For centuries people have been enticed by the fragrant beauty of the rose. Perfumers have forever tried to capture its delicate scent, avid gardeners have marvelled at their perfect blooms, hell the makeup industry has even tried to mimic the vibrant colours of this beautiful flower and now it’s the skincare buffs that are jumping on the bandwagon! Rose oil might sound like an odd ingredient but it has been the secret weapon in the beauty arsenal of those in the know for years and for good reason too.
Rose oil is one of those humble miracle workers of nature. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, its healing and soothing properties are second to none. High in antioxidants rose oil regenerates tissues and is a known anti-inflammatory. This makes it perfect for those who suffer from inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea or even erythema (redness of the skin). It also has brilliant emollient properties so is super moisturising. Acne sufferers this oil will even work for you too! Rose oil is antiseptic and also astringent so helps to calm and heal pimples without aggravating or causing new ones to form. After using rose oil for a few months I even found that it worked wonders on hormonal pimples!
A versatile oil
Healing, moisturising, reducing redness; there’s not much it can’t do! It’s no surprise that more and more brands are itching to include this versatile oil in their products! As well as helping a whole host of skin ailments rose oil is often used in aromatherapy. I find nothing more relaxing than running a hot bath and adding a few drops of fragrant rose oil to instantly turn your bathroom at home in to a luxurious spa.
So if you’ve been umming and ahhing over a new skin oil to try or have never tried one before then why not bite the bullet and try a rose oil? I promise you won’t be disappointed!
By Hanna Turner. Hanny writes exclusively for MUDMASKY®