Roses don't just make excellent perfume scents, they can do wonderful things for your complexion, too—rivaling other skincare heroes such as coconut, argan, jojoba, and almond.
Read on as we list down the reasons why you should add this powerful, yet underrated, ingredient to your regimen—either in the form of rose water or as an essential oil.
1. Works for dry, acne-prone, and oily skin
Rose extracts are full of vitamins, anti-oxidants, and antibacterial + collagen-stimulating properties, making its extracts highly moisturizing without clogging pores, according to Reader's Digest. Mix it with your favorite face cream or use it on its own to refine your complexion's texture, fight dullness, and protect skin from pollution!
Organic Alley Rosehip Oil, P504, organicalley.me
2. Tightens Pores
Organic Authority reported that rose water is a natural astringent, which helps in tightening pores and restoring your skin's radiance—basically, it's an excellent toner! But unlike others that are alcohol-based, this one won't dry your skin out.
Bulgarian Rose Aromatherapy Natural Rose Water, P845/250ml, Lazada
3. Soothes rosacea
If you suffer from the occasional rosacea flare-up, a few spritzes of rose water can calm it down and reduce any swollen spots.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, P545, Rustan's The Beauty Source
4. Removes waterproof eye makeup
Rose extract is effective at breaking down waterproof makeup so it will easily remove it while nourishing your skin and treating your senses to a relaxing scent!
Sephora Collection Micellar Rose Cleansing Milk, P347, Sephora.ph
5. Gets rid of acne
Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it a winner at treating blemishes! [via Independent]
Pixi Rose Oil Blend, P1,280, Glamourbox
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