Ingredient Spotlight: Rosewater
It’s almost certain that if you are reading this, rosewater needs no introduction. Roses have been synonymous with beauty dating back to ancient Egypt. Cleopatra herself was known to use roses and rosewater as part of her beauty rituals. So do roses, and rosewater in particular, actually have real benefits to the skin?
What is rosewater?
Rosewater, also known is Rose Distillate, is produced when rose petals are put through a process known as distillation. Simply put, distillation is a method combining steam and ice, causing the water from rose petals to be extracted and then collected. (Rose essential oil is produced in a similar method, albeit it’s a lot more difficult to extract oil from roses making rose essential oil the most expensive oil in the world.)
Rose water is a true beauty water with a variety of skin benefits. Some of which include:
Maintaining the PH balance of the skin, making it a natural toner
Revitalizes and hydrates skin
Controls excess oil (sebum) production
Naturally cleanses the skin and unclogs pores
Is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial
A known antioxidant known to neutralize free radicals
Now if only rosewater could make you dinner and do your taxes, it would truly be able to everything! As mentioned before, rosewater makes a great natural skin toner, which is why we at Alchemy Holistics, use it in our In Bloom Hydrating Mist. We are also using it in a new, hydrating product, coming soon!
If it’s good enough for Cleopatra, why wouldn’t it be good enough for you? I mean, they don’t call roses “The Queen of Flowers” for nothing.