Spotlight on our Indian Ingredient: Rose, The Eternal Symbol of Beauty and Love

 

The rose has long been a symbol of beauty and love with its delicate petals and captivating fragrance. But if you think that roses are best used only in floral arrangements, it's time to rethink that! This beautiful flower has been revered for centuries and is an incredible choice if you're searching for a refreshing floral pick-me-up that's also great for your skin.

 

Brimming with antioxidants, including Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory bonuses, antibacterial properties, and additional treats, roses help keep your skin vibrant and youthful. Including roses in your skincare regimen exemplifies your commitment to self-care and appreciation for the natural wonders surrounding you. Whether through rosewater toners, serums, masks, or essential oils, this flower offers a versatile range of options to cater to your unique skin needs.

A Brief History of Rose

Roses have been used for beauty and wellness since they were nurtured, with the earliest fossil evidence dating back at least 35 million years. In India, the rose's significance can be traced to ancient texts like the Ayurveda, where it is hailed for its cooling and soothing properties. In Ayurveda, the Indian rose, Rosa Centifolia, is known as Shatpatri. Not only is this blossom beautiful, but it also does wonders on the skin.

 

Ancient civilisations, including the Greeks and Romans, valued roses for their medicinal properties and cosmetic applications. Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen known for her beauty, is believed to have rejuvenated her skin using rose water. Throughout history, roses have held deep cultural, symbolic, and aesthetic significance, making them a timeless and enduring symbol of love, beauty, and emotion.

The Skincare Benefits of Rose

Beyond its enchanting appearance and timeless symbolism of love, roses harbour a wealth of skincare secrets that have been cherished across the ages.

  • Hydration and Moisture Lock: Rose petals are rich in natural oils that help retain skin moisture. This makes them a valuable ingredient for people with dry or sensitive skin, leaving them with a soft and supple complexion.
  • Anti-inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties of rose makes it ideal for soothing irritated skin and reducing redness. The tenderness of rose-infused cosmetics can comfort people with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
  • Anti-ageing: Abundant in antioxidants, roses fend off the implications of free radicals that cause premature ageing. Incorporating rose into your skincare routine can diminish fine lines and wrinkles, unveiling a more youthful complexion.
  • Complexion Brightening: Rose possesses the magic to improve skin tone and radiance. They can fade dark spots and blemishes, granting you a uniform, glowing skin tone.
  • Stress Alleviation: The aroma of roses induces tranquillity and alleviates stress and anxiety, indirectly benefiting skin health by reducing stress-induced skin issues.
  • Natural Astringent: Roses possess inherent astringency, facilitating skin tightening and toning. This property is particularly advantageous for those concerned with enlarged pores, as it diminishes their visibility while enhancing skin texture.
  • Gentle Exfoliation: Rose petals contain natural sugars and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), enabling delicate exfoliation. This process eliminates dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and stimulates cellular turnover, resulting in a rejuvenated complexion.
  • Redness Reduction: Rose's anti-inflammatory attributes and cooling nature effectively mitigate redness and irritation, making it a superior choice for individuals with sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.
  • pH Balance: Rose is pivotal in harmonising the skin's pH levels, a critical aspect of skin health. Equilibrium in pH levels minimises the potential for skin issues such as dryness, sensitivity, or excessive oiliness.

How to Incorporate Rose into Your Skincare Routine

The seamless integration of roses into your skincare regimen involves a thoughtful selection of products and practices:

Rose Boost Eye Cream

Our Rose Boost eye cream is a lightweight cream enriched with rose and peptides. Its rich formula works on sensitive areas under your eyes to help reduce dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. It has been clinically proven to:

  • 93% of users agree it helps to improve the overall appearance of the eye area
  • 100% of users agree that it helps in reducing under-eye dark circles and puffiness
  • 100% of users agree it helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines in the under-eye area

Based on a consumer study done on 46 women in 8 weeks

DIY Rosewater

For the DIY enthusiasts, consider making your own rosewater at home. Pour distilled water over fresh rose petals and bring to a boil. Strain the solution, then put it in a spray bottle to use it as a refreshing facial mist throughout the day.

Rose Face Pack

Make a face pack by blending equal amounts of rose petal powder, aloe vera gel, and rice flour in rose water. Apply it to your face to soothe and nourish your skin.

Rose-infused Facial Oil

Facial oil could be a nice complement to improve your winter skincare routine. Add crushed rose petals to a bottle along with four tablespoons of sweet almond oil. For 11 days, keep it in a bottle outside in the sunshine. Use it as a fragrant and moisturising bath and body oil.

Rose Petals De-tanning Scrub

Rose petals can be used often to achieve even-toned skin. Add a bowl with lemon juice and a few crushed rose petals, half a teaspoon of honey, and brown sugar. Scrub your body and face with gentle taps after applying the mixture. Your skin will get a rosy glow from it.


The rose, a quintessential Indian ingredient, offers a wealth of skincare benefits rooted in centuries of tradition. It can hydrate, soothe, protect, and rejuvenate the skin, making it a versatile choice for all skin types. You may experience everlasting benefits for your well-being and beauty by incorporating rose-infused products into your skincare routine.

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