Though most of us associate the iconic flower with love and romance, when it comes to beauty benefits, there's also a lot to love about roses.
Rose is used as an ingredient in natural beauty products not only for its floral fragrance, but because it contains a variety of antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. For sure, the beauty-enhancing benefits of rose oil, rose water, rose buds and rose petals far exceed its reputation for it's pleasurable scent.
Below, just a few of the natural benefits of rose.
FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Thanks to a high amount of vitamin C, beauty products containing rose can help protect skin cells against sun damage.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTIBACTERIAL
Though the flowers are often red in color, rose oil is known to reduce redness and swelling of the skin, and even help soothe skin ailments such as eczema and rosacea. The antibacterial properties in roses can also treat acne and acne-prone skin.
It's been scientifically proven that the scent of roses reduces blood pressure and cortisol (the stress hormone), and calms the mind.
Rose water is a natural, mild astringent suitable for all skin types. It can help heal irritation for sensitive skin types, balance for oily skin types, and soften and nourish for normal to dry skin types.
Show your skin some love with these products from paradise where rose is the featured ingredient:
au'au Hawaii Sunscreen Stick
au'au Hawaii Roselani Beauty Butter
au'au Hawaii Mini Beauty Oil
au'au Hawaii Roselani Macadamia Nut Oil Liquid Soap
Honua Hawaiian Skincare Hawaiian Beauty Water
Kula to Ku'au Botanical Solid Perfume
Kula to Ku'au Hair and Body Oil
Filthy Farmgirl Filthy Bridesmaid Soap
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