Welcome to Smallflower’s Ingredients Spotlight series! Here, we walk you through the benefits and characteristics of popular ingredients you’re probably seeing pop up in the products you shop for and use. Today our focus is on Rose.
We all know Rose as one of the most popular (and romantic!) flowers for bouquets, but there are many beneficial properties hiding behind the beautiful blooms. Here are just a few:
Studies have suggested that rose extracts can inhibit the growth of microbes. This makes it a great choice for cleansing and treating acne-prone skin.
Rosehip oil, created from the small fruits of the rose flower, is packed with vitamin A – a natural retinol and anti-ager. It firms up skin and encourages healthy skin production for a youthful glow.
Rose water, the product of steam distillation of rose petals, has been used for hundreds of years as a natural toner to balance the skin’s pH and help reduce the size of pores.
Rose water also can help with irritation or inflammation, especially in those with sensitive skin. The gentle formulation soothes skin and leaves it feeling refreshed.
The scent of rose is a classic perfume – legend has it that it was Cleopatra’s fragrance of choice. Aside from just a pleasant smell, rose essential oils carry calming and soothing effects. It’s been shown to ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum
This silky oil is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as a host of essential fatty acids that work to regenerate and strengthen cell membranes. With daily use, it can help to balance oil production, clear up acne, fade scarring and hyperpigmentation, and minimize the appearance of pores.
Red Roses Lip Rouge
Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil
Organic Bulgarian Rose Water
Rose Day Cream Light
Rose Eau de Toilette
If what you’re looking for is the lush, timeless scent of a rose perfume, look no further than this elegant eau de toilette. Its lingering scent will leave you feeling as if you’ve just left a summer garden.
Shop the rest of Smallflower’s Rose collection here →