Rose extracts are commonly used in beauty products for all skin types but tend to lean towards dry, sensitive and/or mature skin.
There are two species of roses that are used in skincare:
- Rosa Damascene: often hailing from Bulgaria (you might’ve heard of products with “Bulgarian Rose” in it) has a deep potent smell
- Rosa Centifola: Known as the cabbage rose or the Moroccan rose, has a lighter, clean and sweet scent.
Fun Fact: it takes tens of thousands of rose blossoms, picked as they are unfolding in the early hours of dawn, to yield 1 ounce of rose essential oil.
The benefits of rose infused products is that it contain a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin; it also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to treat acne prone skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation. At the same time, roses also hydrate and soothe the skin.