Everyone loves roses, the most beautiful and fragrant of flowers – but did you know that these precious flowers have been prized for their beauty benefits since ancient times? Rosewater is a key ingredient in African Extracts’ Radiance range, which helps improve skin texture, rebalance sebum and even skin tone.
Rosewater is made by distilling hundreds of rose petals in water to capture its legendry calming, anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated skin, improve hydration and boost radiance.
Here are five main ways Rosewater benefits the complexion:
Calms, cools and refreshes
Used in cleansers and toners, Rosewater clarifies and balances the skin’s natural oils, refreshing your face without leaving a dry, tight feeling.
2. Tightens pores and reduces redness
Rosewater has a mild astringent effect that causes pores to contract. The skin’s texture looks more refined, and the cooling effect counteracts redness.
3. Effective cleanser
Rosewater has more than 100 different compounds, some of which are thought to suppress the growth of bacteria. This gentle elixir helps decongest pores and remove impurities, reducing the likelihood of breakouts.
4. Helps prevent signs of ageing
Rose has hydrating properties to plump up the skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage caused by sun exposure. It’s also high in vitamins and minerals that are important for the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
5. Eliminates dullness
Rosewater helps revive natural radiance that is associated with youthfulness and helps restore the skin’s healthy glow.