It’s time for your sensitive skin to stop and smell the roses. More specifically: Rosa Damascena. This pretty (and powerful) flower has been used to calm and rejuvenate skin for centuries. That’s why rose water is the superstar ingredient in our All Calm Facial Mist.
But what is it about Rosa Damascena that makes it so perfect for sensitive skincare? And what are the many,many rose water skin benefits? Read on to discover.
Rosa Damascena: a brief history.
This beautiful flower, also known as a Bulgarian Rose, is one of the most common types of roses. It’s grown all over the world — most notably in Iran, India, and parts of Europe.
Rosa Damascena is best known for its calming smell. It will often be produced as an essential oil for diffusing or candle making. In fact, its famous aroma is the reason why several religions believe Rosa Damascena is a holy plant.
More than that, Rosa Damascena has been used forcenturies as holistic medicine. It contains all-natural properties that can cure and soothe countless ailments — from seasonal allergies to sensitive skin.
What are the medicinal benefits of Rosa Damascena?
This pretty plant has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antioxidizing, and anti-inflammatory properties. That’s alot of anti’s. And they add up to alot of goodness for your body.
Since ancient times, people have used rose to heal aches, pains, and chronic conditions from head to toe. It can be used to treat:
- Chest and abdominal pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Coughing, especially for kids
- Heart disease
- Digestion problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Headaches and migraines
The list doesn’t stop there. Studies around the world are continuing to research the positive impacts of Rosa Damascena on our health. It has even been shown to have anti-HIV effects.
But here at Iremia Skincare, we love Rosa Damascena flower water for one main reason: its ability to calm and clarify sensitive skin.
What are the benefits of rose water for skin?
Among all the incredible health benefits of Rosa Damascena, skin health might top the list. Rose water specifically is one of the most gentle natural remedies for sensitive skin. Plus, it’s proven to reduce fine lines and minimize pores for a radiant, youthful glow.
Since rose water is an antibacterial, it can keep your skin clean and acne-free. It can also heal acne scarring, along with any cuts or burns.
As an antioxidant, Rosa Damascena helps protect your skin cells from damage. It can act as a barrier between your skin and all the external elements it comes into contact with throughout the day — like toxins, sunlight, free radicals, and pollutants.
Antioxidants are also a powerful anti-aging tool. That’s why rose water can diminish wrinkles and fine lines over time. In fact, one study found that Rosa Damascena's anti-aging properties might actually help youlive longer.
Since we’re all about sensitive skincare, rose water’s anti-inflammatory properties are super important to us. It’s incredible for soothing irritated skin, redness, puffiness, and itchiness. This also makes rose water a potent ingredient for sensitive skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis.
Best of all, Rosa Damascena is known around the world for its ability to calm the nervous system and enhance mood. At Iremia, we believe that calm and stillness are crucial for healthy skin — and your overall wellbeing. When you take time every day to use rose water in your skincare, you can soothe your mind, trigger your happy hormones, and relax deeply into the moment.
How can I add rose water to my skincare routine?
Easy! Meet the All Calm Facial Mist: one of our sensitive skin essentials. Of course, the main ingredient is Rosa Damascena flower water.
This refreshing mist is specially formulated to calm, hydrate, and plump your skin. It’s even more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. Featuring other soothing plant-based ingredients, like cucumber extract and black oat extract, this face mist is made for your brightest, bounciest skin. It also helps your skin retain moisture and avoid transepidermal water loss (or TEWL).
Spray the face mist anytime your skin needs a burst of hydration. Mid-day, while you’re travelling, during colder months — you name it. A few spritzes after cleansing will also help your skin absorb the rest of your skincare routine, including your favourite moisturizer.
Shop the All Calm Facial Mist here to experience Rosa Damascena flower water in action.