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Rose water - a star ingredient in traditional skincare practices around the world

Spring in full bloom reminds us of one of our favourite flower and skincare ingredient—the rose and rose water. Rose water has been a versatile ingredient used in skincare for centuries. It has been used in traditional skincare practices from ancient Persia to modern-day Ayurveda. Its soothing, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory properties make it a popular choice for those looking to improve their skin's health and appearance.

In Ayurveda, rose water is believed to balance the three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. It is often used in facial steams and as a toner to soothe and calm the skin.

In Persian culture, rose water has been used for centuries as a beauty ritual. It is often mixed with other ingredients, such as honey and almond oil, to create nourishing face masks and hair treatments.

In India, rose water is essential to the traditional skincare routine known as the "ubtan." This involves mixing powdered herbs and spices with rose water to create a paste that is applied to the skin. Ubtan is used to exfoliate, brighten, and soften the skin and is often used as part of bridal preparations.

Rose water is also a key ingredient in traditional Turkish skincare rituals. The Turkish hammam, or bathhouse, involves a series of cleansing and exfoliating treatments, followed by a relaxing steam bath. It is often used during the hammam to soothe and hydrate the skin and is also added to the bathwater for a relaxing and aromatic soak.

Besides being soothing, hydrating and anti-inflammatory, rose water can help calm the mind. Its delicate fragrance has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, making it an excellent addition to a relaxing nighttime routine.

So it is no wonder rose water is one of the star ingredients in our Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser. An intensely hydrating and nourishing cream enriched with nutrient-rich botanicals and antioxidants to moisturise and protect the skin.

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