London [UK], May 29 : Roses not just enhance the beauty of your garden but are also an essential ingredient to be a part of your skincare regime.
For years, the delicate bloom has been recognised for its extraordinary anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities so it should come as no surprise that high-end brands use it in many of their products.
But, why should you incorporate it into your routine? There are many ways the flower is used in skincare with rose oil proving one of the most popular.
Valued for its complex array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, rose essential oil is great for quenching dry skin and also offers astringent properties to help battle acne, redness and inflammation.
Alternatively, some products contain rosehip seed oil which is derived from the small fruits that sit behind the rose flower.
This type is laden with anti-ageing and antioxidant Vitamins A,C,D, and E which are shown to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Finally, rosewater - a by-product from the creation of rose oil - possesses similar benefits to the skin but with its impressive antibacterial properties is more commonly found in facial mists and toners that help to balance the skin's PH.
Of course, the delicate rose is also one of the most classic fragrances in the world. But aside from simply pleasing the nostrils, its smell alone boasts scientifically proven properties. It has been shown that the fragrance of rose offers soothing and mood-lifting effects as well as reducing blood pressure and levels of the stress hormone cortisol.