With its soothing, hydrating, and rejuvenating properties, Rosewater can be a fantastic ingredient in your skincare regimen – especially when used as a mist or facial spray. Whether looking to balance out your skin or get a refreshing boost in the middle of a long day – rosewater can be a savior for your skin.
What are the benefits of Rosewater for skin?
Rosewater and pH Balance
The pH balance of rosewater typically ranges between 5.0 and 6.0, which helps in maintaining the skin’s natural acidic environment and promoting a balanced pH. Skin with a healthy pH balance can help protect your skin and the skin moisture barrier, helping it to retain moisture and allowing the live and healthy bacteria on the skin to stay present and flourish.
Rosewater for Soothing and Calming Skin
Rosewater is known to have some anti-inflammatory properties which means the ingredient can help soothe and calm irritated or sensitive skin. It can be beneficial for irritated and sensitive skin and redness as it helps reduce redness and inflammation.
Rosewater for Skin Hydration
Rosewater when combined with other ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can provide humectant properties, meaning it helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin—it can help to provide hydration and prevent dryness, leaving the skin feeling soft and moisturized.
How is rosewater extracted for skincare?
The extraction of rosewater typically begins with the selection of high-quality roses. Different species of roses can be used, but the most used variety is the Damask rose (Rosa damascena) or the Rosa centifolia.
The petals of the roses are carefully harvested and the petals are placed in water. As the water heats up, steam is produced as the steam containing the essence of the roses rises through the still and enters a condensation chamber. In the condensation chamber, the steam cools down and turns back into a liquid. This liquid is a combination of water and rose oil, which is commonly known as rose hydrosol or rosewater.
Facial Mist with Rosewater
Our Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater is a cult-favorite beauty must-have which helps revive dehydrated skin and leaves skin with a dewy glow. It is a multi-purpose face mist you can use on your face, neck, and hair as needed (in addition to loads of other uses!). Suitable for all skin types, the facial mist has a rose scent which leaves a trail of scent with each spritz. The mist is blended with a range of other ingredients beyond just rosewater, including skin softening seaweed extract, soothing and hydrating aloe vera, thyme extract, and gardenia extract.
How Do I Use a Rosewater Mist?
If you are looking to incorporate a rosewater mist into your skincare routine, there are a variety of different ways you can use it in your routine.
Rosewater Mist Before and After Moisturizer (Skin Flooding)
If you are using a face mist — a technique to consider trying is the skin flooding technique. This involves spritzing a layer of face mist in-between each layer of skincare (specifically your serums and moisturizers) for added hydration and glow.
Rosewater Mist After Makeup
After applying your makeup – you may like to spritz skin with rosewater mist. This can help to reduce the look of cakey makeup and foundation, and leave your makeup with a fresh and dewy glow that looks more natural.
Rosewater Mist as a Toner
Thanks to its pH balancing properties, rosewater can also be used to help with toning the skin. After cleansing the skin and removing any makeup you have been wearing, spritz skin with rosewater mist (or use a small amount on a cotton pad and wipe over the skin) to help refresh, tone, and balance the skin.
Rosewater to Refresh Skin
Whether it is a hot day outside, or you are stressed and have been racing around doing a million tasks, a spritz of rosewater can help in a moment of self-care to refresh and re-energize skin. For an extra refreshing and cooling feel, try storing facial mist in the fridge before spritzing on skin.