Rose Water is having a moment in the skincare spotlight. What used to be considered as something reserved for your Gran is now in every bathroom or makeup bag in sight. But why is the simple floral ingredient so popular?
Back in early 2016, Juice Press launched a drink made from Roses. It’s alleged benefits when consumed included anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial properties and anti-inflammatory properties, which caused somewhat of an online storm and arguably led to the trend. But Rose Water, whether consumed or not has been heralded as the ‘Fountain of Youth’ for centuries, with fans such as Cleopatra and Michelangelo! And for good reason.
Pure Rose Water is recommended by skincare experts to help with acne and rosacea, and to balance the pH of your skin. It can also reduce puffiness thanks to its anti-inflammatory nature, too. You can use it to hydrate, use it in your hair for shine and moisture, bathe in it and, as Juice Press proved, even drink it for health benefits.
Both high-end and more affordable brands have products containing or based around Rose that boast various claims – soothe sensitive skin, balance oily skin, soften and tone mature skin, add glow to dull skin… it seems like a truly miraculous product. Probably why, then, it’s so popular. With so many different benefits, how do you know what product is right for you?
Here’s some of the products I recommend, with what they’re best for:
What will you be adding to your skincare routine?