and revitalizing then Rose Floral Water is a perfect all-rounder to add to your skincare armoury ASAP. Today I'm rounding up everything you need to know about incorporating the worlds most romantic flower into your selfcare ritual. It's basically, the answer to all your skincare wishes… just sayin’.
Sounds obvious, but what is exactly is rose water?
Floral waters are created through the steam distillation of flowers when extracting their essential oils, the leftover infused water is what we call a floral water and will take on the same properties as the plant that was distilled. Until recently distilleries treated floral waters as a by-product and would throw away tens of litres before they knew them as valuable products of their own. We now know better, and their emerging popularity has ignited some fascination in the beauty industry. It contains antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, D, and B6, and is famous for its skin-toning and balancing properties.
How does Rose Floral Water benefit your skin?
Roses don’t just smell good – they’re bomb at maintaining healthy skin tone and fighting off free radicals. It has an energizing effect on the skin and contains powerful antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making it perfect for revitalizing mature and damaged skin. It’s gentle enough for any skin type including those with sensitive or dry skin and delivers incredible hydration. Dry skin loves roses because they’re extremely moisturizing and soothing, quenching that parched skin.
This floral water removes dirt, dust, and excess sebum build-up which refines enlarged pores and helps reduce any future breakouts. Speaking of blemishes, the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of Rose Floral Water make it ideal for soothing skin irritation and inflammation such as razor burn and sunburn, it can even alleviate the sting of an insect bite.
It’s an overachiever of an ingredient because on top of all that, the sweet odour reminiscent of rose petals can actually lift your mood too! Rose Floral Water can reduce feelings of anxiety and promote a more positive emotional well-being.
How to use Rose Floral Water for glowing skin
As a gentle toner: I’ve never used a toner in my everyday skincare routine as I always felt like it dried out my “already dry” skin. So when I heard that this floral water had astringent like properties I was quick to include “tone” into my routine. Rose Floral Water acts as an astringent which tones and maintains the skin’s pH balance for a more youthful and glowing appearance. And they’re packed with antioxidants and can help refine pores so your skin looks happier and healthier. Unlike toners that contain alcohol, rose water is non-drying and works gently to reveal your skin’s natural glow.
As a face and body mist: My favorite way to use Rose Floral Water is as a hydrating mist and deodorizer. I can get super-hot and sticky throughout the day in this Western Australian climate, but I don’t always have time to wash my face (or redo my makeup). So I keep my rose water in the fridge and spray my skin to hydrate, revitalize and moisturize my skin. This ensures that my skin always hydrated and helps to keep the fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
As a hair conditioner: The nourishing and moisturizing properties of Rose Floral Water can work wonders as a natural conditioner and can even aid in getting rid of dandruff. Add some to your shampoo and conditioner or use it as a final hair rinse for ultra-hydration. I like to use my spray bottle to spritz my hair to lessen fly-aways and detangle dry, frizzy hair. Rose Floral Water can nourish, moisturize, and enhance the quality of hair which promotes better overall hair growth.
As a replacement for water in face masks: If you’re making DIY masks that require water, try using Rose Floral Water instead! It’s far more nourishing than just water and adds a sweet relaxing aroma making it perfect for skincare and self care all in one!
What to know before buying rose water
Look for rose water that contains nothing other than just pure steam distilled floral water. Some brands can contain alcohol, aloe vera or glycerine often used to dilute floral waters. Some even contain synthetic fragrances eeekk! The quality of the flowers used also makes a difference in the efficacy of your rose water. Some have a higher potency than others, so look for the ingredient names “Rosa Damascena or Rose De Mai“.
Our Rose Floral Water has nothing added, just pure steam-distilled Rosa Damascena that’s naturally fragrant, soothing, and hydrating.
As you can see, this simple natural product is treasured for its many uses, benefits and applications and that’s why it’s officially the new go-to to ingredient that you need to perk up your skin!