Today our Ingredient Spotlight shines brightly on....
ROSA DAMASCENA ROSES
Chances are if you’ve ever traveled to Bulgaria, you’ve seen rose fields of Rosa Damascena roses. These roses are renowned as being the best oil-bearing rose in the world. Would you like to smell these roses without having Bulgaria on your travel itinerary? My Alchemy Skin Care makes it possible for you to experience the beauty and benefits these roses offer. Let me share how.
Through a meticulous steam distillation of fresh organic rose petals containing pure rose oil and nutritious juices, we get what is referred to as a hydrosol. The method of distillation is key to finding a true, pure hydrosol. When you see products labeled as rose or floral water on a store shelf, these are most likely lab created or even DIY created, not products of distillation. These versions of rose water may be either a mix of rose essential oil and water or a partly or wholly synthetic preparation with no plant-derived content. Furthermore, alcohol is commonly added to mass-produced rose waters. If you’ve used a floral water and your skin feels dry or sensitive, it could be the alcohol exacerbating these issues. Also, if “fragrance” appears on the ingredient list, realize this could be compromised of hundreds of synthetic compounds not required to be listed on the label.
One of the best ways to recognize a pure distilled hydrosol is the price you will pay. It takes 60,000 rose blossoms to produce a single ounce of pure Bulgarian rose oil. It's called the "Liquid Gold of Bulgaria" because an ounce of Bulgarian rose oil is more expensive than an ounce of real gold. An authentic distilled hydrosol is far superior in health and beauty benefits compared to a rose water and the price you pay will reflect this. Lets chat about some of those amazing benefits.
What can Rose Hydrosol do for you?
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20's: If you’re in your 20's, this is the time to learn about ingredients and make decisions that will impact your future skin. Living an active outdoor life, sun and wind, even high altitudes, can really dry out your skin. A Rose Hydrosol Spritizer can help your skin stay fresh and hydrated from morning to night. With it’s natural antibacterial and astringent properties to clean pores, it’s also ideal for acne-prone skin. These are the years you’re forming habits so be sure to drink your water to hydrate inside as well.
30's and 40's: If you’re wondering what Rose Hydrosol can do for you in your 30's and 40's, you’ll find it will leave your complexion feeling revived, soft and brightened. As a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, it will help soothe and protect you from environmental damage. Hopefully you’re in the good habit of regularly cleaning your face morning and night. Rose Hydrosol helps to control and balance your skin's natural oil production, ph balance and is naturally moistening. Rose is a powerful agent to help lighten scars and stretch marks. As a side benefit, a spritz of Rose Hydrosol will help set your make-up.
50's: In your 50’s, Rose Hydrosol aids collagen production that naturally slows down in this decade. It will help improve your skin's elasticity. As a rich source of fatty acids, you’ll find it will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and prevent the formation of new ones. Rose is a powerful agent to help lighten scars stretch marks and scars.
60+: For mature 60-year-olds and up, find peace in knowing Rose Hydrosol is a natural anti-aging and cell-rejuvenating agent. Its delicate natural scent soothes your senses and creates a sense of calm. If your complexion is feeling dry and dull, Rose Hydrosol is especially good to keep you hydrated and help prevent new worry lines. Some people report it helps to lighten their dark spots too.
For any age: A spritz of My Alchemy Skin Care’s Rose Hydrosol will drench your skin with goodness as it revives, cools and hydrates. So, let your skin drink it up this summer when you're relaxing on your veranda, sunning at the beach, after a bike ride or working out. It's very gentle natural scent will refresh and perk you up like no other.
Can’t resist sharing a few fun facts about roses. Did you know.....
- Their beauty and fragrance have influenced history and inspired more poetry and legends than any other flower.
- The first rose was found in Crete somewhere between 1700 and 2000 BC.
- In Greek mythology, Aphrodite the Goddess of love is said to be the creator of the rose.
- The Romans were the first to classify and document the healing powers of natural rose water.
- Back in the days, Cleopatra, the famous queen of Egypt was considered the most beautiful woman of all. She regularly bathed her face and body with rose water. In fact, rose water was one of her beauty secrets. Even Shakespeare writes about Cleopatra's affinity towards rose water in Antony and Cleopatra and that her cedarwood ships were scented with rose water and "the very winds were lovesick".
- Many to this day have declared the rose to be the Queen of flowers, the symbol of love and the flower that is dearest to our hearts.
The very best way to determine if our Rose Hydrosol is a good choice for your skin is to try it. We’ve included a sample of it in our Swag Bag with other samples for only $6. Keep your skin happy, beautiful and aging young with this incredible product. It's available in a full-size or personal size to carry with you to work or yoga class. See you next week for our Face-to-Face Friday's Super Star Ingredient Series.
“Let the beauty and fragrance of a rose touch your soul.” anon
Written by Rebecca Adams
CEO and Co-founder of My Alchemy Skin Care