Ingredient Focus : Bulgarian Rose

Although I love a beauty innovation as much as the next maven, sometimes the ‘old faithfuls’ can’t be beat. A firm fixture on skin care (and fragrance) ingredient lists, roses not only look beautiful, but are proven to help skin recover its bloom (sorry). Antimicrobial, aromatherapeutic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory…

Antibacterial Rose naturally combats spot-causing bacteria, which makes it an excellent equaliser. Cleansing and disinfecting, those susceptible to blemishes and breakouts should look for rose-based cleansers - to soothe redness and help prevent pimples.

Toning Unlike alcohol-based toners, which can leave skin dehydrated and uncomfortable, rose water is naturally astringent but softening - firming and ‘tightening’ to grant skin a luminous glow.

Anti-inflammatory Rose is renowned for its skin-soothing properties; it’s phenomenally calming and a common ingredient in redness, rosacea and eczema treatments.

Moisturising Rose retains moisture - fact! It’s conditioning and soothing, bringing instant relief to dry and dehydrated skin types.

Antioxidant Brimming with vitamin C, rose can help fight the good fight against ageing free radicals - providing protection from the everyday environmental onslaught, to keep skin young and beautiful.

Aromatherapeutic The warming signature scent of rose is adored for its ability to soothe stresses, promote positivity (and inspire romance… ahem).