Rose damascena is a steam distilled hydrosol extracted from the vibrant pink petals of Rosa damascena, often referred to in more simple terms as ‘rose water’. In skincare rose water is considered to be a natural toner that is gentle enough to be used on all skin types.
This hydrating formula allows the skin to retain moisture to maintain a radiant, youthful glow. Rose damascena has a high Vitamin A content which aids the rate of cell turnover and as a result, can help fight the development of fine lines and wrinkles, The antimicrobial properties present in the Rosa damascena will help cleanse the skin of various bacteria that builds up throughout the day. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly useful in reducing redness whilst soothing the skin.
Beyond the physical benefits of Rose damascena, the sweet and rosy aroma can help relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. The gentle scent of this hydrosol mimics that of a fresh rose garden in the summer, an instant mood booster. Researchers have proposed that the pleasant aroma can be very useful in helping individuals feel calm and less stressed.