Beauty Benefits of Rose Water and Rose Hip
Distilled from thousands of damask rose petals and loved by beautiful women throughout history, rosewater has numerous anti-aging benefits. It is widely known that Cleopatra used rosewater for its cosmetic purposes, and rosewater is still one of the most effective skin solutions known to man (and woman!).
What are the beauty benefits of Rosewater?
Rosewater hydrates and protects skin, giving it a supple and glowing finish. A potent source of vitamins A, C and E, rosewater is a natural source of antioxidants to protect against environmental toxins and UV exposure.
As an anti-inflammatory, rosehip soothes irritation and swelling and acts as an inhibitor of elastase and collagenase, which work to break down elastin and collagen, causing skin sagging and aging lines.
Redness and sensitive skin benefits from rosewater, as do the skin conditions of eczema and rosacea. Rosewater also works to decrease pigmentation, tightening pores and reducing dark spots. It’s your facial, laser and anti-ager all wrapped up in one gorgeous package.
The rosewater plant contains several components, such as terpenes, glycosides, flavonoids and anthocyanins that also have a beneficial effect on the digestive system. Rosewater works to decrease fluid retention, bloating and swelling by increasing bile flow to boost the digestive process (hello little black dress!). Rosewater also works as an anti-inflammatory to reduce levels of C-reactive protein present in the gastrointestinal system, thereby settling symptoms of IBS and digestive discomfort.
If that’s not enough, when combined with another skin-loving ingredient of the rose family – rosehip – its effects are multiplied.
High in Vitamin C to encourage collagen production and brighten skin, rosehip is the accessory fruit of the rose plant. It contains polyphenols and anthocyanins to ease inflammation of skin and joints, and prevent joint damage and the aging process, meaning 40 really is the new 30!
For a simple and nutrient dense way to gain youthful skin and enhanced digestive absorption, try the winning combination of rosewater and rosehip – roses aren’t just for Valentines Day ladies!