Soothing and balancing rose oil has calming superpowers, and you'll find it in dozens of our skincare products!
What’s rose oil? What’s rose absolute?
We all know roses as gorgeously fragrant flowers that are typically given as a romantic gesture, but they’re more than just a pretty bloom—they’re also fabulous on the skin! Our pure rose oil comes from Turkish Damask roses and is seriously potent in its fragrance and effect—it takes about a million roses to produce just one pound of rose oil.
We use both rose oil and rose absolute in our products, which have similar effects on the skin. They differ in how they’re extracted: rose oil is produced through distillation, while rose absolute is produced using solvent extraction.
In distillation, roses are placed inside a vat with steam or hot water. The heat breaks down the plant and its aromatic compounds are released as vapor infused with essential oil. This aromatic steam is then separated into to two parts: water and essential oil. In solvent extraction, roses are submerged in a solvent which dissolves the aromatic compounds of the plant. The solvent is then removed, leaving behind the fragrant absolute.
What are the benefits of rose on my skin?
Rose oil is fabulous at keeping complexions calm and soothed, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. When irritation strikes, keep your cool with Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask. This soothing treat is made with rose oil and fresh rose petal infusion in a gentle kaolin clay and glycerin base. Pro tip: it’s especially calming on a sunburn!
If a dewy, hydrated glow is your complexion perfection, rose oil can help. It has emollient properties, which means it reduces moisture loss from the top layers of skin, leaving it feeling softer and more pliable. These effects are magnified when rose is combined with other oils and butters, like in our Full Of Grace Serum. Murumuru and cupuaçu butters melt effortlessly into the skin, while rose oil soothes and hydrates.
Skin Drink Moisturizer is another hydration hero that features rose absolute along with fresh organic avocado and fair trade organic cocoa butter to smooth and soften skin. Many a Lushie call this one their “miracle moisturizer”!
It reduces redness
Skin feeling flushed? Redness is a common concern that can be caused by many types of irritation. Whatever the source, rose oil’s calming compounds help reduce redness and promote an even, supple skin tone. Try Bunny Moon Jelly Face Mask—its blend of rose oil and chamomile and marigold infusion soothe and calm skin to leave it looking calm, cool and collected.
Although the perfume of rose oil and absolute isn’t a direct benefit for our skin, they do contribute to the scent of products like Ro's Argan Soap and Body Conditioner, Rose Jam Shower Gel, Body Spray and Bubbleroon, and Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar. And since we inevitably smell everything that we use on our face, you’ll certainly catch a whiff of roses when using some of the above products. Rose is known for its relaxing, calming effects on the mind, so go ahead—breathe in all its benefits.
To experience even more rosy goodness or to get a personalized skincare consultation, visit your local shop or give our customer care team a call at 1-888-733-5874.