In addition to its intoxicating scent, rose-one of the most sought-after flowers in the world-is continually recognized for its medicinal and beautifying powers. It also contains the largest concentration of vitamin C of any plant. To brighten dark spots and refresh a dull complexion rose is the ingredient for you. Reach for products containing rose hip oil to increase cell turnover and fight free radical damage.
Even further, we suggest those who have sensitive skin and cannot tolerate citrus derived vitamin C to use rose-based products instead. Confused about the different rose-related ingredients? Try rose water-produced through steam distillation using fresh damask rose petals-if you have acne prone or irritated skin as its antibacterial properties and hydrating ability can help return your skin's natural balance.
If your skin is looking a little drab, reach for a product with rose essential oil-also extracted from rose petals-which will give your skin a radiant glow. If you've got mature skin, look for products containing rose hip seed, which is rich in antioxidant vitamins A, D, and E and has been proven an excellent hydrator. It also contains tretinon, a derivative of vitamin A used in retinol based products.
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