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9 natural benefits of rose

In honour of Chelsea Flower Show, it only seems fitting that we highlight the benefits of one of the most beauty-enhancing flowers, rose. Used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to perfume their baths, it’s no secret that rose water is a natural beauty wonder for the skin. From its anti-inflammatory properties to help tackle fine lines and wrinkles, the fragrant flower helps to rejuvenate and replenish the skin – leaving it as soft as a bed of roses. That’s why we’ve teamed up with natural beauty brand, Jurlique, who have the super ingredient at the heart of their products.


Roses connect you to nature – to beauty within. They are the queen of herbs when it comes to skin care.  – Ulrike Klein, co-founder of Jurlique.

With a whole host of botanical farms, located in the hills of South Australia, Jurlique grow their roses organically before gently picking them by hand and infusing them into their products. To educate you on the natural super ingredient, we’ve rounded up 9 natural benefits that will have you reaching for the rose water.

It’s anti-inflammatory

Packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, the flower’s anti-inflammatory properties help to treat areas of redness and inflammation – making it ideal for those suffering from irritated skin or rosacea.

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Rose is packed full of antioxidants

Rose contains a high amount of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect skin from skin damage. It also helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate the tissue.

It helps with anxiety

A powerful mood enhancer, the scent of rose is said to rid help with feelings of overall wellbeing, making you feel relaxed and less anxious.

It lightens your lip colour

As well as being an excellent moisturiser, rose also lend a pinkish hue to the skin that enhances its colour – making them look fuller.

It revitalises the skin

Rose also refreshed and revitalises the skin, giving it a youthful glow.

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It can be used as a cleanser as well as a moisturiser


Whilst rose has a number of moistening benefits, it also makes for an effective ingredient for cleansing. Dried rose buds have a gentle texture which helps to deep cleanse and remove dirt and grime with ease. The Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus with Antioxidant Moisturising Cleanser utilises a unique blend of pumice and rose hip oil to expertly clean the skin and rebalance to perfection.

It makes your hair grow faster

Rose isn’t just a stalwart ingredient for the skin, it’s amazing for the hair too. Rich in antioxidants, it nourishes hair follicles and stimulates hair growth.

Expert tip: Spritz and massage a little of the Jurlique Rose Balancing Mist onto the scalp before showering to improve blood circulation and hair growth.

It helps control oil

Whilst may oil action control toners contain alcohol which can dry out the skin, rose will leave your skin soft and supple, whilst tightening  large pores and keeping the skin fresh and toned.

It makes your skin glow

Rose has been used in skin and body detoxes for years. Containing therapeutic properties that relax the body, rose literally relaxes the body, reduces stress and promotes glowing skin.



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