Roses Show Your Skin You Care


For thousands of years, roses have been symbols of love, beauty, and spirit. They have also been used as universal healers in oil, water and tea, as well as a flavouring and food. Once considered the “fragrance of the gods” in ancient Egypt, roses have a history that can be traced to Persia, Babylon, and China. But its uses have blossomed to more than just symbolic gestures. Our love affair with all things rosy continues to bloom, with a range of natural rose-based products to nourish and beautify your skin.

What it Does

The therapeutic benefits of rose extracts are vast, whether you add them to your bath water or apply them directly to your skin. When applied topically, oils made from rose petals and rose hips (the fruit of the rose plant) are both effective for a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles & signs of ageing
  • Redness (rosacea) & blotchy skin
  • Capillary damage
  • Thread veins 
  • Dryness & eczema
  • Scars


How it Works

Rose oil has excellent emollient (hydrating) properties, which helps the skin to stay soft and properly moisturised, combating dryness and dehydration. The stimulating astringent action of rose is a boon for fighting ageing, as it helps to tone the skin and maintain a soft, dewy and youthful complexion.

The farnesol contained in rose oil has bacteriostatic as well as exceptional dermatophile (skin-loving) properties and is also very helpful in reducing broken capillaries and thread veins, as well as boosting poor circulation. This results in a more evenly coloured complexion, that is well toned and healthy looking. Rose is a soothing, non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising ingredient, and although gentle, has a profound effect on the quality of the skin when used.

These properties of the rose make it very helpful in calming irritated skin and improving the tone, colour and elasticity of skin. At Faithful to Nature, we stock a wonderful range of skincare goodies that harness all the healing power of this wonderful botanical gift from mother nature. For example, the Trevarno skin care range uses Rosa Damascena distillate extensively in their facial care range, while the Taryna Rejuvenating Face Oil contains pure rose oil.

Did You Know? Rose oil is an extremely precious and costly ingredient to produce; in fact it takes about 30 roses to produce one drop of rose oil! Fortunately however, you only need the smallest amount to benefit from its healing and therapeutic properties. 

The following rosy beauty products come highly recommended – and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, now is the perfect time to treat yourself, or that special someone, to one of these fragrant goodies:

Badger Damascus Rose Beauty Balm
This golden balm is made with precious organic rose oil, made from rose blossoms picked at dawn & steam distilled the same day. With calendula, chamomile and beeswax, the Beauty Balm is a wonderful vitamin-rich moisturiser that works to minimise wrinkles and stretch marks, and to soothe skin irritation.
Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Pack
A heavenly blend of rose flower water, rose petal extract and rose essential oil. This gift set includes a body wash and bath essence, both rich in rosy goodness. High in antioxidants and vitamin C, the Rose Nurturing range makes a great remedy for skin irritation, sensitivity and redness.
Victorian Garden Rose & Chamomile Day Cream
A rich and nourishing day cream, suitable for all skin types but especially good for dry skin. Made with Rosa damascena, rosehip and rose geranium oils in a base of organic shea butter. This day cream helps to boost the skin’s elasticity for a younger-looking, smooth and naturally radiant complexion.
Good Life Rose Water (Body)
This refreshing rosy spritzer for the face and body is such a treat for your skin. Pure rose water reduces inflammation and soothes irritation,  hydrates dry skin and gives it a smoother, more even appearance. Plus of course, it smells simply amazing.
SoulTree Indian Rose & Vetiver Shower Gel
Organically cultivated Indian roses are picked at dawn to make the ultra-pure rosewater that goes into this luxurious shower gel. Rosewater tones the skin and reduces redness, while aloe hydrates, vetiver cleanses and hibiscus rejuvenates.

Trevarno Rose & Jojoba Moisturiser
Trevarno’s Rose & Jojoba Moisturiser is a luxurious organic cream that nourishes, conditions and protects the skin. It contains rose for its anti-inflammatory, toning properties, with jojoba to protect and promote smooth healthy skin.
Dr. Hauschka Richer in Roses Day Cream
All the goodness of the classic Rose Day Cream formula, with more Damask rose flower water and oil to tone and nourish your complexion. Carnauba and rose waxes protect the skin from damage and ageing, while shea butter leaves the skin soft and hydrated. Great for treating red capillaries or weather-damaged skin.

Trevarno Rose & Jojoba Cleanser
A very gentle cleansing wash for all skin types. It’s made with pure distilled organic rose flower water to tone and nourish the skin, with jojoba oil for moisture and vitamin E (tocopherol) for an added antioxidant boost. A mild but effective cleaner and makeup remover.
Nautica Rosehip Radiance Beauty Serum
This pristine rosehip oil blend will work to heal, restore and beautify your skin. The lightweight serum from Nautica is perfect for reducing scars, wrinkles, redness and irritation. It also helps with sunburn and eczema, rehydrating and soothing the skin. Rosehip Radiance is Certified Organic by BCS.
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